Hearthstone’s latest update, Patch 26.4, ushers in the Audiopocalypse Mini-Set, which includes 38 new cards to add to players’ decks. The deck is now available in Festival of Legends packs or as a full 72-card mini-set. The gold version of the mini-set, which also includes a diamond version of Magatha’s legendary minion, Bane of Music, can be obtained from within the game using gold or real currency.
The patch introduces Festival of Legends, a music event featuring an Epic Rock Duel Challenge, from June 6th to June 20th. Players can earn Event XP by completing event missions, with rewards including the Standard Pack, the Journey of the Lich King Pack, and the Festival of Legends Pack.
As part of the festival, Hearthstone has brought back its diablo-themed Tavern Brawl, otherwise known as The Dark Wanderer. This unique boss battle progresses even after a loss and rewards players who defeat Diablo with the back of a special Lilith card. Additionally, a new dungeon-run Tavern Brawl mode, Battle of the Bands lets players face off against seven random acts of music, and successful ETC players are rewarded with Standard and Festival of Legends packs.
Battlegrounds mode introduces two new heroes, Inge the Iron Hymn and Cap’n Hoggarr, whose abilities revolve around increasing an agent’s stats and accumulating gold, respectively. Additionally, Diablo, the Lord of Terror, returns from June 5-7 before being removed from the Hero Pond. Epic Emotes are a new addition to Battlegrounds, offering expressive alternatives to the core Battlegrounds emotes.
Duels mode sees the return of Diablo with original hero powers and signature treasures, as well as a new signature treasure, Journey to the East. Jordan’s Stone is a new active treasure introduced in duels, which grants a temporary attack boost and draws two cards, boosting any spells drawn with damage damage.
Arena mode ushers in a new season with the start of Audiopocalypse, with qualifying decks rotating and the new mini-collection incorporating. Bug fixes and improvements across Hearthstone game modes, progression, achievements, and the in-game shop are part of Patch 26.4. Specific fixes include dynamic updates to text that is hovered over, improved tooltips, and a bug fix affecting certain cards and interactions. In addition, all old Hearthstone adventures can now be purchased with Gold in the in-game shop.