Blizzard's Ben Brode hints at Hearthstone re-balance coming next month

Blizzard's Ben Brode hints at Hearthstone re-balance coming next month

Without quite coming out and explicitly promising it, Hearthstone game director Ben Brode has given a strong indication that a balance patch will arrive next month. This morning he took to Twitter to address recent calls for change from the community.

Whilst the key line here is obviously "when any balance changes would happen", which still leaves room for nothing to happen, I don't for a second think Brode would have raised the subject unless something was about to happen. So, what can we expect?

The most obvious card in the firing line is Corridor Creeper from December's Kobolds & Catacombs expansion. Though largely slept on when it was revealed, this 5/5 Beast has found its way into a ridiculous number of decks thanks to the fact its 7-Mana cost is reduced by 1 whenever any minion dies.

That means it can often be played for free, and with the large amount of early-game trading that goes on thanks to almost every deck running Patches the Pirate, including Corridor Creeper in your deck is too much of a no-brainer right now. That problem is exacerbated by the fact that the card won't rotate out for almost two years and people are already sick of it.

Whatever happens, assuming something actually does, it will be nice to see Blizzard addressing balance midway through expansions rather than waiting for a new set to fix all the problems.

Replies 147

nameuser

didn't know a neutral card could be so problematic.


Jeressy

nameuser said:

didn't know a neutral card could be so problematic.

As a long-term user of games from Blizzard, I can say one thing, to correct the balance is the one of their favorite entertainment.

Never play alone, MMO gives a more complete illusion of real life... xD

Standin_MAXHAX

Jeressy said:
nameuser said:

didn't know a neutral card could be so problematic.

As a long-term user of games from Blizzard, I can say one thing, to correct the balance is the one of their favorite entertainment.

they more often break the balance than they repair


gufa

terrible worm


banicol

is good?


LuciDio

creeper?!


kuandik

No

 

Maybe

wx-395

Hearthstone and balance in the same sentence?

Really?

 


celestial being

nice

zerkica

Darkman555

Great news!


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Corridor Creeper should be first on the chopping block.

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