Hearthstone Patch 29.4.2: What’s New in Weekly Quests, Standard Adjustments, and More

Hearthstone Patch 29.4.2: What’s New in Weekly Quests, Standard Adjustments, and More

24. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Discover the latest changes and updates in Hearthstone with patch 29.4.2. From revamped Weekly Quests to balance adjustments in Standard and Battlegrounds, here’s everything you need to know.

Hearthstone Weekly Quests Update

Patch 29.4.2 introduces significant changes to Hearthstone’s Weekly Quests, aimed at improving player rewards and balancing gameplay. The update reduces the requirements for completing Weekly Quests while maintaining increased XP gains. Take a look at the comparison between the old and new requirements:

Quest TypeOld RequirementNew Requirement
Win Games of RankedWin 10 games of ranked HearthstonePlay 10 games of ranked Hearthstone
Win Games of Arena, Tavern Brawl, or BattlegroundsWin 10 games of Arena, Tavern Brawl, or BattlegroundsPlay 5 games of Arena, Tavern Brawl, or Battlegrounds
Play Miniaturize or Mini cardsPlay 32 Miniaturize or Mini cardsPlay 10 Miniaturize or Mini cards
Spend ManaSpend 750 manaSpend 650 mana

Hearthstone game director Tyler Bielman addressed the community’s feedback, emphasizing the team’s commitment to balancing player time and rewards more effectively.


Standard Balance Changes

In Standard mode, patch 29.4.2 brings nerfs to Showdown, Thirsty Drifter, and Molten Giant. These adjustments target decks that excel at early-game board flooding, promoting a more balanced gameplay experience. Here’s a summary of the changes:

CardPrevious CostNew Cost
Showdown2 mana3 mana
Thirsty Drifter6 mana7 mana
Molten Giant20 mana22 mana

These alterations aim to address the dominance of certain decks while maintaining diversity and strategic depth in Standard matches.


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Updates

Patch 29.4.2 introduces several changes to the Battlegrounds mode, including minion pool adjustments and new additions. Notable changes include the removal of Kindly Grandmother, Sly Raptor, and Gentle Djinni, along with the addition of Manasaber, Rat Pack, and an updated Lil’ Rag. Here are some key updates:

  • Lil’ Rag transitions from a Tier 5 6/6 minion to a Tier 4 4/4 minion.
  • Rylak Metalhead and Pokey Thornmantle receive revised abilities and stats.
  • Various other minions undergo adjustments to enhance gameplay balance and diversity.

These updates aim to refresh the Battlegrounds experience, offering players new strategies and opportunities for success.

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With patch 29.4.2, Hearthstone continues to evolve, addressing player feedback and refining gameplay mechanics. Whether you’re a fan of Weekly Quests, Standard mode, or Battlegrounds, there’s something for everyone in this latest update. Dive into the changes and experience the excitement of Hearthstone like never before!