#1 - April 4, 2024, 4 p.m.
Blizzard Post

Once Upon a Tavern, there was a new Battlegrounds season, filled with updates for Traditional Battlegrounds and a magical new Mode, Battlegrounds Duos! Jump into the fray with new fairy-tale themed cards and rewards. Whether you’re playing on your own or with a partner, a new chapter in Battlegrounds unfolds on April 16! 

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With Season 7, Battlegrounds Ratings will reset and Battlegrounds Quests will rotate out of the Tavern. Tavern Spells will stay in the Tavern for both traditional Battlegrounds and Battlegrounds Duos as a regular part of Battlegrounds going forward. 

Play Battlegrounds Duos 

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Grab a friend or make a new one, Battlegrounds Duos is nearly here! We’ve been hard at work on Duos since we first shared it with you all at BlizzCon, balancing and polishing the mode. 

The basics of Duos are the same as when we first announced it. You and a partner queue together in a game against three other teams of two players. Teams have shared life totals, pass each other cards through the Portal (for 1 Gold), and fight in tag-team combat to take the crown!  

You can swap between solo Battlegrounds and Battlegrounds Duos on the main Battlegrounds menu. From the Duos menu, you can invite a friend to play as your teammate, or you can queue on your own to get paired with a random player and make a new friend! There will be separate ratings for solo Battlegrounds and Battlegrounds Duos, and separate leaderboards.  

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New Duos Heroes and Minions 

With the launch of Duos, we’ve added some Duos-specific Heroes and cards that take advantage of the mode’s new gameplay: 4 heroes, 16 minions, and 3 tavern spells. These will only be available in Battlegrounds Duos, not the regular Battlegrounds mode. Some of these will look familiar to people who played Duos at BlizzCon, maybe with a few updates, and some of these are brand new! 

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Huge Updates Across Solo and Duos 

Battlegrounds Duos isn’t the only story to tell Once Upon a Tavern. Season 7 includes a massive minion update for both Duos and solo Battlegrounds, including 50 new minions, over a dozen returning minions, and a couple new Tavern Spells. There are changes across the whole game, including a rework to Beasts, big refreshes to Dragons and Mechs, and balance changes to tons of minions and heroes! All these updates apply to all Battlegrounds games, traditional and Duos. 

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Exciting Reveal Schedule 

This is just the prologue to this season’s story! Gather around for exciting reveals leading up to launch: 

April 4, 10:00 a.m. PDT – Duos-Specific Minion Reveals* 

April 5, 10:00 a.m. PDT – New Minion Reveals* 

April 9, 10:00 a.m. PDT – Returning Minion Reveals*  

April 11, 10:00 a.m. PDT – 29.2 Patch Notes 

April 15, 9:00 a.m. PDT – Grab a Friend Event 

April 16 – 29.2 Patch Live 

*Look for #HearthstoneDuos on social media at these scheduled reveal times—your favorite creators will have lots more to share on these topics! 

Grab a Friend Livestream Preview Event 

On April 15, the day before Patch 29.2 launches, watch several of your favorite content creators try out Battlegrounds Duos live! But they can’t do it on their own—each invited player has also been allowed to invite their Duos partner of choice. Participating players will be streaming on their own channels, so make sure you have notifications turned on. Time slots by region are: 

APAC region – April 15, 2:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PDT) 

NA, LATAM, and EMEA regions – April 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PDT) 

Battlegrounds Track Refresh 

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On April 16, Battlegrounds Season 6 will end and Season 7 will begin! At that point, players will switch over to begin earning awards on the new Battlegrounds Season 7 Rewards Track. Any rewards that were already earned in the Season 6 Rewards Track, but not yet claimed, will be automatically claimed for you. 

The Season 7 Battlegrounds Track includes storied fairy tale themed cosmetics. Pick up the Season Pass to instantly unlock +2 Hero options at the start of each game. Then progress through the track to earn the Endless Fables Legendary Strike, 18 additional Hero Skins, a new Bartender, and more!  

Level XP to level Cumulative XP Free Reward With Season Pass
1 0 0 2 Hero Slots
2 20 20 Yelling A.F. Kay (Rare Emote)
3 20 40 Grumpy Cho'Gall (Rare Emote)
4 20 60 Axeman Thorim (Rare Hero Skin)
5 30 90 Hatter Putricide (Epic Emote)
6 30 120 Hatter Putricide (Epic Hero Skin)
7 30 150 Corrupter Cho (Rare Hero Skin)
8 30 180 Endless Fables (Rare Strike)
9 40 220 Sleeping Ysera (Rare Emote)
10 40 260 Sleeping Ysera (Rare Hero Skin)
11 40 300 Happy Cho'Gall (Rare Emote)
12 50 350 Jailer Deathwing (Rare Hero Skin)
13 50 400 Malevolent Baz'hial (Rare Emote)
14 50 450 Malevolent Baz'hial (Legendary Hero Skin)
15 50 500 Corrupter Gall (Rare Hero Skin)
16 60 560 Oni Jaraxxus (Epic Hero Skin)
17 60 620 Redcap Silas (Rare Hero Skin)
18 60 680 Malevolent Jailer (Legendary Hero Skin)
19 60 740 Tavish Drizzle Pike (Rare Emote)
20 60 800 Sylvanas Breezerunner (Rare Hero Skin)
21 60 860 Beast Tess (Epic Hero Skin)
22 60 920 Narrator Hartley (Epic Bartender)
23 60 980 Tome of Tales (Rare Strike)
24 60 1040 Piper King (Epic Hero Skin)
25 60 1100 Humpty Patchwerk (Rare Emote)
26 60 1160 Humpty Patchwerk (Epic Hero Skin)
27 60 1220 Tavish Drizzle Pike (Epic Hero Skin)
28 60 1280 Endless Fables (Epic Strike)
29 60 1340 Vanndar Cavedweller (Epic Hero Skin)
30 60 1400 Benevolent Cariel (Legendary Hero Skin)
31 60 1460 Benevolent Faelin (Epic Emote)
32 60 1520 Fairytown Greybough (Epic Hero Skin)
33 60 1580 Tengu Taron (Epic Hero Skin)
34 60 1640 Tin-o Mechano (Rare Emote)
35 60 1700 Tome of Tales (Epic Strike)
36 60 1760 Tin-o Mechano (Legendary Hero Skin)
37 60 1820 Rapunzel Xyrella (Epic Emote)
38 60 1880 Rapunzel Xyrella (Epic Hero Skin)
39 60 1940 Benevolent Faelin (Legendary Hero Skin)
40 60 2000 Endless Fables (Legendary Strike)