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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hearthstone - New Ranked rewards announced!

Official Blizzard blog link here! (Also shows new cards and the new mechanic "Joust")

Highest Rank Bonus
"We love receiving feedback from the Hearthstone community. One thing that we’ve been hearing a fair bit of is that, when playing on the Ranked Play ladder, people often feel hesitant to continue playing after reaching a particularly good rank. It simply feels like too much of a step backwards if they lose a rank or two. Based on that feedback, we’re making a change that we think will help put players’ minds at ease so that they can continue enjoying Ranked Play and pursuing even greater heights."

Quest Log image
"Beginning this month, each player’s Quest Log will display the highest rank they have reached during the month and recognize their accomplishment. Additionally, we’ll be awarding players who progress past rank 20 with some minor rewards as a way of congratulating them for their achievements. Eligible players will receive a treasure chest at the end of each season containing the season’s Ranked Play card back, one or more golden cards, and some Arcane Dust. What’s in the chest is determined by your highest rank over the course of the season. For example, a player whose highest rank was 17 will receive a golden common card, 20 dust, and the season card back."
Example Rank 17 chest
Example Rank 5 chest

In case anyone is confused, this system launches and goes into effect this month, most likely in the TGT patch. So yes, start tryharding immediately!

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