When does Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 4 start?
Hearthstone Battlegrounds Seasons are analogous to expansions for Constructed Hearthstone, lasting for about four months each. They’re always released on x.2 patches:
- Season 1 ran from May 10 (patch 23.2), to August 30.
- Season 2 ran from August 30 (patch 24.2) to January 17.
- Season 3 started on January 17 (patch 25.2) and will run until May 9 (patch 26.2).
With a new Season, we’re getting a new Battlegrounds Track filled with cosmetics following an “E.T.C and musical theme.” Previous themes have included “The Magic of Azeroth” and “Silvermoon City.” The season will also bring a new Season Pass — which, assuming the pricing doesn’t change, should be purchasable for either 1500 Runestones if you buy it in-game, or $15 if you get it through the Battle.net shop. Getting the Season Pass is not required to play the season, but it does unlock many extra cosmetics, as well as the ability to choose from four heroes instead of two — which is a distinct gameplay advantage.
More importantly, the new season will really shake things up gameplay-wise, with the removal of Buddies, and a big rotation of minions. Each new season in Battlegrounds adds or removes important gameplay features: Season 1 removed Buddies and introduced Naga to the game, while Season 2 added Quests and Rewards, a beloved new mechanic. Season 3 removed Quests and Rewards, but added Undead and dual-type minions.
So mark the date on your calendars: Season 4 arrives May 9. Make sure to prepare yourself accordingly, and have fun on the Battlegrounds!
Originally posted February 7, 2023. Updated May 2, 2023.
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