Hearthstone is actually ten games in a trenchcoat.
If you've been following Hearthstone for the past year or so -- more specifically, since November 5, 2019, when the Battlegrounds mode was introduced -- you've probably noticed the steady decline in popularity of its once prominent Arena mode.
At first glance, the removal of PVP servers might seem like Blizzard wants to reduce the role of PVP in World of Warcraft, but after getting a chance to play with War Mode I think the opposite is true.
A round of World of Warcraft hotfixes aimed at PVP balance is rolling out today, most of them small tweaks to players' states in their PVP template.
Back at BlizzCon, attendees of the Hearthstone Q&A panel were given the opportunity to choose one new card for each class, and those cards would only appear in the arena game mode.
Starting today, Hearthstone has removed all Death Knight Hero cards from the Arena.
BlizzCon audiences had the unique pleasure of being in the enviable situation where they could pick what cards would be added to the Hearthstone Arena in a future update.
I admit, I tired of attempting the Hearthstone Arena within a month of the game's launch.
Though Heroes of the Storm announced its arena feature nearly a year ago, it never came to fruition, leaving players to wonder where it had gone.
This weekend features the Arena Skirmish bonus event, which is live July 10-13.