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Hearthstone 26.6 patch notes: TITANS expansion and much more

The 26.6 Hearthstone patch notes are here, and, with them, the announcement of the TITANS expansion. Let’s go over the news of the day.

The next Hearthstone expansion announcement is here with the 26.6 patch notes. TITANS will launch on August 1, but there are many things that are right around the corner. Let's go over what the Hearthstone 26.6 patch notes bring.

Hearthstone 26.6 patch notes news

There is no doubt that the biggest news in the 26.6 Hearthstone Patch notes is the announcement of the TITANS expansion. That's why we are covering the news in a separate article, including an interview with the devs.

That being said, if you are anxious to know, these are the basics of the new TITANS expansions:

  • 145 brand-new cards
  • New Mechanic: TITANS, featuring special abilities.
  • New Keyword: Forge, improve your cards
  • Returning Keyword: Magnetic

But wait, that's not everything, the 26.6 patch notes bring a free Hearthstone Legendary. Upon logging in, players will get the new Prision of Yogg-Saron Legendary Neutral Location.

New Free Hearthstone Legendary - Image via Blizzard
New Free Hearthstone Legendary - Image via Blizzard

That's right, this Location can be used in any class and resembles the epic battle between Titans and the Old Gods.

"When the Titans came to Azeroth, they found it infected by chaotic Old Gods, deeply embedded into the planet. The titan-forged armies defeated the Old Gods, but were unable to safely remove them. So, instead, they locked the Old Gods away in massive, enchanted prisons."

From 26.6 Hearthstone Patch notes

Hearthstone Twist launches in patch 26.6

Hearthstone's new game mode, Twist, is live today with the 26.6 patch. The Twist Beta period will last until the expansion arrival on August 1 and will consist of two seasons, each ending like Wild and Standard ranked seasons.

We have prepared an article with everything you need to know about Hearthstone Twist, but it makes no harm to summarize the key points in the 26.6 patch notes.

New Age will be Twist's first format, and the 26.6 Hearthstone patch note states that during this Beta period, no neutral cards will be allowed. The eligible expansion sets for Twist New Age are the following:

  • Core
  • Demon Hunter Initiate
  • Ashes of Outland
  • Scholomance Academy
  • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
  • Forged in the Barrens
  • United in Stormwind
  • Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Voyage to the Sunken City
  • Murder at Castle Nathria
  • March of the Lich King
  • Path of Arthas
  • Festival of Legends

You need to own the cards to play Hearthstone Twist, much like it happens in Wild, but the 26.6 patch notes also announce Battle Ready decks. These pre-made decks are for sale at 3200 Gold or $19.99 in their regular version and 12000 Gold or $79.99 in their all-Golden version.

Incoming In-Game Events: Twist - New Age and Fire Festival

As part of the Twist celebrations, the 26.6 patch mentions that Hearthstone players will see a new in-game event that will give up to six free packs. This Twist - New Age event will start on July 3 and last for a week, so don't forget to do your special Quests to earn Event XP and unlock the rewards.

Twist - New Age event - Image via Blizzard
Twist - New Age event - Image via Blizzard

Following this Twist event we will see the Fire Festival returning. From July 11 to August 1, players will be able to get Event XP to get constructed and Battlegrounds loot. The 26.6 patch notes mention that players can get up to six Hearthstone packs as rewards on top of two Hero Skins.

Fire Festival event - Image via Blizzard
Fire Festival event - Image via Blizzard

Hearthstone Battlegrounds 26.6 patch notes

Battlegrounds is also getting some content updates in the 26.6 Hearthstone patch notes. We will not go into the details of every balance change in this article. You can check the official blog post for that, but if you want a quick rundown, we are here for you.

The most important Battlegrounds announcement in the 26.6 Hearthstone patch notes is that Quests will be back on July 11. One of BGs best mechanics will return to the game for a limited time.

On top of that, several Heroes and Minions are getting balance changes, including some minions leaving and others returning to the game. You can find all the details regarding that in the Hearthstone 26.6 patch notes blog post.

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