The 2023 Hearthstone April Fools’ Day patch notes are here! They feature Nemsy, hilarious card text updates, a new card back, and more!

April Fools' Day isn't complete without some Hearthstone shenanigans! This year, the Hearthstone April Fools' Day patch notes include a pineapple on pizza card back, Warlock hero antics, and more. Read on for details.

"The “Make Bad Cards” button has been deprecated. Only good cards will be made from now on."

Hearthstone 26.0 patch notes

Hearthstone April Fools' Day patch notes

If you're a fan of Nemsy Necrofizzle, then you're in luck. She's now the default hero for the Warlock class. To add more chaos into the mix, Nemsy is now also the default Shaman hero. Move aside, Gul'dan and Thrall!

Nemsy Necrofizzle in Hearthstone (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Nemsy Necrofizzle in Hearthstone (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Since it's no longer the month of March, the current March of the Lich King expansion name is now appropriately named "April of the Lich King."

Next, there's a new game mode that's replacing Wild. The patch notes joke that "Hearthstone Mild" only allows cards from Rastakhan’s Rumble and The Grand Tournament!

Meanwhile, fans of pineapple on pizza can rejoice with the Pineapple Pizza card back featured in the patch notes.

Hearthstone's April Fools' Day patch notes feature a Pineapple on Pizza card back (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Hearthstone's April Fools' Day patch notes feature a Pineapple on Pizza card back (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

"The “Make Bad Cards” button has been deprecated. Only good cards will be made from now on," the Hearthstone April Fools' Day patch notes added.

The Hearthstone team is also inspecting players for mana cheating where unpaid mana is owed by the end of Year of the Wolf. Additionally, the patch notes indicate that if a player gets paired up with a streamer, then they can visit their stream and do some stream sniping.

Hearthstone April Fools' Day cards

A bunch of cards are showcased in these April Fools' Day patch notes as well. For example, Quartermaster buffs more and has an updated voice line. Meanwhile, corrupting cards also means corrupting their artwork.

April Fools' Day text for Quartermaster (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Corrupted cards (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Additionally, the new card text for Hemet Nesingwary is "Send a Beast to a farm upstate" instead of the original "Destroy a Beast." As for the Worgen Greaser, it's not totally even more perfect!

Hemet Nesingwary on April Fools' Day 2023 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Worgen Greaser in Hearthstone (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Removed keywords, Battlegrounds updates, and more

The patch notes also go into how some keyword text is no longer in Hearthstone. For example, Zilliax is now just a 5 mana 3/2 while Scourge Rager's text is just "Die."

Scourge Rager card text (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Zilliax card text (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Recruiter card text (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Bronze Explorer card text (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Flare card text (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

As for Hearthstone Battlegrounds, Titus Rivendare, Tarecgosa, and Picky Eater are featured in the patch notes. Picky Eater, in particular, now has a Murloc-only diet.

Your Titus Rivendare (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Opponent's Titus Rivendare (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Tarecgosa (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Picky Eater (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Meanwhile, Bob can jeer and boo, Rune requirements are needed to play as the Lich King, and selling your Battlegrounds Buddy ends your friendship. Oh, and Nemsy is also taking over this game mode as the default Battlegrounds Bartender. Oops! All Nemsy!

The Hearthstone April Fools' Day 2023 patch notes also feature a bunch of hilarious bug fixes, as noted by Blizzard:

  • Fixed seven bugs at once by deleting Swarm of Locusts.
  • Craftsmanship no longer applies Direblight to Green cards.
  • Destroying a single Demon as a Hunter will no longer unlock the Demon Hunter class.
  • Fixed a TOP SECRET bug with the Rogue Questline. We can’t tell you what it was or we’d have to kill you.
  • Fixed a bug that instantly won the game (after all our devs hit Legend with it).
  • Fixed a bug where Paladins could attack with The Immovable Object.

That's all for now! Stay tuned on esports.gg for more Hearthstone news and updates!

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