Check out this Preview event where 40 Battlegrounds content creators experiment with the new game mechanic, Quests coming in Season 2.
Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 2 is just days away, and tomorrow we get a sneak peek preview of the new Quest feature. On August 25th, starting at 10 am PT, different groups of Battlegrounds streamers will playtest and preview Quests, the most important gameplay update coming in Season 2.
Everything to know about Hearthstone Battlegrounds Quests
A guide on how the new Hearthstone Battlegrounds Quests work.
Where to watch Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 2 Preview
The new Battlegrounds seasonal mechanic, Quests, will see its debut in tomorrow’s preview. Similar to constructed Theorycraft events, Battlegrounds will have an early-access event for streamers to showcase the new content.
The event will include streamers from five different regions, each of them streaming their PoV of what Battlegrounds Quests can do. These are the participant players and regions:
- North America (August 25, 10am-3pm PT)
- Latin America (August 25, 10am-3pm PT)
- EMEA (August 25, 10am-3pm PT) (5pm-10pm GMT)
- Japan (August 25, 8pm- August 26, 1am PT) (12pm-5pm KST)
- Korea (August 26, 2am-7am PT) (6pm-11pm KST)
The event will not have coverage in Hearthstone’s official channels. So, make sure you give this Battlegrounds content creators a follow, so you don’t miss the content preview.
Runestones and the Seasonal Pass controversy
It’s not a secret that the new monetization system coming to Battlegrounds drove the conversation and that the actual content coming in the new update got relegated in importance. However, there is a time and place for everything and we shouldn’t taint the Battlegrounds preview event with that issue. We have covered the topic in a specific article talking about Battlegrounds’ new Rewards Track and Tavern Pass.
Despite the importance of Battlegrounds monetization changes coming, it is paramount that players and the community in general, understand that streamers participating in this event are there to showcase the new Quests content. Many of them have expressed their opinion on Hearthstone Runestones and Battlegrounds monetization in Season 2, and, regardless of what they think, they shouldn’t be targeted for something they were not responsible for.
Hearthstone Battlegrounds Rewards Track and Season Pass: is BG becoming pay-to-win with the new Runestones currency?
The new Battlegrounds Seasonal Pass was rejected by the community under the impression it makes the game pay-to-win.
Content creators are the most interested parties in the game to succeed and to thrive, and they only gain if the game is popular, not if Blizzard makes money. Let’s all enjoy this Battlegrounds Season 2 preview while we discover Quests and Rewards.