New features coming to Hearthstone

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard has revealed some of the new features that it has planned for Hearthstone.

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From Blizzard Entertainment:

Now that the sands of Uldum have started to settle and the tombs have been opened, we’re excited to share some smaller (but impactful!) new features, events, and changes coming to Hearthstone in the near-future.

More in-game events!
After the overwhelmingly positive response to the recent Fire Fest-E.V.I.L. event, players can expect more similar large-scale experiences. These in-game events will feature rewards, themed Tavern Brawls, and changes that could temporarily (or permanently!) create fun new ways to play Hearthstone.

We’ll have more details to share with our next in-game event on October 4th.

Bringing back a few Wild cards into Standard!
With the Saviors of Uldum ladder experience solidified, it’s time to shake things up in Standard! Popular and game-changing cards – such as Ragnaros, the Firelord and N’Zoth the Corruptor – will be pulled out of Wild and back into Standard for a limited time. To ensure that everyone can participate in this meta-mixing event, everyone will be granted free copies of each card (copies cannot be disenchanted or crafted).

More details, including the full list of the 23 Wild cards, will be shared on October 4th.

New portraits for 1,000 wins!
Time to start stacking up on those wins – introducing new class portraits for achieving 1,000 wins in a class! The 1,000 win class portraits will be implemented in the next major Hearthstone update.

Lastly, there will be a few quality of life improvements. Alternate search terms will soon be implemented, making commonly misspelled or hard-to-type cards easier to find. A few quest changes are coming down the line: less popular quests will be cut, difficulty on more tedious quests will be tuned down, new quests will be added into the pool, and daily quests will be split into new buckets by varying difficulty.

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