If you were one of many who hated the Rogue Quest, you'll be happy to know as of today and Hearthstone's [Free] latest patch, The Caverns Below has been nerfed and now triggers when five minions with the same name are played. If you are disappointed about the new state of The Caverns Below card, you can disenchant it for full dust value until July 24th. In another interesting piece of information, Blizzard has made the current Arena rates public, so if you want to know exactly what the chances are of getting a class Spell versus a neutral spell or class minions versus neutral minions, go here to read it all in detail.

The patch has also added the Elemental tag to several cards—Mana Geode, Crystal, Jade Spirit, Flame of Azzinoth, Djinni of Zephyrs, Hallazeal the Ascended. And finally, you can now pre-order the upcoming Frozen Throne expansion. As is always the case, the pre-order gives you 50 packs for $49.99, but this time around you should get better cards because of the reduction on duplicates that we've talked about in the past. Are you going to do the pre-order this time around?

  • morgawr

    I really hated that rogue quest, glad it's nerfed. I actually got the quest when the expansion first launched but dusted it because it's no fun to play

  • Zaraf

    I plan on preordering. But does anyone know if this new "reduced duplicates" thing extends to other packs as well? I got a bunch of normal packs saved up from Tavern Brawls. Would those get the same new treatment or they remain as they are?

    • countermind

      Yes. Once the new expansion hits.

  • TheVimFuego

    My time is worth more than the grind so I've pre-ordered. More news, 3 free arena runs and free packs for playing arena games. Looks like competition is a good thing for the consumer in the world of digital card games.

    • houseofg


    • Mark Jonjak

      Competition? Sorry, not everyone knows all the news...what competition?

      • TheVimFuego

        I was alluding to the other digital card games becoming popular (Gwent, etc) and giving Blizzard a kick up the backside.