There’s a lot to cover in today’s Hearthstone update — alternatively titled “Rise of the Mech,” or simply “14.4” if you like your update names boring — so let’s get right to it.

First off, log in between today and July 1 to get a golden copy of the legendary minion SN1P-SN4P. He’s a Mech with Echo and Magnetic, so you can combine him with other Mechs, or even himself, multiple times in one turn.

Second, a bunch of cards are getting nerfed — no, wait … buffed? Cards can get buffed? As it turns out, yes. Don’t get too excited, though; they’re all simply a reduction of one mana cost (two for one card) or one additional point of power or toughness. Oh, and one card, Reckless Experimenter, is getting a slight nerf, due to how it interacts with SN1P-SN4P.

There’s a whole slew of quality-of-life changes, too, such as the ability to access your card collection while offline, seamless reconnecting to your match when you disconnect, and matchmaking improvements. The valid sets for Arena have been rotated, too, and there’s the usual slate of bug fixes.

There is one outstanding issue, though, for players looking to enjoy the recent Dalaran Heist solo adventure:

Tomorrow, you can check out the Mechanical Inn-vitational tournament, pitting 16 top players against each other in team-based action. The rules and participants are posted here, and you can tune in starting at 8:00 a.m. Pacific on the Hearthstone Twitch or YouTube channels.

Read up on all the changes and improvements in this update on the Hearthstone site.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.


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