Revamping Progression & Rewards in Hearthstone
We’ve been hinting at a new progression system for a while, and it’s finally here! In what is shaping up to be Hearthstone’s biggest systems update ever, the progression revamp includes four major parts:
- The addition of an Achievements System that tracks your in-game accomplishments.
- A central Rewards Track for all earnable rewards outside of Ranked play.
- A Quest Revamp that supports daily and weekly quests.
- An updated Profile Page with player info, ranks, and stats.
You’ll be able to access each of these pages by clicking on a new Journal icon that will replace the Quest Log on the main menu. The Progression & Rewards revamp detailed here will go live on November 12!
The new Achievements system tracks a diverse set of stats and in-game accomplishments, and there are a ton of them! There are achievements related to each class, your collection, ranked milestones, adventure content, Tavern Brawls, new modes such as Duels and Battlegrounds, and gameplay achievements that are tracked from match to match! In addition, you’ll be able to see exactly how many cards you have from each expansion in one place. New achievements will be added with every expansion, future game mode, and major update.
Here are just a few examples of Achievements you can expect to see:
- Encounter another player with the Mark of Hakkar card back.
- Finish in 1st place as Ragnaros the Firelord in Battlegrounds.
- Collect all Scholomance Academy Demon Hunter cards.
- Summon 1000 Murlocs.
- Win a game without summoning more than 1 minion.
Rewards Track & Tavern Pass
The Rewards Track is a map of rewards that can be earned during an expansion by gaining experience (XP) from completing Quests, completing select achievements, and playing the game in any mode. When a new expansion launches, all players will get a new Rewards Track for that expansion. Complete all 50 levels on the Rewards Track and you’ll get to choose from one of 10 all-new Hero Skins! Along the way, you’ll unlock a bevy of loot, including card packs from sets in Standard, Tavern Tickets that grant access to either Arena or Duels, the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Card Back, an Epic card, two Legendary cards, and a ton of gold! You’ll receive 150 gold for every level you climb beyond level 50.
The Rewards Track includes a free track for all players, and a paid track that can be unlocked by purchasing the Tavern Pass. Purchasing the Tavern Pass at any point during the expansion will immediately grant the Golden Silas Darkmoon Legendary card, a 10% XP Boost that lasts for the duration of the expansion, and all items up to your current level on the paid track. As you progress with the Tavern Pass during the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion you’ll earn additional XP Boost, the Annhylde Alternate Warrior Hero and Card Back, three Jaina Hero Skins, three Thrall Hero Skins, and one of Hearthstone’s first-ever collectible Cosmetic Coins!
Battlegrounds Perks will now be available as a standalone purchase, separate from the Tavern Pass.
Cosmetic Coins will have their own tab in the Collection Manager where you can set them as your favorite to use during games, much like Hero Skins and Card Backs. There are two Cosmetic Coins available in Madness at the Darkmoon Faire obtainable by the following means:
- Completing all 50 levels of the Rewards Track with the Tavern Pass.
- Collecting 135 unique Madness at the Darkmoon Faire cards.
Collecting all 135 cards from the expansion may seem like a lot, but once the Darkmoon Faire Mini-Set launches in a few months, there will be 170 cards in the set, so getting that coin will become a lot easier! You can learn more about the Mini-Set and the rest of what you can expect from Year of the Phoenix Phase 3 in our Madness at the Darkmoon Faire announcement blog here.
Daily, Weekly, and Legendary Quest
The Quest system is also seeing a revamp, with Quests now awarding XP on the Rewards Track. We’ve also added Weekly Quests! At the start of every week (Monday at 12:00 a.m. PT), you’ll be given 3 new Weekly Quests to complete, which are a little more difficult than your average Daily Quest. Like Daily Quests, you can reroll 1 Weekly Quest per day. While they now award XP, Daily Quests are functionally the same. We’re also pleased to share that Legendary Quests will no longer override your Daily Quests! Legendary Quests are a series of special event quest that cannot be rerolled.
XP values displayed in Quests above are not final. Please note that when the Progression revamp goes live, all Quests (with the exception of Starter, Returning Player, and Duels Legendary Quests) will reset, so be sure to complete any old Quest you have in your log by November 11!
We’ve reworked the in-game profile page as well. The profile page is a space we intend to expand on in the future as new content, features, and game modes come to Hearthstone. The page will display lifetime stats for your account, including:
- Current rank in both constructed Standard and Wild
- Current Battlegrounds Rating
- Current Duels Rating
- Total number of wins in Arena
- Class levels and number of wins per class
- Next card reward for classes under Level 60
- Progress towards Golden Portrait for classes at Level 60
We hope you’re as excited about the Progression & Rewards revamp as we are! It all happens on November 12. Be sure to check out our official announcement of Madness at the Darkmoon Faire, available for pre-purchase in-game and from Battle.net Shop!