Breaking news: Hearthstone: The best post-nerf decks - deck lists and guides

Sections

Ranked Play changes will add milestone progress "Floors" - Hearthstone

Reach monthly milestones and then avoid falling below them.

We know the Hearthstone devs have been looking into possible changes for the ladder system over the last couple of years, and it looks as though we're about to see a pretty important change arrive with the next patch.

According to an official post made on the official forums last night, milestones will shortly be added to Ranked Play, which will prevent you from falling below certain rank thresholds once you've achieved them. In Update 7.1, you'll no longer be able to fall below Ranks 15, 10 or 5 once you've achieved them in any given season.

This should heopfully help you feel as though you're making meaningful achievements on the monthly ladder climb, without the "ladder anxiety" which often goes hand in hand with trying to reach new heights.

The developers also hope that this will encourage more deck experimentation as well, with players feeling less obliged to stick to the most powerful overall deck.

It's worth pointing out that this kind of system is actually already in the game, as you can't fall out of the Legend bracket once you've achieved it, and you likewise can't drop below Rank 20 where the newest players dwell.

We think it's a pretty neat way of maintaining motivation throughout the month though, and it hopefully marks the start of a series of refinements for what's becoming a rather tired format in the game.

What do you think? Let us know what changes you'd like to see for Ranked Play in the comments below.

SOURCE - Official Hearthstone forums

Comment on this article

  • andrewthias58 #1 5 months ago
    I am not sure that I agree with this info or perhaps I am misreading it.

    For the last two months I have ranked around 6-7 at season end but yet I start at maybe 17 when the new season starts. My friend who plays normally gets to rank 19 yet he starts anew at maybe 23. I think the star system is still in effect.

    I also wish to report, I was watching yet another friends match, this friend a brand new player, and at level 24 he faced a golden hero and I could not imagine how some-one with 500 ranked wins could be at that level of play.

    I'll make note of where we start at this season's end.
    Sign in to reply
  • andrewthias58 #2 4 months ago
    I just wished to confirm what I saw this month.

    I reached level 9 ranked last month and today I received my rewards. I got some stuff but mostly I received 17 bonus stars so I am starting new this month at rank 19.

    So I must conclude that the "floors" either did not come to pass or have not yet started.
    Sign in to reply

Artifact

Discover the very best information about Artifact:

A

Artifact

Artifact: Valve's new card game might get a physical release too

Trademark activity hints at a possible real-world equivalent of the Dota-inspired game.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Five lessons Artifact needs to learn from Hearthstone

What Artifact needs to do if it's to compete with the best.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Valve releases trailer for new Dota-themed card game

The vaguest of teases alongside the announcement.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: The Dota Card Game guide - everything we know

Our continuously updated guide to everything we know about Artifact.

A

Destiny 2

Discover the very best information about Destiny 2:

D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Lost Sectors guide - Nessus, EDZ, Io and Titan locations and walkthroughs

Our complete guide to finding and finishing every Lost Sector in Destiny 2.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: European Dead Zone (EDZ) guide

Everything you can do in the EDZ region.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Unsafe at any Speed walkthrough guide (Adventure)

Our guide to get you through this mission unscathed.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Faction Rally guide - release date, reputation, loot rewards and start time

Everything you need to know about Destiny 2's Faction Rally system.

D
H

Hearthstone

Pirate Warrior deck list guide (Post-nerf) - September 2017 - Hearthstone

Our updated guide to playing the Pirate Warrior post-nerf.

H
H

Hearthstone

Evolve Shaman deck list guide (Post-nerf) - September 2017 - Hearthstone

Tips and strategy advice for dominating with the post-nerf Evolve Shaman.

H
H

Hearthstone

Murloc Paladin deck list guide (Post-nerf) - September 2017 - Hearthstone

How to play the latest post-nerf version of Murloc Paladin in Season 42.

H
H

Hearthstone

Jade Druid deck list guide (Post-nerf) - September 2017 - Hearthstone

How to climb the new expansion ladder using Jade Druid in Season 42.

H

Overwatch

Discover the very best information about Overwatch:

O

Overwatch

Patch Notes: September 21st 2017 - Overwatch

All of the changes that are now live in the PC version of the game.

O
O

Overwatch

Mercy beam chain mechanics clarified - Overwatch

Principal designer outlines the precise nature of the multi-channelling effect.

O
O

Overwatch

Blizzard esports team seeking new broadcasters - Overwatch

Applications now open for wannabe casters.

O
O

Overwatch

Beginner's guide - Overwatch

Welcome to Overwatch! Here's our updated guide with everything you need to know when you first fire up the game.

O