The Winter War Patch Notes

1/26/2021 9:28:17 PM

With Patch 19.6, the Winter War has begun. The new expansion is here, along with a multitude of new cosmetics. In addition, the patch brings with it the inaugural ranked ladder season for the 2021 Competitive Season as well as numerous bug fixes. Be sure to check out discord / your mailing list for new codes!

Features & Bug Fixes

  • Winter War Expansion

    • 140+ new cards (of which 110+ are collectible)

    • Two new paths (Alliance Command Center and Rebellion Safehouse)

    • Two new powers (Bolster and Erode)

  • New Winter War Featured decks

  • New Winter War AI mobs

  • New Winter War loading screens

  • Two new boards (Gandamak and Seraglio)

  • New Winter War portraits

  • New Winter War sleeves

  • New Winter War main menu backgrounds (see Known Issues)

  • New daily missions for new paths and powers

  • Champions Tier will use Kismet to rank players

    • This is an ELO rating which is visible in the player profile for all players

    • Kismet will only be at stake in ranked vs. ranked games

    • Kismet uses a weighted revert-to-mean function between seasons

  • The emotes customization dropdown now lists emotes you own first

  • Fixed a visual bug with animated emote rendering

  • Fixed broken replay skip forward/back buttons

  • Fixed a rendering bug when dragging cards in the draft interface

  • Fixed some Rings of Immortality cards not appearing in the gallery

  • Fixed a bug where tourney invites were appearing despite being declined

  • Fixed a bug where reward singles were showing incorrect strength/health

  • Fixed an issue where a card could be rendered incorrectly in the store specials tab

Known Issues

  • Not all Winter War main menu backgrounds are enabled, and they all need polish

  • SFX is incomplete/placeholder in some instances

  • Guilds are NYI


Arclighter can be unmade at cost if crafted within the last 20 days.


  • 3/2 → 2/2

In combination with several of the new low-cost green spells introduced by Winter War, the 3/2 version of Arclighter was simply too much. 

Gama Sennin

  • When removed from the game or Transformed... → When removed from the game or Transformed into another card...

This change is due to cards like Harpy-One from The Winter War causing an interaction that allowed Gama Senning to activate each turn.

Terpsichore Muse

  • ...the first time they take a move action this turn. → ...the first time they move each turn.

This change reflects the ability to apply Terpsichore Muse's buff to minions moved with cards such as Marching Orders.