Good news, everyone, Battlegrounds Season 3 is nearly upon us! Starting on January 17, Professor Putricide will be taking over, replacing Battlegrounds Quests with all his new creations.
New Undead and Dual-Type Minions
Thirty-two new minions come crashing into Battlegrounds in the new Season, including 16 new Undead minions and 11 new dual-type minions! While the Undead revolve around death effects like Reborn and Deathrattle, Dual-type minions have synergies with two different minion types at the same time!
A New Side to Putricide
Professor Putricide has been revived for Season 3! His new Hero Power—Build an Undead—lets you craft up to 3 custom Undead throughout the game! What twisted creations will you create?
Battlegrounds Track Refresh
On January 17, Battlegrounds Season 2 will end, and Season 3 will begin. At that point, players will switch over and begin earning rewards on the new Season 3 Battlegrounds Track. Any rewards that were already earned from the Season 2 Battlegrounds Track but not yet claimed will be automatically claimed.
The Battle for Silvermoon has spilled into Battlegrounds for Season 3! This Battlegrounds Track includes chilling new Scourge-themed, and fiery new Silvermoon-themed, cosmetics. Pick up the Season Pass to instantly get +2 Hero options at the start of each game, unlock all stages of the new Silvermoon Legendary Strike along the Track, and earn up to 15 additional Hero Skins throughout the Season.
|Level||XP to level||Cumulative XP||Free Reward||With Season Pass|
|1||0||0||2 Hero Slots|
|2||20||20||The Ramparts (Rare Board)|
|3||20||40||Scourge Sindragosa (Rare Emote)|
|4||20||60||Rending Winter (Rare Strike)|
|5||30||90||Phoenix-flight Kragg (Rare Hero Skin)|
|6||30||120||Cariel, the Chosen (Rare Emote)|
|7||30||150||Silverguard Faelin (Rare Hero Skin)|
|8||30||180||Sindragosa of the Scourge (Legendary Hero Skin)|
|9||40||220||Sunfed Rakanishu (Rare Hero Skin)|
|10||40||260||Silvermoon Dawngrasp (Rare Emote)|
|11||40||300||Icelord Jaraxxus (Epic Hero Skin)|
|12||50||350||Savior Kael'thas (Legendary Hero Skin)|
|13||50||400||Scourgestorm Millhouse (Rare Hero Skin)|
|14||50||450||Silvermoon Nguyen (Rare Emote)|
|15||50||500||Rising Phoenix (Rare Strike)|
|16||60||560||Sunwell Nguyen (Rare Hero Skin)|
|17||60||620||Silvermoon Tavish (Rare Emote)|
|18||60||680||Commander Vanndar (Epic Hero Skin)|
|19||60||740||Scourge Millhouse (Rare Emote)|
|20||60||800||Lady Deathwhisper (Rare Bartender)|
|21||60||860||Scourgewind Chenvaala (Rare Hero Skin)|
|22||60||920||Silvermoon Phoenix (Rare Emote)|
|23||60||980||Scoutmaster Tavish (Epic Hero Skin)|
|24||60||1040||Rising Phoenix (Epic Strike)|
|25||60||1100||Prince Kael'thas (Rare Emote)|
|26||60||1160||Scourgewolf Drek'thar (Rare Hero Skin)|
|27||60||1220||Plague Rat (Rare Emote)|
|28||60||1280||Rune Raised Galakrond (Legendary Hero Skin)|
|29||60||1340||Bonethresher Sneed (Epic Hero Skin)|
|30||60||1400||Scourge Arthas (Rare Emote)|
|31||60||1460||Rending Winter (Epic Strike)|
|32||60||1520||Off-Duty A. F. Kay (Rare Hero Skin)|
|33||60||1580||Deathwing, Risen (Epic Hero Skin)|
|34||60||1640||Shady Deathwhisper (Rare Emote)|
|35||60||1700||Skellywock (Rare Hero Skin)|
|36||60||1760||Cariel, the Chosen (Legendary Hero Skin)|
|37||60||1820||Scourge Zombie (Rare Emote)|
|38||60||1880||Ozumat, Glacial Horror (Rare Hero Skin)|
|39||60||1940||Icebinder Baz'hial (Legendary Hero Skin)|
|40||60||2000||Rending Winter (Legendary Strike)|
Reveals and Developer Insights
We’ll be sharing more details about Battlegrounds Season 3 over the next few days. Join us as your favorite content creators reveal some exciting new cards, developer insights, and more!
- Jan. 10 – 11:00 a.m. PT – Undead Minions Card Reveals
- Jan. 10 – 12:00 p.m. PT – New Hero Deep Dive
- Jan. 11 – 10:00 a.m. PT – Dual Type Minions Card Reveals
- Jan. 11 – 11:00 a.m. PT – Other Minion Card Reveals
- Jan. 11 – 12:00 p.m. PT – BG Balance Changes and Dev Interview
- Jan. 14 – 10:00 a.m. PT – Dev Interview
Battlegrounds Preview Event
After the reveals, join us on January 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT for Professor Putricide’s special “Build a Team” Battlegrounds Season 3 preview event! Teams from NA, LATAM, and EMEA* have come to compete, and Professor Putricide is trying to make his most amazing creation yet: the perfect Battlegrounds team. How, you ask? By mixing them up!
Players will compete in three teams: Team Nerubian, Team Eternal, and Team Abomination. After each round, each team will trade one player for a player from another team. Teams will keep playing, and mixing, until the time for the event is up and the winning team will be deemed “Plague Perfected”! 15 Season Passes will be awarded to each member of the winning team, for them to distribute to their communities!
Team Nerubian (LATAM)
Team Eternal (NA)
Team Abomination (EMEA)
Each competitor will be streaming from their perspective. They will each also have additional Season Pass codes to give away throughout the event, so make sure you watch your favorite streamer as they push for plague perfection in the new, unknown meta! For more details, see the complete event rules, scoring, and standings.
* APAC will be hosting its own separate preview on January 13, from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. PT (January 12, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. KST).
Celebrate the New Season with Battlegrounds Twitch Drops!
From January 17 at 10:00 a.m. PT to January 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT, you can earn our first ever Battlegrounds-specific Twitch drop! Watch any Hearthstone Twitch stream for just 1 hour to earn the new Lightkeeper Xyrella Epic Battlegrounds Skin. You must link your Twitch and Battle.net accounts for your view time to count towards drops.
The Lightkeeper Xyrella skin will be available for purchase in the in-game shop after the Twitch Drop period ends.