We are about to embark on one busy day for Hearthstone Mercenaries, with a few special reveals already all lined up before the major Patch 24.4 can deliver some of the promised content. As this past weekend was pretty much entirely focused on all the new Constructed cards coming with the announced Maw and Disorder Mini-Set for Murder at Castle Nathria, there wasn't a good opportunity to talk about what else might be in store for the game mode.

The last time we received a proper update from the development team behind the Mercenaries was almost exactly three months ago, on June 27. Back then, along with the three free portraits being given out as a thanks for the continued support, we also got to learn something more about the planned systems for the excess coins woes.  

Now, if you've been keeping up with the community comments within our articles, you might already be aware that there was another (short) dev message brought to us around the same time as the Mini-Set reveals started taking shape. Not the best timing admittedly, but then that's also something we are very much used to. In any case, it's still worth bringing up! 

Hearthstone Mercenaries Update - Maw and Disorder Mini-Set

Don't expect any great revelations here - this is mainly reinforcing what've been told before. The larger plan is finally coming together, albeit slowly. 

Quote From Blizzard

The following is being posted on behalf of the Mercenaries team:

We know players are eagerly waiting for some way to use their excess coins. We’ve previously shared that we have a two-stage plan for that solution. We are nearly ready for stage one of that plan. In Patch 24.6, we will be introducing a new system that will let you exchange excess coins for a resource you can then trade for Coins for Mercs you haven’t yet Maxed. In stage two of our plan, this system will also tie into challenging end-game content. We’re excited to share more information about each stage of the plan, closer to when it launches.

In the meantime, Patch 24.4 is just around the corner and it includes tons of new Mercs, new Bounties, and more! Check the reveal calendar for upcoming reveals, and we’ll see you in the Fighting Pit.


So that first notable stage is going to take place either in late October or early November (unfortunately, that means it won't be quite ready in time for the first birthday of the game mode, which falls on October 12). Patch 24.6 will then also mark the announcement of the next bigger-than-normal expansion, if Hearthstone team adheres to their typical release cadence. Exciting times on the horizon... relatively soon (tm). 

Upcoming Patch 24.4 - New Mercenaries, Bounties, Something Else (?)

At least in this case, we should know all the answers almost immediately. We'll be trying our best to keep up with all of the upcoming Mercs reveals! 

If you recall what happened almost four months ago when Patch 23.4 was set to arrive on June 1 - 18 new characters, 14 new bounties (including the "secret" cow level), and Mystery Treasure as a random option for Heroic runs - then just expect something along those lines. 

In fact, we've already learned about some potential numbers with the rumors that Blizzard Japan has issued a press release to certain regional news sites. Such as this one. We only really have approximate translations to work with, stating the following: 

  • 14 new Mercenaries
  • 19 new Bounties
  • A new mysterious zone to explore
  • Mentions of some visual customization bundle (which could be just special constructed character skins for all we know) 

That about fits the expectations, and we've seen such international early "spoilers" prove to be correct in the past. But nothing is officially confirmed until it is there in the Blizzard blog, at least in English.

In any case, make sure to follow along with us and all the reveals if you are interested in what exactly this round of Mercenaries' updates might bring! Some of the content creators teased "the coolest designs they've seen yet". 

Quote From Blizzard

  • September 26
    • All day, starting at 6 am PDT/ 1 pm GMT - Mercenaries Community Discord Reveals
    • 7 am PDT / 2 pm GMT – Mercenaries Community Youtube Reveal
    • 9 am PDT / 4 pm GMT – Mercenaries Community Twitter Reveal
    • 3 pm PDT / 10 pm GMT – Patch Notes

Any particular wishes as to what you would like to see? And how large is your own pile of excess Mercenaries coins at this point?