Hearthstone artwork for the Arcane Cannon card

[Update]: Hearthstone's next expansion is improving the rewards, adding a new mode and plenty of new cards.

If you've recently been playing Hearthstone Battlegrounds, chances are you're well aware of just how powerful Arcane Cannon is. It doesn't matter what kind of build you have or what your goal is, simply stick a cannon in there and your first 6-7 turns will be instantly better. And if that wasn't bad enough, the Arcane Cannon is also incredibly random, making it so matches can often come down to pure chance over any sort of strategy.

In order to correct this, Blizzard is now looking to completely removed Arcane Cannon from the Battlegrounds mode. A bit of a drastic move to be sure, but given how problematic Arcane Cannon has been since the very beginning, I do believe it is the correct one as Arcane Cannon simply doesn't fit the Battlegrounds gameplay style.

The good news doesn't end there, however, as the Gentle Megasaur is also going the way of the dodo. No longer will people be able to take a bunch of one-health Murlocs, instantly equip them with divine shield and poisonous, and then take over the entire game without too much effort! Naturally, this does leave Murlocs a fair bit worse for wear, but on the positive side, Primalfin Lookout has gone down a tier and now offers Murloc players something to actually aim for in tier four.

There's a couple of other changes and tweaks sprinkled throughout the patch notes, so if you're interested in all of the details, you should head on over to the Hearthstone website.

While no exact release date has been announced, you can expect to see this update in the next few days. So until then, make sure to play Murlocs to your heart's content as I have a feeling they'll be far more niche of a strategy in the future. Have fun!