HearthStone’s The Witchwood expansion’s single-player content, Monster Hunt, is now live. Unfortunately, it seems to be suffering from widespread timeout issues.
Monster Hunt, is similar to Kobolds & Catacombs’ single-player mode in that it pits players against a series of AI enemies in increasingly difficult and unique situations. Instead of choosing from the standard HearthStone heroes, Monster Hunt gives players four brand-new special characters to choose from.
At the time of writing though, the Monster Hunt error is making it impossible to play.
Monster Hunt Error
Blizzard announced that Monster Hunt was available earlier today, but if you try and play a match, you will likely be met with the error above.
I tried to play multiple matches and received the same Monster Hunt error every time. On loading up Monster Hunt, I’d choose my hero and then attempt to begin a game. The loading bar would fill over and over and then the Monster Hunt error would appear.
It seems Blizzard is aware of the issue as the Blizzard Customer Support Twitter account is advising players that the Monster Hunt error is being worked on.
Yes, we're aware of that issue & are working on it. Thanks for the report! ^JH
— Blizzard CS – The Americas (@BlizzardCS) April 26, 2018
The issues don’t seem to be isolated to Monster Hunt though, as other players have logged issues playing ranked matches too. It may be that there are server issues due to overwhelming player demand, but Blizzard has not yet advised of any widespread issue with HearthStone.
If you do manage to play Monster Hunt, you’ll be able to tackle the challenges for each of the four heroes. These unique heroes are;
- Tess Greymane, the Tracker
- Darius Crowley the Cannoneer
- Houndmaster Shaw
- Toki the Time-Tinker
Each of the four heroes has a special ability that allows them to tackle the Monster’s in Monster Hunt and give players a fighting chance at winning.
Tess Greyman can Discover any spell cast during the match, Darius Crowley can fire off cannons at the enemy, Houndmaster Shaw uses the new Rush keyword when summoning his Bloodhounds and Toki can restart a turn if things haven’t gone as planned.
The Witchwood Monster Hunt
Each of the four heroes has their own boss and if you manage to defeat each one, you’ll unlock the final encounter with Hagatha the Witch. The heroes also have their own quests to defeat 10 monsters each. You’ll unlock a Witchwood card pack for each quest and by defeating Hagatha you unlock the Monster Hunt card back.
The Witchwood is Hearthstone’s latest expansion and it launched earlier this month. Here’s hoping the Monster Hunt error is cleared up shortly.