Welcome to a brand-new Hearthstone Battlegrounds mode! Here’s how it works and how to claim victory.

The latest chapter of Hearthstone Battlegrounds is here! In addition to hero pool updates and the arrival of new minions, Season 7 introduces players to a cooperative mode. Read on for everything to know about Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos, including how to enter it, how it works, and how to win!

Battlegrounds Duos introduction (Image via esports.gg)
Battlegrounds Duos introduction (Image via esports.gg)

How to enter Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos

  1. Launch Hearthstone
  2. Press the "Battlegrounds" option in the main menu
  3. Click on the crown icon located in the top-right area
  4. Invite a friend or press the "Play" button to enter the fray
Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos location (Image via esports.gg)
Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos location (Image via esports.gg)

How to play Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos

How do you play Duo Battlegrounds in Hearthstone? Well, when you enter Battlegrounds Duos, you and your partner must select a hero each. You can see your partner's hero options and vice versa by clicking on the portal located on the right side of the screen. To return to your perspective, click on the portal again.

Select a hero (Image via esports.gg)
Select a hero (Image via esports.gg)

Next, play Hearthstone Battlegrounds as normal while keeping in mind the slight twists and benefits of having a partner! For example, in Battlegrounds Duos, teams share health and armor totals. Teammates can also click on the portal to check out each other's minion and spell options throughout the match.

Check out your partner's Tavern by clicking on the blue portal (Image via esports.gg)
Check out your partner's Tavern by clicking on the blue portal (Image via esports.gg)

How to win Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos

Teammates are allowed to give each other cards from Bob's Tavern as well. For example, in our playthrough, our partner bought a Glim Guardian minion from their Tavern. Our partner then passed the card to us through the portal. This automatically united our two other Glim Guardian minions, creating a golden version with more stats. Passing a card through the portal requires one gold.

Give and receive cards to and from your Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos partner (Image via esports.gg)
Give and receive cards to and from your Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos partner (Image via esports.gg)

After a player gets knocked out during the combat phase, their partner's board enters the fray. For example, our partner left three minions on enemy Player 1's side of the board. Therefore, we had to take out these remaining minions before facing enemy Player 2.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos combat phase screenshot (Image via esports.gg)
Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos combat phase screenshot (Image via esports.gg)

Don't forget to strategize with your partner to level up Bob's Tavern for stronger and stronger minions as well. If you see a spell or card that would prove useful for your partner in terms of synergy, then send it their way through the portal.

Battlegrounds Duos Tavern upgrade screenshot (Image via esports.gg)
Battlegrounds Duos Tavern upgrade screenshot (Image via esports.gg)

In order to win in Battlegrounds Duos, you and your partner must take down the other three teams.

Battlegrounds Duos strategy (Image via esports.gg)
Battlegrounds Duos strategy (Image via esports.gg)

Achieve lethal by getting through everyone's wall of minions before automatically going face!

How to win Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos (Image via esports.gg)
How to win Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos (Image via esports.gg)

That's all for now. Are you ready to jump into Battlegrounds Duos? Stick around on esports.gg for more news, guides, and updates!

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