Heather Alexandra
Staff writer and critic at Kotaku.
9:20 AM

Hearthstone’s auto-battler mode ‘Battlegrounds’ is in early access for select players. A public starts next week on the Tuesday the 12th. We’ll have more coverage down the line, but here’s an archive of a stream I did if you’re curious.

7:30 PM

Chinese player Xiaomeng “VKLiooon” Li has won the Hearthstone Global Finals at Blizzcon 2019. She is the first female grand finals winner ever and the first woman to win a major Hearthstone tournament.

10:55 AM

Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch ‘Vows of Virture, Deeds of Cruelty’ releases on October 29th. The patch brings a new game plus option, a brand new crafting activity, and the first part of a raid series based on Nier: Automata. Also: Trick Attack doesn’t need to be performed from the back. You’re welcome, Ninjas.