Hearthstone Battlegrounds Developer Q&A Recap - Seasonal Heroes, Squelch, Buddies, Silverback Patriarch, & More

The Hearthstone Battlegrounds team had a Q&A session on Twitter and we've got a full recap of everything they talked about including future plans for the mode, buddies potentially making a return, the development cycle of patches, and much more.
(Source) @JohnEvMcIntyre Stealth when?
(Source) @JohnEvMcIntyre I LOVE this most recent patch and the direction the team is taking!!!
co/7jnzBM6PrO (Source) @JohnEvMcIntyre Have you considered how many heroes are to many to have?
(4/4) (Source) @JohnEvMcIntyre Why is the BGs team so cool?
(Source) @MinderRoots @JohnEvMcIntyre Pt. 2 - Next our engineers begin trying to fix it.
(Source) @JohnEvMcIntyre Why is Pogo a no-go?
(Source) @JohnEvMcIntyre I don’t like seeing opponent’s emote even in BGs.
(Source) @JohnEvMcIntyre Ok I will make my question MEGA short.
(Source) @JohnEvMcIntyre Can I ask the team how good they are at the game?
(Source) @JohnEvMcIntyre Guff misses his buddy.
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Mentioned Hearthstone Cards

card illustration by Steve Hui
Transform a minion into a 0/1 Frog with Taunt.
If you Hex a Murloc... it really isn't much of a change, is it?
card illustration by Matt Gaser
Secret: When an enemy minion attacks, return it to its owner's hand. It costs (2) more.
"Dang, that's cold." - appropriate response to Freezing Trap, or a mean joke.
card illustration by Zoltan & Gabor
Secret: When one of your minions dies, give a random friendly minion +3/+2.
Several paladins have joined together to deliver justice under the name "Justice Force". Their lawyer talked them out of calling themselves the Justice League.
card illustration by Ozhill Studio
[x]Deathrattle: Summon a number of 1/1 Rats equal  to this minion's Attack.
He's gonna do it his way.
card illustration by Steve Hui
Transform a minion into a 0/1 Frog with Taunt.
If you Hex a Murloc... it really isn't much of a change, is it?
card illustration by Anton Zemskov
Battlecry: Give a friendly Murloc Poisonous.
I'm addicted to him, but I know that he's Toxfin.
card illustration by Brandon Kitkouski
Secret: When your hero is attacked, deal $2 damage to all enemies.
It traps your food AND cooks it for you!
card illustration by Brandon Kitkouski
Secret: When your hero is attacked, deal $2 damage to all enemies.
It traps your food AND cooks it for you!
card illustration by Zoltan & Gabor
Charge Taunt
The gnomes are valiant and ready to return to their irradiated, poorly ventilated homeland!
card illustration by Daren Bader
Taunt
He likes to act like he's in charge, but the silverback matriarch actually runs things.
card illustration by Dave Allsop
Battlecry: Swap the Attack and Health of a minion.
#abs
card illustration by Brandon Kitkouski
Secret: When your hero is attacked, deal $2 damage to all enemies.
It traps your food AND cooks it for you!
card illustration by Scott Altmann
Return an enemy minion to your opponent's hand.
Rogues love sappy movies.
card illustration by Dany Orizio
Destroy a damaged enemy minion.
It's okay, he deserved it.
card illustration by Steve Hui
Transform a minion into a 0/1 Frog with Taunt.
If you Hex a Murloc... it really isn't much of a change, is it?
card illustration by James Ryman
Battlecry: Deal damage equal to this minion's Attack randomly split among all enemies.
C'Thun's least favorite Hearthstone card: Eye for an Eye.
card illustration by Matt Gaser
Secret: When an enemy minion attacks, return it to its owner's hand. It costs (2) more.
"Dang, that's cold." - appropriate response to Freezing Trap, or a mean joke.
card illustration by Matt Gaser
Secret: When an enemy minion attacks, return it to its owner's hand. It costs (2) more.
"Dang, that's cold." - appropriate response to Freezing Trap, or a mean joke.
card illustration by Zoltan & Gabor
Secret: When one of your minions dies, give a random friendly minion +3/+2.
Several paladins have joined together to deliver justice under the name "Justice Force". Their lawyer talked them out of calling themselves the Justice League.
card illustration by Scott Altmann
Return an enemy minion to your opponent's hand.
Rogues love sappy movies.
card illustration by Dany Orizio
Destroy a damaged enemy minion.
It's okay, he deserved it.
card illustration by Daren Bader
Taunt
He likes to act like he's in charge, but the silverback matriarch actually runs things.
card illustration by Dany Orizio
Destroy a damaged enemy minion.
It's okay, he deserved it.

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