I experience the same symptom. I received a connection error popup followed by me pressing enter to pass the turn and by my opponent's avatar exploding as if they had conceded the game. Then the game unexpectedly ended in a draw.
No network connection lost message (as far as I can tell my network connection was fine).
Game resulting in either a win for me (if my opponent clicked concede) or passing to their turn.
This has been happening to me a lot lately, both when i concede and when my opponent does. It can still happen without force closing the client, and without using emotes prior to conceding.
This has happened to me a few times now as well.
I've been trying to rank up but as I'm about to win the opponents keep doing something as if it was a disconnect and then the game ends in a draw. Lately it has been more frecuent. Out of 8 games I was about to win, 5 ended in draw
Happened to me too just now. He emoted good game, seems to have conceded, got a connection error popup and the game resulted in a draw. I suspect an exploit, please fix asap.
Same happend just to me in ranked game. Opponent was 2 secs before loosing. Than the Server Message popped up and game ends in a draw ... . Feels bad. After 20 minutes of gaming loosing because the opponent forces it. Wastet time.
Similar, was in the middle of a winning buff. Game reports a brief disconnect as opponent concedes and then game is reported as draw.
Just happened to me. Attacked with all and opponent conceded leading up to a draw.
Same. My opponent was in a losing state and right as I was casting the final Wizard's Lightning, a message popped up saying SERVER ERROR. I clicked the message away, the bolt animation hit my opponent and reduced her life to -1, and the game ended as a DRAW.
Won game but ended in draw because the Opponent conceded and caused the glitch to end game in draw. Not the first time. Did not receive increase in Rank either.
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Just happened to me
Corla Zodren#27420 commented
Same thing just happened to me. I was winning, my opponnent got stuck with 2 lands and couldn't find a 3rd, and couldn't play anything. After 3 turns of missing a land drop it all of a sudden ended in a draw.
There is an exploit going on here.
Black Moon#71769 commented
Agreed. Arena is anti combo deck. No function to repeat what you are doing a few times. Combo'd off for a win and the game ends in a draw because I couldn't repeat my combo 32 times to get the 32 mana I needed to Banefire for the win. This is something that should be fixed immediately or Wizards should just tell people that combo decks don't get to be a thing in Arena and that deck building doesn't matter. Just add a function to repeat something a ____ # of times if you have repeated 5 times in a row or something similar. Otherwise, combo decks are pointless if you cannot even repeat the combo's enough times to use it to deal exact damage...
I just won a game in ranked, the opponent conceded but instead of winning it said the game ended in a draw and I finished my daily quest but didn't get any of the rewards including the mastery experience.
Just played a game and was winning (100%) when the game just ended with a "draw" as a result. Happened before as well. My guess is that the opponent Alt +F4 or something and that causes the game to give a draw instead of a loss or something. Please fix.
Thanks for an awesome game!