Play With Your Boomsday Cards Early - Attend a Boomsday Pre-Release Event on August 4/5!
Traditional card games are no stranger to dedicated pre-release events, and now Hearthstone is joining in on that fun too!
August 4th and 5th, Blizzard is running some Fireside Gathering events designated as a pre-release event. Attending an event allows you to open your Hearthstone packs early and play with your cards in a special Fireside Brawl against other players at the event.
- The special brawl is only available at Fireside Gatherings.
- You can only use cards in the brawl that you open from your own card packs.
- No cards can be disenchanted or crafted until the expansion launches.
This means that we're going to see a client patch before August 4th with the new cards (no Saturday patches). This is going to be one short reveal schedule.
Join in the Pre-Release parties happening across this continent! Open your packs ahead of time and take part in special Fireside Brawls—there will be tons of fun for everyone!
- Esports Arena - Santa Ana, CA
- Alley NYC - New York, NY
- The Wall Gaming Lounge - Las Vegas, NV
- The Cave Gaming Center - Fairfax, VA
- Vigilante Gaming Bar - Austin, TX
- Meltdown Toronto - Toronto, Canada
- Meltdown Quebec - Quebec, Canada
If opening your packs early isn’t enough of a draw, maybe a special drink themed after The Boomsday Project and a Hearthstone burger might be? Pick up some sweet event-only collectibles like the lab flask your drink comes in at Brazil’s only Pre-Release party, which will be themed around Boom Labs!
- Taverna Medieval - São Paulo, Brasil
Open your packs early at Russia's only official Pre-Release parties in Moscow and Saint Petersburg!
- Meltdown Brussels - Ixelles, Belgium
- Meltdown Caen - Caen, France
- Meltdown Lyon - Lyon, France
- Meltdown Rennes - Rennes, France
- Meltdown Toulouse - Toulouse, France
- Meltdown Troyes - Troyes, France
- Meltdown Madrid - Madrid, Spain
- Meltdown London - London, UK
- Kawiarnia Hex - Kraków, Poland
- Gecko-Bar Hamburg - Hamburg, Germany
- Meltdown Bordeaux - Bordeaux, France
- Meltdown Grenoble - Grenoble, France
- Meltdown Montpellier - Montpellier, France
- Meltdown Strasbourg - Strasbourg, France
- Meltdown Tours - Tours, France
- Meltdown Budapest - Budapest, Hungary
- Meltdown Valencia - València, Spain
- Esports Game Arena - Alphen aan den Rjin The Netherlands
- Löwen - Niederglatt, Switzerland
- Moviatics s.r.o - Prague, Czech Republic
Taiwan / SEA
Join in the Pre-Release parties happening across this continent! Open your packs ahead of time and take part in special Fireside Brawls—there will be tons of fun for everyone! More events will be announced soon.
- Thailand Esports Arena - Bangkok, Thailand
Meet and play against Blizzard developers, open card packs with your favorite local Hearthstone stars, and witness an invitational tournament with some of the country’s most popular players! The South Korea Pre-Release party will also have lucky draws and Fireside Brawls for you to play in. Participation is via lottery.
- Inven - Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Open your packs with fellow fans at Pre-Release parties in two major cities! You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in interactive minigames! Don’t forget to take your selfies at The Boomsday Project’s special photo booth.
Enjoy The Boomsday Project Pre-Release with the community and pro players alike! You’ll get to pick up some lucky draw loot and build your very own meta-shaking decks with attending pros. This event will require you to pick up a free entry ticket beforehand—click on the location name to find out how!
- Good Games Top Ryde City - Ryde, New South Wales
Quote from Blizzard
Open your packs early and revel in some Fireside fun prior to The Boomsday Project’s official launch—only at a Pre-Release event near you!
Pre-Release events are special Fireside Gatherings where you can open any packs you have from the upcoming Hearthstone expansion early—and play with them in unique Fireside Brawls! That means you’ll be able to open the packs you pre-purchased, as well as any others you may have earned via Tavern Brawls or other events.
Opening new packs is always exciting, but Pre-Release events take that excitement even further by allowing you to actually play with the cards you’ve opened before the expansion’s official release in two different Fireside Brawls.
- There’s Your Basic Boomsday Brawl, a deck-building brawl that will allow you to construct decks using the cards that you open during the Pre-Release event.
- And then there’s also A Scientific Recipe, a pre-constructed brawl that will have new deck recipes from the upcoming set for you to play with!
Your newly-opened cards will be viewable in the Collection Manager, though they’ll only be playable at an official Pre-Release event prior to launch. You also won’t be able to disenchant or craft cards until the expansion’s official launch.
Where Can I Go for Pre-Release?
In celebration of The Boomsday Project’s impending launch, we’ve put together a ton of Pre-Release events for you to enjoy across the globe! All of these events will take place over the weekend of August 4–5 in local time unless otherwise stated. Click on an event name below for more details!
Finally, don't forget to pre-purchase your card packs for The Boomsday Project's Pre-Release!
This bundle includes 80 The Boomsday Project card packs, 1 random Golden The Boomsday Project Legendary card, the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, AND a new Warlock Hero to add to your collection: MECHA-JARAXXUS, EREDAR LORD OF THE MEGA BUNDLE!
You can get both The Boomsday Project pre-purchase AND the Mega Bundle, though each is only purchasable once per account. You can use your new card back and Warlock Hero right away, but you’ll have to wait for official Pre-Release events to arrive before dissecting your packs.
We can't wait for you to try out the new cards, so look for a Pre-Release event closest to you and get in there! Additional locations will be added in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned. We'll see you in the tavern!