Open Packs at Home at Your Own Pre-Release Fireside Gathering!


Open Packs at Home at Your Own Pre-Release Fireside Gathering!

Opening your packs is one of the most joyous things in Hearthstone. Starting at 10am PT/ 1pm ET/ 19:00 CEST/ 18:00 BST on Friday the 31st of July and running until Monday the 3rd of August at those same times, you can open all your preorder packs ahead of release day through hosting a 1 person Fireside Gathering! Setting it up is easy, but be aware, there needs to be at least 1 hour between signing up and actual start time. So if you want to open packs immediately at kickoff time today, plan ahead!

Read all further details about it below.

Quote from Blizzard

In light of the ongoing global health risks associated with in-person gatherings, we’ve canceled official Fireside Gatherings for the near future and disabled the ability to create public events.

We do, however, want individuals at home to have an opportunity to partake in the upcoming Pre-Release weekend, so we’ll be keeping private event functionality intact. Players can register their own one-person event to enjoy opening Scholomance Academy card packs from July 31 – August 3.

Thank you all, innkeepers and patrons, for understanding.

Private Fireside Gatherings will:

  • Be eligible to receive Nemsy Necrofizzle if they fulfill all hosting prerequisites. This means having an established Tavern - Learn more about how to establish your tavern here.
  • Be eligible for the Fireside Gatherings card back.
  • Allow event listing creation the same day it is meant to be hosted.
  • Have the same Fireside Brawls as public Fireside Gatherings.
  • Be visible on the website only to the innkeeper hosting it. The Fireside Gathering itself will be visible in the game client, and participants will be able to search and find it in the client as well.

Private Fireside Gatherings will NOT:

  • Be visible on Tavern or upcoming event pages.
  • Show up if anyone tries to search for it on the upcoming events page.
  • Count towards any Tavern or Innkeeper progression. They will not count towards establishing your Tavern. You will still need to host public events in the future with at least 3 check-ins in order to establish your Tavern.

It’s nearly time to begin your pursuits of academic excellence! A private pre-release Fireside Gathering will give you a chance to bust open Scholomance Academy card packs before the expansion officially launches on August 6! Private pre-release Fireside Gatherings will take place the weekend before Scholomance Academy goes live, July 31 at 10:00 a.m. PT – August 3 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Visit the card library to check out the card reveal calendar and which cards have already been announced, and tune in for the final card reveal livestream on July 29 at 10:00 a.m. PT over at and!!

Head over to to register your one-person event!

Welcome to the Year of the Phoenix!



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