Hearthstone: How to Claim Kobolds & Catacombs Free Items

The new Hearthstone expansion will go live later on Thursday. Here's a guide to claim all of the free stuff that comes along with it.


Hearthstone's Kobolds & Catacombs expansion is set to arrive in the next couple of hours. It is the seventh expansion in Blizzard's card game and is set to conclude the Year of the Mammoth Standard season. But before it arrives, both Hearthstone veterans and newcomers to the game may be interested in a handful of freebies that are set to come along with the game.

Shacknews is here to let you know what those freebies are and how exactly to claim them.

Free Marin the Fox

This one isn't exactly new, but new Legendary minion Marin the Fox has been available since BlizzCon.

(8) Marin the Fox (6/6)
Type: Minion
Class: Neutral
Rarity: Legengary
Battlecry: Summon a 0/8 Treasure Chest for your opponent. (Break it for awesome loot!)

(3) Master Chest (0/8)
Deathrattle: Give your opponent a fantastic treasure!

To pick up Marin the Fox, simply log in to your Blizzard account and log into Hearthstone. Even if you haven't logged in since before BlizzCon, he'll be there waiting. Need ideas on how to incorporate this new Legendary into any of your decks? Read up on our Shacknews guide to Marin the Fox.

Free Kobolds & Catacombs Card Packs

Simply logging in to Hearthstone after Kobolds & Catacombs goes live will also reward players with three card packs from the new expansion. Like all other Hearthstone card packs, one of the cards from each pack is guaranteed to be Rare or better.

In addition to that, Blizzard would like Hearthstone players to get familiar with the new Dungeon Run roguelike single-player adventure. Therefore, players will see a daily quest tasking them to complete one single Dungeon Run. The Dungeon Run mode is a free addition to Hearthstone and costs no money to play. Playing through the Dungeon Run will reward players with a Kobold & Catacombs card pack. They'll be able to repeat this quest until they receive three card packs. Combined with the free card packs for just logging in, this means players can earn up to six Kobolds & Catacombs card packs for no money out of pocket.

Free Legendary Weapon

Logging in to Hearthstone once the Kobolds & Catacombs expansion will also reward players with one free Legendary weapon. The weapon will be randomly chosen out of one of the nine classes. The other eight weapons can be picked up through card packs or by crafting them for 1600 mana a piece.

Here are the nine Legendary weapons and Shacknews' individual guides to each one:

Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs - Analyzing Dragon Soul
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs - Analyzing Aluneth
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs - Analyzing Twig of the World Tree
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs - Analyzing The Runespear
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs - Analyzing Val'anyr
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs - Analyzing Skull of the Man'ari
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs - Analyzing Kingsbane
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs - Analyzing Woecleaver
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs - Analyzing Rhok'delar

Card Analyses

Anyone who needs a guide to the many cards of Kobolds & Catacombs and where they'll fit into the upcoming meta may also want to peruse Shacknews' card analysis features. We've made sure to review each of the 135 new cards and you can read through all of those right now:

Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs Card Analyses (Part 1)
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs Card Analyses (Part 2)
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs Card Analyses (Part 3)
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs Card Analyses (Part 4)
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs Card Analyses (Part 5)
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs Card Analyses (Part 6)
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs Card Analyses (Part 7)
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs Card Analyses (Lightning Round)

For more, be sure to follow Shacknews' continuing Kobolds & Catacombs coverage.

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