Hearthstone kicks off Fire Fest-E.V.I.L. for free card packs

Ragnaros' annual Fire Festival has been disrupted by... the floating city of Dalaran? Yes, it's time for the Fire Fest-E.V.I.L., where Hearthstone players can earn free card packs.


It's that time of year again. Ragnaros the Firelord has emerged from his volcanic domain to bring the Fire Festival to Hearthstone. But just as he's ready to make his dramatic announcement, the floating city of Dalaran (fresh off its abduction by the League of E.V.I.L.) suddenly crashes into Blackrock Mountain. That sets the stage for something a little bit different. For 2019, Hearthstone is introducing the Fire Fest-E.V.I.L.

The Fire Fest-E.V.I.L. is a three-week event and those looking to stock up on some free card packs and cards may want to pay attention. Players will engage in three different Tavern Brawls, one each week. Here's what they look like:

  • Blackrock Crash (July 10-17): Fresh off the events of the Dalaran Heist, the floating city of Dalaran has slammed into the side of Blackrock Mountain. Players will take the role of a different member of the League of E.V.I.L. and face off against various bosses from the old Blackrock Mountain solo adventure in order to get the floating city back on track. Defeating four bosses will get you one Saviors of Uldum card pack. Defeating all eight bosses will earn you the Ragnaros Card Back. If you do so in under an hour, you'll get a golden Bronze Herald card. And lastly, winning in under 40 minutes will earn you a golden Recurring Villain card.
  • Blackrock Crash (July 17-24): In a last ditch effort to get the floating city of Dalaran moving again, players will take control of a certain Arch Villain. But as big and bad as Rafaam might be, the bosses have also gotten bigger and badder. Players can earn one Saviors of Uldum card pack after defeating four bosses. Defeating all eight bosses will earn you a golden Rafaam's Scheme.
  • The Burndown (July 24-31): Players will face off with random decks. If you lose, your deck will be replaced by the one that beat you. Win one match to earn a Saviors of Uldum card pack.

Blizzard will be looking to reveal some cards over the course of the next two weeks, but it'll take some fallen bosses for that to happen. The goal is to knock off 25 million bosses total, with one new Saviors of Uldum card reveal coming after reaching 25 percent, 50 percent, and 75 percent of that milestone. Completing the goal will mean Blizzard pulls the curtain back on a Legendary card reveal.

Beyond the Tavern Brawls, Hearthstone players will also find Fire Fest-E.V.I.L. related daily quests for the first seven days of the event. These special quests will either offer card packs or greater lumps of Gold.

For more on the Fire Fest-E.V.I.L., including special Fireside Brawls, be sure to visit the Hearthstone website. If you still want more card packs, be sure to check out the Hearthstone Grandmasters playoffs this weekend, where you can pick up a Rise of Shadows card pack for three and six hours viewed on Twitch and also get a chance to earn a free Classic card pack every hour. And don't forget that Saviors of Uldum arrives on August 6.

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