How To Get 2 Extra Free Packs During Hearthstone's Year Of The Raven Celebration

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It can be difficult to stay competitive in Hearthstone, Blizzard's digital card game, if you're entirely free-to-play. So, when the opportunity arises to score packs and fill out your collection at no cost, you'll want to do what you can to maximise your gains... so to speak. Fortunately, if you play your cards right (heh), you can get two extra packs simply by being patient.

A few days ago, Blizzard announced a special two-week event to celebrate the rotation of Hearthstone's Standard set, starting 6PM March 27 AEST to 6PM April 10 AEST. During the event, players will be able to get free packs by completing daily quests:

Every time you complete a daily quest, you’ll also be awarded a card pack! These packs can be from Journey to Un’Goro, Knights of the Frozen Throne, Kobolds & Catacombs, or even The Witchwood!

All packs awarded contain cards legal for play during Hearthstone's upcoming rotation — Year of the Raven.

Now, there was some confusion as to whether this promotion would be limited to one pack per day, with no definitive answer coming from Blizzard. In fact, one user who did get in touch with the developer's support team was told "that storing up quests from before the event generally won't count".

Fortunately, Hearthstone game director Ben Brode clarified the issue on Twitter.

So, to get two extra packs, make sure you have at least two uncompleted quests in your queue before 6PM on March 27 AEST. When the server's US clock rolls over, you'll get your third quest. You can then knock all of them over, nabbing more packs than if you'd finished those quests as you got them.

Also, while the pack reward is supposedly random, according to data-mined information from Hearthpwn, you might be able to pick what you get depending on the days you cash in the quests:

Days 3, 7, 10, and 16 are all flagged to reward you with a Witchwood Card Pack

And there you have it. I know it's tempting to keep your quest queue clear, but look at it this way: if you can be patient, you're essentially earning 200 extra gold (the cost of two packs) by not doing them.

@bdbrode [Twitter]


    It still sounds like quests stored before 27/03 won’t count.

    If you're chasing packs... Winning 1 game in the Tav Brawl gave me 3 x K&C packs this week.
    Need to be quick. Finishes today (I think)

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