Update: The event is nearly over – there are less than 24 hours left to finish it now. If you still haven’t done it, you need to hurry up!
A new event system was introduced in Hearthstone a while back. Instead of doing them through regular Quests (usually chained together), we have a separate event UI with its own rewards track, unique quests, and so on. It’s a huge upgrade compared to what we previously had – it’s significantly more intuitive now.
A new event has just launched. It’s called “Legends Take The Stage” and it lasts for 14 days (until May 2 at 10 AM PT / 19:00 CET). It means that you have plenty of time to complete enough tasks to get the rewards.
Unlike the last event, there is no choice you have to make. Every player gets the same rewards track and the same quests.
Rewards List – Legends Take The Stage
There are 4 reward tiers in total:
- 100 Event XP – 2x Cowbell Soloist Signature Card
- 400 Event XP – 1x Standard Card Pack
- 650 Event XP – 1x Festival of Legends Card Pack
- 1000 Event XP – 2x Void Virtuoso Signature Card
Here’s how the Signature Card rewards look like in detail:
How To Unlock All Rewards
In order to unlock all 4 reward tiers, you need to get 1000 event XP in total. But how hard is that, exactly? How much do you need to play in order to do it?
The bulk of XP comes from Quest Chain you can see in the images above. The whole chain will give you 700 XP – which means that it will get you over 2/3 of the way through.
Keep in mind that you can’t finish the whole Quest chain on Day 1. You can only complete a single main Quest per day. So in the case of this event, the final quest will become available on Day 4 of the event at the earliest.
Another way to get event XP is Daily Event Quests. They are also quite easy to finish and each of them gives you either 75 or 40 XP (~58 XP on average). You can reroll them once per day if you don’t like the one you got, but rerolling the higher XP ones will often (always?) give the lower XP one. It shouldn’t be a problem overall, but if you want to either finish it quickly or you started late, it’s better to not reroll anything. Given that we’re only missing 300 XP, if you finish the main quest chain, you only need to complete 5-6 extra Daily Quests on average throughout the entire event (not counting XP from just playing the game – more about that later).
However, the chances are that you won’t need to complete all of the Quests listed above in order to finish the event. The reason is that if you’re an active player, you’re very likely to get a few hundred XP by just playing the game. There is no official data on how much you get per game exactly, but it seems to be tied to match length. An average game of Traditional Hearthstone should give you about 5-6 XP, while an average match of Battlegrounds will net you roughly 15 XP. Of course, shorter/longer games can change those numbers!
Technically you can complete the whole event without even doing any of the Quests. Let’s say that you play Constructed – given the 5 XP per game average I gave above, it would take you 200 games over the course of 2 weeks to complete the event. That’s roughly 14 games per day – which is not THAT many, but definitely more than the average person plays.
All in all, I would say that an average player just completing the dailies, working on the main chain, and not grinding much should finish the event easily in around 4-5 days. But if you really, really want to get your rewards as soon as possible, you can just play A LOT of Hearthstone and potentially finish it quicker.