Winter Veil Returns to Hearthstone – 10 Free Packs, Special In-Game Event, Festive Tavern Brawls And More

Blizzard just posted details about the upcoming Winter Veil Hearthstone event, and it’s actually quite generous compared to the last couple of years. Here’s a quick summary:

  • 10 free packs for every player – Everyone logging in until January 31 will get 10 free packs (2 packs from each Standard expansion except March of the Lich King). You can claim them in the shop starting right now.
  • 50 extra packs for new players – accounts created between December 13, 2022 and January 31, 2023 will be able to claim 50 extra packs.
  • Winter Veil Event – New in-game event is starting on December 21, gives 3 more packs and 2 Battlegrounds skins for completing it.
  • Tavern Brawls – Two festive Tavern Brawls launch on December 21 and December 28.
  • Battlegrounds Bash – Winter Veil – A new BG bash is available for purchase starting now. Every player can claim one random Bash prize for free without buying it.

Learn more with the official blog post below:

Have a happy Hearthstone holiday with Winter Veil celebrations, including in-game activities and special holiday offerings, starting soon!

Free Holiday Gift!

Get into the holiday spirit with a gift of 10 packs (2 packs from each of Forged in the Barrens, United in Stormwind, Fractured in Alterac Valley, Voyage to the Sunken City, and Murder at Castle Nathria), free for all players who login between now and January 31!* Spread the holiday cheer to your friends and let them know that new players will receive an additional 50 packs (10 packs from each of the last five Standard expansions) if they create new accounts and login before January 31!**

*Offer must be claimed from the in-game shop. Offer is valid between December 13, 2022 and January 31, 2023. New players must have completed the in-game Hearthstone tutorial prior to January 31, 2023 in order to receive the offer. Offer can only be redeemed once per account.

** Offer must be claimed from the in-game shop. Offer is only available to new accounts created between December 13, 2022 and January 31, 2023 that have also completed the in-game Hearthstone tutorial prior to January 31, 2023. Offer can only be redeemed once per account.

Winter Veil Event (December 21)

From December 21 to January 5, celebrate Winter Veil with a special event using the new Event System! The Scourge has conscripted the inventors of Ironforge to make munitions for Greatfather Lich King. Drive them out to save Ironforge, and let them get back to making Winter Veil toys for all the good girls and boys! It’s up to you to complete daily event quests to earn Event XP and progress on the special event reward track. Complete the event reward track to purge the evil and earn two Standard Packs, a March of the Lich King Pack, and the Tinker Town Toki and Ini Snowmaster Battlegrounds skins!

Tavern Brawl—Wacky Waxy Winter’s Veil (December 21)

Greatfather Kobold got a bit carried away while wrapping presents and accidentally bundled up all Hearthstone’s greatest minions! Unwrap them to claim victory and a Standard Pack.

Tavern Brawl—Gift Exchange (December 28)

Greatfather Winter is back with a seasonal favorite! Lookout as crates fall from the sky. Get a gift each time you crack one open (on either side of the board). Completing this Tavern Brawl will award you a Standard Pack.

New Battle Bash—Winter Veil Collection (December 13)

A new Battle Bash is here for Winter Veil! This limited-time curated collection* of Battlegrounds cosmetics includes ten Winter Veil themed items (purchasable for money or 1000 Runestones): a Legendary Strike, an Epic Board, five Epic Hero Skins, a Rare Bartender, and two packs of three Rare Emotes. Purchasing the Battle Bash will immediately unlock 2 Hammers you can use to bash for random prizes in the collection. Each Top 4 finish during the Battle Bash period unlocks another Hammer.

New Battle Bash—Winter Veil Collection gif

As a special Winter Veil gift, Bob is giving all players one free Bash. That means that everyone has a random chance to get their favorite prize for free! It also means that players purchasing the Battle Bash will only need seven Top 4 finishes during the Battle Bash period to unlock all the prizes.

Each Battle Bash collection will only be available as a whole collection for a limited time. However, individual items within the collection may become available at a later time. For more details, see the full disclosures site.

Special Shop Deals (December 20)

Get special holiday deals on select Winter Veil themed items in the Mercenaries and Battlegrounds in-game Shops, with a special Winter Veil Mercenaries bundle and deals on Battlegrounds skins, emotes, and the returning Murloc Hideaway Legendary Board!

Enjoy and have a happy holiday season!

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  1. PitLord
    December 15, 2022 at 6:12 am

    I found the ultra op paladin quest, well if i need dust… this is a candidate

  2. JoyDivision
    December 15, 2022 at 2:04 am

    Nice gift, I was positively surprised when logging in yesterday.