Events are limited periods during which special rules or bonuses apply to Hearthstone.
Some events are extensive festive alterations to the game, complete with special offers, themed battlefields and Tavern Brawls, while others offer smaller changes and bonuses. Events may be regular or occasional, but always have a specific theme. Each event lasts only for a short time, after which any special features are no longer available.
Seasonal[edit | edit source]
Winter Veil[edit | edit source]
- "Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the Inn is so delightful. With our decks all good to go, Play Hearthstone! Play Hearthstone! Play Hearthstone!"
Winter Veil (also known as Winter's Veil) is Hearthstone's first true seasonal event, running between December and January. Based on the Feast of Winter Veil, Winter Veil celebrates the renewing of the year and the coming of Greatfather Winter to give gifts to the adventurers of Azeroth. The festival is the Warcraft counterpart of Christmas, and typically runs from December to January.
Winter Veil brings various temporary in-game changes, as well as special offers and events. The features are different each year, but past years have seen the Stormwind and Ogrimmar battlefields replaced with new snowy versions; heroes using alternate, festive Greetings emotes; a special offer on buying card packs; and a special festive Tavern Brawl, Gift Exchange, bringing with it a unique card back.
Lunar New Year[edit | edit source]
Technically the game's first seasonal event, Lunar New Year was celebrated in February 2015 by the addition of special Greetings emotes, and also saw the addition of the "Lunar New Year" card back, available for play during that month. However, the emotes were only used for players with the in-game language set to Chinese (either simplified or traditonal) or Korean, and the event was not celebrated for players using other languages. As a result, with the exception of the related card back, the event can be considered to have been language-specific.
Removed[edit | edit source]
Friendly Feud[edit | edit source]
Friendly Feud was a special week-long event during which players could complete quests through Friendly Challenges with players on their friends lists. The event was not annual and did not have a set schedule for its appearance, but the start of each event was announced in-game and online. The event was debuted July 2016.
During the event, quests could be completed during Friendly Challenges as though they were battling a randomly selected opponent. This was mostly useful for completing daily quests, most of which cannot normally be completed in Friendly Challenges. All such quests offer gold as their reward, making the event a good time to earn some gold by completing all daily quests available.
In Patch 188.8.131.5206, the ability to complete Quests in Friendly Challenges was permanently integrated into the main game, making the Friendly Feud event obsolete.
History[edit | edit source]
- July 2016: The Friendly Feud event debuts, shortly after the addition of the Recruit A Friend system.
- December-January 2016: The first ever Winter Veil is celebrated, featuring two modified battlefields and the Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl.
- February 2015: The first ever Lunar New Year is celebrated for player using the Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese languages. The Lunar New Year card back is revealed.