Open your packs early and revel in some Fireside fun prior to The Boomsday Project’s official launch—only at a Pre-Release event near you!
Pre-Release events are special Fireside Gatherings where you can open any packs you have from the upcoming Hearthstone expansion early—and play with them in unique Fireside Brawls! That means you’ll be able to open the packs you pre-purchased, as well as any others you may have earned via Tavern Brawls or other events.
Opening new packs is always exciting, but Pre-Release events take that excitement even further by allowing you to actually play with the cards you’ve opened before the expansion’s official release in two different Fireside Brawls.
- There’s Your Basic Boomsday Brawl, a deck-building brawl that will allow you to construct decks with the cards that you open during the Pre-Release event as well as those from your Basic collection.
- And then there’s also A Scientific Recipe, a pre-constructed brawl that will have new deck recipes from the upcoming set for you to play with!
Your newly-opened cards will be viewable in the Collection Manager, though they’ll only be playable at an official Pre-Release event prior to launch. You also won’t be able to disenchant or craft cards until the expansion’s official launch.
Where Can I Go for Pre-Release?
In celebration of The Boomsday Project’s impending launch, we’ve put together a ton of Pre-Release events for you to enjoy across the globe! All of these events will take place over the weekend of August 4–5 in local time unless otherwise stated. Click on an event name below for more details!
Join in the Pre-Release parties happening across this continent! Open your packs ahead of time and take part in special Fireside Brawls—there will be tons of fun for everyone!
Santa Ana, CA
|The Wall Gaming Lounge
Las Vegas, NV
New York, NY
|Vigilante Gaming Bar
|The Wasteland Gaming
at Full Sail University
Winter Park, FL
If opening your packs early isn’t enough of a draw, maybe a special drink themed after The Boomsday Project and a Hearthstone burger might be? Pick up some sweet event-only collectibles like the lab flask your drink comes in at Brazil’s only Pre-Release party, which will be themed around Boom Labs!
São Paulo, Brasil
We’re partnering up with Meltdown bars and innkeepers across Europe to bring you that Pre-Release Fireside experience, with over 30 locations across 12 countries!
|Esports Game Arena
Alphen aan den Rjin
Prague, Czech Republic
|Via Giosuè Carducci
Join in the Pre-Release parties happening across this continent! Open your packs ahead of time and take part in special Fireside Brawls—there will be tons of fun for everyone! More events will be announced soon.
|Thailand Esports Arena
The Ground Theatre
|Whampoa Garden Mall
Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Meet and play against Blizzard developers, open card packs with your favorite local Hearthstone stars, and witness an invitational tournament with some of the country’s most popular players! The South Korea Pre-Release party will also have lucky draws and Fireside Brawls for you to play in. Participation is via lottery.
Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Open your packs with fellow fans at Pre-Release parties in two major cities! You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in interactive minigames! Don’t forget to take your selfies at The Boomsday Project’s special photo booth.
Enjoy The Boomsday Project Pre-Release with the community and pro players alike! You’ll get to pick up some lucky draw loot and build your very own meta-shaking decks with attending pros. This event will require you to pick up a free entry ticket beforehand—click on the location name to find out how!
|Good Games Top Ryde City
Ryde, New South Wales
Finally, don't forget to pre-purchase your card packs for The Boomsday Project's Pre-Release!
This bundle includes 80 The Boomsday Project card packs, 1 random Golden The Boomsday Project Legendary card, the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, AND a new Warlock Hero to add to your collection: MECHA-JARAXXUS, EREDAR LORD OF THE MEGA BUNDLE!
You can get both The Boomsday Project pre-purchase AND the Mega Bundle, though each is only purchasable once per account. You can use your new card back and Warlock Hero right away, but you’ll have to wait for official Pre-Release events to arrive before dissecting your packs.
We can't wait for you to try out the new cards, so look for a Pre-Release event closest to you and get in there! Additional locations will be added in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned. We'll see you in the tavern!