After hosting the Fire Festival for the past two weeks, Blizzard has cooled things down a bit in Hearthstone with the start of the new Frost Festival. Just in time for the arrival of the Lich King, the event comes with a ton of freebies for players, including card packs from the upcoming Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion. Ahune is the host of the event, and the idea is to one-up and mock Ragnaros over the just-concluded Midsummer Fire Festival.
Free Arena Runs and Knights of the Frozen Throne Packs
Players will receive a free Arena entry for each week of the Frost Festival. On top of that, each Arena run started during the Frost Festival will automatically start you with a free win, making it easier to win back the gold you’ve paid to enter in subsequent runs. Players who buy an entry with gold only need to get six wins to get a refund.
Complete three Arena matches during the event and you will receive a free Knights of the Frozen Throne card pack. However, you won’t be able to open the card pack until the expansions releases in August.
Ahune’s Superior Brawl (Tavern Brawl)
This Lich King-themed Tavern Brawl will run until Monday. One player is Jaina, while the other is Uther — each with a predetermined deck for the character. Heroes can not take direct damage, but healing and armor additions will not work. Each player has a Ragnaros on their board, which has one attack and four health, but it can’t attack. Killing the dummy does four damage to the opponent, and causes a new Ragnaros to respawn immediately. It is possible to get multiple kills per turns.
The Frost Festival will run for three weeks, perhaps leading up to the release of the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion on August 10th. In addition to previous rumors pointing towards this date, the in-game notice says players can open their Frozen Throne packs in mid-August.