How to open packs before the TITANS expansion launches by creating a private Hearthstone Fireside Gathering.
The TITANS expansion is just days away, and Hearthstone players are eager to open their packs. While some directly hate pack opening and would rather have an “open all button”, it's undeniable that we all want to see how many legendaries we get.
TITANS expansion launches on August 1, but starting on July 28 weekend, players will be able to run Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings to open packs and test the new cards.
How to set up a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering and open TITANS
Starting on Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. PDT and until Monday 31 at 10 a.m. PDT, anxious Hearthstone players will be able to open packs and discover which cards they got from their TITANS pre-orders. On top of opening packs, it is possible that Hearthstone allows players to test the new deck recipes for TITANS for free, regardless if they own the cards.
To be part of this TITANS expansion pre-release celebrations, you will need to set up a private Hearthstone Fireside Gathering:
- Go to Hearthstone Fireside Gathering's official site.
- Click on the "Create an Event" button.
- Complete the Fireside Gathering information.
- Click on Create a Private Event at the bottom of the page.
The information you input on the site will be private, and no one will see the Fireside Gathering you create. While it will ask you for the time and date, the event will run for the whole day you selected.
In TITANS Pre-release Firesides Gatherings, you can:
- Open TITANS Hearthstone Pre-Ordered packs.
- Get Nemsy Necrofizzle.
- Be eligible for the Fireside Gatherings card back.
- Enjoy Fireside Brawls.
Considerations when setting a Fireside Gathering
Even if your sole plan is to open packs, this information might come in handy. First of all, the only packs Hearthstone Fireside Gathering attendants can open are the ones from Pre-Orders. Purchasing packs with gold will only become available after August 1.
While is not confirmed if they will be available, if you want to test deck recipes and Fireside Brawls, you will need someone to play against. The other player must be on the same wifi network as you. Fireside Gathering creators can join from a non-mobile device. However, all other participants will only be able to be a part if they have a wireless device.
Remember that Blizzard implemented a new kind of duplicate protection. Under the Improved Redundant Card Handling feature, if you open a legendary card that will be then given for free in the Rewards Track or other events, you will not lose that dust.
Whenever you receive a free card that you have already owned a copy in your collection (regardless of its cosmetic type), you will get a pop-up to allow you to re-roll your existing card for another of the same rarity and set.
This is especially important when you open Hearthstone packs in Pre-Release Fireside Gatherings since it guarantees you won't lose any value. If you want to read more about the Improved Redundant Card Handling feature and other Hearthstone quality-of-life improvements, check out our article with all the details.
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