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Hearthstone Winter Veil: 60 free packs for new players, Battle Bash cover image

Hearthstone Winter Veil: 60 free packs for new players, Battle Bash

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Hearthstone Winter Veil’s nice list includes all players nice enough to log in. 10 free packs for everyone, 50 free packs for new players, new Battle Bash and more!

Forget Remorseless Winter, The Lich King has a soft spot for Winter Veil, Hearthstone’s end of year holiday! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and Blizzard are certainly jollying players along into their games! 10 free packs for all players and 50 free packs for new players can be unwrapped. A new event with cosmetic and pack rewards, a new BGs Battle Bash and festive Tavern Brawls await those on Greatfather Lich King’s list. Naughty or nice, you get the same prize!

10 FREE packs for ALL players

10 Hearthstone Winter Veil FREE packs, as seen in the in-game shop<br>Image via esports.gg
10 Hearthstone Winter Veil FREE packs, as seen in the in-game shop
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Greatfather Lich King’s nice list includes everyone nice enough to login during Hearthstone Winter Veil. 10 free packs can be claimed from the in-game shop between Dec. 13, 2022 and Jan. 31, 2023. There will be 2 packs from each previous Standard expansion: Forged in the Barrens, United in Stormwind, Fractured in Alterac Valley, Voyage to the Sunken City and Murder at Castle Nathria.

50 FREE packs for NEW players

60 FREE packs await newly-created Battle.net accounts, so get ready to welcome new friends during Winter Veil!<br>Image via Blizzard
60 FREE packs await newly-created Battle.net accounts, so get ready to welcome new friends during Winter Veil!
Image via Blizzard
Greatfather Lich King’s Death Grip turns soft, so pulling in friends now rewards them with 50 free packs, 10 for each expansion mentioned above. Eligible Battle.net accounts must have been created between Dec. 13, 2022 and Jan. 31, 2023. They must also complete the in-game tutorial. Both offers are redeemable once per account!
The offers have initially encountered a bit of a hurdle, but should have rolled out by now. Certainly the Lich King’s malicious hand trying to ruin Winter Veil!

Hearthstone Winter Veil Event

Winter Veil event as seen in the Event System Tab, new skins visible as well!<br>Image via Blizzard
Winter Veil event as seen in the Event System Tab, new skins visible as well!
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The Hearthstone Winter Veil Special Event lasts between Dec. 21 and Jan. 5. Its lore implies the Lich King has forced the inventors of Ironforge to craft munitions instead of festive toys. Completing the event will grant two Standard Packs, a March of the Lich King Pack and two Battlegrounds skins ⁠— Tinker Town Toki and Ini Snowmaster can join your cosmetic BGs collection. Both are gnomes, since Ironforge’s inventors mostly belong in the gnome quarter called Tinker Town.

New Battle Bash

BGs Battle Bash paid bundle of 8, yet one free chance to loot one of them is given to all players!<br>Image via Blizzard
BGs Battle Bash paid bundle of 8, yet one free chance to loot one of them is given to all players!
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A new BGs Battle Bash is out, containing the following Hearthstone Winter Veil-themed items: Legendary Strike, an Epic Board, five Epic Hero Skins, a Rare Bartender, and two packs of three Rare Emotes. Purchasing it will allow you to earn Hammers through Battlegrounds Top 4 finishes, which can be used to unlock the above prizes. Odds for each item can be found here, but if you’re at odds with paid content, know an unpaid free bash will be available to everyone! Try your luck by clicking the hammer immediately left of your Battlegrounds rating.

Festive Tavern Brawls

Firstly, Wacky Waxy Winter’s Veil Tavern Brawl comes back<br>Image via Blizzard
Firstly, Wacky Waxy Winter’s Veil Tavern Brawl comes back
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Festive Tavern Brawls complete Hearthstone’s Winter Veil celebrations, as the first week brings back Wacky Waxy Winter’s Veil. Greatfather Kobold bundles up Legendary minions for players to unwrap, thus it's silence and transform galore! The second week returns the Gift Exchange Brawl, where Greatfather Winter drops crates. Destroying them on any side of the board grants gifts, hence swapping attack and health is the wrap paper cutter of choice.
Additionally, the Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl returns<br>Image via Blizzard
Additionally, the Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl returns
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Hearthstone Winter Veil special shop offers

Special shop offers unlock Dec. 20, most significantly including the Murloc Hideaway Legendary Board. Since no one knows how that water hasn’t frozen, should we call Murloc Holmes?
Murloc Hideaway Legendary Board is Mrgl-icious!<br>Image via Blizzard
Murloc Hideaway Legendary Board is Mrgl-icious!
Image via Blizzard
In conclusion, this year's Hearthstone Winter Veil contains goodies and deals for all types of players, much like we do. Whether you're a new or a seasoned tavern-goer, our Hearthstone news and updates have something for you, so stay tuned to esports.gg for more!
Stefan Stoican
Stefan Stoican
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Stefan Stoican’s a former music journalist turned to the dark side of esports. When he’s not roping in Hearthstone, you can find him teaching or working towards a tour guide licence. #1 FPL Captain jinxer!