Who can say no to gifts, Blizzard might think. Many players on social networks and forums report that they have been showered with hundreds of free card packs in Hearthstone. We can also confirm in the editorial office that, after a long break, there were suddenly masses of map packages for free.
However, not all players seem to be considered. I got nothing myself, many on Reddit feel the same way. Who exactly gets how many packs and why is not clear, but there are various reports and theories.
How can I check if I can get tickets? It’s as simple as installing and launching Hearthstone. You should see a message right after the game boots up where you can collect the free map packs. Or not.
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For whom are the two free games worthwhile?
Some players report getting up to 150 card packs for free. They would otherwise cost around 180 dollars in the shop! A player from the editorial office received 80 packages. Why the difference? And why do some get nothing at all?
Some players are speculating that it could have something to do with how long you were last active in Hearthstone. Or rather: was not active. In particular, players should have been given gifts who had never touched a Hearthstone.
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Other players say it’s an experiment by Blizzard to get previous players to start spending money in the card game again. This would match the reports that primarily players who had previously invested real money received the gifts.
I never paid for Hearthstone myself, and so far, as I said, I’ve been left out. But correlation does not have to mean causality, all of these are ultimately just indicators. What is really the matter, we cannot say with certainty.
We’ve reached out to Blizzard for comment and will update this article as new information comes to us.