Blizzard is giving away free Hearthstone cards during BlizzCon

BlizzCon returns this weekend for a two-day par-tay celebrating all things Blizzard, and if you're a Hearthstone player that means you've got an opportunity to score some free cards.

Log into the game on November 2—BlizzCon Day 1—and you'll be given a free golden Star Aligner card, and a golden Secret Plans card. Jump in on November 3, the second and last day of this year's BlizzCon, and you'll also get a free Boomsday Project card pack. The freebies are completely separate from BlizzCon itself, so you don't need to worry about springing for a virtual ticket or anything—just log into the game at the appropriate times, and the cards are yours.   

BlizzCon 2018 will also include a Hearthstone developer panel, a "streamer showdown" featuring Trump (the streamer, not the other one), Alliestasza, Brian Kibler, Kripparrian, and developers Josh Durica and Keaton Gill, a look at past and future solo adventures, the Hearthstone Global Games finals, and livestreams that will run throughout both days. 

That's on top of the other BlizzContent for games including Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo—although probably not too much Diablo. A full rundown of BlizzCon 2018 and links to purchase virtual tickets so you can watch all the livestreams (although as usual, the opening ceremonies will be free for all) can be had at

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.