Hearthstone's Crab Rave is dropping beats and free stuff for Voyage to the Sunken City

Hearthstone Crab Rave
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If you've ever wondered what a rave would be like if the DJ was a crab, and everyone in the audience was a crab, and the whole thing was held underwater, Blizzard is here with the answer. It's the Hearthstone Crab Rave, and it's dropping beats and bundles to celebrate the upcoming launch of the Voyage to the Sunken City expansion.

Yes, I am serious. It's crabs busting moves as far as the eye can see.

There's not a lot of specifics here, but viewers can pick up "surprise bundle drops" throughout the show. To get the free stuff, you'll need to have your Twitch account linked to your Battle.net account: Go into the settings menu on Twitch, select the "connections" option across the top, and then click the "connect" button on the Blizzard Battle.net option. You'll be prompted to log into your Battle.net account—once that's done, you're ready to go.

Free stuff is the obvious attraction but the "Hearthstone remixes" aren't bad in their own right. I'm not a player so can't spot any specific titles, but the show is headlined by Crabicii and features the talents of Shellex, Crȁb, deadcr4b, Krabwerk, Daft Pink, Shellboy Slim, DJ Crabby Jeff, Pinch the Jewels, Shellinem, Blue Crab Cult, Imagine Crustaceans, Li'l Crabby, Panic! at the Crab Tank, Red Hot Steamed Crabs, Crabby Boys, Crabi XCX, and many others. 

That's a quality lineup from start to finish, but Wes has a few faves:

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In case it's not clear, that's a gag lineup. But it's Blizzard's gag, not mine, so full credit (or blame) where it's due. And the music is actually not terrible: Some of it is very overtly game-like, but there are some good beats in here too—I plan to keep the stream on for the duration of the show, even though I don't care about the drops. Hearthstone's Crab Rave runs until 5 pm PT/8 pm ET.

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.