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Hearthstone players can claim the Nemsy Necrofizzle hero skin for free this week

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Nemsy Necrofizzle is a Warlock hero skin for Hearthstone (opens in new tab) which was introduced in 2017 and is free for all players—with one catch (opens in new tab). The only way to get the skin is to attend and throw down in a Blizzard-approved Fireside Gathering (opens in new tab), the live-and-in-person fan meetups. That makes it a relatively rare skin, and thus one of the more sought-after hero skins in the game.

Alas, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced an end to Fireside Gatherings, and that's made it impossible for anyone to get the skin. So for the next week, Blizzard is giving it away to everyone: Just log into Hearthstone by May 19 and it's yours, free and for keeps, and without any of the attendant hassles of actually having to interact with other people.

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And that's it! Log into Hearthstone and get yourself a Nemsy. You're welcome.

Blizzard also dropped the Hearthstone 17.2 update today, adding three new heroes and a new minion to Battlegrounds (and removing Dire Wolf Alpha), and finally enabling players to rearrange their decks in the Collection Manager—a bigger deal than it sounds. Read all about it here (opens in new tab).

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.