A new seasonal event called the Fire Fest-E.V.I.L is about to begin in Hearthstone, offering packs, card backs, and special golden cards for players that participate every week.
The in-game event begins tomorrow and continues for 3 weeks, with a new challenges and rewards available each week for players to engage with. This is all leading up to the new full expansion for Hearthstone, Saviors of Uldum, which releases August 6th.
Continuing with the renewed interest in connected story-telling that the Hearthstone team has been championing this year, the Fire Fest-E.V.I.L involves the League of E.V.I.L crashing the floating city of Dalaran into Blackrock Mountain during Ragnaros' fire festival.
During week 1, a new tavern brawl will be available which functions like a mini-solo campaign. Piloting one of the League of E.V.I.L members, players will battle against 8 different Blackrock Mountain bosses to "get Dalaran back on track." You'll earn a pack for beating 4 bosses, and a card back for beating all 8. There's also special golden cards for beating all 8 bosses in under an hour and under 40 minutes, a first for Hearthstone.
Week 2 is more of the same, but this time you'll be able to play as a Arch-Villainous hero. Beating all 8 bosses using Rafaam will appropriately earn you a golden Rafaam's Scheme card. You can also get another Uldum pack for clearing the first 4 bosses again.
The week 3 event, called The Burndown, will introduce a new PVP Tavern Brawl with an interesting mechanic: if you lose a match, the next round you will use the deck that beat you. Presumably the brawl will eventually get to a point where there is only one deck everyone can use, so if you want to try it you should do so as soon as it goes live on July 24th.
Fire Fest-E.V.I.L also has a cool new way of hyping up card reveals. As the player base collectively works towards 25 million bosses defeated, cards will get revealed based on progress: we will see a new card at 6.25 million bosses defeated, 12.5 million, 187.75 million, and finally a legendary card reveal at 25 million bosses defeated.
But that's not all: for the first week of the event players will get a legendary quest every day. These quests will reward either a current card pack or "a hefty sum of gold" once completed. Blizzard has state these quests will only pay out until July 31, so again, get while the getting's good.
Fire Fest-E.V.I.L runs from 7/10-7/31. The next expansion, Saviors of Uldum, is available for pre-order now.