We’ve made several adjustments to the Rewards Track over the last few months, based on player feedback: increasing rewards, upping the frequency of rewards, and removing limitations that might make rewards more difficult to obtain. We’re always iterating on our systems and features, and the Rewards Track is no exception.
When the Rewards Track refreshes for the first time when Forged in the Barrens launches, all players will automatically be granted any unclaimed rewards on both the free track and the Tavern Pass track (if purchased), and a completely new Rewards Track featuring a bevy of new unlockable loot will take its place.*
You can find the full table of rewards and XP needed for every level of both the Forged in the Barrens free track and Tavern Pass below, as well as a difference table to give a better idea of what’s changed since last expansion.
*Level 50 Hero skin choice must be made before the Forged in the Barrens Rewards Track refresh. Additionally, all players who are online at the time of the refresh will not see their Rewards Track immediately change over. These players must relog to receive the updated rewards track. We’re working to have the level 50 Hero skin automatically granted for those who missed claiming it and for the refresh to happen seamlessly for actively online players in a future patch.
Rewards Track Refresh & Updates
The Rewards Track for Forged in the Barrens will include card packs from expansions in Standard, the Zuldazar card back, Tavern Tickets, a random Epic card, two random Legendary cards, and a lot of Gold. For finishing the track, you’ll get to choose from one of 10 returning Hero Skins. We’ve also added 14 uncraftable Golden cards and the Legendary minion, [[Mankrik]], which will be the first reward on the new track!
|Lvl||XP to level||Cumulative XP||Free Track||Tavern Pass|
|1||0||0||Mankrik (Uncraftable Legendary)||10% XP Boost, Diamond Blademaster Samuro (Uncraftable)|
|4||150||350||2x Golden Venomous Scorpid (Uncraftable Common)|
|5||150||500||Barrens Pack||Young Rokara Hero Skin (Warrior)|
|6||225||725||2x Golden Peon (Uncraftable Common)|
|8||300||1250||2x Golden Hog Rancher (Uncraftable Common)|
|10||325||1875||Random Epic Card||Initiate Kurtrus Hero Skin (Demon Hunter)|
|13||350||2900||Golden Mor'Shan Watch Post (Uncraftable Rare)|
|15||375||3650||Zuldazar Card Back||Survivor Xyrella Hero Skin (Priest)|
|18||425||4875||Year of the Phoenix Pack|
|20||450||5750||Random Legendary Card||15% XP Boost|
|23||600||7350||Golden Burning Blade Acolyte (Uncraftable Rare)|
|25||675||8675||Year of the Phoenix Pack||Golden Vol'jin (Uncraftable Legendary)|
|28||875||11100||Golden Horde Operative (Uncraftable Rare)|
|30||1100||13200||Tavern Ticket||Barrens Card Back|
|33||1250||16850||Golden Mor'Shan Watch Post (Uncraftable Rare)|
|35||1300||19400||Year of the Phoenix Pack|
|38||1350||23400||Golden Burning Blade Acolyte (Uncraftable Rare)|
|40||1400||26200||Year of the Phoenix Pack||Recruit Rokara Hero Skin (Warrior)|
|43||1500||30600||Golden Horde Operative (Uncraftable Rare)|
|48||1600||38400||Year of the Phoenix Pack|
|50||1650||41700||Random Legendary Card||Firefang Rexxar Hero Skin (Hunter)|
|55||1800||50,400||Year of the Phoenix Pack|
|60||1900||59,700||Year of the Phoenix Pack||Adept Kurtrus Hero Skin (Demon Hunter)|
|65||2050||69,650||Golden Primordial Protector (Uncraftable Epic)|
|70||2250||80,450||Year of the Phoenix Pack||20% XP Boost|
|75||2500||92,700||Golden Primordial Protector (Uncraftable Epic)|
|80||2500||105,200||100 Gold||Shardseeker Xyrella Hero Skin (Priest)|
|90||2500||130,200||150 Gold||Kazakus Cosmetic Coin|
|100||2500||155,200||Hero Skin Choice||Trainer Kurtrus Hero Skin (Demon Hunter), Lightweaver Xyrella Hero Skin (Priest), Rokara of the Horde Hero Skin (Warrior)|
We’ve made several additional changes for the new Rewards Track aimed at making in-game progression feel even better. In summary, we've doubled the number of core reward levels from 50 to 100, and halved the amount of XP required to reach each level. Where possible, we’ve also adjusted the amount of rewards at each level, in order to distribute them more effectively across the whole track. To this end, we’ve introduced new rewards, including the uncraftable golden cards, in places where simply adjusting the amount of previous season's rewards wasn't possible (like where a card pack was on the Rewards Track). The intent with these changes is to offer even more frequent rewards, particularly in later levels.
You’ll notice that we’ve added new card packs to the free track: Year of the Phoenix packs! Year of the Phoenix packs contain cards from sets released in the Year of the Phoenix: Ashes of Outland, Scholomance Academy, Madness at the Darkmoon Faire, and the Darkmoon Races Mini-Set!
We also made a couple of additional changes outside of the Rewards Track. We updated Achievements to show progress bars for each type of Achievement in your Journal now, showcasing your total percent progress for each Achievement category. Additionally, you’ll now be able to re-roll the guaranteed Weekly Quest: Win 5 games of Ranked Play Mode.
Finally, please note that incomplete Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Gameplay achievements will no longer grant Reward Track XP after the 20.0 patch is released, and instead a new set of Forged in the Barrens Gameplay achievements will, so don’t forget to finish and claim those before they’re gone!
With the introduction of the Forged in the Barrens Tavern Pass, we’re excited to announce what was previously spell-locked for Phase 1 on our roadmap for the year—an all-new cosmetic card tier for Hearthstone: Diamond cards! Each expansion will include one or more handcrafted Diamond Legendary cards that feature completely new 3D animations, more real estate for card art, and a stylish Diamond border.
Blademaster Samuro and Bru’kan will receive the Diamond treatment in Forged in the Barrens! The unlock criteria for these cards are as follows:
- Diamond Blademaster Samuro – Instantly obtainable by purchasing the Forged in the Barrens Tavern Pass and claiming the card on the Rewards track.
- Diamond Bru’kan – Obtained by completing the Forged in the Barrens Legendary Collector 5/5 Achievement (Collect all Legendary cards from the set.)
Forged in the Barrens Tavern Pass
The Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Tavern Pass will expire with the launch of Forged in the Barrens and a new Tavern Pass will be made available for purchase—offering a host of brand-new cosmetic rewards and XP boosts.
Purchasing the Tavern Pass at any point during the expansion will immediately grant the Diamond Blademaster Samuro Legendary card, a 10% XP Boost that lasts for the duration of the expansion, and all items up to your current level on the paid track. As you progress with the Tavern Pass during the Forged in the Barrens expansion, you’ll earn additional XP Boosts, the Barrens card back, the uncraftable Shadowhunter Vol’jin Golden Legendary minion, the Firefang Rexxar Hero Skin, and an all-new cosmetic coin! You can also earn Hero Skins for the new Mercenaries introduced in Forged in the Barrens: three Rokara Warrior Hero Skins, three Kurtrus Demon Hunter Hero Skins, and three Xyrella Priest Hero Skins!
As a reminder, Battlegrounds Perks are now available as a standalone purchase, separate from the Tavern Pass.
New Cosmetic Coins
There are three new Cosmetic Coins on the way, two of which are themed after Forged in the Barrens and obtainable by the following means:
- Completing the first 90 levels of the Rewards Track with the Tavern Pass.
- Collecting 135 unique Forged in the Barrens cards.
We are planning a 35 card Mini-Set for Forged in the Barrens, so that second Achievement will become much easier once there are 170 to collect in total! We’ll have more information to share on the Forged in the Barrens Mini-Set in the coming months.
We’ve also added a Bigglesworth coin for collecting one of every card from Scholomance Academy. Collect all 135 cards from Scholomance Academy and this new coin will be yours!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can Diamond cards be disenchanted?
- No, Diamond cards are uncraftable and cannot be disenchanted. Diamond cards cannot be found in card packs.
- How do the uncraftable Golden cards on the Reward Track work?
- Golden cards on the free track cannot be crafted, disenchanted, or obtained from card packs. When the Rewards Track refreshes at the start of our next expansion, these Golden cards will be earnable via other means. Non-Golden versions of these cards will still be earnable through normal means such as crafting or pack opening.
- Will I be able to buy the next Mini-Set with Gold?
- Yes, like the Darkmoon Races Mini-Set, you will be able to purchase the next Mini-Set with real money or Gold.
- *NEW* I want to buy the Tavern Pass, but what if I get Blademaster Samuro as one of my Pre-Purchase Legendary drops?
- We put in protections to make sure none of your Pre-Purchase Legendary drops are wasted. Diamond Blademaster Samuro is uncraftable, and no version of Blademaster Samuro will drop as a Pre-Purchase Legendary. Normal and Golden Blademaster Samuro can still be found in packs or crafted – so if you plan to purchase the Tavern Pass, do so and claim Blademaster Samuro before opening packs!
- Normal Mankrik is free on the Reward Track at level 1 and uncraftable. Mankrik won't drop as a Pre-Purchase Legendary or drop from packs. Golden Mankrik can still be found in packs or crafted.
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