Stand Watch Against the Curse of The Witchwood, Host a Launch Party!

Stand Watch Against the Curse of The Witchwood, Host a Launch Party!

The Witchwood has been restless lately. Twisted creatures stir in the forest, and ghastly specters haunt the foggy streets of Gilneas. Terror is afoot in the night . . . and the time to strike back is nigh!

Grab some friends and pledge your swords—and decks—in defense of Gilneas, then celebrate the launch of The Witchwood by hosting or attending a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering!

Host a Fireside Gathering Release Party for The Witchwood

Kick things off by heading over to and submitting your event details. Make sure to be very specific so your friends and fellow townsfolk can find your tavern. Once your application is submitted, we’ll review your event and let you know if it’s been approved. Remember to hold your Fireside Gathering in a place that’s accessible to the public!

Requesting a Support Kit

Rally new members to your cause by requesting a support kit full of pins, plushies, and other goodies! Supplies are limited, so register your event between now and May 3 to be eligible for one. While you can host Fireside Gatherings at any time during the year, this round of support kits will be available only for select events taking place between April 21 to May 20.

Finding a Safe, Warm Place

The nights in Gilneas are dark and dangerous, but you can find safety by joining a nearby pack of welcoming worgen. Find your own place by a Gilnean hearth—visit to search for local celebrations near you.

If you’d like additional company, make sure to visit a tavern that’s already established (you can tell it is if it has a unique Tavern Sign) and complete a Fireside Brawl. If you do so, the warlock Hero Nemsy Necrofizzle will join your ranks to help fight off things that go bump in the night.

Innkeepers who would like to facilitate meetings between Nemsy and their patrons can learn more about establishing taverns here.

The Witchwood Celebration Support Kit Requirements

If you’re interested in getting a celebration support kit, make sure you meet the following criteria:

  • Host your Fireside Gatherings at a location accessible to the public, like a café, restaurant, local game store, tavern, or town square.
  • Schedule your event at so other players can find out about it.
  • Innkeepers requesting a support kit must be 18 years of age or older.

Celebrate the launch of The Witchwood today!

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