The Boomsday Project Pre-Release Parties Are Coming!

The Boomsday Project Pre-Release Parties Are Coming!

Open your packs early and revel in some Fireside fun prior to The Boomsday Project’s official launch—only at a Pre-Release event near you!

What’s Pre-Release?

Pre-Release events are special Fireside Gatherings where you can open any packs you have from the upcoming Hearthstone expansion early—and play with them in unique Fireside Brawls! That means you’ll be able to open the packs you pre-purchased, as well as any others you may have earned via Tavern Brawls or other events.

How Exciting!

Opening new packs is always exciting, but Pre-Release events take that excitement even further by allowing you to actually play with the cards you’ve opened before the expansion’s official release in two different Fireside Brawls.

  • There’s Your Basic Boomsday Brawl, a deck-building brawl that will allow you to construct decks with the cards that you open during the Pre-Release event as well as those from your Basic collection. 
  • And then there’s also A Scientific Recipe, a pre-constructed brawl that will have new deck recipes from the upcoming set for you to play with!

Your newly-opened cards will be viewable in the Collection Manager, though they’ll only be playable at an official Pre-Release event prior to launch. You also won’t be able to disenchant or craft cards until the expansion’s official launch.

Where Can I Go for Pre-Release?

In celebration of The Boomsday Project’s impending launch, we’ve put together a ton of Pre-Release events for you to enjoy across the globe! All of these events will take place over the weekend of August 4–5 in local time unless otherwise stated. Click on an event name below for more details!

The Americas

Join in the Pre-Release parties happening across this continent! Open your packs ahead of time and take part in special Fireside Brawls—there will be tons of fun for everyone!

Esports Arena
Santa Ana, CA
The Wall Gaming Lounge
Las Vegas, NV
Alley NYC
New York, NY
The Cave
Gaming Center

Fairfax, VA
Vigilante Gaming Bar
Austin, TX
Meltdown Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Meltdown Quebec
Quebec, Canada
Meltdown Montreal
Montreal, Canada
The Wasteland Gaming
Duluth, GA
The Treehouse
at Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

If opening your packs early isn’t enough of a draw, maybe a special drink themed after The Boomsday Project and a Hearthstone burger might be? Pick up some sweet event-only collectibles like the lab flask your drink comes in at Brazil’s only Pre-Release party, which will be themed around Boom Labs!

Taverna Medieval
São Paulo, Brasil


We’re partnering up with Meltdown bars and innkeepers across Europe to bring you that Pre-Release Fireside experience, with over 30 locations across 12 countries!

Meltdown Brussels
Ixelles, Belgium
Meltdown Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
Meltdown Caen
Caen, France
Meltdown Grenoble
Grenoble, France
Meltdown Lyon
Lyon, France
Meltdown Montpellier
Montpellier, France
Meltdown Rennes
Rennes, France
Meltdown Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Meltdown Toulouse
Toulouse, France
Meltdown Tours
Tours, France
Meltdown Troyes
Troyes, France
Meltdown Budapest
Budapest, Hungary
Meltdown Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Meltdown Valencia
València, Spain
Meltdown London
London, UK
Esports Game Arena
Alphen aan den Rjin
The Netherlands
Kawiarnia Hex
Kraków, Poland
Niederglatt, Switzerland
Gecko-Bar Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
Kavarna Majak
Prague, Czech Republic
Meltdown Clermont
Clermont, France
Meltdown Dijon
Dijon, France
Meltdown Paris
Paris, France
Meltdown Cologne
Cologne, Germany
Cybermachina Gdańsk
Gdańsk, Poland
Boldesager Skole
Esbjerg, Denmark
La Arena
Madrid, Spain
Via Giosuè Carducci
Bergamo, Italy

Open your packs early at Russia's only official Pre-Release parties in Moscow and Saint Petersburg!

Cyberspace Arena
Moscow, Russia
Playloft GaGa
Saint Petersburg, Russia


Join in the Pre-Release parties happening across this continent! Open your packs ahead of time and take part in special Fireside Brawls—there will be tons of fun for everyone! More events will be announced soon. 

Thailand Esports Arena
Bangkok, Thailand
The Ground Theatre

Whampoa Garden Mall
Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Taipei, Taiwan
Shingkong Mitsukoshi
Taichung, Taiwan
Dream Mall
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Meet and play against Blizzard developers, open card packs with your favorite local Hearthstone stars, and witness an invitational tournament with some of the country’s most popular players! The South Korea Pre-Release party will also have lucky draws and Fireside Brawls for you to play in. Participation is via lottery.

Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

Open your packs with fellow fans at Pre-Release parties in two major cities! You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in interactive minigames! Don’t forget to take your selfies at The Boomsday Project’s special photo booth.

E-sports Square

Tokyo, Japan
Osaka, Japan

Enjoy The Boomsday Project Pre-Release with the community and pro players alike! You’ll get to pick up some lucky draw loot and build your very own meta-shaking decks with attending pros. This event will require you to pick up a free entry ticket beforehand—click on the location name to find out how!

Good Games Top Ryde City
Ryde, New South Wales

Finally, don't forget to pre-purchase your card packs for The Boomsday Project's Pre-Release!


Your pre-purchase comes with 50 The Boomsday Project card packs, 1 random Golden The Boomsday Project legendary card, and the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back!

Mega Bundle

This bundle includes 80 The Boomsday Project card packs, 1 random Golden The Boomsday Project Legendary card, the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, AND a new Warlock Hero to add to your collection: MECHA-JARAXXUS, EREDAR LORD OF THE MEGA BUNDLE!



You can get both The Boomsday Project pre-purchase AND the Mega Bundle, though each is only purchasable once per account. You can use your new card back and Warlock Hero right away, but you’ll have to wait for official Pre-Release events to arrive before dissecting your packs.


We can't wait for you to try out the new cards, so look for a Pre-Release event closest to you and get in there! Additional locations will be added in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned. We'll see you in the tavern!