Hearthstone players were being shortchanged with a specific quest since Wednesday.

The first ever Midsummer Fire Festival has come to Hearthstone and with it, Blizzard has enabled double the gold income from quests. Unfortunately, the "Play a Friend!" quest has not been properly rewarding the challenged player with double the normal amount. Today, the developer has hotfixed the issue and is sending out 80 gold to the affected players.

If you've been challenged multiple times, you'll be rewarded the appropriate amount of gold. I.e. If you only received 160 gold from two "Play a Friend!" challenges, you'll be getting an additional 160.


Back to TopMidsummer Fire Festival and Play a Friend! Issue

The Midsummer Fire Festival is hot, hot, HOT! However, bugs are not, not, not. :(

Recently, we discovered an issue with the Midsummer Fire Festival’s double gold feature not properly granting the friend participating in the “Play a Friend!” Quest double gold. We have rolled out a hotfix for this issue and the Quest is now working properly in all regions. Both the player that has the “Play a Friend!” Quest and the friend they are playing against will receive the Midsummer Fire Festival double gold bonus.

Friends that only received 80 gold from the “Play a Friend!” Quest rather than the intended 160 gold for the Midsummer Fire Festival event will receive their missing 80 gold. A pop-up will appear in-game that will notify the affected players that 80 gold has been added from outside the game.

Please note that the UI will still display that 80 gold has been awarded to the challenged friend, but the awarded gold will correctly be 160 gold. We apologize that we are unable to adjust the UI at this time.

Thank you for your understanding, and enjoy the Midsummer Fire Festivities!


The Midsummer Fire Festival comes with a special Tavern Brawl which rewards themed emotes.

Blizzard also showed off the new Wickerflame Burnbristle and Mistress of Pain art with the new Lifesteal keyword. They also confirmed a change for the Auchenai Soulpriest interaction with these two cards.