5 Tips for New Free-to-Play Hearthstone Players

I’ve been playing Hearthstone since it first released, and I have never, not even when in a weakened state, paid any real money on the game.

If you’re just starting out in Hearthstone you may be a little overwhelmed. With seven expansions, you’ll probably be thinking that there’s no way you can start as a free-to-play player and hold up against those that have been playing from the beginning.

Believe it or not though, that’s just not true. Blizzard has done a particularly good job, especially recently, with making sure that new players feel welcome. Consider some of these tips when you’re just starting out in Hearthstone.

1. Do your daily quests

Daily quests award you coins which can be spent in a variety of ways. When you save up 100 coins you can purchase one Hearthstone pack containing five cards. This is a quick way to add to your card collection.

Chances are, though, you’ll end up with cards you already have. In that case I recommend “dusting” them. Dusting cards gives you arcade dust which you can put towards crafting the cards that you do want.

Daily quests not only give you coins but occasionally give you packs as well, so log in every couple of days to complete those quests.

2. Save Up for the Solo Adventures

Hearthstone has added six solo adventures since its release, and each one has awarded a multitude of great cards for players. You can purchase the solo adventures with real money but we aren’t about that, are we? You’ll need to save up 700 coins to play them.

It may seem like a lot but if you’re doing your daily quests, you’ll save up the coins in no time. Some sections of the solo adventures award legendary cards so it’s well worth saving up for.

If you like the idea of a solo adventure when you’re first starting out and don’t have the coins, Hearthstone’s second most recent solo adventure, “Knight of the Frozen Throne” is totally free.