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HearthstoneJan 17, 2023 6:40 pm CT

How to earn the Lightkeeper Xyrella skin with Twitch drops by watching Hearthstone streams through January 23, now live!

You can earn a free Hearthstone Battlegrounds skin, Lightkeeper Xyrella, by watching Hearthstone on Twitch between January 17 and January 23! All you need to do is connect your Battle.net and Twitch accounts, and then watch any Hearthstone stream with the “Drops Enabled” tag for a total of one hour.

Sounds easy enough, right? Here’s everything you need to know to connect your Battle.net account to Twitch, as well as when, where, and how to watch in order to earn your skin.

How to connect your Twitch and Battle.net accounts

It’s an easy process that will only require logging into Twitch and then going to your Battle.net settings — but keep your Battle.net Authenticator in hand if you use one.

  1. Login to your Twitch account.
  2. Go to the Battle.net Connections pane. If you’re not already logged into your Battle.net account, you’ll be prompted to do so.
  3. Scroll until you find the Twitch option, and click +Connect.
  4. Follow the instructions.
  5. Watch the streams.

Twitch channels that have Drops active are labeled as such (there’s a “Drops Enabled” message near the stream categories). Also, you can keep track of your progress at the Drops Inventory page.

Once you finish watching for the required amount of time, a message will pop up telling you that your drop is ready to be claimed, and you must click it. Then, you’ll see the confirmation that you got it at the Drops Inventory page as well.

How to connect your YouTube and Battle.net accounts

Although there’s no YouTube event with Hearthstone drops at this moment, it’s a good idea to keep your accounts connected as well, because events that offer drops on YouTube happen pretty often.

It’s as simple as the process for Twitch — but again, if you use a Battle.net Authenticator, keep it in hand.

  1. Login to your YouTube account. Keep in mind that only personal accounts are eligible to be linked with external apps, so if you’re using a brand account, you’re going to need to switch to a personal one.
  2. Click your icon on the top-right corner, and then go to Settings -> Connected Apps -> Account Sharing.
  3. On that panel, you should find the Battle.net icon. Link your Battle.net account from that icon — you might be prompted to check your Authenticator if you’re using that security measure, so have your phone ready.
  4. Watch the streams.

Keep in mind that after watching the events, drops can still take up to 48 hours to be granted to your Battle.net account. If you’re still having trouble getting your drops even after those 48 hours, refer to the official FAQ / Help page.

Where and when to watch Hearthstone on Twitch and earn drops

To earn your drop, you’ll simply want to go to one of the many Hearthstone streams between January 17 and January 23 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). You’ll know that the channel counts if it has the “Drops Enabled” tag near its description. You can also track your progress at the aforementioned Drops Inventory page.

You’ll need to watch for one hour to earn Lightkeeper Xyrella. Remember that time watching is cumulative, so you don’t need to watch it all in one sitting. Happy watching, and enjoy your new skin!

Originally posted March 9, 2022. Updated January 17, 2023.

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