StarCraft is turning 20 and Blizzard has in-game goodies to celebrate

Eric Abent - Mar 5, 2018, 9:22 am CST
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StarCraft is turning 20 and Blizzard has in-game goodies to celebrate

StarCraft, one of the biggest game franchises of all time, has a big birthday coming up. March 31, 2018 will mark 20 years since the launch of the original StarCraft, and though Blizzard already released a remastered version of the game last year, it still has something planned for this occasion. Blizzard’s celebration will take the form of various in-game goodies across its entire library of games, so regardless of which Blizzard game is your favorite, you should be in for a freebie of some sort.

In StarCraft: Remastered, those who log in after March 6 will be treated to a free 20th anniversary UI. StarCraft 2 players, on the other hand, will receive a special UI skin for each race by logging in after the same date. On top of that, those who log into StarCraft 2 between March 6 and April 3 will get a special portrait and decal celebrating the 20th anniversary of the franchise.

The bonus headed for Overwatch is probably the coolest one of all. Overwatch players who log in between March 6 and April 3 will receive a Sarah Kerrigan Ghost skin for Widowmaker, giving us an ever-so-rare glimpse of what Kerrigan looked like before she was assimilated by the Zerg and became the Queen of Blades. Diablo 3 players who log in after March 6 will receive the Dominion’s Revenge pet, which is styled after one of the Dominion’s battlecruisers.

Assuming they login between March 27 and April 7, Heroes of the Storm players will be treated to a collection of 20th anniversary portraits featuring the Terran, Zerg, and Protoss races, while Hearthstone players will get to play through a StarCraft-inspired Tavern Brawl between March 21 and 25 to earn three Kobolds and Catacombs packs. Finally, World of Warcraft players can salute one of the Starcraft-themed companion pets between March 31 and April 6 to each the “Salute to StarCraft” Feat of Strength.

This celebration doesn’t end with these in-game goodies, however. On March 31, Blizzard will also release a video feature called StarCraft is Life: A Celebration on its YouTube channel, and on March 30 and 31, it will host a 20th Anniversary livestream featuring “your favorite StarCraft personalities” over on Twitch. You can read more about the event over on the official StarCraft 2 website, and be sure to head down to the comments section to tell us what your favorite bonus is.


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