Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Blizzard To Celebrate StarCraft's 20th Anniversary

Blizzard To Celebrate StarCraft's 20th Anniversary Blizzard To Celebrate StarCraft's 20th Anniversary
Sherri Watson | 05 March, 2018, 17:44

From March 27th to April 7th, logging into Heroes of the Storm will grant you 20th Anniversary portraits for Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. Further, a livestream celebration via Twitch (on March 30 and March 31) would feature some popular personalities related to the game. To celebrate this milestone, players can garner in-game rewards across all of Blizzard Entertainment's current games throughout the month, ending the festivities with an anniversary stream. All active games - including Diablo 3, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft 2, StarCraft: Remastered and World of Warcraft - will offer in-game rewards.

World of Warcraft - Between March 31 and April 6, /salute one of the following StarCraft-themed companion pets - Zergling, Grunty, Mini Thor, Baneling, or Zeradar - to receive the "Salute to StarCraft" Feat of Strength. 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.

StarCraft is Life: A Celebration will release on YouTube on 31 March and will feature some of StarCraft's biggest fans.

Hearthstone players can enjoy three free Kobolds and Catacombs packs from playing a StarCraft inspired Tavern Brawl, starting on March 21 and running through March 25.

Diablo 3 - Log in to Diablo 3 after March 6 to receive Dominion's Revenge, a fearsome Battlecruiser-themed Pet.

The first StarCraft game seems positively ancient at this point (it was released when Windows gaming and internet multiplayer were relatively young), but its influence on the game industry can be felt to this day.