March 31 is a normal day for many, but over at Blizzard Entertainment, it’s a date that holds special significance, the start of what would eventually grow to become a glorious StarCraft era.
On the same day in 2018, the beloved real-time strategy classic will turn 20 years old. In celebration of the big 2, Blizzard is hosting a series of streams and in-game giveaways, with plenty of skins and rewards lying in wait.
Despite being a StarCraft anniversary, the giveaways are not only limited to titles in the universe, but will instead extend to all of Blizzard’s existing games. This means that players of Diablo 3, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and of course, StarCraft 2 and StarCraft: Remastered, are in for a wholesome treat.
Let’s take a peek at what’s in store for the players.
Starcraft: Login reward of 20th Anniversary UI Skin for Starcraft: Remastered (March 6 onwards).
StarCraft 2: Login reward of Special UI Skin for each race (March 6 onwards) + Potrait and Decal (March 6 – April 3).
Diablo 3: Login reward of Dominion’s Revenge, a fearsome Battlecruiser-themed pet (March 6 onwards).
Overwatch: Login reward of Sarah Kerrigan Ghost skin for Widowmaker (March 6 – April 3).
World of Warcraft: Salute one of the five StarCraft-themed companion pets – Zergling, Grunty, Mini Thor, Baneling, or Zeradar – for the “Salute to StarCraft” Feat of Strength.
Heroes of the Storm: Login reward of 20th Anniversary Portrait for Protoss, Terran, and Zerg (March 27 – April 7).
Hearthstone: Play a StarCraft-inspired Tavern Brawl to receive three Kobolds & Catacombs packs (March 21 – March 25).
Additionally, an anniversary stream featuring popular StarCraft personalities will be hosted on Twitch from March 30 to 31, with a new YouTube video feature on the latter date. Titled StarCraft is Life: A Celebration, the short reel will star “StarCraft’s biggest fans” as they “look back on their favourite memories from the past 20 years.”
With goodies galore, there’s no better way to reward loyalty!
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.