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Blizzard Celebrates StarCraft's 20th Anniversary With In-Game Giveaways

Gaming article by Jake G on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:50
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To celebrate the original StarCraft turning 20 years old on March 31, Blizzard is hosting a selection of streams and in-game giveaways. The giveaways will span a selection of Blizzard's titles including Overwatch, Diablo III, StarCraft Remastered, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm, full details below:

  • Overwatch - Login to Overwatch between March 6 and April 3 to receive the Sarah Kerrigan Ghost skin for Widowmaker.
  • Diablo III - Login to Diablo III after March 6 to receive Dominion’s Revenge, a Battlecruiser-themed Pet.
  • StarCraft Remastered - Login after March 6 to receive a commemorative 20th Anniversary UI Skin for StarCraft: Remastered.
  • StarCraft II - Login after March 6 to receive a special UI Skin for each race. Additionally, log in between March 6 and April 3 to receive a Portrait and Decal.
  • 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.
  • Hearthstone - Play a StarCraft-inspired Tavern Brawl between March 21 and 25 to receive three Kobolds & Catacombs packs!
  • Heroes of the Storm - Login to Heroes of the Storm between March 27 and April 7 to receive a 20th Anniversary Portrait for Protoss, Terran, and Zerg.
As well as these in-game rewards, Blizzard is releasing a video feature, titled StarCraft is Life: A Celebration, on March 31. The feature will air on Blizzard's YouTube channel. On March 30 & 31, there will be an anniversary stream in which "your favorite StarCraft personalities will celebrate the 20th Anniversary with a special event on Twitch.tv!"

Be sure to head here for full details on the 20th Anniversary event.

 

The original StarCraft released March 31. 1998 and has since become a cult phenomenon. The series takes place in the 26th century, where four species struggle for galactic dominance. A remastered version of the game was released in 2017 which bundled the original with its Brood War expansion all with up-to-date graphics, and revised dialogue and audio (you can check out our review here). A sequel, StarCraft II was released in 2010 and has since switched over to a free to play model.

Will you be tuning into the celebration streams? Let us know in the comments.

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