Blizzard celebrates StarCraft’s 20th anniversary with in-game giveaways

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The original StarCraft turns 20 years old on March 31, and Blizzard Entertainment is celebrating that anniversary with a series of streams and in-game giveaways. The celebration will extend to all of Blizzard’s active games, with skins and in-game rewards coming for Diablo 3, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft 2, Starcraft: Remastered and World of Warcraft.

Here’s a peek at what Blizzard has in store for players for StarCraft’s 20th anniversary, followed by how players can earn these in-game rewards.

  • StarCraft: Remastered — Log in to StarCraft: Remastered after March 6 to receive a commemorative 20th Anniversary UI Skin for StarCraft: Remastered.
  • StarCraft 2 — Log in to StarCraft 2 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.
  • Diablo 3 — Log in to Diablo 3 after March 6 to receive Dominion’s Revenge, a fearsome Battlecruiser-themed Pet.
  • Overwatch — Log in to Overwatch between March 6 and April 3 to receive the Sarah Kerrigan Ghost skin for Widowmaker.
  • 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.
  • Heroes of the Storm — Log in to Heroes of the Storm between March 27 and April 7 to receive a 20th Anniversary Portrait for Protoss, Terran and Zerg.
  • Hearthstone — Play a StarCraft-inspired Tavern Brawl between March 21 and 25 to receive three Kobolds & Catacombs packs!

Blizzard plans to host an anniversary stream on March 30 and 31, featuring popular StarCraft personalities on Twitch. On March 31, Blizzard will also release a video feature on YouTube titled StarCraft is Life: A Celebration, featuring “StarCraft’s biggest fans” as they “look back on their favorite memories from the past 20 years.”

Update (March 30): Blizzard has something else for StarCraft 2 players: Protoss co-op commander Fenix is free until April 3. StarCraft 2 players — remember, the game’s free to play now — will find Fenix in their gift tab. Additionally:

For those of you who already own Fenix, we have a gift for you, too: A Co-op Stimpack! Collect this gift and you’ll earn double experience when you play Co-op Missions for 30 days. You’ll earn those sweet, sweet mastery levels twice as fast.

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