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

Free cosmetics for Overwatch, Diablo 3, StarCraft: Remastered and more

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

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.

Battlecruiser pet for Diablo 3
Kerrigan Ghost skin for Overwatch
StarCraft 20th Anniversary UI Skin for StarCraft: Remastered
  • 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.