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StarCraft's 20th anniversary brings gifts to players who log in to Battle.net games

Published: 18:02, 30 March 2018
Blizzard Entertainment
StarCraft 20th Anniversary

Blizzard's E-Sport game celebrates it's 20th birthday tomorrow. After reaching cult-classic status in the RTS genre, it is still supported and played. The 20th anniversary event has started, with a few days left to your claim goodies.

StarCraft released on 31 March 1998, so tomorrow marks 20 years since that day. Blizzard is giving away a few things in their games as a homage to the game's success. All Blizzard games on the Battle.net platform are celebrating StarCraft in their own way.

For starters, Overwatch has released a Ghost Sarah Kerrigan skin for Widowmaker. Players who previously got the Ghost Nova skin can now switch between the two rivals. The skin is available to claim on log in until 03 April 2018.

Blizzard Entertainment Overwatch - Ghost Sarah Kerrigan Widowmaker Skin

Next up, World of Warcraft players who use the /salute emote on one of the following StarCraft-themed companion pets – Zergling, Grunty, Mini Thor, Baneling, or Zeradar will receive the Salute to StarCraft Feat of Strength achievement. The ability to get the achievement ends on 06 April 2018.

Blizzard Entertainment World of Warcraft - 20th Anniversary StarCraft /salute

Diablo 3 players will receive a Battlecruiser-themed pet called Dominion’s Revenge to take with them into either Hell or the High Heavens. The event began on 06 March 2018 and the end is not announced, but presumed to be within the first week of April.

Blizzard Entertainment Diablo 3 - Battlecruiser Dominion's Revenge, StarCraft themed pet

Heroes of the Storm players, apart from getting the newly released Protoss Hero Fenix available for purchase and a StarCraft themed PvE brawl, they are also getting three StarCraft portraits for free. Players can log in before 07 April 2018 to get them.

Blizzard Entertainment Heroes of The Storm - StarCraft 20th Anniversary Portraits

Everyone got a free Fenix/Talandar co-op commander in StarCraft 2 in their gift bags, but apart from that, StarCraft Remastered owners will get a commemorative UI skin. 

Blizzard Entertainment StarCraft 2 - 20th Anniversary Fenix Co-Op Commander Free

StarCraft 2 players will get special UI skins for each race and a portrait and decal if they log on before 03 April 2018.

Blizzard Entertainment Starcraft 2 - 20th anniversary themed Protoss UI skin

StarCraft is a staple of the modern RTS genre, and it marked one of the first E-Sports to be played worldwide and in tournaments. South Koreans consider it their unofficial national sport.