Games News

Starcraft celebrates 20th anniversary with goodies across Blizzard's lineup

Blizzard
Written insignia and logo for the game Starcraft 2 by Blizzard
Starcraft 2

Blizzard's Starcraft is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the company is celebrating in style, announcing a slew of goodies across their line up, which includes the likes of Diablo, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, etc.

The celebrations will last until 03 April 2018, so starting on 06 March 2018, players logging into Starcraft II will get a commemorative user interface skin. Starcraft: Remastered players will receive special UI skins to go with each of the races, a portrait and decal.

Overwatch is getting the Sarrah Kerrigan Ghost skin for Widowmaker, whereas Diablo III is looking at a Battlecruiser themed pet. Heroes of the Storm players logging in between 27 March and 07 April 2018 will get Protoss, Terran and Zerg portraits.

AltCharA split screen depicting upcoming user interface changes in Blizzard gamesStarcraft II and Starcraft: Remastered goodies

World of Warcraft players who "/salute one of the following Starcraft-themed companion pets - Zergling, Grunty, Mini Thor, Baneling or Zeradar" between 31 March and 06 April will get Salute to Starcraft feat of strength.

Last, but not least, is Hearthstone, which is being treated to three Kobolds & Catacombs packs for taking part in the Starcraft themed Tavern Brawl, which takes place between 21 and 25 March 2017.

AltCharFive of Blizzard's popular games arranged in a five card layoutStarcraft 2 anniversary goodies

Honestly though, we were a bit disappointed with Blizzard recycling their earlier cinematics. Having spent the best part of our gaming years drooling over every new iteration of Blizzard's cinematic repertoire, we didn't expect them to go full sitcom.

Sure, patchworking best moments from old episodes saves up production time and money, so it makes business sense. However, it would've been great if they cut our waiting time short this time around and treated us to something we're more used to seeing from the company. Either way though, we'll just drown our sadness in our new UI.