It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the original StarCraft was released. It’s mainly hard to believe because I remember firing up the game and playing for countless hours, so really this anniversary is just making me feel old. My age aside, the game has enjoyed an amazing run over these last 20 years. From the original release, to the Brood War expansion, to the long-awaited sequel in the form of Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void, StarCraft has been one of the best RTS games ever. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the RTS classic, Blizzard is offering in-game items across its library of games.
You can check out the full list of available in-game loot below, and see screenshots and whatnot at the source link at the bottom:
- StarCraft: Remastered: Log in to StarCraft: Remastered after March 6 to receive a commemorative 20th Anniversary UI Skin for StarCraft: Remastered.
- StarCraft II: Log in to StarCraft II 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 III: Log in to Diablo III 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!
Admittedly, some of these offers are better than others. I’m particularly excited for the Sarah Kerrigan Ghost skin for Widowmaker in Overwatch. Widowmaker recently received a Nova skin, which is fantastic, but it’s nice to see a pre-Queen of Blades Kerrigan coming to Overwatch. Outside of the games, Blizzard will also release some new content at the end of March, including an Anniversary Stream on March 30th and 31st. Blizzard is saying that some of our favorite StarCraft personalities will celebrate the anniversary with a special event on Twitch. On March 31st, a new video feature, StarCraft is Life: A Celebration, will premiere on YouTube. This feature will talk to fans of the game as they look back on some of their favorite moments from the last 20 years.
Are you looking forward to picking up some new loot for your favorite Blizzard games? Have you been playing StarCraft since the beginning? Tell us what you think, and how you’ll be celebrating in the comment section below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Blizzard