Blizzard’s Big Franchises Are Celebrating Diablo’s 20th Anniversary

Blizzard’s famous Diablo series celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, Blizzard is holding in-game events not only in Diablo III, but also some of the developer’s other big franchises. These include Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Overwatch, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft.

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Diablo III’s in-game event is called The Darkening of Tristram–it lets players run through a “reimagined” version of the cathedral from the first game. Heroes of the Storm is offering up a Diablo-themed portrait, while Hearthstone has a mysterious “hooded stranger” awaiting players.

As for Overwatch, it has some Diablo-themed sprays up for grabs, while “strange things are afoot” in World of Warcraft.

Here is a full rundown of what’s happening in Blizzard’s games “soon” to celebrate Diablo’s 20th anniversary, with descriptions written by Blizzard;

Diablo III:

  • Recapture the feeling of your first play through of the original Diablo with The Darkening of Tristram tribute event. Venture through a reimagined version of the original cathedral in Diablo III and keep an eye out for some familiar items.

Heroes of the Storm:

  • The battle for the High Heavens continues, and a new Diablo-themed portrait is up for grabs! Can you emerge victorious on this hectic new brawl map?

Hearthstone:

  • In this Tavern Brawl, a hooded stranger awaits, holding a grim deck in his hands. Will you unravel the secrets surrounding this dark wanderer?

Overwatch:

  • Bring the battle for Sanctuary into the fight for the future with in-game sprays representing your favorite Diablo III classes–along with a new player icon modeled after the Lord of Terror!

StarCraft II:

  • Put the Lord of Terror to work for you with a Diablo-themed worker portrait.

World of Warcraft:

  • Strange things are afoot in the world of Azeroth as denizens of Sanctuary cross over into an unfamiliar world.

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