Blizzard Is Celebrating Diablo’s 20th Anniversary In Style

by Robert Workman

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It’s hard to believe that the hit game Diablo has been around for nearly 20 years. (Damn, we’re old.) But Blizzard isn’t about to let this anniversary pass over quietly, as it’s planning a number of activities surrounding the 20th anniversary that players of its games can certainly enjoy.

“Starting soon, you can experience special in-game events and goodies in Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Overwatch, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft to celebrate a few of the things we love about Diablo,” the company said on its official blog page. “These items will only be available for a limited time, so be sure to check them all out before they’re gone!”

The special offers in question are as follows:

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?


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


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. 

Blizzard didn’t give a date as to when these events would kick off, but considering the 20th anniversary isn’t too far off, we should expect them to begin shortly. Get ready, Diablo fans!

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.