Blizzard Is Celebrating 20 Years Since Diablo's Launch

Melba UnderwoodDec 31, 2016

The 20th anniversary of Blizzard's original Diablo game released on December 31, 1996, is one of them.

Blizzard is known mostly for its World of Warcraft franchise but it's also the developer behind the critically acclaimed Diablo franchise.

Blizzard is set to introduce new stuff to Overwatch in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Diablo.

For those looking to return to the days of old where players only had a limited amount of movement options and the world was extremely pixilated, then the Diablo 3: The Darkening of Tristram event is for you. The other Blizzard games like Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Overwatch and StarCraft II will all have an event of their own.

If you're playing Overwatch, you can still celebrate the Diablo anniversary with sprays-symbols painted on a wall or the ground-of each class from Diablo III.

Blizzard fans are in for a treat, as a large amount of Diablo-themed bonus content will be showing up in fan-favorite games very soon. Players will journey through the reimagined version of the original cathedral in "Diablo 3" and should watch for familiar items.

Heroes of the Storm: The battle for the High Heavens continues, and a new Diablo-themed portrait is up for grabs!

Anyway, you can enjoy the new events, features and lootables by hopping into the various Blizzard games and enjoying the new celebration content being rolled out over the course of the next month.

In Hearthstone, players will go head-to-head with a hooded stranger in a new tavern brawl. "Will you unravel the secrets surrounding this dark wanderer?" StarCarft II players will get a Diablo-themed worker portrait.

Unusual things are also afoot in World of Warcraft, where denizens of Sanctuary are beginning to cross over into a mysterious new world.

World of Warcraft will also see some new events, although Blizzard only offered a cryptic clue, suggesting that certain denizens of Sanctuary will cross over into Azeroth for a short time. Reaper of Souls players will take part in a special event in the game. This event will be available for a short period of time and will reward players with a unique retro vision filter.

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