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DiabloDec 28, 2016 1:00 pm CT

Diablo’s 20th Anniversary crosses over into all Blizzard games

The 20th anniversary of Diablo is right around the corner. We knew Diablo was celebrating, but it seems everyone’s going to have a chance to celebrate it, no matter what Blizzard game they’re playing. There will be new Overwatch sprays and in-game icons, a new Hearthstone brawl, and more, including a mysterious World of Warcraft event wherein denizens of Sanctuary will make their way to Azeroth. What strange things could be afoot? We don’t know, but I suspect we won’t have long to wait. December 31st (the original launch date for Diablo) is a mere three day away.

For the details (such as they are) for what Diablo has planned in each Blizzard game, you can read the post on the official site, and then start speculating. We’re told there is no cow level, but that leaves a lot of possibilities. Some Diablo themed transmog loot? Maybe something like an invasion, but with Diablo themed characters like the Skeleton King or the Butcher? Your guess is as good as ours.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment (Official Post)

As we approach the original game’s release anniversary on December 31, Blizzard Entertainment is thrilled to commemorate twenty years of Diablo. We’re ready to celebrate our passion for the world of Sanctuary and the brave heroes who inhabit it!

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. These events and items will only be available for a limited time, so be sure to check them all out before they’re gone.

A small taste of each tribute is below—keep an eye out for more details about these celebrations. . . and thank you, all of you, for allowing us to continue adventuring in the world of Sanctuary. Here’s to twenty years of loot!

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.

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