Blizzard Announces In-Game Events Celebrating 20 Years of Diablo

Blizzard is celebrating 20 years of Diablo with the only way they know how.

Diablo, one of Blizzard’s main IPs and one of the most successful franchises in the gaming industry, is turning 20 on December 31st.

That’s why Blizzard plans to hold special in-game events and items that won’t only take place in Diablo, but throughout the studio’s various IPs. Here is a list of the events expected in each game:

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.

Make sure to enjoy Blizzard’s special events while they last.