- War Chest blurb(src)
For each War Chest, players will do a one-time nominal payment, and receive a "treasure map" that they will level up by playing the game's multiplayer and/or Co-op Missions. Every time they level up the war chest, they will receive prizes. The prizes will not be random, and will be predetermined. Loot from these chests include skins, emoticons, decals, and issues of the in-client comic series StarCraft II: Shadow Wars. Automatic rewards are given upon purchase of the War Chest, and at the end of a season, players will receive rewards just for participating. The War Chest loot works on a tiered system. Each tier unlocks more rewards than the preceding tier. There will be three tiers.
There will be one war chest per race, each having its own set of rewards. Unlocking one then purchasing another race's War Chest will give the player they made with that race. Exp gain for the war chests will be doubled int the last month to help players catch up.
The seasons themselves are not tied to ladder seasons, but rather to WCS events. Alerts will be generated on the web and in the game's client to let them know when a war chest season has begun. All rewards for the War Chest will be purchasable after the event ends, but the War Chest will provide a large discount.
A portion of the proceeds from war chests will go toward StarCraft e-sports events and tournaments.
War Chest SeasonsEdit
The first War Chest released July 19th, 2017. As of October 5, the War Chest was no longer be available to purchase. From this point to November 4 (when the chest closes), experience gains will be doubled. War Chest features will be available for individual sale from January 2018, though the emoticons, decals, sprays, and portraits will remain exclusive for those who purchased the War Chest.
The following features are available from the War Chest:
|Initially Unlocked|| Special Forces SCV|
|Tier 1||Special Forces Marine|
|Tier 2||Special Forces Marauder|
|Tier 3||Special Forces Ghost|
|Tier 4|| Special Forces Reaper|
|Tier 5|| Special Forces Medivac|
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|Tier 6||Special Forces Hellion|
|Tier 7||Special Forces Cyclone|
|Tier 8||Special Forces Widow Mine|
|Tier 9|| Special Forces Siege Tank|
|Tier 10|| Special Forces Thor|
|Tier 11||Special Forces Banshee|
|Tier 12||Special Forces Viking|
|Tier 13||Special Forces Liberator|
|Tier 14|| Special Forces Raven|
|Tier 15|| Special Forces Battlecruiser|
|Initially Unlocked|| Leviathan Drone|
|Tier 1||Leviathan Zergling|
|Tier 2||Leviathan Hydralisk|
|Tier 3||Leviathan Roach|
|Tier 4|| Leviathan Baneling|
|Tier 5|| Leviathan Queen|
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|Tier 6||Leviathan Ravager]|
|Tier 7||Leviathan Swarm Host|
|Tier 8||Leviathan Infestor|
|Tier 9|| Leviathan Lurker|
|Tier 10|| Leviathan Ultralisk|
|Tier 11||Leviathan Overlord|
|Tier 12||Leviathan Mutalisk|
|Tier 13||Leviathan Corruptor|
|Tier 14|| Leviathan Viper|
|Tier 15|| Leviathan Brood Lord|
|Initially Unlocked|| Forged Probe|
|Tier 1||Forged Zealot|
|Tier 2||Forged Adept|
|Tier 3||Forged Stalker|
|Tier 4|| Forged Dark Templar|
|Tier 5|| Forged High Templar|
|Tier 6||Forged Sentry|
|Tier 7||Forged Immortal|
|Tier 8||Forged Oracle|
|Tier 9|| Forged Disruptor|
|Tier 10|| Forged Colossus|
|Tier 11||Forged Phoenix|
|Tier 12||Forged Void Ray|
|Tier 13||Forged warp prism|
|Tier 14|| Forged Mothership|
|Tier 15|| Forged Carrier|
- Other Rewards
The following rewards are given upon the first purchase of any War Chest:
- Tal'darim Probe pet in Diablo III
- One card pack in Hearthstone
- One loot chest in Heroes of the Storm
- Portraits of "Shadow Wars" characters and WCS 2017 finalists.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 BlizzCon 2016 Press Kit: StarCraft II Updates, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2016-11-11
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2016-11-05. BlizzCon 2016: Foundations for the Future. Youtube. Accessed 2016-11-05.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 2017-07-15. War Chests Page. Battle.net. Accessed 2017-07-15.
- ↑ 2017-11-04, BlizzCon 2017: Developer Interview StarCraft 2 Game Producer Tim Ismay. YouTube, accessed on 2017-11-06
- ↑ 2017-09-13, War Chest Final Phase Live. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-09-15
- ↑ 2017, 2017 Year in Review - Starcraft 2. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-10-27
- ↑ StarCraft. 2017-11-03. The Future of StarCraft II. Battle.net Accessed 2017-11-03.