Katowice 2019

Uncover the secrets of the Simulant zerg, deploy elite terran Special Forces, harness the might of the Forged protoss, or obtain them all with the War Chest: Katowice 2019 Complete Bundle. Support StarCraft II esports and gain early access to new base-wide building skins, plus enjoy three new comics!


Watch Twitch to Unlock

Until April 11, 2019, watch StarCraft II streams on Twitch to earn additional War Chest XP. Unlocking your War Chest items has never been easier!

Purchase War Chest

Purchase a War Chest and make sure you have a character created in StarCraft II.

Link Your Accounts

Link your Battle.net account to Twitch to enable XP gain.

Watch to Earn XP

Log in to Twitch and watch eligible* StarCraft II streams to earn XP!

*StarCraft II streams on our official Twitch channel will always provide War Chest XP. In addition, any Twitch channel streaming StarCraft II will be eligible to provide War Chest XP if the broadcaster has linked their Twitch account to their Battle.net account and enabled the StarCraft II War Chest extension.


War Chest: Katowice 2019 introduces more than 70 new items, including building skins, sprays, emoticons, and exclusive portraits. You will also receive a co-op XP boost for the duration of the War Chest event period!

Each War Chest begins with a single building skin, an exclusive portrait, a decal, a console skin, and a loading screen race banner. Play Versus and Co-op matches, or watch eligible StarCraft II streams on Twitch, to earn experience and unlock the rest of the set, along with emoticons and an upgraded portrait.

25% of all War Chest purchases go directly to StarCraft II esports. The first $150K will be added to the $250K Katowice 2019 prize pool, and any extra funds will contribute to future StarCraft II esport events.

Current Katowice 2019 Prize Pool

All-New Building Skins and More

December 20, 2018

War Chest available, Phase 1 Unlocks

January 17, 2019

Phase 2 Unlocks

February 14, 2019

Phase 3 Unlocks

The purchase period ends on March 14, after which you’ll have four weeks of Bonus XP to complete your War Chest and finish unlocking all rewards. Complete your War Chest by April 11, 2019 to earn all the goods.


Phase 1 Rewards

Special Forces Command Center, Refinery, Supply Depot, Barracks, Engineering Bay, Emoticons

Phase 2 Rewards

Special Forces Bunker, Missile Turret, Reactor, Factory, Armory, Emoticons, Spray

Phase 3 Rewards

Special Forces Tech Lab, Starport, Sensor Tower, Ghost Academy, Fusion Core, Spray, Portrait, Emoticons


Phase 1 Rewards

Simulant Hatchery, Extractor, Larva, Spawning Pool, Evolution Chamber, Emoticons

Phase 2 Rewards

Simulant Spine Crawler, Spore Crawler, Baneling Nest, Roach Warren, Hydralisk Den, Emoticons, Spray

Phase 3 Rewards

Simulant Lurker Den, Spire, Nydus Network, Infestation Pit, Ultralisk Cavern, Spray, Portrait, Emoticons


Phase 1 Rewards

Forged Nexus, Assimilator, Pylon, Gateway, Forge, Emoticons

Phase 2 Rewards

Forged Photon Cannon, Shield Battery, Cybernetics Core, Robotics Facility, Robotics Bay, Spray, Emoticons

Phase 3 Rewards

Forged Twilight Council, Stargate, Dark Shrine, Templar Archives, Fleet Beacon, Spray, Portrait, Emoticons

Additional Unlocks

Custom loading screen race banners, decals, console skins, and portraits are unlocked per race bundle you purchase. The War Chest Co-op XP Boost is unlocked upon purchase of any War Chest product, and is active until April 11, 2019.

StarCraft II

Ranked Play Unlock

StarCraft II

War Chest Co-op XP Boost for Duration of War Chest

StarCraft II

Race Portraits

StarCraft II

Custom Loading Screen Race Banners

StarCraft II

Race Decals

StarCraft II

Console Skins

War Chest: Complete Bundle Bonuses

Purchasing the War Chest Complete Bundle grants you a special random race loading screen banner in StarCraft II, as well as rewards in other Blizzard titles: a Tal’darim Probe Pet in Diablo III (unlocked on first War Chest purchase only), a Hearthstone Classic Card Pack, and a Heroes of the Storm Rare Loot Chest!

Diablo III

Tal'darim Probe Pet

Heroes of the Storm

Rare Loot Chest


Classic Card Pack

StarCraft II

Custom Loading Screen Race Banner - Random


The Shadow Wars saga continues with three brand-new comics. Read the full series below!

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