War Chest: Katowice 2019 brings two brand-new features to StarCraft II and Twitch alike.
First, each race in StarCraft II is receiving a full suite of custom building skins. By purchasing this season’s War Chest, you’ll be able to complete your transformation with the Simulant Zerg, Terran Special Forces, and Protoss Forged sets.
Second, Blizzard is adding even more ways to earn War Chest XP. Now, not only can you earn War Chest XP by playing StarCraft II, you’ll also be able to earn War Chest XP by watching StarCraft II on Twitch. For this entire War Chest period, spend time with your favorite StarCraft II broadcasters & earn experience towards this season’s War Chest loot.
Any and all broadcasters can help their fellow RTS fans gain experience for their Katowice 2019 War Chest simply by streaming StarCraft II and activating the StarCraft II War Chest Extension.
- Phase I unlocks: December 20
- Phase II unlocks: January 17
- Phase III unlocks: February 14
- Double XP begins: March 14
- War Chest concludes: April 11
Here’s how to earn experience for your War Chest by watching StarCraft II on Twitch:
First, purchase a Katowice 2019 War Chest! Second, verify that your Blizzard account is linked to your Twitch account. Third, log in to Twitch and find a channel that’s streaming StarCraft II and has the War Chest extension activated. And finally, make sure you grant the War Chest extension access to your Twitch ID.
StarCraft II streams on the official StarCraft II channel will always be eligible to provide War Chest XP. Other channels that stream StarCraft II will have the opportunity to provide War Chest XP to viewers, as well, so long as the War Chest extension is activated. You can check to see if the War Chest extension is available on a particular channel by looking for the extension icon near the edges of the Twitch video player.
Want to take all the guesswork out of finding eligible channels? We’ve got you covered. We’ve partnered with several streamers from around the world (listed here) to ensure they are ready to provide XP-unlocking entertainment starting today and continuing throughout the entire War Chest period! If and when these channels are streaming StarCraft II, they will be eligible to provide War Chest XP.
Once you find a StarCraft II stream to enjoy, the War Chest extension activated on their channel will serve as your guide, keeping you up-to-date on your eligibility and progress.
After watching for about 20 minutes, you should unlock your first War Chest XP reward and the extension will notify you that you have War Chest XP to claim. You must click the “Claim XP” button to redeem it in-game on your linked account. Clicking this button will also allow you to continue earning XP on Twitch. Please note that you cannot earn any additional experience if have pending experience to claim. The War Chest extension will let you know once you’ve earned enough XP to unlock all War Chest items currently available; however, any time you want to see exactly where you stand, you can always log into StarCraft II to verify your earnings.
How to Provide War Chest XP on Twitch
If you already stream StarCraft II and want to provide your viewers with the opportunity to earn War Chest XP on your channel, you’ll just need to do two things. One, make sure your Blizzard account is linked to your Twitch account. And two, install, configure, and activate the StarCraft II War Chest extension. Click here to download the extension now and click here to learn more about managing your Twitch Extensions.
Once the War Chest extension is installed and activated, just stream StarCraft II like normal and you’ll help your viewers unlock those sweet building skins, plus a variety of other in-game items as well!
The Spoils of War Await
You are now armed and ready to begin your War Chest: Katowice 2019 campaign. Get comfy and then get to watching your favorite StarCraft II streams. For even more details about this program, please review the FAQ here. GLHF!