BlizzCon 2017: StarCraft 2 is going free to play

04 November, 2017, 00:38 | Author: Randy Kelley
  • StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm    
   Blizzard Entertainment

The biggest real-time strategy game of the decade is going free-to-play on November 14.

StarCraft II officially goes free-to-play on Tuesday, November 14.

The original Wings of Liberty campaign. Unparalleled online play for StarCraft II will be available through a new version of Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment's world-renowned gaming service. With its following on the decline, this recent news should introduce a new wave of players to the title. Commanders Kerrigan, Raynor and Artanis will be completely free as well but all other commanders will only be free up to level five.

"StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty brings players back to the sci-fi world they've been pining over for more than a decade, and it doesn't disappoint", we wrote at the time.

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Players will get free access to the single player Wings of Liberty campaign, as well as multiplayer competition, which includes all the latest units and balance updates through the latest release in the series (Legacy of the Void). Specifically, according to a Blizzard blog post, that includes the original Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, every co-op commander, and competitive multiplayer.

StarCraft 2 originally released in 2010. Once you achieve 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I., you'll gain access.

You'll still have to pay for the StarCraft II expansions Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops ($15 dollars each, of $40 for all three), but that's still a lot of free content! We will also continue to offer premium upgrades like announcer packs, special skins, and new Co-op Commanders to enhance your StarCraft II experience in a number of different ways.

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