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StarCraft 2 is going free-to-play on November 14

06 November 2017, 12:25 | Ricardo Garza

New co-op mission called Part and

New co-op mission called Part and Parcel

In order to bring more players to StarCraft II's community, Blizzard now offers the entire Wings of Liberty campaign free for all players.

Plus, if you already own Wings of Liberty, you'll get the second installment of StarCraft II's campaign-Heart of the Swarm-for free.

All of the current and upcoming co-op commanders will be free as well, as previously stated - although, those will only be available up to level five, with the exceptions of Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis, who are totally free and can be leveled indefinitely.

"Some of the early triggers of considering free-to-play were feedback that even though a lot of the game already was free through the starter edition, that that wasn't well-known", Morten told Polygon in an interview at BlizzCon, "[and] that it was confusing to understand what you need to buy to actually start playing Starcraft 2. Of course, we'd have to ridicule you for having such thoughts, because this is Blizzard we're talking about, and its games have some true staying power. Several challenge-mode mini-games will also be included, with focused goals created to ease players into the basics of multiplayer strategies.

F2P commanders can earn access the Ranked mode after earning 10 daily "First Win of the Day".




With the StarCraft II saga wrapping up campaign-wise over two years ago, this move is a welcome one. Existing players should log in between November 8th and December 8th to claim the free content. The multiplayer mode will enable gamers from around the world to compete against each other.

StarCraft II launched for PC in 2010.

Gamers will be able to play the entire campaign of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for free once November 14 hits.

StarCraft is a big part of BlizzCon, but also present at the annual event are Blizzard's other franchises, such as Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Overwatch. If you purchased any of the three campaigns as of October 31, you'll get an exclusive Ghost skin. This also includes all units from the expansion campaigns.



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