StarCraft 2 is now free to play

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Back in early November, Blizzard announced during BlizzCon 2017 that StarCraft II was going to become a free-to-play title, and now that time has come. In this way, gamers will have the chance to see the sci-I strategy of the Wings of Liberty campaign.

For players who already owned Wings of Liberty, Blizzard is also offering the second part of the "StarCraft II" campaign, the Heart of the Swarm expansion, for free instead. This means that players around the world will get free access to the full award-winning Wings of Liberty campaign and the multiplayer competition of StarCraft II's ranked ladder.

Access to the ranked ladder will become available after earning 10 "first wins of the day" in Unranked or after any purchase of expansion content. Co-op commanders also have a max level of 5 in the F2P model, with the exception of Raynor, Kerrigan and Artanis.


As for the rest, all the multiplayer units will be accessible in the Unranked Multiplayer and Custom games.

Those who wish to experience later chapters in the StarCraft II story can purchase the additional single-player campaigns, Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops, individually ($14.99 United States dollars each) or together in the Campaign Collection ($39.99) through the online Blizzard Shop. Alternatively, you can get on board using your Facebook account.

As an extra thank you to current Starcraft II players, you'll recieve a unique Eidolon Ghost skin and three portraits commemorating founder status in the game.


On the Account Management page, select StarCraft II, pick the right OS, and wait for the installer to work its magic. Then, you need to head to the Battle.net Shop and search for the game.

Even if you are not a fan of real-time strategy, this game really deserves a shot.

While Wings of Liberty is now free for everyone to enjoy, players still need to purchase all the subsequent campaigns - Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops - for $15 each.


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