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StarCraft II: Free to Play Overview

The most popular Strategy game, StarCraft 2 is going to be available for absolutely free with its free-to-play version and now open to everyone.

On the multiplayer side, new players will immediately be able to take part in the Unranked and Versus A.I. modes using the full set of StarCraft 2 units.

All Co-Op Commanders available up to level 5, no more rotation!

In other words, you can now play all of StarCraft II's multiplayer, every Co-op Commander, and the entire first campaign in the single-player story, for free.

StarCraft players and soon-to-be adopters can look forward to the strategy-based game going free-to-play on November 14th, but there are some details that should be made clear! The news was formally announced by Blizzard during the 2017 Blizzcon opening ceremonies.

Happy to see StarCraft II go free-to-play? In the seven years since it released in 2010, StarCraft II has awarded over $11M in prizes to competitors. Learn more about the game at You have to log in between November 8 and December 8 to claim that upgrade though.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Already own Wings of Liberty?

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! It will preserve the quality of the game as they said, "preserve the quality and integrity of the ranked experience" in a statement.

The game was really divided into three episodes, each focusing on one of the three playable races (Human, Zerg, and Protoss - but you knew that), and only the first (the human one) will be available for free.


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