StarCraft 2 Goes Free-to-Play Later This Month

StarCraft 2 Goes Free-to-Play Later This Month

For everyone else, the free play period starts November 14.

Not even a year after the launch of Starcraft: Remastered, the second Starcraft game is now going free-to-play.

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If you're wondering why we still haven't seen updated versions of games like Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3, Blizzard has an answer for you. However, there are some things you should know. Although war wages in the galaxy between the Terrans, the xenomorphic superorganism known as the Zerg and the technologically advanced Protoss, the Wings of Liberty campaign focuses on the Terrans, particularly the terran rebel Jim Raynor as he takes on the Dominion. Those StarCraft II players who already own this chapter but have not yet purchased Heart of the Swarm will be able to get this for free instead but only for a limited time. Meanwhile Unranked and Versus AI modes will also be unlocked, with access to Ranked modes being granted after the first ten wins of the day in the former two.

If you're a fan of the co-op commander system, you can play them all for free up to level 5. "We want everybody to always be in the big same player pool and we don't want other players to feel like they're locked out of playing with their friends because they haven't bought a particular set of maps [or characters]", he said. And hey, if you missed it, Blizzard also revealed a new hero for Overwatch named Moira, who looks incredible. That's right-the full competitive multiplayer experience as well as the first third of the game's single-player campaign will be completely free. A bundle of all three can be yours for $40. The company promises to continue supporting the game with additional micro-transaction content like announcer packs, unit skins, and additional co-op commanders.