Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

StarCraft II: Free to Play Overview

StarCraft II Wings of Liberty going free-to-play Details Starcraft 2 will go free-to-play later this month
Lori Graves | 04 November, 2017, 00:38

During his annual address to the community at BlizzCon, Mike Morhaime, the president of Blizzard Entertainment, announced that large portions of the real-time strategy game would be made available free of charge.

Fans will also be happy to hear that players will be able to access the ladder of all three games in the series. All you have to do to unlock it permanently is earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. play. "We know "free-to-play" can mean a lot of things for different games", Blizzard said in a new statement on its website, "but we're here to assure you that when we say that we're making StarCraft 2 free-to-play, we really mean it".

"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.

If you play through Wings of Liberty and want to see how the rest of the epic single-player saga unfolds, all the other single-player campaigns-Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops will be available to purchase individually for $14.99 or as a bundle for $39.99.

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14, gamers will have access to the original Wings of Liberty single-player campaign and every co-op commander up to level 5, for free.

Been meaning to try out StarCraft II for the past seven years? Following its worldwide success, the publisher made the announcement as a part of its annual BlizzCon conference, with the title now on track for free-to-play debut on November 14.

Wings of Liberty received an excellent rating in PCMag's 2010 review, nabbing props for its "wonderful story and character development", "great soundtrack", and "lasting appeal".

Blizzard has done similar promotions before, including multiple free weekends of play for their popular first person shooter Overwatch. All competitive multiplayer content will also be unlocked for free. Be aware however that you need to log in and claim it before December 8. The team consists of Mira Han and Matt Horner, and should provide a good balance of power and precision. If you have purchased all three campaigns as of October 31, Blizzard will be sending you an exclusive Ghost skin and three new portraits, as a thank you.

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