'StarCraft II' Partially Going Free-To-Play Later This Month

Bill Rogers
November 4, 2017

In a surprising opening move for Blizzcon 2017, Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Starcraft II is going free-to-play. There's never been a better time to jump into StarCraft II, now free-to-play. Be aware however that you need to log in and claim it before December 8.

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.

As you may be aware, since 2011 there has been a Starter Edition of the game, which made certain parts - such as the first four missions in its Wings of Liberty single-player campaign - free to try. With the new free-to-play offer, newcomers to the game will have an opportunity to get into the sci-fi action.

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". Online multiplayer and select commanders will also be free.

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Beginning November 14th, players around the world will get free access to the full Wings of Liberty campaign and the elite multiplayer competition of StarCraft II's ranked ladder, including all the latest units and balance updates through the latest release in the series, Legacy of the Void.

Access Unranked and Versus AI for free; unlock Ranked with 10 first wins of the day in Unranked or Versus AI. You can also purchase any of the campaigns or a seasonal War Chest to gain immediate access to ranked play if you desire.

Those that have already purchased any of the three campaigns as of October 31, will receive a "small thank-you in the form of an exclusive Ghost skin as well as three new portraits" from Blizzard.

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