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'StarCraft II' Will Soon Be Available to Play for Free

04 November, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • StarCraft 2 is going to be free to play later this year

The biggest real-time strategy game of the decade is going free-to-play on November 14. Now, the entirety of this aforementioned campaign can be played free of charge.

Plus, if you already own Wings of Liberty, you'll get the second installment of StarCraft II's campaign-Heart of the Swarm-for free. All you have to do to unlock it permanently is earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. play. Players will also enjoy expanded access to StarCraft II's highly popular co-op mode, with all Co-op Commanders playable for free.

"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.

Choose from iconic characters like Alarak and Nova who break the rules of StarCraft II and provide gameplay that can suits your style. This free-to-play change will likely be the most significant step in preserving StarCraft 2's relevance yet.


A majority of StarCraft 2's single-player and multiplayer modes will become accessible for free. You have to log in between November 8 and December 8 to claim that upgrade though.

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". All other Commanders will also be free up to level five.

Experience the original epic campaign that kicked off the StarCraft II saga! As with the existing line-up of Co-op Commanders, however, you will be able to play upcoming new Co-op Commanders who are released for free until they reach level 5. Those with a desire for competition can unlock the ranked ladder for free simply by playing and winning games.

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