Announced during BlizzCon 2017, StarCraft 2 will go free-to-play in just under two weeks from now. On November 14, StarCraft 2 and the Wings of Liberty campaign will be free-to-play along with every co-op commander up through level five.
Players who already bought the Wings of Liberty campaign will be getting the Heart of the Storm campaign for free instead. Blizzard is also giving away the game’s online ranked multiplayer mode for free. The mode will have access to units from all three StarCraft 2 releases with the stipulation that players must unlock the mode first by achieving 10 “First Wins of the Day” in unranked games or against A.I. This is so that Blizzard can “preserve the quality and integrity of the ranked experience.”
StarCraft 2 originally released in 2010. Earlier this year, Blizzard also released the original StarCraft for free. Lately, we’ve been seeing more and more Blizzard titles be offered for free, either temporarily or indefinitely with limitations.
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