StarCraft II Is Going Free to Play

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StarCraft II remains as one of the biggest, most successful, and most popular RTS games on the market. Unparalleled online play for StarCraft II will be available through a new version of Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment's world-renowned gaming service.

Starting on November 14th, everyone can download StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for free. Now, the entirety of this aforementioned campaign can be played free of charge. Blizzard is a household name for most PC gamers with StarCraft II, Diablo 3, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch all topping "hours played" charts for millions of gamers both casually and competitively around the world. Curious what that actually means? The co-op mode, Co-Op Commanders, will also be playable for free.

Come November 14, StarCraft 2 and the Wings of Liberty campaign will be free-to-play. In the seven years since it released in 2010, StarCraft II has awarded over $11M in prizes to competitors.

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. Be aware however that you need to log in and claim it before December 8.

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All you have to do to unlock it permanently is earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. play-our way to preserve the quality and integrity of the ranked experience.

You'll be able to tackle these extra challenging missions with your friends right away.

The rest of the campaigns-Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops- will be available for purchase for $14.99 each, or $39.99 in a bundle. The team consists of Mira Han and Matt Horner, and should provide a good balance of power and precision.

Anyone who has purchased any of the three campaigns will also be sent an email from Blizzard to say thanks and they will be handing out an "exclusive" Ghost skin as well as three new portraits. Those with a desire for competition can unlock the ranked ladder for free simply by playing and winning games.

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