Published: Tue, November 07, 2017
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

StarCraft 2 Goes Free-to-Play Later This Month

StarCraft 2 Goes Free-to-Play Later This Month

Having already millions of players, StarCraft II is about to add a whole lot more as Blizzard announced that on 14 November the hugely-popular title will be made available for free.

The announcement means that the entire base game including the first of Starcraft 2's three single player story campaigns Wings of Liberty will have no price tag attached to them.

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"StarCraft II is one of the highest-rated PC games of all time, and we're excited to give even more people around the world a chance to find out why it has inspired such a passionate global community", said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, in a press statement. The new free-to-play version of StarCraft II goes live on November 14th. That gives them access to the second part of the campaign focusing on the Zerg bio-mutants. Meanwhile Unranked and Versus AI modes will also be unlocked, with access to Ranked modes being granted after the first ten wins of the day in the former two. Additionally, Co-op Commanders are also available for free up to level five, with Raynor, Kerrigan and Artanis being completely free to level without restrictions. However, you'll have to login between November 8 and December 8 to get the free upgrade. You can play with friends in "these extra challenging missions". And hey, if you missed it, Blizzard also revealed a new hero for Overwatch named Moira, who looks incredible.

Players who complete the Wings of Liberty campaign can purchase the remaining single player campaign chapters separately. A bundle of all three can be yours for $40. The company promises to continue supporting the game with additional micro-transaction content like announcer packs, unit skins, and additional co-op commanders.

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