Following the shock announcement at BlizzCon earlier this month, StarCraft II is now free to play. Beginning right this moment, November 14, PC gamers can bounce into Blizzard’s standard technique sport for gratis.
New gamers who’re entering into StarCraft II for the primary time will have the ability to play by way of the complete Wings of Liberty marketing campaign totally free. All of the present and upcoming co-op commanders are additionally free to play as much as degree 5, whereas Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis will stay free to degree up as a lot as you need.
In addition to the Wings of Liberty marketing campaign, gamers can completely unlock the sport’s ranked multiplayer ladder, which incorporates the entire multiplayer items from Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void. In order to unlock it, you may must earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus AI play.
If you already personal Wings of Liberty, you may get the second a part of StarCraft II’s marketing campaign, the Heart of the Swarm enlargement, totally free as a substitute. In order to qualify, you may have to have bought Wings of Liberty previous to October 31, 2017. You’ll get Heart of the Swarm just by logging in between November eight and December eight.
While Wings of Liberty is now free for everybody, gamers can nonetheless buy all of StarCraft II’s subsequent campaigns–Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops–for $15 every. Blizzard can be providing a bundle that includes the entire marketing campaign expansions for $40. Those who bought any of the three earlier than October 31 will obtain an unique Ghost pores and skin (above) and three new portraits as a free bonus.
Blizzard first introduced that StarCraft II could be going free-to-play throughout BlizzCon’s opening ceremony. At the occasion, we obtained to talk with StarCraft manufacturing director Tim Morten about how this replace will have an effect on the participant base.