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StarCraft II Free-to-Play Launch

The StarCraft II website now reflects the start of the free-to-play era for Blizzard's sci-fi RTS sequel. This covers the Wings of Liberty episode, and as noted this morning, Blizzard is giving owners of that campaign a free copy of Heart of the Swarm. And for those who enjoy seasoning their games with a bit of salt, Polygon notes a series of tweets from Blizzard poking fun at the controversy surrounding Star Wars Battlefront II progression. These patch notes cover changes implemented today, and this previous post discusses the free-to-play plan:

Starting November 14, youíll have free access to the original Wings of Liberty single-player campaign and every Co-op Commander, and will be able to unlock access to StarCraft IIís competitive multiplayer content for free. Here is a specific rundown of everything that will be available to you for free:

  • The original Wings of Liberty campaign. Experience the original epic campaign that kicked off the StarCraft II saga! If you picked up Wings of Liberty previously but havenít come back to StarCraft II in a while, weíve got good news for you tooóif you purchased Wings of Liberty prior to October 31, 2017, youíll receive the second installment in StarCraft IIís campaign, the zerg-focused Heart of the Swarm, as a limited time offer from November 8 to December 8. Make sure to log in during that window to claim it!
  • You will be able to access the ranked multiplayer ladder to compete with other players to become the best of the best, complete with all of the multiplayer units from Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void. All you have to do to unlock it permanently is earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. playóour way to preserve the quality and integrity of the ranked experience.
  • Current and upcoming Co-op Commanders are available to play for free up to level five, and the level restriction for weekly mutations has been removed. Youíll be able to tackle these extra challenging missions with your friends right away. The Co-op Commanders Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis will remain completely free, meaning that you can keep leveling them to your heartís content.

In other words, you can now play all of StarCraft IIís multiplayer, every Co-op Commander, and the entire first campaign in the single-player story, for free.

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