Come November 14, StarCraft 2 and the Wings of Liberty campaign will be free-to-play. Now, the entirety of this aforementioned campaign can be played free of charge. But, gamers who already own that campaign won't be left out in the cold, because the second campaign, Heart of the Swarm, will be given to players who already own Wings of Liberty. Players will also be able to access co-op mode up to level 5. Once you achieve 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I., you'll gain access. After becoming the esport of choice for both viewers and players in the early 2010s, the game lost its footing to other multiplayer titles like League of Legends and Dota 2.
Blizzard is keen to push StarCraft, they have remastered the original, made the original version free, and now StarCraft 2 will also be free. A move that could, perhaps, bring a new wave of interest to the classic series. The Co-op Commanders Raynor, Kerrigan, andArtanis will remain completely free, meaning that you can keep leveling them to your heart's content.
StarCraft II has sold millions of copies worldwide and is available for PC.
The original Wings of Liberty campaign.
StarCraft II officially goes free-to-play on Tuesday, November 14.
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. The team consists of Mira Han and Matt Horner, and should provide a good balance of power and precision. In the seven years since it released in 2010, StarCraft II has awarded over $11M in prizes to competitors.
Players who wish to experience later chapters in the StarCraft II story can purchase the additional single-player campaigns, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void (£12.99 each), as well as Nova Covert Ops (£11.99), individually or together in the Campaign Collection (£34.99) through the online Blizzard Shop.