StarCraft 2 is Going Free-to-play on November 14th

StarCraft 2 is Going Free-to-play on November 14th

Blizzard Entertainment announced Friday that its real-time strategy game StarCraft II will be free-to-play beginning November 14. There's never been a better time to jump into StarCraft II, now free-to-play.

Wings of Liberty first launched back in 2010 and has since seen a keen following across the globe. Blizzard has done a fantastic job of keeping StarCraft 2 current between paid expansions, free updates, and community events. With its following on the decline, this recent news should introduce a new wave of players to the title. All competitive multiplayer content will also be unlocked for free. Commanders Kerrigan, Raynor and Artanis will be completely free as well but all other commanders will only be free up to level five. Log in between November 8 and December 8 and Blizzard will give you Heart of the Swarm, the zerg-centric second part, for your trouble.

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A majority of StarCraft 2's single-player and multiplayer modes will become accessible for free.

Experience the original epic campaign that kicked off the StarCraft II saga! In addition, Blizzard announced a new pair of Co-Op Commanders - Mira Han and Matt Horner. But in a seeming effort to combat account abuse, players will first have to achieve 10 game-of-the-day victories in either the unranked ladder or against the game's AI, before they can access the multiplayer ladder. As with the existing line-up of Co-op Commanders, however, you will be able to play upcoming new Co-op Commanders who are released for free until they reach level 5. The original Wings of Liberty single-player campaign and every Co-op Commander will be accessible for free. Those with a desire for competition can unlock the ranked ladder for free simply by playing and winning games.

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