'StarCraft II' Partially Going Free-To-Play Later This Month


The interstellar battle between the terran, zerg, and protoss is about to consume even more of the galaxy, as Blizzard Entertainment today announced that the ultimate real-time strategy game will soon be free to play.

From November 14, the Wings of Liberty story campaign will be absolutely free to play.

This free-to-play change will likely be the most significant step in preserving StarCraft 2's relevance yet. Following its worldwide success, the publisher made the announcement as a part of its annual BlizzCon conference, with the title now on track for free-to-play debut on November 14.

Ranked multiplayer is unlocked by getting 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. play.

The solo campaign for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will continue the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War.

If you haven't been paying attention to the StarCraft world lately, it may be easy to think that StarCraft II - the game that came out seven years ago - may be winding down.

StarCraft II remains as one of the biggest, most successful, and most popular RTS games on the market. According to Morhaime, players can participate in the full multiplayer ladder and in co-op game modes.

So what happens if you already own Wings of Liberty, you ask? Existing players should log in between November 8th and December 8th to claim the free content.

Of course, new players who get the game for free can also purchase the other two campaigns: Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void. That said, exempt from the level five limit will be Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis, who you'll be able to level up however high you wish, for free. For everyone else, the Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void campaigns will be available to purchase for just $15 each. This ensures that the quality and integrity of the ranked experience is intact.