Blizzard is making StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty free-to-play

StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm    
   Blizzard Entertainment

The most popular Strategy game, StarCraft 2 is going to be available for absolutely free with its free-to-play version and now open to everyone.

"We know "free-to-play" can mean a lot of things for different games, but we're here to assure you that when we say that we're making StarCraft II free-to-play, we really mean it", the company wrote in a blog post.

StarCraft players and soon-to-be adopters can look forward to the strategy-based game going free-to-play on November 14th, but there are some details that should be made clear! Now, the entirety of this aforementioned campaign can be played free of charge.

This means that both of the most critically acclaimed games in the Starcraft franchise-Brood War and Starcraft 2-are now readily available to the public without any cost whatsoever. Between an active community and expansion packs, the game grew to be one of the biggest names in eSports, however, Blizzard later shifted resources to other projects. Anybody out there still holding out on StarCraft II? Alternatively, you can choose to purchase all three as a $30 bundle.

"We now have a catalog of content for people. if they came in from free-to-play", Morten said, and that Blizzard wanted to stay away from secondary currencies, grinding and other annoying monetization methods.

Beginning November 14, players around the world will get free access to the full award-winning Wings of Liberty campaign and the elite multiplayer competition of StarCraft II's ranked ladder, including all the latest units and balance updates through the latest release in the series, Legacy of the Void. They're priced at $14.99 each.

So what happens if you already own Wings of Liberty, you ask?

The Wings of Liberty campaign is free, the ranked ladder is a free unlock and commanders are free until level 5.

On top of all this, you'll be able to play Co-Op Commanders - current and upcoming - for free up to level five, with the weekly mutation level restriction removed. This ensures that the quality and integrity of the ranked experience is intact.

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