StarCraft II Is Finally Going Free-To-Play Later This Month

Posted November 04, 2017

But, the company isn't content with just giving away the 1998 real-time strategy classic, because at BlizzCon, CEO and Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime announced that the first Starcraft 2 campaign, Wings of Liberty, will be made free for everyone. Now, the entirety of this aforementioned campaign can be played free of charge. This includes the campaign for the initial game in the Starcraft 2-saga, Wings of Liberty, as well as the campaign for its sequel Heart of the Swarm if players already own a copy of Wings of Liberty.

You can also purchase any of the campaigns or a seasonal War Chest to gain immediate access to ranked play if you desire. All you have to do to unlock it permanently is earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. play. The co-op mode, Co-Op Commanders, will also be playable for free. A move that could, perhaps, bring a new wave of interest to the classic series. Be aware however that you need to log in and claim it before December 8.

The original Wings of Liberty campaign. On top of that, Blizzard is offering gamers the chance to unlock StarCraft II's competitive multiplayer content available for free. This free-to-play change will likely be the most significant step in preserving StarCraft 2's relevance yet.

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.

Kerrigan, Raynor, and Artanis are completely free, and all other Commanders are free up to level 5. The team consists of Mira Han and Matt Horner, and should provide a good balance of power and precision. If you have already bought any of those, then you'll soon be receiving an exclusive Ghost skin and three new portrait options.