Just in case you missed the announcement during BlizzCon, StarCraft II is now free-to-play. Blizzard’s seminal real-time strategy game is available to download on PC via Battle.net, opening up several features from the get-go.
Here’s what’s included in the free-to-play version, via a press release:
- The full, award-winning Wings of Liberty campaign
- Immediate access to all multiplayer units in Unranked Multiplayer and Custom game modes
- Free access to the Ranked Multiplayer ladder by completing 10 “First Wins of the Day” in Unranked Multiplayer or Versus AI modes
- All Co-op Commanders free up to level 5, including the brand new Terran commander combo Mira Han and Matt Horner, who also debut today.
- Between 8 November and 8 December, players who already have Wings of Liberty (as of 31 October, 2017) can get a free digital copy of Heart of the Swarm.
Have you played StarCraft II? Will its shift from a premium product to a free-to-play model revitalise the competitive scene? Let us know in the comments below!