StarCraft 2 Is Now Free-to-play

StarCraft 2 Is Now Free-to-play

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, 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!


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Comments Comments (1)

Posted by Outlaw213
On Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 3:42 PM
It may be free to play but you'll still need additional pylons.