'StarCraft II' Will Soon Be Available to Play for Free

During the BlizzCon 2017 opening ceremony, Blizzard Entertainment CEO and co-founder Michael Morhaime said that starting November 14, the base installment of StarCraft II will be free to play. Blizzard confirms on its site that anyone who already owns that campaign will be granted access to the Heart of the Swarm at no cost. Additionally, Blizzard will offer premium upgrades like announcer packs, special skins, and new Co-op Commanders throughout the game's life-span as microtransactions. The update will include the Wings of Liberty campaign, access to ranked multiplayer, and all Co-op Commanders up to Level 5.

Those wanting to experience more of the game, can do so by purchasing additional single-player campaigns, Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops, individually ($14.99 Dollars each) or together in the Campaign Collection ($39.99) through the online Blizzard Shop.

"StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty brings players back to the sci-fi world they've been pining over for more than a decade, and it doesn't disappoint", we wrote at the time.

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Meanwhile, "the Zerg (a primitive, but ruthless insect-like army) are now on the run as Terran (human) forces pick off their dwindling numbers-but little do the Terrans know that the Zerg are merely playing possum", we wrote of the game's storyline. Blizzard pulled the pricing for Wings of Liberty now that the game will go free to play later in November. The Starter Edition didn't allow access to ranked games, but the new free-to-play edition will. Just be sure to log in sometime between November 8 and December 8 to claim it.

Ranked multiplayer ladder - Compete with other players to become the best of the best, complete with all of the multiplayer units from Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void. Anybody out there still holding out on StarCraft II?

In terms of new content coming to StarCraft II, at BlizzCon we got an announcement of a new two-in-one co-op commander, Mira Han and Matt Horner.

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