StarCraft II Is Finally Going Free-To-Play Later This Month
- Author: Terrell Bush Nov 05, 2017,
Nov 05, 2017, 1:23
"We know "free-to-play" can mean a lot of things for different games", Blizzard said in a statement on its website, "but we're here to assure you that when we say that we're making StarCraft 2 free-to-play, we really mean it".
The Wings of Liberty campaign is free, the ranked ladder is a free unlock and commanders are free until level 5.
Starcraft 2 is going free to play? The developer announced its plans to release the game and its first campaign for free at BlizzCon 2017 this week, a move that will open StarCraft 2 up to a broader audience. The players of the game has to unlock this feature by achieving 10 "First Wins of the Day".
Those that have already purchased any of the three campaigns as of October 31, will receive a "small thank-you in the form of an exclusive Ghost skin as well as three new portraits" from Blizzard.
Wings of Liberty game is going to be available on November 14th at no cost. But, that deal is only available from November 8th to December 8th.
StarCraft II has sold millions of copies worldwide and is available for PC. With the new free-to-play offer, newcomers to the game will have an opportunity to get into the sci-fi action.
Of course, new players who get the game for free can also purchase the other two campaigns: Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void.
Those who already own the main game will be gifted the Heart of the Swarm expansion. That feedback also came from Blizzard's esports partners, who would understandably want to see some fresh blood playing StarCraft 2.
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 United States dollars each) or together in the Campaign Collection ($39.99) through the online Blizzard Shop. Well according to an interview with Gamespot, a Blizzard PR rep says they'll be offering a digital reward, " I think they're calling it the founder's gift.