StarCraft 2 Goes Free to Play

Blizzard has announced they’re making StarCraft 2 free-to-play.

The base game including its Wings of Liberty campaign will be entirely free-to-play. Featured above, you can view the new trailer for the free version revealed at this year’s Blizzcon.

The game’s free-to-play launch is set for November 14th, and if you already own Wings of Liberty you’ll get Heart of the Swarm free instead. Free players have full access to the ranked multiplayer ladder, as well as every co-op commander up to level five.

Blizzard previously made StarCraft 2 free in a smaller dose, with its “Starter Edition,” which made custom maps and some content free. This is essentially the entire base game becoming free-to-play now.

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