Revealed at Blizzcon 2017, Blizzard has announced that StarCraft II will be going Free-to-Play from November 15th. Players will get access to the Wings of Liberty campaign, the signature multiplayer and all of it’s latest updates.
“StarCraft II is one of the highest-rated PC games of all time, and we’re excited to give even more people around the world a chance to find out why it has inspired such a passionate global community,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “With the massive Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, endlessly replayable co-op mode, prestigious ranked ladder, comprehensive map-making tools, and more, StarCraft II now delivers the ultimate real-time strategy experience completely free.”
The later chapters in the StarCraft II campaign: Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops are the parts that’s locked out which will cost $14.99 USD or $39.99 USD for the ‘Campaign Collection’. For a limited time, players who already own Wings of Liberty (as of October 31, 2017) but have not yet purchased Heart of the Swarm will be able to get the latter campaign free by logging into Battle.net desktop app and claiming their free Heart of the Swarm gift between November 8 and December 8, 2017.
For those who already own the game (prior October 31st, 2017), you will get access to a special Eidolon Ghost skin and three portraits commemorating their founder’s status in the game after StarCraft II goes free starting on November 14.