If you’re a fan of real-time strategy (RTS) games however you somehow haven’t gotten into StarCraft II, then we’ve got great news. Blizzard has announced that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is going free-to-play!
Here’s a rundown of everything the free version contains:
- The original Wings of Liberty campaign. Experience the original epic campaign that kicked off the StarCraft II saga! If you picked up Wings of Liberty previously but haven’t come back to StarCraft II in a while, we’ve got good news for you too—if you already own Wings of Liberty, you’ll receive the second installment in StarCraft II’s campaign, the zerg-focused Heart of the Swarm, for free. Make sure to log in between November 8 and December 8 to claim it.
- You will be able to access the ranked multiplayer ladder to 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. All you have to do to unlock it permanently is earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. play—our way to preserve the quality and integrity of the ranked experience.
- Current and upcoming Co-op Commanders are available to play for free up to level five, and the level restriction for weekly mutations has been removed. You’ll be able to tackle these extra challenging missions with your friends right away. The Co-op Commanders Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis will remain completely free, meaning that you can keep leveling them to your heart’s content.
Anyone who has already purchased any of the three campaigns will be getting a Ghost skin and three portraits as thanks. The free version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be available starting November 14th, 2017, so there isn’t too much of a wait. As a huge StarCraft and RTS fan, I highly encourage anyone skeptical to give it a try.