Blizzard will make StarCraft II free-to-play this month


From November 14, the Wings of Liberty story campaign will be absolutely free to play. The co-op mode, Co-Op Commanders, will also be playable for free.

Starcraft II's Free to Play patch will go live on November 14th.

The original starCraft 2 game was announced just today and will soon be available over the globe starting from Anaheim, California at Blizzcon event for the gamers. The StarCraft 2 game is a sequel to the original StarCraft strategy game which was released in the year 1998.

"For a lot of people, when they hear 'free-to-play, ' they think that means we're introducing a bunch of new microtransactions, secondary currency, and things like that", Morten said. "It was very important to us that this be accomplished in a way that feels good to our current player base and also attractive to new players or lapsed players who haven't played since Wings of Liberty".

What's really cool about the multiplayer aspect is the fact that Blizzard will require players to win 10 matches in unranked or against AI, aiming to preserve the integrity of online play. If you purchased any of the three campaigns as of October 31, you'll get an exclusive Ghost skin.

It's a smart move, and free access to ranked multiplayer could be a boon for the StarCraft eSports scene.

Kerrigan, Raynor, and Artanis are completely free, and all other Commanders are free up to level 5.

"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. Log in between November 8 and December 8 and Blizzard will give you Heart of the Swarm, the zerg-centric second part, for your trouble.

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.