StarCraft II is now free-to-play on Battle.net

Joanna Estrada
November 15, 2017

The solo campaign for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will continue the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War.

A new onboarding experience will also help new players find the game modes that make the most sense for them, whether you're looking for a co-op experience or want to jump straight into the PVP ranked ladder.

During Blizz Con, Blizzard announced that Starcraft 2 was becoming free-to-play, and today is the day that happens. Experience the original epic campaign that kicked off the StarCraft II saga! And right on schedule, the game is now free to download and play via Battle.net, giving players access to the Wings of Liberty campaign and the game's acclaimed multiplayer portion.

Starcraft II is available for both Windows and Mac, but before you can get it, you'll need a Blizzard Battle.net account.

In addition to the Wings of Liberty campaign, players can permanently unlock the game's ranked multiplayer ladder, which includes all of the multiplayer units from Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void.

Players will get access to the first campaign, the ranked ladder and the highly popular co-op mode.

If you're a fan of the co-op commander system, you can play them all for free up to level 5. You can play with friends in "these extra challenging missions".

If you miss getting Heart of the Swarm for free, no worries!

StarCraft 2's expansions, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void will continue to be sold as an additional purchase, as will the Nova Covert Ops. You'll also enjoy future updates including announcer packs, special skins and new co-op commanders.

If not, you can sign up for one after downloading the installer, which you do by clicking Play Free Now on the Starcraft II home page.

As promised a couple weeks back, Blizzard's classic, beloved real-time strategy game Starcraft II is now free to play.

Between November 8 and December 8, players who already have Wings of Liberty (as of October 31, 2017) can get a free digital copy of Heart of the Swarm.

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