During BlizzCon's opening ceremony, Blizzard has announced that its famous real-time strategy game StarCraft 2 will be free-to-play later this month.
Blizzard detailed in a blog post that "... you’ll have free access to the original Wings of Liberty single-player campaign and every Co-op Commander, and will be able to unlock access to StarCraft II’s competitive multiplayer content for free."
The post continues with a "specific rundown" of everything that will be completely free for everyone:
- The original Wings of Liberty campaign. 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.
- You will be able to access the ranked multiplayer ladder to compete with other players. All you have to do to unlock it permanently is earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. play.
- 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. The Co-op Commanders Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis will remain completely free.
StarCraft 2 is going free-to-play on November 14. For more information and details visit Battle.net.