Blizzard is taking StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty’s one of most popular games, is becoming a free-to-play game. Company chief executive officer mike Morhaime declared the news during BlizzCon 2017’s opening ceremony, that streamed live from anaheim, California today.
On Nov. 14, players are able to play the whole Wings of Liberty campaign at no price. If you already own that content, you’ll receive Heart of the Swarm at no extra price.
Also included without charge is that the ranked multiplayer ladder, that players can unlock after achieving ten 1st Wins of the Day in either unranked or versus modes. All co-op commanders, also declared today at BlizzCon, are playable for free as well, albeit only up to level 5. (Kerrigan, Raynor and Artanis can remain free indefinitely, however.)
Other single-player campaigns can remain available for individual purchase. Heart of the Swarm, legacy of the Void and nova Covert Ops will price $14.99 each.
The real-time strategy game 1st launched in 2010 for Windows and mac. It’s a sequel to the original, still-played StarCraft, that launched back in 1998. It shortly became the quickest selling RTS ever after release and has shipped over 3 million copies.
BlizzCon kicked off today and can run through Sat night in Anaheim, California. this is the eleventh iteration of the fan event, and polygon are reporting live from the ground throughout. check out our storystream for more.