StarCraft II goes free-to-play on November 14th

Starcraft 2 will go free-to-play later this month

Starcraft 2 will go free-to-play later this month

Several challenge-mode mini-games will also be included, with focused goals created to ease players into the basics of multiplayer strategies.

"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", the company wrote. After becoming the esport of choice for both viewers and players in the early 2010s, the game lost its footing to other multiplayer titles like League of Legends and Dota 2.

Blizzard will also be making changes to co-op.

"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.

First off, the entire StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty single-player campaign will be playable for free. Morhaime says Blizzard is also improving StarCraft II's co-op mode, giving players free access to every commander in the game up to level 5.

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

The original Wings of Liberty campaign.

The award-winning StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty story campaign is free in its entirety. But, that deal is only available from November 8th to December 8th.

You'll still have to pay for the StarCraft II expansions Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops ($15 dollars each, of $40 for all three), but that's still a lot of free content! The news was formally announced by Blizzard during the 2017 Blizzcon opening ceremonies. If you have purchased all three campaigns as of October 31, Blizzard will be sending you an exclusive Ghost skin and three new portraits, as a thank you.

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