Those who already own Wings of Liberty will get access to the Heart of the Swarm campaign for free. Often criticized for its lack of custom games and steep price-tag, the decision to make the game free-to-play after almost seven years seems to indicate that Blizzard may have taken some of this criticism to heart.
Other free additions include weekly mutations and Co-op commanders which are free to play until players reach level 5, while Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis are completely free without the level cap.
"We feel like we've got a great game that we want more people to play, so taking away some of the barriers - primarily cost - to get into the game, we're hoping will really give a larger audience a chance to play StarCraft 2", said Tim Morten, the game director of StarCraft II.
Overwatch's Next Map Is Blizzard World, A Tribute To Blizzard Games
In accordance with BlizzCon , Blizzard updated its official site with more information on the upcoming Overwatch hero . She is a biotic-based hero that uses her powers for either damage or healing in a moment's notice during a match.
In other words, you can now play all of StarCraft II's multiplayer, every Co-op Commander, and the entire first campaign in the single-player story, for free. The Starter Edition didn't allow access to ranked games, but the new free-to-play edition will.
Earlier this year, Blizzard released a remastered version of the original StarCraft with HD visuals and improved online features. Be aware however that you need to log in and claim it before December 8. Those who come into the game as free players can unlock the ranked ladder with 10 first wins of the day in Unranked or Versus A.I. play.
Starting 15 November, players will gain free access to the Wings of Liberty campaign alongside multiplayer modes (balanced by the Legacy of the Void release). Those who are not free players can also unlock the ranked ladder by purchasing any campaign or War Chest season.
Gamers will be able to play the entire campaign of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for free once November 14 hits. 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.