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StarCraft II Is Finally Going Free-To-Play Later This Month

Wings of Liberty, Blizzard Entertainment's popular real-time strategy game, is going free-to-play later this month on November 14th, the studio announced yesterday. If you already own Wings of Liberty, the second installment Heart of the Swarm will be available for free.

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.

Of course, new players who get the game for free can also purchase the other two campaigns: Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void.

"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. This is great news for gamers who have been wanting to get into the game.

Since Blizzard is giving gamers free copies of Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty, multiplayer will obviously also be made available to everyone. To unlock ranked play players will have to first play a chunk of unranked games, collecting several wins. What it means in this case is that the original release of StarCraft II, which included the Wings of Liberty campaign, is being given away entirely for free. Users just need to log-in to between November 8 and December 8 to claim it. Additionally, players will be able to unlock access to StarCraft 2's multiplayer content for free.

StarCraft II launched for PC in 2010. They are now making an early appearance at BlizzCon 2017 along with a new co-op mission called Part and Parcel.

You can also purchase any of the campaigns or a seasonal War Chest to gain immediate access to ranked play if you desire.

For those of use that already own StarCraft II or any version, we'll be getting a special Eidolon Ghost skin and three portraits commemorating our founder's status.

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