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05 November 2017, 01:23 | Rudolph Thomas
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If you've been a big StarCraft II fan for a while and have dutifully purchased the three expansions (or even just one), you'll be granted a free Ghost skin as well as three new portraits - something as a way for Blizzard to say thanks.
Starcraft 2 is going free to play? On top of that, Blizzard is offering gamers the chance to unlock StarCraft II's competitive multiplayer content available for free.
Been meaning to try out StarCraft II for the past seven years?
Perhaps the most exciting change this introduces is 100% free access to ranked multiplayer matches. 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. Unparalleled online play for StarCraft II will be available through a new version of Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment's world-renowned gaming service.
Previous owners of "Wings of Liberty" will be gifted "Heart of the Swarm" by Blizzard. The only requirement to unlock permanently is to earn 10 first wins of the day in Unranked or versus A.I. play.
The solo campaign for StarCraft II:Wings of Liberty will continue the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War. Make sure to log in between November 8 and December 8 to claim it. Learn more about the game at www.starcraft2.com. The multiplayer mode will enable gamers from around the world to compete against each other.
The game was really divided into three episodes, each focusing on one of the three playable races (Human, Zerg, and Protoss - but you knew that), and only the first (the human one) will be available for free. This is our way to preserve the quality and integrity of the ranked experience. Purchase required to advance a Co-op Commander beyond level five-with the exception of Raynor, Kerrigan, andArtanis, which are free to play up to and beyond level five.
Those wanting to experience more of the game, can do so by purchasing additional single-player campaigns, Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops, individually ($14.99 Dollars each) or together in the Campaign Collection ($39.99) through the online Blizzard Shop.
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