Free 'StarCraft II' Is Now Available: Here's How To Start Playing

StarCraft 2 Is Now Free-to-play

Starting today, gamers can now enjoy the entire Wings of Liberty campaign, co-op play, as well as access to the ranked multiplayer ladder for absolutely no cost.

A new onboarding experience will also help new players find the game modes that make the most sense for them, whether you're looking for a co-op experience or want to jump straight into the PVP ranked ladder.

If you're looking to experience the more recent story chapters included in the expansions Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void, you'll need to buy these seperately.

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty turned seven years old this year and apparently, a F2P model has been in the works for a while.

As promised, StarCraft 2 has just gone free to play.

Game players must be thrilled since the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is now available for free. The co-op commanders Artanis, Kerrigan and Raynor will also be available while the other commanders will only be free-for-play up to level 5.

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Blizzard has also introduced a "welcome" experience for newbie players with version 4.0 of StarCraft II, which allows you to select your level of RTS experience, with more guidance and introductory videos on hand for true novices.

You can sign up for Battle.net via your Facebook account or a more traditional email/password setup. From there the client will complete the Starcraft II installation. Here are a few things you should know, followed by instructions on registering for and downloading the game.

Everyone's probably itching to dive right into the game, but it's worth knowing what exactly the free version of StarCraft II has in store.

Those who wish to experience later chapters in the StarCraft II story can purchase the 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.

As for Heart of the Swarm, you can log into it between November 8th and December 8th.

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