Starcraft II is now free-to-play, takes potshot at Battlefront II to prove it
Blizzard has turned real-time strategy Starcraft II into a free-to-play game, but they want to avoid any comparisons to Battlefront II.
Just as Blizzard promised, Starcraft II: Wings Of Liberty is now available completely free to download, including its multiplayer and story campaign.
In announcing the fact though they’ve taken some pretty obvious digs at Star Wars: Battlefront II. Although the game is not mentioned by name it’s pretty clear what they’re talking about here, especially the bit about not having to unlock co-op commanders.
The funny thing is DICE associate design director Dennis Brännvall liked one of the tweets, which makes you wonder what the people who made Battlefront II really think about all the loot boxes and microtransactions.
Number of hours before you can play ANY Co-op Commander in StarCraft II: 0
— StarCraft (@StarCraft) November 14, 2017
If you want to give Starcraft II a try then just click here and sign up for a free Battle.net account if you haven’t already got one.
Just press the big ‘Play Free Now’ button and you’ll download the installer for the game. When that’s downloaded double-click the file and the game will start installing and walk you through the necessary steps.
Although the game is free there are some limitations, with the co-op commanders only being free up to level 5 – except for mainstays Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis.
You’ll also have to pay extra for the other two story campaigns – Heart Of The Swarm and Legacy Of The Void – and the Nova Covert Ops expansion.
If you’ve already bought Wings Of Liberty you can get a free copy of Heart Of The Swarm if you log-in to Battle.net anytime between now and December 8.