[PC] StarCraft II Is Going Free-To-Play (November 14th - Get Heart of the Swarm FREE if you already own it) - Blizzard
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[PC] StarCraft II Is Going Free-To-Play (November 14th - Get Heart of the Swarm FREE if you already own it) - Blizzard

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Edited by:"BuzzDuraband"Found 3rd Nov 2017
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As the title says. Starcraft II is going free to play as from 14th November, AND, if you already own Wings of Liberty, you'll get Heart of the Swarm free.

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StarCraft II is going free-to-play starting on November 14th, Blizzard announced during its annual BlizzCon conference.



The new free version of the game will offer access to the Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, along with every co-op commander up through level five. Blizzard is also making the game’s online ranked competitive multiplayer available for free with access to units from all three StarCraft II releases — although players will have to unlock that mode first by achieving 10 “First Wins of the Day” in unranked games or against the computer, something Blizzard says it’s doing to “preserve the quality and integrity of the experience.

For players who already own Wings of Liberty, Blizzard will be offering the second expansion for StarCraft II, Heart of the Swarm, for free instead.

[Source: The Verge]
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If you prefer pictures of cats
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Damn if only they gave you the next expansion free if you had the other 2
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Nice! Great campaign.
If you prefer pictures of cats
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I'll just leave this here and slowly waddle off

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Edited by: "MrCollective" 4th Nov 2017
Damn if only they gave you the next expansion free if you had the other 2
scholesy2714 m ago

Damn if only they gave you the next expansion free if you had the other 2


I was thinking exactly the same; got them 2 already.
Would this run well on a laptop with a i3 integrated graphics
jeccius20 m ago

I was thinking exactly the same; got them 2 already.

It really will be the legacy of the void left by the non inclusion of the expansion
If there are anyway to paying less possible to get all 3 games? i know several places where the three games are sold for 15 pounds
akuakuu37 m ago

Would this run well on a laptop with a i3 integrated graphics


run, probably. well, no
curasao7 m ago

If there are anyway to paying less possible to get all 3 games? i know …If there are anyway to paying less possible to get all 3 games? i know several places where the three games are sold for 15 pounds


Where? Link please?
Cheers OP
I bought this last week too 😞
Shame it doesn't extend to LotV but that said I only have it cause I got the CE for 6 quid for the wow pet so it would never get played anyway!
You people up-vote this but most of you will hate it when you play it because it's too complex for the modern gamer hooked on popcorn entertainment like COD or Overwatch.

Like when Dawn of War 3 was announced everyone acted excited then when it came out everyone said they hated it. Now people are getting hyped up for the new AoE but hardly anyone will buy it when it releases.

Tell me how you really feel
CoumbBarr200026 m ago

You people up-vote this but most of you will hate it when you play it …You people up-vote this but most of you will hate it when you play it because it's too complex for the modern gamer hooked on popcorn entertainment like COD or Overwatch.Like when Dawn of War 3 was announced everyone acted excited then when it came out everyone said they hated it. Now people are getting hyped up for the new AoE but hardly anyone will buy it when it releases.Tell me how you really feel


How sensationally condescending of you, I bet you love the fact you don't need to socialise to play this game...
Lucifer_UK6 h, 13 m ago

Here


It would be "here" no need for the capital H
It sucks a bit, I already have two first parts, I feel cheated now
I have always wanted to play this because I know its considered a holy grail of competitive gaming. Is this gonna be the full experience?

Like, if I play for a few months and get really into it am I gonna end up needing to pay more to progress or to compete?

^ not counting the expansions. I get that part, you pay extra for them.
MrCollective17 h, 0 m ago

I'll just leave this here and slowly waddle off[Image]



Lucifer_UK6 h, 43 m ago

Here



MrCollective30 m ago

It would be "here" no need for the capital H



nougat16 m ago

If you are going to correct someone get it right.It should be "here", …If you are going to correct someone get it right.It should be "here", there is no need for the capital h.



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Edited by: "Schmutz" 4th Nov 2017
nougat17 m ago

If you are going to correct someone get it right.It should be "here", …If you are going to correct someone get it right.It should be "here", there is no need for the capital h.


We need a deal on Savlon for MrCollective!
RiverDragon817 h, 14 m ago

If you prefer pictures of cats [Image]

Now that's the Master Race!
CoumbBarr20001 h, 25 m ago

You people up-vote this but most of you will hate it when you play it …You people up-vote this but most of you will hate it when you play it because it's too complex for the modern gamer hooked on popcorn entertainment like COD or Overwatch.Like when Dawn of War 3 was announced everyone acted excited then when it came out everyone said they hated it. Now people are getting hyped up for the new AoE but hardly anyone will buy it when it releases.Tell me how you really feel



You seem a bit confused between two different types of gamers - the people hating Dawn of War III are not CoD fans saying it's too complex for them; it's RTS fans saying it's not complex enough. Dawn of War III attempted to combine the best elements of each of the first two games (which were quite different) and ended up being a bit of a dumbed down mess.
Where about is this? It's not on Steam so where do u get it from?
KingWeir3 m ago

Where about is this? It's not on Steam so where do u get it from?


Battle.net
nougat1 h, 18 m ago

If you are going to correct someone get it right.It should be "here", …If you are going to correct someone get it right.It should be "here", there is no need for the capital h.


Apologies.

I wasn't aware the entire sentence was under review.
Edited by: "MrCollective" 4th Nov 2017
This seems like bad news at the moment if like me you already have the game and DLC sets
scholesy2719 h, 17 m ago

Damn if only they gave you the next expansion free if you had the other 2


Same boat here.Annoying and disappointing.
Yea, pretty annoying that those who bought the game and expansion get nothing
Damn I have the first 2 anyone know if they are lowering the price of the third on battle.net?
Edited by: "demonoidknight" 4th Nov 2017
At this rate, as I already have HoTS, in 2 or 3 years, I can get LoTV for free! Rejoice!
not sure why people moaning that the people who already bought the game feel cheated. That all depends when you bought it as this game has been out quite a few years now... would you pay full whack for old games? not really.

Steam made loads of games free to play years after they were released. Got to think that usually when they make a game free they probably make money somewhere else like activating certain parts or something, seems to be the way companies are doing it these days. Like a casino the house always wins!
Ah, I must register my Charity shop "Wings of Liberty" (not tried it yet) to make sure I get "Heart of the swarm"
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