Also, if you own Wings of Liberty already, you'll be granted Heart of the Swarm for free, but only if you claim it between Nov 8 - Dec 8. Often criticized for its lack of custom games and steep price-tag, the decision to make the game free-to-play after almost seven years seems to indicate that Blizzard may have taken some of this criticism to heart. The Co-op Commanders Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis will remain completely free, meaning that you can keep leveling them to your heart's content. It offers full access to the relevant story campaign, plus access to the game's competitive online multiplayer, and access to the co-op modes up to level 5 for each co-op commander.
For everyone else, you can mark your calendars for November 14th, as that's the day the game officially becomes free-to-play.
F2P commanders can earn access the Ranked mode after earning 10 daily "First Win of the Day". If you have purchased all three campaigns as of October 31, Blizzard will be sending you an exclusive Ghost skin and three new portraits, as a thank you.
The original Wings of Liberty campaign - Experience the original epic campaign that kicked off the StarCraft II saga!
StarCraft II has sold millions of copies worldwide and is available for PC.
So what happens if you already own Wings of Liberty, you ask? The multiplayer mode will enable gamers from around the world to compete against each other. Learn more about the game at www.starcraft2.com. Now, the entirety of this aforementioned campaign can be played free of charge.
Morten said that StarCraft 2's legacy of being an esport was another factor, and making the game free-to-play would make the game accessible to new competitors. Since Starcraft 2 is going to be given away, gamers will be able to play as many multiplayer matches with or against their friends as they want. For everyone else, the Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void campaigns will be available to purchase for just $15 each.