StarCraft II is now free for PC and Mac gamers

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As Blizzard announced back on November 5, the entire Wings of Liberty campaign is available in the just-unleashed free-to-play version (v4.0) of StarCraft II, and the unranked multiplayer ladder is also freely accessible from the get-go. In this way, gamers will have the chance to see the sci-I strategy of the Wings of Liberty campaign.

StarCraft II might be getting on a bit now - it's seven years old, in fact - but it's still a cracking game (indeed, it's one of our eight best strategy games for the PC), and you can now bag the title for free on Windows and Mac.

For users who purchased Wings of Liberty before Blizzard's free-to-play announcement, the company will give them Heart of the Swarm for free.

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When it comes to Ranked play, you will be able to access this only after you have attained 10 'First Wins of the Day.' These wins have to be either in Versus AI matches or Unranked multiplayer. Not only that, but players will also enjoy expanded access to StarCraft II's highly popular co-op mode, with all Co-op Commanders playable for free.

The game's ranked multiplayer ladder can also be opened anytime.

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.

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However, players who already own Wings of Liberty will also have an advantage.

If you do not have a Battle.net account, you will need to sign up for one using the registration page. That's $15 that new players can save when downloading this free version of the game instead of paying for it.

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 United States dollars each) or together in the Campaign Collection ($39.99) through the online Blizzard Shop.

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On the Account Management page, select StarCraft II, pick the right OS, and wait for the installer to work its magic.

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