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. Purchase required to advance a Co-op Commander beyond level five-with the exception of Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis, which are free to play up to and beyond level five.
StarCraft II is going free-to-play starting November 14. "It was very important to us that this be accomplished in a way that feels good to our current player base and also attractive to new players or lapsed players who haven't played since Wings of Liberty".
In other words, you can now play all of StarCraft II's multiplayer, every Co-op Commander, and the entire first campaign in the single-player story, for free. To unlock ranked play players will have to first play a chunk of unranked games, collecting several wins.
Fans will also be happy to hear that players will be able to access the ladder of all three games in the series.
If you haven't been paying attention to the StarCraft world lately, it may be easy to think that StarCraft II - the game that came out seven years ago - may be winding down. On top of that, Blizzard is offering gamers the chance to unlock StarCraft II's competitive multiplayer content available for free. But, that deal is only available from November 8th to December 8th. They are now making an early appearance at BlizzCon 2017 along with a new co-op mission called Part and Parcel.
You will be able to access the ranked multiplayer ladder to compete with other players to become the best of the best, complete with all of the multiplayer units from Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void.
For those of use that already own StarCraft II or any version, we'll be getting a special Eidolon Ghost skin and three portraits commemorating our founder's status.