Source: Blizzard EntertainmentIn the annual BlizzCon 2107 event, Blizzard officially announced that StarCraft 2 will be a free to play game or free to play from November 14th.
More than seven years after the launch of StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Blizzard Entertainment made this real-time strategy genre game to be free to play. This is a step up from the developer team with the hope that StarCraft 2 can get a wider audience.
StarCraft 2 is going Free to Play! Campaign: Wings of Liberty FreeCommanders: Free to lvl 5Ranked: Free Unlock
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"Some of the early triggers we are considering to make free to play are many of our free products through starter edition programs."
Morten also said that esport is also a factor that brings this game to free to play. Being free to play will make this game accessible to new talented esport athletes. In addition, some esport partners Blizzard also wanted new faces in the world esport StarCraft 2.
Although free, but players can still buy two StarCraft 2 expansion that is Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of Void, which respectively valued USD 14.99 (about RP202 thousand).
Source: StarCraftProduct from paid products to free to play is not as easy as turning a hand. Morten said that the StarCraft 2 team has been working hard to make this game could attract the attention of new players and has long been inactive.
"We spent a lot of time thinking about the right way to do this," Morten said. "It's important to us that this can be achieved in a way that feels good for our current player base and also appeals to new players or players who have not played since Wings of Liberty."
Morten stressed that Blizzard will not bring additional microtransaksi on StarCraft 2 to support this free to play game model.
"We just picked up content that used to cost and made it available for free," Morten said.
Source: StarCraftIt includes free access to Wings of Liberty (or Heart of the Swarm if the player's previous player has purchased Wings of Liberty), co-op mode and competitive multiplayer. Players who play StarCraft 2 for free will have access to the co-op commander to level 5, and will be able to play ranked after they finish the first 10 wins.
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Edited by Doni Jaelani