'StarCraft II' is Going Free-to-Play

People can download it starting on November 14th.

Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Popular real-time strategy game StarCraft 2 is going free-to-play seven years after its launch, Blizzard Entertainment President and Co-Founder Mike Morhaime announced today during BlizzCon 2017's opening ceremony.

Starting on November 14th, everyone can download StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for free. If you already own Wings of Liberty, Morhaime says you can get the expansion pack, Heart of the Swarm, free instead. But, that deal is only available from November 8th to December 8th.

In addition, everyone will get access to the game's ranked ladder, as well as all the latest units and balance updates through the latest release in the series, Legacy of the Void. Morhaime says Blizzard is also improving StarCraft II's co-op mode, giving players free access to every commander in the game up to level 5.

If you download Wings of Liberty and want to grab the later expansions, you can buy them individually for $14.99 or together in the Campaign Collection for $39.99 through the online Blizzard Shop.