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Blizzard just revealed during the opening BlizzCon ceremony that one of the most popular real-time strategy games in the world, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be completely free to play starting on November 14.

Plus, if you already own Wings of Liberty, you'll get the second installment of StarCraft II's campaign-Heart of the Swarm-for free. Make sure to log in between November 8 and December 8 to claim it.

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.

All of the current and upcoming co-op commanders will be free as well, as previously stated - although, those will only be available up to level five, with the exceptions of Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis, who are totally free and can be leveled indefinitely.

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It was only in April that Blizzard made the original StarCraft free to play, and now the company has done the same for its sequel.

Wings of Liberty first launched back in 2010 and has since seen a keen following across the globe. Unparalleled online play for StarCraft II will be available through a new version of Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment's world-renowned gaming service. 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.

Experience the original epic campaign that kicked off the StarCraft II saga!

You'll still have to pay for the StarCraft II expansions Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops ($15 dollars each, of $40 for all three), but that's still a lot of free content!

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