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StarCraft II: Starter Edition

StarCraft II: Starter Edition

We’ve replaced the previously available StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty demo with the recently launched StarCraft II: Starter Edition. StarCraft II: Starter Edition allows anyone to play the following content for free (all you need is a Battle.net account and Internet connection):

  • The first four missions of the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, including Mar Sara 1-3 and the choice to embark on Tychus’s first mission or Dr. Hansen’s first mission.
  • The first two Challenges: Tactical Command and Covert Ops.
  • Access to the terran race in Custom Games and Single-Player vs. AI.
  • Access to the following custom maps (map selection may rotate over time):
    • Xel’Naga Caverns
    • Shattered Temple
    • Discord IV
    • High Orbit

Any campaign progress and achievements you earn while playing StarCraft II: Starter Edition are automatically saved to your Battle.net account, and will carry over should you ever upgrade from the Starter Edition to the full version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.

If you’re thinking of getting into the game or know a friend who's been interested in joining you in the Koprulu Sector, it's easier than ever to give the ultimate real-time strategy experience a spin.

If you don’t yet have a Battle.net account, head to www.trystarcraft.com to get started. The site will talk you through the process of creating a Battle.net account and downloading the game client.

If you already have a Battle.net account, you can simply download the full game client and start playing as soon as it’s downloaded! A StarCraft II: Starter Edition license will automatically be added to your Battle.net account once you log into the game.

For more information and a full list of restrictions, please visit the StarCraft II: Starter Edition FAQ.

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