Playing StarCraft II Offline

Updated: 6 days ago
Article ID: 10313
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Common Problems

I can't play StarCraft 2 without an internet connection.

To use offline mode:

  1. Make sure the game is fully patched and up-to-date.
  2. Disable your internet connection.
  3. Launch StarCraft II.
  4. Enter your username and click Connect.
  5. Click Play Offline.
  6. Click Enter.
  7. Select your game type and begin.


To use offline mode, you must have logged in to the full retail version of StarCraft® II within the last 30 days. Starter Edition users may not use offline mode.

Matchmaking, friends lists, party formation, and other social options are not available in offline mode.No achievements or stats towards achievements will count during offline mode.