Starcraft 2

StarCraft 2 goes free-to-play today First announced during BlizzCon 2017’s Opening Ceremony, StarCraft 2 is officially free-to-play starting today. Everyone will receive the first installment of the trilogy, Wings of Liberty, absolutely free.

BlizzCon 2017: StarCraft 2 goes free to play Well, that happened. During today’s opening ceremonies, Blizzard President Mike Morhaime announced that on November 14th, everyone will get free access to StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty and anyone who already owns that will gain Heart of the Swarm, also for free.

Dehaka is the latest co-op commander in StarCraft 2 Just announced at Gamescom, Dehaka will be the newest Commander to join StarCraft 2 co-op mode. He’s particularly customizable, growing stronger and mutating in different ways as he fights.

StarCraft 2 to see substantial multiplayer redesign If you’re playing StarCraft 2 in multiplayer, you’ll be interested to discover that Blizzard is making a major redesign to multiplayer in the tradition of patch 3.8. There are quite a few changes here to be looked at — already Reddit and the official forums are buzzing at the news.

Alexei Stukov likely to be next Heroes of the Storm character Heroes of the Storm took to Twitter this morning to tease its next hero and everyone is already confident it's Alexei Stukov of StarCraft.

StarCraft 2 patch 3.15 live today, adds esports Announcer to Collections If you’ve been distracted by the news from some of Blizzard’s other games — Diablo 3’s Necromancer announcement, gorillas in space, the Tomb of Sargeras’ awesome and spoiler-heavy cinematic, and so on — then it’d be understandable if you missed the patch that went out for StarCraft 2 today. But miss it or not, it’s...

Zerg-infested Commander Stukov comes to StarCraft 2 Happy patch day, StarCraft players! Patch 3.9.0 hit the servers today and alongside the standard bug fixes we’re getting a brand new co-op commander: Alexi Stukov. A Zerg-infested Terran commander, Stukov commands an army of Terran-Zerg hybrids.

BlizzCon 2016: Blizzard Watch Day 1 coverage That was quite the first day of BlizzCon 2016! People who were worried there wouldn’t be any news to talk about at this BlizzCon, I think your worries have been definitively answered.

Hearthstone, Overwatch and Heroes esports events to watch This week, the official schedule for BlizzCon was announced, including the time slots and stages where esports competitions will take place. With less than two weeks to go until the Opening Week esports festivities start, the countdown is really heating up.

Mega cute StarCraft mod from Carbots is live If you enjoy Carbots’ StarCrafts series, I have good news for you: the art style has now been ported to StarCraft 2 via a mod. This means you can enjoy waging a brutal war against your enemies… only as cute cartoon characters.

American wins Korean StarCraft 2 Championship In the wee hours of the morning, history was being made in Seoul, South Korea. Neeb, an eighteen year old American, defeated Trap to take home the gold in the StarCraft 2 2016 KeSPA Cup. This is Neeb’s first major tournament win.

Breakfast Topic: Are you playing Nova Covert Ops? When the Nova Covert Ops missions for StarCraft 2 were announced last BlizzCon, I wanted to like them. Really, I did.

Breakfast Topic: Why aren’t you playing StarCraft 2’s co-op? One of the things I’ve come to realize about StarCraft 2 lately is that Blizzard — outside of the occasional side-stories — seems to be putting the game’s future primarily in the hands of its co-op mode. For example, the most recent two patches have all been about adding more to co-op (well, and emoji but...

StarCraft: Nova Covert Ops impressions In anticipation for Nova Covert Ops, I played Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void for the first time. During that process, I remembered why I never played beyond Wings of Liberty until now.

StarCraft 2’s Nova Covert Ops arrives on March 29 StarCraft 2 will be getting some new single-player content soon in the form of nine covert ops missions (broken up into three mission packs) centering around Nova. The first mission pack will be out at the end of this month on March 29th, though the last pack is further off, set to release on or before December...

Warcraft 3 brought to life in StarCraft 2’s Arcade Mode We may never get an official HD remake of Warcraft 3 from Blizzard, but thanks to some intrepid modders in the StarCraft community, that may not be an issue. Some of you may have already been aware of Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth — it’s been in the works for quite some time now — but...