Other free additions include weekly mutations and Co-op commanders which are free to play until players reach level 5, while Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis are completely free without the level cap. Meanwhile, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void will cost $15 as well as the complete Nova Covert Ops single-player mission pack.
"You have helped make it one of the best-selling, highest-rated PC games in history, and your support is why we continue to create new content for it", he told the audience.
While some free-to-play games take a looser approach to the term by making the game free to download but essential content available through microtransactions, Blizzard seems to be avoiding that heavily criticized structure. This bundle also tosses in seven co-op Commanders, all multiplayer units, all multiplayer maps and modes, and a bonus hero. To unlock ranked play players will have to first play a chunk of unranked games, collecting several wins. We're an esports website, so I'll not wax lyrical about it, but Starcraft II's singleplayer campaign is one of the best in the business and well worth the price of entry. The developer announced its plans to release the game and its first campaign for free at BlizzCon 2017 this week, a move that will open StarCraft 2 up to a broader audience. Be aware however that you need to log in and claim it before December 8.
Gamers will be able to play the entire campaign of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for free once November 14 hits. If you have already bought any of those, then you'll soon be receiving an exclusive Ghost skin and three new portrait options.
StarCraft is a big part of BlizzCon, but also present at the annual event are Blizzard's other franchises, such as Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Overwatch.
You can also purchase any of the campaigns or a seasonal War Chest to gain immediate access to ranked play if you desire.