StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

PC / Strategy / Release: Jul 27, 2010 / ESRB: U

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Upcoming Starcraft 2 eSports tournament sponsored by Ender's Game

Upcoming Starcraft 2 eSports tournament sponsored by Ender's Game

Hollywood is investing in an upcoming Twitch and Major League Gaming eSports tournament. Lionsgate is promoting Ender's Game by giving away a $10,000 cash prize for Starcraft 2.

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StarCraft 2 patch 2.1 makes custom maps and mod tools free

StarCraft 2 patch 2.1 makes custom maps and mod tools free

Blizzard is in a very giving mood today. StarCraft II has deployed its 2.1 patch, which offers a lot of major changes. The biggest addition is that the Arcade mode, custom games, and all three StarCraft II races are now free-to-play for all players.

Read more: SC2 Art Tools included »

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StarCraft classic soundtrack coming to SC2

StarCraft classic soundtrack coming to SC2

For anyone who played a lot of StarCraft (or watched it played professionally), the RTS's soundtrack is a permanent fixture in their head, seared into ear canals like spiral soundwaves on a record and played by your fingernail every time you root around in there. Delightfully, Blizzard has remastered the hot tracks, and will add them into StarCraft II with patch 2.1.

Read more: Hear only SC, or SC2, or a mix of the two »

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StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void still finding right fit for Protoss

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void still finding right fit for Protoss

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will finish the planned trilogy of SC2 games, whenever it comes out. Blizzard was notably quiet about the third installment at BlizzCon last weekend, and game director Dustin Browder says that's because it still needs work. Apparently, the team is working to nail down the proper feeling of empowerment for the Protoss race.

Read more: 'The missions need some more work' »

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StarCraft Universe mod seeks Kickstarter funds

StarCraft Universe mod seeks Kickstarter funds

Mod group Upheaval Arts wants crowdfunded support to finish making StarCraft Universe, a mod that transforms StarCraft 2 into a multiplayer online RPG. (It was originally named World of StarCraft.)

SCU is set in an alternate reality, where Kerrigan is unable to stop the hybrid's assault, leaving the Protoss defeated. It's all being done with Blizzard's "blessing/permission" as well.

Read more: Seeking $80,000 »

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StarCraft 2 celebrates 3rd birthday by unlocking races for Starters

StarCraft 2 celebrates 3rd birthday by unlocking races for Starters

StarCraft 2 is preparing for its third birthday on July 27, which is to say the third birthday of the first release. Blizzard has outlined a few special events in honor of the little tyke.

Read more: Races unlocked, extra XP »

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StarCraft 2 now allows 'spawning' for friends without game

StarCraft 2 now allows 'spawning' for friends without game

Blizzard has been allowing players to get a limited StarCraft 2 experience for free for quite some time now with its Starter Edition, but now players who don't want to shell out cash for the full game can get an upgraded experience as long as they have a friend who isn't so stingy with the cash.

Read more: Stay grouped and play »

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Celebrate StarCraft's 15th birthday with retro portraits for SC2

Celebrate StarCraft's 15th birthday with retro portraits for SC2

StarCraft turns 15 today and, to celebrate the big day, Blizzard will hand out special retro portraits to StarCraft II players. The faces from the original game's box art, once so fearsome and stunningly realistic but now a bit goofy and so plainly CG, can grace your SC profile if you play at least one online game in the next few weeks.

Read more: Available up until April 17 »

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: the Zerg

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: the Zerg

This week, we are offering StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips. Yesterday, we focused on the basic skills needed for playing multiplayer. Today, we look at a few tips specific to playing the Zerg. Be sure to check out our single-player and multiplayer reviews for the game.


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Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: learn the skills

Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: learn the skills

Over the next few days we will be offering StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips. Today, we offer basic skills needed to be able to compete in multiplayer. In case you missed them, be sure to check out our single-player and multiplayer reviews for the game.


For the purposes of this tutorial article we'll assume you're at least familiar with the basics of a real-time strategy game. Fifteen years into the series' lifespan there isn't much to be gained from recounting the basic resources-->buildings-->army format that most gamers are familiar with at this point. Instead, we'll focus on bringing you up to speed on the current state of the way StarCraft 2 is played (both for beginners, and slightly more advanced levels) as well as what to expect when you start climbing your way up the competitive ladder system.

Read more: Hotkeys, build queues and more »

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Reminder: StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm needs Wings of Liberty

Reminder: StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm needs Wings of Liberty

If you are getting yourself ready for tonight's 12:01 a.m. PT launch of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, just a reminder: Make sure you have StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty still installed on your PC. This will not be a standalone expansion.

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Blizzard All-Stars held up by new business model

Blizzard All-Stars held up by new business model

We haven't heard much from Blizzard's own entry into the Dota clone arena, Blizzard All-Stars, since the developer settled/lost its trademark dispute with Valve, but fear not, "it's still actively being worked on." That's the word from StarCraft 2 production director Chris Sigaty, who says it's held up while Blizzard works on bits for its business model. While Blizzard still won't formally confirm it'll be free-to-play, it's looking awfully likely.

Read more: May not need SC2 at all to play »

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StarCraft 2 gives free name change because you can't buy one yet

StarCraft 2 gives free name change because you can't buy one yet

Bad news, Dethkilla69[420]! You still can't pay to change the name on your StarCraft 2 account. But good news, Dethkilla69[420]! To apologize for not adding that long-promised paid option, Blizzard is offering everyone a free name change. Arise, Dethkilla69#YOLO.

Read more: Another free change coming with Clans feature »

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Shack PSA: Battle.net World Championship kicks off tonight

Shack PSA: Battle.net World Championship kicks off tonight

A gathering of the world's finest StarCraft 2 and World of Warcraft Arena players are fighting to the virtual death at Blizzard's own Battle.net World Championship this weekend. While the event is both in China and sold out, perhaps making it a little tricky for you to attend, the action will be streamed live in HD for free.

Read more: $100,000 top prize in SC2 tourney »

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm coming March 12

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm coming March 12

The Zerg will rush onto PC and Mac in StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm on March 12, 2013, Blizzard announced this morning. The expansion will come in three editions, ranging from $40 to $80 depending on how much extra gubbins you want with your sci-fi RTS.

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