If you’ve checked out the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty demo but feel that there isn’t enough content for you to get a good feel of the game, Blizzard has some good news for you. The company has just announced that they’ve upgraded the StarCraft II demo and rebranded it as the StarCraft II: Starter Edition. More than just a name change, the StarCraft II: Starter Edition gives additional content for users to experience before they make up their minds about purchasing the game.
StarCraft II: Starter Edition gives users the first four missions of the Wings of Liberty single-player campaign (Mar Sara 1-3 and Tychus 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 – Xel’Naga Caverns, Shattered Temple, Discord IV and High Orbit (map selection may rotate over time). And for folks who decide to upgrade from the Started Edition to the full game, campaign progress and achievements will be carried over.
The StarCraft II: Starter Edition is available for free – all you need is a Battle.net account (free) and an internet connection. Head over to Battle.net to download it.