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The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

The StarCraft II marketplace was to be a store where players could buy premium content maps. Only extremely complicated maps are expected to be charged for (DotA-like maps were considered too simple for this).[1] A portion of the revenue would go to the map maker. A large selection of free maps would be available as well.[2]

The maps could be rated and commented on.[2]

The launch of the marketplace was at least a year out in April 2010.[3] Blizzard admitted they were struggling with the creation of the marketplace in 2011,[4] and it would not be ready in time for the launch of Heart of the Swarm[5] (released in 2013).[6] The concept was replaced with the Arcade system.[7]


  1. Soulskill. 2009-08-24. Blizzcon 2009 Wrap-Up. Slashdot. Accessed 2009-09-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Saggo. 2009-08-21. Starcraft 2 Panel. Blizzi. Accessed 2009-09-07.
  3. Dustin Browder, Chris Sigaty, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-04-22. April 19th Wings of Liberty Fansite QA Session. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-04-23.
  4. Dustin Browder, Wesley Yin-Poole. 2011-02-21. Marketplace may never launch. Eurogamer. Accessed 2011-02-21.
  5. Dustin Browder. 2013-01-22. Expansion Overview. Gametrailers. Accessed 2013-02-02.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). March 12, 2013
  7. 2011-10-24, Blizzard Arcade to replace Marketplace, monetise mods. VG24/7, accessed on 2014-05-18

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