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StarCraft II: Starter Edition
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Blizzard Entertainment


Blizzard Entertainment


August, 2011


Science fiction real-time strategy game




Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10


Mouse, keyboard

StarCraft II: Starter Edition is a demo version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. It became available in August 2011.[1] Formerly it gave limited access to the campaign, vs AI and arcade. With the release of Legacy of the Void, Starter Edition now grants full access to the arcade, Co-op Missions, and custom games, but not ladder and campaign. Players can use a "spawning" feature with friends in order to play full multiplayer matches, but only if they are in a party with their friends.[2]

Formerly, Starter Edition gave access to the first three missions of Wings of Liberty plus either The Evacuation or Smash and Grab (player's choice), the first two challenges: Tactical Command and Covert Ops, access to terrans in Single-Player vs AI and Custom Games in the following maps: Discord IV, High Orbit, The Shattered Temple, Xel'Naga Caverns and the custom map StarJeweled. Achievements and campaign progress are saved in case the player upgraded to the full version of Wings of Liberty.[1]

As of Legacy of the Void, the Starter Edition allows access to the Co-op Missions commanders Jim Raynor, Sarah Kerrigan and Artanis. Access to the beginning of Wings of Liberty is also still included, along with the prologue to Legacy of the Void, Whispers of Oblivion. Commanders, mission packs, and collectibles can still be purchased and used even if the player has the Starter Edition.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. 2011-08-03. StarCraft II: Starter Edition. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2011-08-03.
  2. 2013-06-13, StarCraft II Starter Edition adds Spawning, lets friends play online for free. PC Gamer, accessed on 2013-07-11

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