Published on November 15th, 2017 | by Admin

StarCraft II Now Free-to-Play, Alexstrasza Enters the Nexus in Heroes of the Storm, and Behind-the-scenes with Overwatch!

At BlizzCon 2017 earlier this month, Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a stack of updates coming to our games—and starting today, several of these are now live!

  • StarCraft II is now free-to-play!
  • Heroes of the Storm® welcomes one of the Dragons of the Nexus: Alexstrasza!
  • Go behind-the-scenes of “Honour and Glory,” the latest Overwatch animated short.

StarCraft II Now Free-to-Play

As we announced at BlizzCon, StarCraft II is free-to-play starting today! Players around the world now have access to the best of what the ultimate real-time strategy game has to offer, including:

  • The full, award-winning Wings of Liberty campaign
  • Immediate access to all multiplayer units in Unranked Multiplayer and Custom game modes
  • Free access to the Ranked Multiplayer ladder by completing 10 “First Wins of the Day” in Unranked Multiplayer or Versus AI modes
  • All Co-op Commanders free up to level 5, including the brand new Terran commander combo Mira Han and Matt Horner, who also debut today.
  • Between 8 November and 8 December, players who already have Wings of Liberty (as of 31 October, 2017) can get a free digital copy of Heart of the Swarm.

Dragons Enter the Nexus in Heroes of the Storm
15 November–13 December

The first ever Dragon aspect in the Nexus arrives today in Heroes of the Storm, along with the Dragons of the Nexus Quest, which rewards players with three new portraits!

Warcraft’s Alexstrasza is the first to swoop into the Nexus. She’s a powerful support Hero who can transform into her massive dragon aspect form to rain fire down on her friends and foes alike.

Here are some of the rewards Heroes of the Storm players can acquire with the arrival of Alexstrasza and the Dragons of the Nexus event:

  • New Skins: Dark Queen Alexstrasza, Dragon Aspect Alexstrasza
  • Alexstrasza Emoji Packs
  • New Skin Variations for Cho’gall, Varian, Kharazim, Samuro, Kael’Thas, Medivh, and Chromie
  • Dragons of the Nexus Quest: Play 5 games to earn the Dragonqueen Alexstrasza Portrait, 10 games to unlock the Dragonstrike Portrait, and achieve 90 takedowns in winning games to receive the Stained Glass Dragon Knight Portrait.

Overwatch: “Honour and Glory” Animated Short Director’s Commentary
Enjoy an insider’s look for our latest animated short, “Honour and Glory,” featuring director’s commentary by Ben Dai from Blizzard’s animation team.

Watch it here:

And don’t forget, you can check out the next Overwatch hero—Moira, the brilliant geneticist support hero—right now on the PTR before she arrives in-game.

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