Starcraft II Demo Replaced with Starter Edition

Blizzard has removed the Starcraft II demo from and has replaced it with a “starter edition.” A move similar to the World of Warcraft 20 levels free trial, the starter edition will allow players to experience a good chunk of the single player campaign as well as access to some of the custom maps and being able to use the terran race in custom games and single-player vs. A.I. matches. Here are the full details about the Starter Edition.

  • The first four missions of the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, including Mar Sara 1-3 and the choice to embark on Tychus’s first mission 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 (map selection may rotate over time):
    • Xel’Naga Caverns
    • Shattered Temple
    • Discord IV
    • High Orbit

It’s a good deal for anyone looking to experience what Starcraft is all about without necessarily wanting to invest  the money. It’s always nice to have a taste of something you’re on the fence about and, if you are one of those people, all you need is a Battle.Net account and an elusive internet connection to get yourself going.


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