Did you check your Battle.net account recently? If you didn’t, you should because strange things happen, and maybe you have received one of the free StarCraft II Wings of Liberty copies as many other Blizzard fans.
According to a large number of Reddit users, Blizzard is sending free copies of SC2: WoL, the first part in the StarCraft 2 trilogy.
As you can see on this thread started by TheSkunk_2, Battle.net users have been randomly selected to receive free copies of the game.
I said randomly, because it seems that Blizzard isn’t following a pattern when selecting the lucky ones. Moreover, there is no official statement coming from the developer of the video game.
Some players reported that they have been inactive for quite some time, and when they returned to Battle.net for various reasons, they have received a notification such as the one above.
It is worth noting, that the free StarCraft II Wings of Liberty copies given away include full access to all features in the first installment.
In other words, they should not be confused with the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Starter Edition which has multiple limitations.
After reading the threads on Reddit, I re-activated my Battle.net account, but unfortunately, I didn’t receive anything from Blizzard. But then again, I have purchased almost every video game they have released.
So, one thing is for sure regarding these random giveaways. You have better chances to receive a copy if you have been inactive for a while, and obviously if you didn’t purchase StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.
The marketing strategy Blizzard is running right now is very interesting since StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty was released for quite some time, and most gamers are playing StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, which is the third expansion.
Basically, Blizzard is trying to pull in more StarCraft II players by granting them free access to the first part of the game.
Once hooked, it is just a matter of time until they will click the upgrade button to get the last two expansions.
While some might refuse to buy the expansions, Blizzard is confident that most players they selected will enjoy the RTS released 7 years ago, hence they will obviously spend their money on StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.
This may not look like a big deal, since StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty costs $13.00 on Amazon right now, but why spend $13.00 when you can get it for free?
So, did you receive a free StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty copy? For how long have you been inactive on Battle.net? Let us know in the comments section, and maybe we will find a pattern on how these copies are being sent.