Blizzard Makes Fun of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on Twitter While Announcing Free-to-play StarCraft 2

Blizzard Makes Fun of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on Twitter While Announcing Free-to-play StarCraft 2

Blizzard put in some jabs against EA while promoting StarCraft 2.

StarCraft 2 is free-to-play starting today, and Blizzard announced this news with a cheeky jab at EA and the launch of Star Wars Battlefront 2.

In a series of tweets, the @StarCraft Twitter account spent the afternoon showcasing all of the content locked behind specific hours of playtime. Namely none. Which is a rather pointed reference to EA's recent controversies this week where it was revealed that it would take players some 40 hours to unlock certain heroes like Luke Skywalker in the game.

One tweet explained that it takes zero hours to unlock the full StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty campaign.

A follow-up says that it also takes zero hours to play any co-op commander in StarCraft 2.

Lastly, Blizzard released a short video trailer that explains StarCraft's position on pay-to-win mechanics (they're not fans).

Blizzard announced that StarCraft 2 would go free-to-play at this year's Blizzcon. For players who already own the Wings of Liberty campaign, Blizzard will give you a free copy of the Heart of the Swarm expansion for a limited time.

Meanwhile, EA announced that due to fan reaction, it will discount the cost of unlocking hero characters in Star Wars Battlefront 2 from 60,000 credits to 15,000 credits. However, EA's launch week for Battlefront 2 has gone a bit poorly, with one EA community manager's comments downvoted to become one of the least popular comments on the website.

It remains to be seen whether this affects the full launch of Star Wars Battlefront 2 when the game comes out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Friday, November 17.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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