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StarCraft II

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StarCraft II
StarCraft II cover
Blizzard Entertainment
Release dates
July 27, 2010
macOS July 27, 2010
Metacritic 93
Series StarCraft (series)
StarCraft II on IGDB
StarCraft II guide on StrategyWiki
StarCraft II on MobyGames
StarCraft II on Wikipedia

General information

Official technical support forum
Official forums

macOS Compatibility

Method Rating Notes
Rosetta 2 Perfect Playable.
Compatibility layer
CrossOver Unknown
Wine Unknown
Parallels Unknown


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
macOS Requires online authentication.
All versions require Template:DRM, as well as periodic online re-authentication every 30 days.[1]
Free Starter Edition is also available, although this edition cannot be played offline.[1]

Version differences

Starter Edition

The StarCraft II Starter Edition is a free but limited version of StarCraft II.

  • Only the first five missions of the Terran campaign are available, as well as the first four missions of the Zerg campaign. Two challenge missions are available as well.
  • Custom non-ranked multiplayer and AI battles are available with all three races.
  • The entire Arcade mode is available. Custom maps can be created with the Editor, but not published.
  • All achievements and progress carry over to the full version.

Starting from November 14, 2017, StarCraft II has gone free-to-play. Contents which are available for free:

  • The original Wings of Liberty campaign.
  • Ranked multiplayer ladder.
  • Current and upcoming Co-op Commanders.
Name Notes
Heart of the Swarm Standalone. Can be bought from the store.
Legacy of the Void Standalone. Can be bought from the store.
Nova Covert Ops Mission pack 1
Nova Covert Ops Mission pack 2
Nova Covert Ops Mission pack 3

Gameplay videos


  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Support - Playing StarCraft II Offline - last accessed on 2018-08-27