Global Play Coming to StarCraft

Global Play Coming to StarCraft

As many of you likely know, starcraft 2 is region-locked, meaning you cannot play with people who live in different areas. A Global Play option, similar the one in Diablo 3, will be added to Starcraft 2 in a future patch. With global play, you will be able to switch which region you are playing on, allowing you to battle with friends from across the world. You can read the full article here, or join the discussion here.

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  • Avatar of Creation25 Creation25 Nov 11, 2012 at 22:07 UTC - 0 likes

    good job Blizz

  • Avatar of BasharTeg BasharTeg Nov 10, 2012 at 23:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this mean you will be able to personally publish maps in other regions? That would be useful...

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  • Avatar of zeldarules28 zeldarules28 Nov 10, 2012 at 22:27 UTC - 0 likes

    No- at least not as far as I can tell. Like I said, Diablo 3 allows cross-region play with no additional licenses, so I would assume this is a similar system.

    "Players will be able to freely switch between regions via the StarCraft II login screen."

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  • Avatar of SCFF SCFF Nov 10, 2012 at 21:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @zeldarules28: Go

    Do you still have to own an account for the region?

  • Avatar of zeldarules28 zeldarules28 Nov 10, 2012 at 19:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Yes Jake Cake. Just like D3, you just change your region from the options menu in the client. No extra downloads required.

  • Avatar of JakeCake26 JakeCake26 Nov 10, 2012 at 18:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Awesome news, I have all regions already, but with this it seems like it's going to be a simple option in the settings menu instead of me using 50Gb for a seperate installs for each region. Can anyone confirm this?

  • Avatar of Eimtr Eimtr Nov 10, 2012 at 16:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Well, it's about time.

  • Avatar of OceanFlex OceanFlex Nov 10, 2012 at 15:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @michael, Yeah, but they are also adding separate MMRs in HotS for each race.

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  • Avatar of Vicboy Vicboy Nov 10, 2012 at 12:52 UTC - 0 likes

    This is good news. I'm glad Blizzard is doing a few things to make the current BNet much like the older times.

    Note: Since you can't subscribe to threads in SC2Mapster, I probably won't reply.

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  • Avatar of Hookah604 Hookah604 Nov 10, 2012 at 09:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Why didnt they do this from the start?... I guess we all know why :( ....



Date created
Nov 10, 2012
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Nov 10, 2012