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- Blizzard Entertainment is ending most support for StarCraft 2 moving forward.
- There will be no more paid content, though bug fixes and balance patches will continue.
- Blizzard is also looking forward to what is next for "...the StarCraft universe as a whole."
Blizzard Entertainment announced today that it is ending most StarCraft 2 support moving forward. There will be no more paid content such as new War Chests or Commanders or story expansions. This comes after StarCraft 2 crossed its 10th anniversary earlier in 2020.
There will still be new patches and bug fixes, though these will specifically be in tune with what the core and competitive audiences are interested in. Rob Bridenbecker, executive vice president at Blizzard Entertainment, explained that this change will allow Blizzard to think about what is next for "...the StarCraft universe as a whole."
This change comes at a time when Blizzard Entertainment is working on Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, neither of which have release dates or even release windows. Many Blizzard staff are also currently organizing and striking for better pay and work conditions.
StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty first released in July 2010. It was followed by the Zerg-themed Heart of the Swarm expansion in March 2013 and the Protoss story, Legacy of the Void, in November 2015. The game model has since moved to free-to-play, with Commander packs added until now.
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