Get Heart of the Swarm for free if you own Starcraft 2
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If you already own the original Starcraft 2 and don’t feel like shelling out the 40 bucks for Heart of the Swarm, there seems to be a way SC2 owners can get HotS for free.
I purchased and already installed Heart of the Swarm so I haven’t been able to verify this myself. If you do, please post here to confirm this works. The method is below:
- First, make sure you SC2 client is fully updated.
- Next open your map editor
- Click on File > Open, select the campaign tab and select “ZLab01.SC2map”
- Press the “Test Document” button
That’s it! That will drop you into the first mission of Heart of the Swarm, minus all the cinematic movies. Save you progress and you should be able to play through the entire game for free. Obviously you can’t play online, but if you’re only interetsed in the story-line, this is a great way to save a few bucks.