Free Arcade and More
The entirety of the Arcade, along with all of the maps, mods, and games found within, has been made accessible to all StarCraft II: Starter Edition players for free.
All Custom Games are now available to Starter Edition players.
All three races have been unlocked for Starter Edition players.
More information can be found in our Free Arcade blog. You can also check out our Free Arcade and Art Tools videos.
New Extension Mods Feature
Mod developers can now create Extension Mods, which consist of parameter sets that can be published to Battle.net for use with any StarCraft II melee map.
Players can apply any Extension Mod to any melee map from the Custom Games list.
To create a game using an Extension Mod, enter the Custom Games list, hit the “Browse Maps” button, select any map, and then click “Create with Mod” to choose an Extension Mod from the list.
The “Top Played Games” section of the Custom Games list now displays the most popular melee map and Extension Mod combinations.
For more information, please see our Patch 2.1 Preview: Extension Mods blog post.