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Global Play Coming to StarCraft II

Posted on November 11, 2012 AT 05:22am

Ever had that annoying moment when you want to play with your overseas friends in StarCraft II, but are unable to do so? Well that issue is soon to be rectified as Blizzard has announced that Global Play is set to be added to the game “in the coming months.”

Global Play will expand the possibilities for eSports by offering access to “maps and games that aren’t yet published everywhere.” In more general terms it also allows players to easily join games with friends who are in other parts of the world. Each region contains its own separate data, so “characters, profiles, ladder rankings, progress, and friends lists” will not carry over when you switch regions.

More details on the feature can be found below:

  • Players will be able to freely switch between regions via the StarCraft II login screen.
  • When your region’s game servers are undergoing maintenance, you may be able to play in a different region that is not down for maintenance.
  • Your game language and user interface will not change when you change regions.
  • Players using Global Play will be subject to the in-game policies of their selected play region.
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