StarCraft 2 – Global Play being added “in the coming months”

Saturday, 10th November 2012 15:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Global Play is coming to StarCraft 2 via an upcoming patch “in the coming months,” according to Blizzard.

Global Play will provide access to SC2 game servers in various regions which will help expand the possibilities for eSports, and “maps and games that aren’t yet published everywhere.”

It will also make it easier to play with friends located in other parts of the world.

Each region will contain its own separate profile data, so “characters, profiles, ladder rankings, progress, and friends lists” will not carry over from region to region.

Here’s more about Global Play via

  • 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.

More details are promised “soon,” including an FAQ.

Thanks, Blue.



  1. treborr

    Well this will get rid of players travelling to Korea to improve their play I guess. Then again it’s gonna change that all together,

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Talkar

    ^I don’t think so. The people who travel to Korea to play has a korean account in the first place. I know i do, and i’ve seen several pro league players playing on the korean ladder while they’re at their home countries. You still get better training if you live in a house surrounded by other progamers compared to if you live in a house with normal people.

    Still a welcome addition StarCraft 2 though :D Makes my american and korean accounts a bit obsolete though xD

    #2 2 years ago

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