NOTE: Internet Connection, Blizzard Account, and Blizzard desktop app required to play.
This is a standalone product. It does not require any other version of StarCraft II to play.
The Protoss campaign will be based on diplomacy as the Protoss factions splinter. The player will work with different Protoss tribes which will help them gain allies and advance the plot, but at the same time making them enemies with other tribes. The ultimate goal of the campaign is to unite the various tribes into a viable, unified force that can ensure the Protoss' survival. As in the previous two games, which focused on Jim Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan, the third installment of StarCraft II will focus on Zeratul as its main character.
As a standalone experience, Legacy of the Void will allow players to immediately dive into StarCraft II, even if they did not play Wings of Liberty or Heart of the Swarm.
The new campaign will reveal the stunning conclusion to one of the greatest sci-fi stories of all time, deciding the fates of Jim Raynor, Kerrigan, Zeratul, and more.
Archon Mode will be a new, two-player cooperative experience that involves both players sharing control over a single base and army in multiplayer action. By sharing the responsibilities of commanding troops and managing resources, players can focus on their own areas of the battle and execute more intricate strategies.
Allied Commanders is another cooperative mode that involves players joining forces and taking on the roles of powerful commanders from the StarCraft saga. Players battle through scenarios together, leveling up their commanders' capabilities as they progress.