StarCraft® II

A Beginner's Guide to StarCraft II

A Beginner's Guide to StarCraft II

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is almost here, and we want to make sure players of all skill levels know their way around the game. We’ve put together a comprehensive game guide which we'll continue to expand in the coming weeks. In this guide you’ll find a plethora of helpful information, including instructional videos featuring guidance from familiar voices.

If you’re new to the StarCraft universe and familiarizing yourself with the new Battle.net, imagine the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters across your copy of the game. You’ll want to start by delving into our Beginner’s Guide, and then jump into our Battle.net Overview, where you'll learn about how to create a new StarCraft II character, what information can be found on your Player Profile, and instructions for navigating and using the Battle.net interface within StarCraft II. Those aching to leap into the single-player campaign should make a quick pit stop at the Campaign Overview to discover just what’s in store for you along the way. While you’re at it, whet your appetite with a quick, yet comprehensive look at the Story So Far. There you’ll find three videos that'll get you primed for the terran campaign. Story buffs can delve even further in the StarCraft Lore section.

If you’re looking for a detailed list of each race’s units – including their costs, how to build them, and their basic stats – check out our Units section. For an overview of the major players in StarCraft II, check out our Cast of Characters. If you want to get a sense of the big picture – space is big, really big – have a look at our guide to the Koprulu Sector Systems. This will give you some perspective as you travel between planets, tackle new perils, and seek greater riches.

With these guides you'll be well prepared to ship off with Jim Raynor and his crew, or to become a force to be reckoned with in multiplayer. Stay tuned, as we’ll continue to add new features to the Beginner’s Guide section, like a StarCraft II Editor Guide, the latest patch notes, and much, much more.

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