Learn about Battle.net accounts, installation, and more
This section covers the StarCraft II installation process and Battle.net account creation. Battle.net profiles and characters are discussed in more detail in the Multiplayer Basics and Social Play sections. If you’ve already installed the game and created your account, skip ahead to Playing the Game.
Setting up a Battle.net Account
Battle.net accounts grant you access to Blizzard Entertainment online services and games with a single login. With your Battle.net account, you can manage purchases at the online Blizzard Store, keep track of authentication keys for your Blizzard Entertainment games, opt in for upcoming beta tests, and much more; we are always looking for other cool web services to add to our sites.
After signing up for your Battle.net account, you will be able to access Battle.net account features and services via the account management homepage. You can use the Manage My Games section to document your authentication keys and download our titles from anywhere with Internet access. Even your World of Warcraft account(s) can be linked, creating a single login for all of your Blizzard Entertainment games. During StarCraft II installation you will be prompted to visit our Battle.net website to enter your authentication key for the game.
Further details can be found on the Battle.net support site.
Account CreationYou can sign up for a free Battle.net account at http://us.battle.net/. Simply left-click the button labeled “Sign Up Now!” to initiate the registration process. You’ll need a valid email address to sign up. Follow the steps to input your account details and contact information, and then confirm your registration via email to complete the process.
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You can buy a digital copy of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The difference between a digital copy and the retail version of the game is that the digital copy can be downloaded immediately upon purchase and does not include any physical media.
Visit the Battle.net website and select the digital download version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Once your purchase is complete, you will be able to download and install StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty on your computer. Also, if you ever need to download the game again, you can do so by visiting your Battle.net account management page.
For more information or if you need assistance, please visit the Blizzard Store support pages.
- Digital copy of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- Download, install, and play
- Can be downloaded again as needed
- Physical copy of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- Includes game box, printed manual, etc.
- Once registered, can be downloaded as needed.
Installing StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
PC INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Place the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty DVD into your DVD-ROM drive. If your computer has autoplay enabled, an installation window will automatically pop up on your Windows desktop. Left-click the Install StarCraft II button and follow the onscreen instructions to install StarCraft II on your hard drive.
If the installation window does not appear, double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, and then double-click the drive letter corresponding to your DVD-ROM drive to open its contents. Double-click the Install.exe icon in the DVD-ROM contents and follow the onscreen instructions to install StarCraft II.