Download StarCraft II now, unlock at launch

In the grand scheme of things, this is an admittedly silly story. It is, however, a necessary one, that might save you a headache or three later this month once StarCraft II rolls out.

If you plan on buying the game digitally, heads up: Blizzard is now allowing you to download the full client without having to pay up front. At 10:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, July 27, (launch day) you can then pay for StarCraft II and start playing immediately.

Unless you are getting a boxed copy, this is the way to go. We can only assume Blizzard’s servers will be overloaded with people right around release, so getting the heavy lifting out of the way now will save you the agony of making a sandwich and having the download still remain on 47 percent complete.

Jordan Devore
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