Blizzard is reintroducing the spawning system to the StarCraft franchise. For those unfamiliar, back in the days of Warcraft and the original StarCraft, even if players didn’t own a copy of the game, they could play. The only stipulation was that a player they were grouped with owned it.
Spawning is now available in StarCraft II. A nice chunk of StarCraft II is available in the game’s Starter Edition, but with the spawning system, all features are available for anyone grouped with a player that owns the full game.
“Any player at a lower expansion level who joins a party that includes a player at a higher expansion level is Spawned up, and gets to play using the features and options of the highest expansion level for as long as they’re in a party together. When a Starter Edition player joins a party with a Wings of Liberty-level player, both are instantly playing Wings of Liberty. When those two players then join a party with a Heart of the Swarm-level player, they all immediately gain access to Heart of the Swarm content, and they keep that access until their party no longer includes any higher-expansion level players,” according to a recent post on Battle.net.
So what are you waiting for? Go get in a group and check out all of the content in Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm that you might be missing out on.