Strange and wonderful cards that offer all sorts of different game types and training slots are a key part of the Starcraft II multiplayer experience, thanks to Blizzard, including a map editor with the game. There is already an "Arcade" section dedicated to these community creations, but a new premium category will be added to showcase the new paid custom maps.
Only two will be available for launch, including "ARK Star". Based RPG in the StarCraft universe that looks like a game in itself. This will be "Direct Strike", which is an evolution of an existing, popular custom map called "Desert Strike HotS". In this game, players can choose different unit compositions to send out in waves, hoping to defeat the enemy's armies and get to their base.
Since people are already playing Direct Strike under a different name, it will be free. However, it will contain a number of special modes that you will need to pay to unlock. Both custom maps are sold for $ 5, with an indefinite percentage going to the creators.
In late 2017, Blizzard decided to make StarCraft II 's first campaign and all multiplayer elements free for the 20-year anniversary of the game this year. Although the custom card marketplace is many, many years late, it gives Blizzard the opportunity to win new players it has won in recent months. Blizzard probably wants it to have something like this in the Warcraft III days. Remember Dota began as a custom Warcraft III card before it became more popular than the RTS game it was based on, and spawned the entire MOBA genre.