In an upcoming patch due out within to coming months, Blizzard will be adding Global Play to the StarCraft II universe.
“Global Play will give you access to StarCraft II game servers in regions outside your own, expanding the possibilities for eSports, exposing you to maps and games that aren’t yet published everywhere, and making it easy to play with your friends in other parts of the world,” reads the official website. Blizzard also mentions that each region will have separate profile data, meaning data like characters, profiles, ladder ranking, progress and friends lists will not carry over between regions.
Blizzard also notes:
- Players will be able to freely switch between regions via the StarCraft II login screen.
- When your region’s game servers are undergoing maintenance, you may be able to play in a different region that is not down for maintenance.
- Your game language and user interface will not change when you change regions.
- Players using Global Play will be subject to the in-game policies of their selected play region.
Stay tuned for more details to come!