If you haven't fired up the Battle.net client in a while, here's a good reason to: Blizzard might have gifted you a copy of StarCraft 2.
I got on https://t.co/1KHOJIlJZn to learn I got Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty for free. I don't know how it happened, but I'm not complaining
— Wind Warrior (@WindWarrior75) January 22, 2017
I got a random free copy of Starcraft 2 from @Blizzard_Ent - I don't recall entering a contest, but thank you, Blizz :) Made my day.
— Tesserat (@MCTesserat) January 21, 2017
The initial response was one of confusion - people weren't sure whether it was the full game or not - but Blizzard has since confirmed to Kotaku Australia over email that the company is most certainly giving away copies of StarCraft 2.
According to a representative, Blizzard is flagging "accounts directly and are not providing download keys to players". They wouldn't get into specifics, only to say that they were "always trying different promotions and continuing to test new functionality in the Battle.net desktop app to engage with our players".
It's a bit weird, but look on the bright side: the vanilla StarCraft 2 campaign is a solid 8 to 10 hours of gameplay, even though it's not as challenging or enjoyable as Brood War. But thanks to mods, you can play the original Brood War campaigns in StarCraft 2. And if you just received the game for free, you might as well give it a go.