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Starcraft 2 is split into three games, each one representing a playable faction.
Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival.
Heart of the Swarm features The Zerg
Composed of many different species integrated into the Swarm via zerg infestation. These creatures are rapidly and selectively evolved into deadly and efficient killers to further the driving zerg imperative of achieving absolute domination. The zerg make no use of technology to create their weapons, armor, or starships. Instead, these functions are efficiently fulfilled through biological adaptation and planned mutation of the zerg strains. Even zerg buildings are in fact specialized organs within the living, growing organism of a zerg nest.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm System Requirements
17 Mar 2013 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System :Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7/Windows® 8 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
  • Processor:Intel® Pentium® D or AMD
  • Athlon™ 64 X2
  • Video:NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GT or ATI™ Radeon™ X800 XT or better
  • Memory:1.5 GB RAM
  • Storage:
  • 20 GB available HD space
  • Internet:
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Media:
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Resolution:
  • 1024X768 minimum display resolution
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • Operating System:Windows® 7/Windows® 8 (latest service pack)
  • Processor:Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+ or better
  • Video:NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT (512 MB) or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 4850 or better
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Storage:20 GB available HD space
  • Internet:
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Media:
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Resolution:
  • 1024X768 minimum display resolution
PC System Analysis For StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB/Radeon HD 4850 and it should be paired with either a Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+/Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz CPU to match the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. For your PC to completely meet the recommended requirements you will also need 2 GB system memory. You should also have 1.5 GB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 9 GPU.
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm PC Release Date:

12 Mar 2013

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could i play this comfortably (high fps, no lag) on medium graphics settings?

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Yes, medium should run fine. You can try turning some graphics settings up to high, your resolution will help in this case.

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hey, can i run this game? thanks :)

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what settings can i play this on?

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How many FPS? and i play on 1360 x 768


I hope High settings.

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MORE LIKE ULTRA :D
enjoy

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can i play this in ultra?

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yes :)

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can i play this on ultra?

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why u even asking??? yes ofcorse

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Guys If I directly buy heart of the swarm..does it include wings of liberty?

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You have to buy both.

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Will I still be able to play it without wings of liberty? because I wanna play online

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Nope. I checked. You have to have WoL to play this online. Check it yourself.

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thx man you owe me alot..thumps up for you

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Starcraft is only Internetplay ? or Singleplayer to ?

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You have campaing for singleplayer :)

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but you need internet connection

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can i max this?

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Yes bro with full AA

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Thanks man! :D

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Lol my rig is exactly the same except the graphics are much, much worse. And I can play Starcraft II at high settings with 30+ FPS.

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sorry but can i run this?

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I can max this game at 1080p with all settings at ultra without any AA as I do not see the difference between no AA and AA on. Just throwing that out there for everyone. :)

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Also, let it be noted that my old Geforce 6600 GT - 128mb RAM, AMD Athlon XP 3200+ and 1GB of RAM was able to play this at low 720 HD

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