StarCraft 2 Heart Of The Swarm midnight launch round-up

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It’s been a long time coming, and finally, Starcraft 2 is ready to continue the story that Wings of Liberty started. Heart of the Swarm kicks things off tonight, and as usual, a couple of midnight launches are being planned. If you’ve got an urge to click, here’s where you need to be tonight.


  • BT Games Cresta
  • BT Games Fourways
  • AWX Brightwater Commons

East Rand

  • BT Games EastRand


  • BT Games Centurion


  • BT Games Pavillion

Cape Town

  • BT Games Tyger Valley
  • BT Games Cavendish

If you know of any other shops doing a midnight launch, let us know below and we’ll add them to the list.

Last Updated: March 11, 2013

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Deon Steyn

    Yup, our women are safe.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Wat die hart van vol is…

      • Deon Steyn

        I didn’t say it, just commented. Does that still count? If not at least I can go to church again.

        • Admiral Chief Erwin


    • Ridiculous

    • dislekcia

      First thing my girlfriend asked me: “Protoss, Terran or Zerg?” So pshaw on your judgement 😀

      • Deon Steyn

        Marry her! Do it, do it now!

      • OSiRiS


  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Nope. Do not do pre-order or day 1 purchases. Nope nope nope. Not happening….

    • Deon Steyn

      Super Lulz. I hope their servers are ready.

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Lol. Dude we all know that there will be server issues in the first few days. It’s guaranteed.

        Let’s see if they do the smart thing and include an offline singleplayer experience

        • Deon Steyn

          Hahaha, Oh wait you’re serious. Damn DRM! They are punishing the innocent.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Indeed they are

        • ElNicko

          atleast thats the one thing they did right with Starcraft 2 compared to that shyte Diablo3 – Offline mode !! (on another note – no midnight launch for BT games at Greenstone mall ??)

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Yeah but what’s the bet there won’t be an offline option this time round? My money is on it having no such thing….

          • ElNicko

            ill take that bet sir…….why would they change it ??

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Same reason they forced it in Diablo3. Will say it’s for social integration and security of player accounts but it’s just a form of strict DRM control.

          • ElNicko

            dont forget protection of the RMAH. Atleast that load of bullocks is no where to be seen near SC2. we shall see in a few days

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            They will find a reason to force always on. I am sure. But we will see

        • I think your name should change to Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew – The Foreseer

      • Tarisma

        I hope the servers are ready too.

        Do I expect them to be ready, NO not a chance.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin


  • Really Excited! going to be a awesome game. ready watching the streams of the launch parties around the world

  • Johann

    Nah it has offline mode but you need to log in at least once IIRC. But the servers shouldn’t be too strained, it’s only for Authenticating your game where D3 the whole game runs from the server.

  • Skyblue

    Fuck yeah but I’m giving the midnight launch a skip thx. Every time I do the midnight launch thing with some mates we have to go drink from 8pm until midnight at our local. Then we queue up, make snarky comments at everyone at the store coz we’ve been on the stupid juice all night, I get home, pop in the disk and proceed to pass out while the game installs… wake up in the morning, stiff, sore and hungover only to be met with an “ERROR 37” message.

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