StarCraft fiends will get the chance to battle globally in the coming months.

Global Play will add “maps and games that aren’t yet published everywhere.” Each global region will  contain its own unique “characters, profiles, ladder rankings, progress, and friends lists” will not carry over when you switch regions.

A full list will be coming soon, but there are a few new details below:

  • 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.

 [via EGMNOW]