Blizzard is now offering a digital download of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for those who will rather not get the boxed DVD game. Once downloaded, you may activate it during the release date.

Blizzard Quote:
Who should download StarCraft II in advance?

If you intend to purchase StarCraft II digitally, downloading the client now will allow you to simply pay and play when digital copies of StarCraft II go on sale.

Will digital copies of StarCraft II be available as soon as the game is released in stores?

No. They’ll go on sale slightly later, on 07/27/2010 10:00 AM PDT in North America and Latin America.

** I clicked SKIP instead of ACTIVATE – is that bad?

That’s OK, just click this link and log in.

1. Download: Download the full StarCraft II client today and pay later!

2. Install: On 07/27/2010 10:00 AM PDT, when sales of digital copies begin in North America and Latin America, start the installer program.

3. Purchase: Choose Activate**, and follow the options to log in to Account Management and purchase StarCraft II.

4. Play!: Wait for the installer to complete then log in using your account to play.