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I bought a copy of Starcraft 2 from Amazon, and while I'm waiting for it to arrive, I'm curious: Is there a way for me to legitimately obtain a digital copy of it immediately?

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This doesn't help the original poster, but for others, many Blizzard games are available for immediate purchase and download on, including Starcraft 2. – JavadocMD Nov 10 '10 at 23:58
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Without your CD key you can't associate it with your account. Meaning no, there really isn't a way to legitimately play it without the key.

However, once you have associated the CD key with your account you can then download digital copies (if your sc2 cd's are scratched or can't find them).

Hope this helps and congratulations on buying an awesome game

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Thanks! (15char) – RCIX Nov 10 '10 at 23:57
@Kyralessa perhaps its just me, but I would take restrictive and unreasonable EULA over a 15$ monthly fee anyday. If this is how Blizzard chooses to profit over a game that obviously took a fortune to produce I'm happy to help. But your right, its outrageously strict but I'm sure you would agree it's worth it =D – Aardvark Nov 11 '10 at 0:32
I will agree that the SC2 EULA is strict, but if you think Blizzard's handling of SC2 is "the most restrictive and unreasonable ever," you haven't seen some of the stunts other game companies have tried to pull! – Steven Nov 11 '10 at 1:31
- Can install on more than one computer at any given time: Check! - Does not requires medium in drive: Check! - Can play on Mac and PC with the same account: Check! - Free online play: Check! - Awesome community: Check! – DrFish Nov 11 '10 at 16:34
@Kyralessa, then don't maphack... – Gage Nov 12 '10 at 19:19

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