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 Battle.net, including Starcraft 2.
    – JavadocMD
    Nov 10, 2010 at 23:58

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Without your CD key you can't associate it with your battle.net 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

  • Your welcome =)
    – Aardvark
    Nov 10, 2010 at 23:58
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    @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, 2010 at 0:32
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    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!
    – Wikwocket
    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:31
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    - 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, 2010 at 16:34
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    @Kyralessa, then don't maphack...
    – Gage
    Nov 12, 2010 at 19:19

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