StarCraft and Its Expansion Free to Download and Play

StarCraft and Its Expansion Free to Download and Play

Developer Blizzard has made the original StarCraft and its expansion Brood War free to download and play. This arrives alongside a new patch for the company’s classic RTS, as well as in preparation for the HD remaster due this winter.

“In addition to the new features, bug fixes and making StarCraft and Brood War free, Version 1.18 sets the stage for the upcoming StarCraft: Remastered upgrade,” reads the press release. “This upgrade will include 4K Ultra HD graphics, remastered dialog and audio, and a host of other new improvements to StarCraft and Brood War, while maintaining the strategic gameplay that has made StarCraft an enduring classic for nearly 20 years.”

In an interesting move, both games will be fully compatible with each other – meaning those that download the free version can play against those running StarCraft: Remastered.

Have you played the original StarCraft games? Or were they before your time? Let us know in the comments below!


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Comments Comments (8)

Posted by 163Battery
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 2:07 PM
Hooray! Just finished playing the original campaign for the second time, now I can play the expansion.
Posted by darklordfoamy
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 2:51 PM
Well will definitely download it though going to be interesting going back to classic starcraft after all the changes SC2 made. Still yeah Goliaths.
Posted by kniteowl
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 2:51 PM
Downloaded it today. On a MacBook with a Retina display the into video looks quite dated lol. Looking forward to the HD remaster and I'm curious what they will do with the FMV cut scenes...

Still, never complain about a free lunch (game) right?
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 3:03 PM
No key rebinding in this update?
Posted by Outlaw213
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 3:26 PM

Cant wait to play it again.
Posted by Jbone
On Friday 21 Apr 2017 11:20 AM
Nice, always wanted to give this a shot.
Sir Thrustsalot
Posted by Sir Thrustsalot
On Friday 21 Apr 2017 11:29 AM
Sweet. Can't wait to get it again.
Posted by Rocky1986
On Friday 21 Apr 2017 6:02 PM
one of my all time favorites. you beauty. bring it on!!