Blizzard Now Giving Out the Original StarCraft Entirely Free

While Blizzard previously announced they’re fully remastering the original StarCraft, they’re also making the original, non-HD version of the game entirely free.

The official free version of the game comes with version 1.18, which is already up on the forums. Until the full version of the update is available, you’ll need a Public Test Realm (PTR) account to play the original online.

Clocking in at roughly 1.5GB, Blizzard also spent time in fixing a lot of bugs and adding new features to the classic game, including OpenGL support, and improved compatibility with modern operating systems like Windows 8, 8.1, and 10.

StarCraft Remastered is set for a release sometime this summer, for PC and Mac.


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  • Anon_Amous
  • Madbrainbox

    Well played Blizzard.Well played.

  • patyos

    Nice xD

  • Neojames82

    I can’t hate on this. Very cool move on their part. :)

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Is it always online?

  • No, there’s a single player component with a story mode, ah brings back memories!

  • Madbrainbox

    Tried it after I disabled my internet connection.Works fine.

  • Fenrir007

    That’s very nice of them. Also very smart. People who get this and end up hooked might migrate to the remaster once its out.

  • Scott Temple

    Sooooo not April fools?

  • Some furf


  • Hugo Garcia

    Well the link gives a page not found.Sorry Let’s crack