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 Battle.net 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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  1. Madbrainbox
    March 31, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Well played Blizzard.Well played.

  2. patyos
    March 31, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Nice xD

  3. Neojames82
    April 1, 2017 at 12:24 am

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

  4. No_Good_Names_Ever
    April 1, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Is it always online?

  5. Nonscpo
    April 1, 2017 at 12:42 am

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

  6. Madbrainbox
    April 1, 2017 at 2:31 am

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

  7. Fenrir007
    April 1, 2017 at 4:01 am

    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.

  8. Scott Temple
    Scott Temple
    April 1, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Sooooo not April fools?

  9. Some furf
    Some furf
    April 2, 2017 at 5:16 am


  10. Hugo Garcia
    Hugo Garcia
    April 14, 2017 at 10:20 pm

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