Starcraft Is Free Now. Completely Free

Blizzard Entertainment makes Starcraft free as it rolls onward to Starcraft Remastered.

News by Mike Williams, .

With the announcement of Starcraft Remastered, Blizzard Entertainment said that the original Starcraft would be going free. Today is the day. With the first patch that the game has seen in 8 years, Starcraft is now a thing you can download whenever you feel like it. Here's a link to the installers on Windows and Mac.

The patch improves the game's compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. Online has been improved overall and Blizzard added more modern anti-cheat features to the title's online multiplayer. There's also a new Observer mode for the game. Blizzard did offer one big note for those looking to download the game.

"When patching StarCraft, please use the 'Run as Admin' option; it is required during your first client run to migrate saves and avoid issues from Windows system admin changes," said Blizzard developer Pete Stilwell on the official forums.

Starcraft Remastered will be coming to PC later this year.

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  • Avatar for NiceGuyNeon #1 NiceGuyNeon A year ago
    I remember in middle school when my friends wouldn't shut up about this game. Now it's free. What a time we live in.
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  • Avatar for link6616 #2 link6616 A year ago
    Maybe now is the time to place SC...
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  • Avatar for Nuclear-Vomit #3 Nuclear-Vomit A year ago
    I remember playing this... and getting trashed by Koreans. Still have this and the expansion in their jewel cases. Don't want to install it again... because I would have to type out that long and ridiculous cd-key.

    I did however, re-install Tiberian Sun. James Earl Jones is da man!

    God bless you, Westwood! You were too young.
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  • Avatar for damienolenick07 #4 damienolenick07 A year ago
    what Blizzard didn't tell us from the get-go is that they switched to open GL. I have an older computer with crappy intel graphics that doesn't support open GL 2.1 which is needed to run. very disappointed since my computer is more than capable of running the original. was looking forward to it being free since i lost my original CD Keys long ago.
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  • Avatar for JamesSwiftDay #5 JamesSwiftDay A year ago
    If this requires then I'm out.
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  • Avatar for ramonamiller #6 ramonamiller 11 months ago
    What a great news! Another reason to use and spend more time playing my favorite game! Wish future modes to Starcraft to be free too!
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  • Avatar for David-Jones- #7 David-Jones- A month ago
    Sound's good, I love this game and when I heard this new, I feel great and I have found this apexessays which help me to improve my skills and this is best for all of you.
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  • Avatar for tressa493 #8 tressa493 A month ago
    Nice game it remembers me schools time when my friends and me playing the game long time and today its free so exceeding for us
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