How to Download The Original StarCraft For Free

The StarCraft Free download and Brood War expansion have been officially released by Blizzard, ahead of the big Remastered launch later this year.To help generate buzz for the upcoming StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard is giving away the game that started it all. Here’s how to get original starcraft free

Along with Command & Conquer, Blizzard’s StarCraft ushered in the real-time strategy genre as we know it. Hard to believe that was almost 20 years ago.Never played the game? Good news: It’s now available for free.

Why the giveaway? Blizzard is no doubt hoping to create some buzz around StarCraft: Remastered, an updated version of the game due later this year. That version will feature 4K graphics support and improved online matchmaking for multiplayer sessions.

StarCraft Free Download Blizzard 

To get the original, at no charge and with no strings, use these download links (these begin the download immediately): The StarCraft 1.18 download links for:- Windows version   And   Mac version

(Keep in mind that freebies tend to melt the Interwebs, so don’t be surprised if you encounter a download delay or other issue. This is not, to my knowledge, a time-limited offer, so you should be able to get it at some point, even if you have difficulty initially.)

Interestingly, this is a newly patched version of StarCraft (1.18), the first patch the game has seen in over eight years. You can get a full rundown of the updates in While the exact StarCraft Remastered release date and price has yet to be announced, a summer launch is on the cards.What’s more, this version includes not only the core game, but also the Brood War expansion pack. (Don’t be confused by the installer, which mentions only the latter during setup.)

download original starcraft free StarCraft 1.18 Patch Notes:


  1. Added windowed fullscreen or windowed mode; Alt+Enter switches between
  2. Added UTF-8 support
  3. Added cursor clamping in-game while windowed; unclamped in menus
  4. Added Popular Maps to streamline finding games or game types
  5. Added options to display actions per minute
  6. Added Observer mode
  7. Added opponent information when joining a game lobby
  8. Added autosaving for replays
  9. Added an option to display game time
  10. Added UPnP support
  11. Updated to a new OpenGL backend
  12. Improved gameplay responsiveness during multiplayer by increasing turn rate to match LAN speeds over
  13. Improved UI layout in sections
  14. Improved behavior of available lobbies within the ‘Join Game’ section
  15. Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
  16. Improved anticheat capabilities
  17. Improved installation and patching performance
  18. Mac Beta now available for 10.11 and up

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed palette issues to correct rainbow water, 80s Kerrigan face in the loading screen, and other graphic glitches
  2. Fixed problems with LAN game discovery
  3. Fixed IME support and other text artifacts in menus
  4. LAN and Legacy fixes

Known Issues

  1. The profile section is currently unavailable
  2. Some chat commands are still being updated to play nice in the updated chat system
  3. Friends location is being improperly displayed
  4. Password games will often return bad password trying to join


I remember spending a lot of hours playing this back in the late ’90s. It may look a little long in the tooth, but the gameplay is as solid — and addictive — as ever.

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