Jess Colwill, April 20, 2017

How to Get Starcraft and Brood War for Free

The original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion are now available to download and play for free. The two iconic RTS games first released nearly 20 years ago in 1998, and were a major influence in the development of today's competitive, globally-broadcast esports scene.

Today’s re-release is part of the road to launch for the upcoming StarCraft Remastered, a full HD remake of the original game and the expansion. StarCraft Remastered will bring full 4K visuals, updating matchmaking, and re-recorded audio.

If you’d like to enjoy a slice of gaming history, visit the StarCraft Remastered page here and follow the download links for PC and Mac versions.

This free release of StarCraft includes Patch 1.18, which brings a variety of improvements and bugfixes including auto-saving of replays, windowed fullscreen mode and “improved anticheat capabilities”.

StarCraft 2 World Championships

The early stages of the StarCraft 2 World Championships have well and truly kicked off, as we prepare for the WCS Global Finals at the end of the year.

More than $2 million in prizes is up for grabs this year, with the next major event taking place at Dreamhack Austin at the end of the month.

Jess Colwill

Jess is a writer and dog-lover from the eastern coast of Australia, who loves playing games (particularly anything by BioWare), listening to metal, baking, and fostering rescue dogs while they wait for new homes. You can find her on Twitter at @notsocryptic.