StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War are now free, Blizzard announced in a post on its website. We reported the news about the classic RTS game going free about a month ago, but it was only available in the Public Test Real (PTR) version, until now.
That's because the PTR version was buggy, and the company seems to have fixed the issues with patch 1.18, and has released StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War for free. And Mac users can get the game too.
Aside from widescreen and windowed mode support, there is a new observer mode, among many changes which you can find at the download section linked below.
How to get the free version of StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War:
- Head to the official page on Blizzard's website, and click on the version you want. PC or Mac.
- The will download the installer's launcher, which is around 3MB in size.
- Run the launcher, and you will be able to download StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War , which are around 1.65GB in size.
The remastered edition of StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War will be released this summer. It will not be free, but available for purchase from within the game, sort of like a DLC. We think Blizzard did this to ensure multiplayer compatibility, between normal and remastered editions of the games.