Thursday March 30, 2017

The Original StarCraft Is Free from Today

As hinted during the StarCraft remaster announcement, Blizzard is now letting you grab a copy of the original hit free of charge. The forum thread would suggest that the current build has its fair share of problems, but the 1.18 patch that should release today or tomorrow should clear any outstanding issues up.

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Most people already own a copy of the original StarCraft. But if you don't, or you're looking for some old-school RTS action, the original game is available right now. StarCraft will be officially free once patch 1.18 drops, a move made by Blizzard ahead of the release of StarCraft Remastered in the winter. The patch is expected either today or early tomorrow, but for now the developer has made a build available for the game's public test server, which you can download from the forums. You'll need to make a PTR account if you want to play StarCraft 1.18 online, but the campaign can be enjoyed without any such hassles.