Nearly two decades since it was first released, Blizzard Entertainment’s immensely popular real-time strategy game StarCraft has gone free today, along with its Brood War expansion pack.
That’s in addition to new features and improvements in patch 1.18, which has just become publicly available for PC and Mac.
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The latest version of the game works better with Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, offers windowed modes, helps you find online games more easily with a ‘Popular Maps’ section and boasts improved responsiveness during multiplayer battles.
If you’ve been meaning to get into StarCraft or the RTS genre at large, this is a great place to start. And if you like what you see, you’ll be glad to know that the hallowed title is getting a Remastered edition this summer, with 4K graphics, 1080p cinematics, improved audio and a new matchmaking system.
Download StarCraft for free from this page.