Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition Now Available on GOG.COM
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In anticipation of the upcoming 25th anniversary of Warcraft, we’ve partnered with GOG.COM to rerelease the real-time strategy classics that started it all—Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition, including both the original Tides of Darkness and the Beyond the Dark Portal expansion. Starting today, players can once again explore these universe-defining games as they become available digitally and DRM-free for the first time ever, exclusively on GOG.COM!

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans takes players back to the original battle for Azeroth, challenging players to pick a side and raise an army of humans or orcs capable of bringing ruin to their enemies. Warcraft II and its expansion take the battle to the high seas with a host of naval units, and introduces more of the races that make up the Alliance and the Horde, bolstering the human and orc forces with elves, trolls, dwarves, and more.


Two battle-hardened armies clash in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans!


Which side will you choose?

The version of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans available on GOG.COM has been fully optimized to run out-of the-box on today’s operating systems. Meanwhile, players who purchase Warcraft II through GOG.COM will get two versions: one that’s been updated with support for high-resolution displays and multiplayer via LAN connections; and a period-appropriate classic version that includes the original SVGA graphics, and matchmaking through the classic version of the Battle.net online-gaming service.

Ready to go back to where it all started? Warcraft: Orcs & Humans for Windows and Mac and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition for Windows are available now on GOG.COM for $5.99 and @9.99 respectively! You can also purchase the Warcraft Bundle, which includes both games, for $14.99.


In Warcraft II to secure victory you'll need to sail the high seas...



...and take to the skies!

FAQS

Q: Will these two games be similar to Warcraft III: Reforged coming out later this year?
A: Warcraft III: Reforged is a top-to-bottom remake, with rebuilt assets, contemporary social and matchmaking support, and a suite of all-new features. The GOG.COM rereleases of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition represent the games in their original forms, with versions that include HD resolution support, compatibility with today’s PC operating systems, and quality-of-life additions.

Q: What languages will Warcraft and Warcraft II be localized in?
A: Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition are available in English only.

Q: Why are there two versions of Warcraft II the game?
A: Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II is are available in their its original, unchanged Battle.net-compatible versions as well as a GOG-enhanced version.

Q: What is different between the Battle.net and GOG-enhanced versions of the game?
A: The original Battle.net version of the game is completely unchanged and allows players to connect to one another through the classic version of Battle.net.

The GOG-enhanced version offers several quality of life additions, including minor audio fixes, upscaling support for resolution and refresh rate control, and compatibility fixes. Please note that these versions cannot connect to classic Battle.net and only support multiplayer via LAN and P2P connection.

Q: Is the GOG GALAXY client required to play Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition?
A: While the GOG GALAXY client offers streamlined features for managing installations, it is not required to play Warcraft: Orcs & Humans or Warcraft II Battle.net Edition.

Q: What are the system requirements for running Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition?
A: The full list of system requirements is available on GOG.COM.

Q: Will Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition be available through the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app?
A: No, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition are currently available for sale or download only on GOG.COM.

Q: Is Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne coming to GOG.COM?
A: The original versions of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne are currently available for purchase digitally on the Battle.net Shop. We have no additional announcements at this time.

Q: Are other classic Blizzard games available on GOG.COM?
A: Yes! We recently released partnered with GOG.COM to rerelease the original Diablo. Check out this blog for more information.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition Now Available on GOG.COM started by Stoy View original post
Comments 65 Comments
  1. Unlimited Power's Avatar
    Neat. Never played through the original games so might just give them a whirl.
  1. RangerDaz's Avatar
    I have good memories of them, especially Warcraft 2! i even made a few playable maps 20 years ago.

    I can't remember the stories anymore though.
  1. ojblade's Avatar
    why isnt it on the blizzard store? I have max balance that I cannot do anything with.
  1. letssee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ojblade View Post
    why isnt it on the blizzard store? I have max balance that I cannot do anything with.
    Max balance.. how much is that
  1. justandulas's Avatar
    This is the game that i broke down and bought a PC for. I remember we used to have parties of this at a friends house on his PC and it got to the point where i got a summer job just to get a PC and this game for myself.

    This is a must have for me, and i will start downloading shortly after work!

    WORK COMPLETE!
  1. TheLASTjay's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by letssee View Post
    Max balance.. how much is that
    "The maximum amount of Blizzard Balance you can have on your account is $350, or $110 if you don't have an Authenticator linked to your account."
  1. Zequill's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ojblade View Post
    why isnt it on the blizzard store? I have max balance that I cannot do anything with.
    They might have a deal with them to make them compatible with modern PC, it's pretty much their specialty after all.
  1. Animalhouse's Avatar
    I checked GoG for new games this morning and practically threw my wallet at the screen when I saw this!
    Bought the bundle for $14.99 and have been "testing them out" in my computer lab.
  1. Hugh Wattmate's Avatar
    Wonder why they did not just do the changes themselves and add to the battle.net store.
  1. Schalde's Avatar
    Do you need a Launcher for GOG just like battle.net i just an account and then download it to your PC?
  1. Akka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Wattmate View Post
    Wonder why they did not just do the changes themselves and add to the battle.net store.
    They probably considered that the (huge) rework needed to adapt them to their new requirements (like working through the launcher, using new B.Net function and so on) was too high compared to how much they would make out of it.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Schalde View Post
    Do you need a Launcher for GOG just like battle.net i just an account and then download it to your PC?
    No, that's the whole point of GOG. It's ENTIRELY DRM-free, you just download an .exe installer.

    You CAN use their launcher (Galaxy) if you want, but it's not a requirement.
  1. Morpheel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ojblade View Post
    why isnt it on the blizzard store? I have max balance that I cannot do anything with.
    Well you could aways gift things to others if it's bothersome to have balance. Idk.
  1. Schalde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Akka View Post
    They probably considered that the (huge) rework needed to adapt them to their new requirements (like working through the launcher, using new B.Net function and so on) was too high compared to how much they would make out of it.

    - - - Updated - - -


    No, that's the whole point of GOG. It's ENTIRELY DRM-free, you just download an .exe installer.

    You CAN use their launcher (Galaxy) if you want, but it's not a requirement.
    Thanks.. i will consider it then. tired of all these launchers
  1. Akka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schalde View Post
    Thanks.. i will consider it then. tired of all these launchers
    I feel you man. I'm a staunch supporter of GOG precisely because of that. I like that I can just store all my installers somewhere, knowing I can come back in 10 years and they'll still be fully functionnal and without requiring an Internet connection. Click install & play !
  1. Hugh Wattmate's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Akka View Post
    They probably considered that the (huge) rework needed to adapt them to their new requirements (like working through the launcher, using new B.Net function and so on) was too high compared to how much they would make out of it.

    - - - Updated - - -


    No, that's the whole point of GOG. It's ENTIRELY DRM-free, you just download an .exe installer.

    You CAN use their launcher (Galaxy) if you want, but it's not a requirement.
    True Akka, would have been nice to be on the official store. TBH it ended up in the second best place for it. Nothing wrong with GOG so a good choice.
  1. Orby's Avatar
    Well goodbye WoW, Going to GoG, this is going to be my life for the next few weeks

    Time to relive my life from 1994 - 1995. 12 year old Orby is born again.

    HUZZAH
  1. chriseggroll's Avatar
    I probably would not have ever given WoW a try had I not played these two games when they came out. I'm not sure if I will replay them again anytime soon but I'm glad to see they'll be available if I change my mind. I don't understand why they're not on the Battle.net launcher, but GOG is a good site anyway!
  1. Ihavewaffles's Avatar
    GOG?

    W-T-F ???

    Never heard of it, why not add them to battle net?

    I don't want call of duty, destiny n such crap there...n not some retarded phone-diablo game..
  1. Sigxy the Lemming's Avatar
    Called it \o/
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    WC2 was one of my favorite games back when I was a child. Haven't played the game in ages, I should really revisit before going into WC3: Reforged.

Site Navigation