News > StarCraftJul 26, 2017 6:00 pm CT

StarCraft’s patch 1.19 is the last major patch before StarCraft: Remastered

Yes, you read that correctly. The original StarCraft game is still receiving updates, and its latest, patch 1.19, marks the last major patch it will receive before StarCraft Remastered launches later in August. Several changes appear to bring the game up to more modern, cross-game standards, especially when it comes to this thing called “” — which is totally, absolutely not a retired name or anything.

Outside of those changes, there are some quality-of-life improves made to chat panels, the search-games screen, observer mode, and some miscellaneous options. And, as always, there are a few bug fixes tossed in the mix for good measure.

See the full list of updates below:

Originally Posted by Pete Stilwell (Official Post)
Greetings Cerebrates, Executors, and Commanders,

1.19 is live. This is the last major patch before Remastered launches. Thank you for playing and working with us to refine the updates. Go team.

Features & Improvements

  • A account is required to access multiplayer gateways
  • Save Legacy Profiles forever by pairing them to a modern Account
  • Create or link up to three Profiles per gateway
  • Friend’s list now contains whisper and status for friends playing modern Blizzard games
  • NumPad+0 stats ordered by player name
  • Popular maps display based upon the most played maps in the last 24 hours
  • Replays and saved games are cloud saved and accessible upon login

Chat Panels

  • Added to all multiplayer screens
  • Click the Channel name in the Message Entry box to display the last channels
  • Change message target with /1, /2, or /w (player)

Search Games Screen

  • Open games automatically update with player information and availability
  • Games list auto-refresh has replaced by a refresh button
  • Added filters for name, game type, private, acceptable ping, and player count

Observer Mode

  • Right click player name to follow their camera
  • Right click to follow a unit
  • Left click player name to toggle their field of vision
  • ‘A’ shows/hides Unit, Economy, and Minimap
  • Alt+U or hides/shows Units section
  • Alt+E hides/shows Economy section
  • Alt+I hides/shows Minimap
  • Alt+W hides/shows Button section


  • H.O.T.K.E.Y.s have arrived – again
  • Added an option to disable custom hotkeys in Create menu
  • An expanded version of Options can now be found on the main menu screen

Bug Fixes

  • Ending a game in an Observer slot is handled gracefully
  • Carriage returns in map details are preserved

Known Bugs

  • Asian and Cyrillic characters not supported in Legacy Chat

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