Sign up ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The desktop PC app seems to only have World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and Hearthstone available for launch and updates. But I also have purchased and attached Diablo 2 and D2: Lord of Destruction CD keys to my account, but they're not listed.

Among other legacy games are Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos, WC3: Frozen Throne, Starcraft and SC: Brood War expansion.

Is there some way I can access these legacy games using the app?

share|improve this question
btw, Blizzard classics Blackthorne, The Lost Vikings and Rock'n'Roll Racing are available for free on since May 2014 – user76325 May 11 '14 at 21:05
You forgot the best game Warcraft 2 BNE ( Edition) – SSpoke May 12 '14 at 6:00

1 Answer 1

up vote 9 down vote accepted

You don't, unfortunately.

The desktop application does not have any support for what Blizzard refer to as "legacy games". This means that Diablo 2 and the Lord of Destruction expansion (amongst many others) are not available for installation or management through the desktop application and can only be installed by logging into and downloading the installers.

"All of the classic games will come to the app eventually. We'd love to do it now. It really boils down to having time and resources." -Vexis


share|improve this answer
Can you launch them VIA the app after installation has already been done? – HowlinWulf Jul 15 '14 at 7:24
No, the app only provides support for Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, and World of Warcraft. Everything else is considered a legacy game and is not supported in the app. – kalina Jul 15 '14 at 8:13
That sucks. Was hoping for a kind of a Steam vibe.. Maybe they will still add it. Don't care much for the support, just want to have all my Blizzard games in on place though. Thanks for the answer :) – HowlinWulf Jul 15 '14 at 9:12
As a side-note, if you use Steam then you can add non-Steam game shortcuts to your Steam library – MonkeyZeus Jul 14 at 18:45

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.