Blackthorne, Rock N Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings – the three titles that make up the recently announced [Blizzard Arcade Collection](https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/23617535/relive-the-legacy-announcing-the-blizzard-arcade-collection), can be downloaded absolutely free of charge, straight from Blizzard’s own website.
[Click here](https://www.blizzard.com/en-us/download/) and scroll to the very bottom of the page, where you’ll find a section devoted to “Classic Games”. Click on their names and you’ll be taken to a confirmation page. The download should then start automatically.
Alternatively, you can click on the links below (the actual download links from Blizzard’s servers) and save the files directly to your drive:
# Blackthorne ([Windows](https://blzddist2-a.akamaihd.net/downloads/blackthorne/5e1a0ce1d84e3ee3005dd26181e14a2f/BlackthorneSetup.exe) or [Mac](https://blzddist2-a.akamaihd.net/downloads/blackthorne/5e1a0ce1d84e3ee3005dd26181e14a2f/BlackthorneSetup.dmg))
# [Rock N Roll Racing](https://blzddist2-a.akamaihd.net/downloads/classics/9f8ba2a406416a70cfe1bc97ec5346ba/Rock_n_Roll_Racing.zip)* (Windows only)
# [The Lost Vikings](https://blzddist2-a.akamaihd.net/downloads/classics/9f8ba2a406416a70cfe1bc97ec5346ba/The_Lost_Vikings.zip) (Windows only)
*According to u/TheKinsie, the free version of Rock N Roll Racing is cut-down from the original, with only three tracks and no original audio/music. Check their comment below for more info.
All three games are confirmed to be running correctly on the latest Windows 10 (Version 20H2).
Blackthorne comes with an installer (no additional download required). Rock N Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings come in zipped folders – you just unzip them and run their executables – no installation necessary.
These classic Blizzard games have been available for quite some time on the company’s website, which may come as a surprise to most. Given that the Arcade Collection costs $20, requires [Battle.net](https://Battle.net) and can only be purchased in a bundle with a bunch of items people may not be interested in, I figured it was time to bring attention to the free editions once more.
P.S.: Diablo II and its expansion pack, Lord of Destruction, can also be downloaded and installed directly, bypassing Battle.net, but they do require legitimate “account-specific product keys acquired by feeding [Battle.net](https://Battle.net) your original CD Keys” (thanks, u/TheKinsie). As for Warcraft III and The Frozen Throne, you need [Battle.net](https://Battle.net) and an account to play those. From what I understand, all games have been packed into Reforged, so you have to download that in order to run the vanilla versions (which, apparently, *are* free to play, but I can’t personally confirm) from the main launcher.