.MPQ File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .MPQ extension:

Blizzard Mo'PaQ File

Blizzard Mo'PaQ File
  • Developer Blizzard Entertainment
  • Popularity
    4.5 (63 votes)
  • Category Game Files
  • Format Binary

Game data format used by Blizzard Entertainment video games; contains level data, graphics, videos, and audio for a specific Blizzard game; can be compressed, encrypted, or segmented into multiple files.

The MPQ format is used by the following Blizzard video games:

  • Diablo
  • Diablo II + Lord of Destruction expansion pack
  • StarCraft + Brood War expansion pack
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
  • Warcraft II: Battle.net edition
  • Warcraft III + Frozen Throne expansion pack
  • World of Warcraft + expansion packs (Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, etc.)
MPQ files may be viewed and edited using the utilities below, but please note that modifying MPQ files is not supported by Blizzard Entertainment.

Software's name License Platforms
Addon Studio for World of Warcraft Addon Studio for World of Warcraft Free Windows
MPQ Editor MPQ Editor Free Windows
MPQ Extractor MPQ Extractor Free Mac
mpq-tools mpq-tools Free Linux
StormLib Library StormLib Library Open Source LinuxMacWindows

Updated: November 10, 2017

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