.mpq

File Type Blizzard Mo'PaQ File IconBlizzard Mo'PaQ File
File Format Proprietary (Blizzard Entertainment)
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

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.

Open With
Windows

IconMPQ Editor

IconStormLib Library

IconSCMDraft

macOS

IconMPQ Extractor

IconStormLib Library

IconMPQKit

Unix

IconStormLib Library

Iconmpq-tools

Updated 2007
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