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.MPQ File Extension

File TypeBlizzard Mo'PaQ File

DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment
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CategoryGame Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a MPQ file?

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.

More Information

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.

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Programs that open MPQ files
MPQ Editor
StormLib Library
Addon Studio for World of Warcraft
MPQ Extractor
StormLib Library
StormLib Library
Updated 9/6/2012

.MPQ Extension Information

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