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StarCraft Remastered: How to Change & Set Hotkeys

StarCraft Remastered – How to Change & Set Hotkeys

StarCraft: Remastered is out and old-school RTS fans have an opportunity to dive into the game that defined a genre, and kicked off the wide world of esports. For many players, it may have been a while since the last time they booted up the original StarCraft. Beyond even the visuals, there are a lot of things that are new, including a much-needed matchmaking system.

That said, one thing that is exactly the same for the worse, are the original hotkeys. While some of them might seem to make sense on the surface such as P for Probe, in practice they are actually quite bad. There’s no easy way to just reach over and hit the P key naturally in a game of StarCraft. While it might not be a huge deal in casual playthroughs of the campaign mode, in competitive ranked and harder difficulties, any kind of delay in building units because of silly non-helpful hotkeys is a waste of time. So, many players who are in it for the long haul will probably want to change their hotkeys which is possible in StarCraft: Remastered.


To change your hotkeys, all you need to do is boot up the game, and from the main menu select “Hotkeys.” Once there, you’ll be able to click into various races, buildings, and units and change their default hotkey to something more useful. For most people, we recommend mapping hotkeys that are as close to your left hand (or non-mouse hand) as possible, since your right hand will likely be operating the mouse. For example, change P for Probe into something like E. Change Train Marine to E as well. It’s much easier and you’ll be surprised how much quicker you can queue up units than before if you’ve never played with better hotkeys. For StarCraft 2 players, it will be extremely difficult going back to StarCraft: Remastered without making this change, so definitely make sure to take care of that right away.

That does it for how to change and set hotkeys in StarCraft: Remastered. Good luck have fun!

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