Files with mpqe extension an be found as encrypted installation packages for latest games by Blizzard Entertainment, including Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3.

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MPQE file extension - Blizzard encrypted game data

What is mpqe file? How to open mpqe files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

Encoded and encrypted file type icon Encoded and encrypted file type

mpqe file icon: mpqe filetype icon

The mpqe file extension is associated with Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 computer game. File contains encrypted game data. The MPQE files were found in installation of Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3.

For example until the Starcraft 2 was officially launched, the MPQE file were not accessible by the installer, because it required a specific 30-digits encryption key, which was not available the game realese.

Diablo 3 game data were also encrypted in the MPQE archives. Decryption process started during the installation process.

The MPQE file is the encrypted variant of MPQ format frequently used in Blizzard games.

The default software associated to mpqe file type:

StarCraft II icon

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. logo StarCraft II  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

StarCraft II is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and released by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X worldwide on July 27, 2010.

Featuring a unique single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, StarCraft II will present a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in an edgy sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue. 

Diablo III icon

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. logo Diablo III  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Diablo III is a dark fantasy action RPG and third installment in popular Diablo franchise developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released in 2012. The game takes place in Sanctuary, the dark fantasy world of the Diablo series, which was saved twenty years prior by a handful of unnamed heroes in Diablo II. 

Help how to open MPQE files:

These files cannot be opened or extracted, they are encrypted.

How to convert file with extension MPQE:

As far as we know, this .mpqe file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .mpqe file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open mpqe file, edit mpqe file, convert mpqe file, view mpqe file, play mpqe file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others mpqe file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with mpqe file - Blizzard encrypted game data

Click on the software link for more information about StarCraft II. StarCraft II uses mpqe file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with mpqe file by default:
StarCraft II small icon StarCraft II
Diablo III small icon Diablo III

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