GENERAL

  • Abathur: Evolved Bundle is going to be available as a part of Twitch Prime offer starting later this month. Stay tuned for more details.
    • Abathur Co-op Commander
    • Abathur Announcer
    • “Live Now” portrait pack
    • “Live Now” portrait for Abathur
    • “Live Now” portrait for Swann
    • “Live Now” portrait for Vorazun
    • “Live Now” Zerg Banner
    • Evolved Zerg Console Skin
  • A new Lowko Announcer is now available.
  • A set of 8 comic portraits have been added for players who own War Chest: Katowice 2019 for at least one race.

BUG FIXES

General

  • Queens can now properly spawn a Creep Tumor on ramps in certain Heart of the Swarm campaign missions, and Co-op Missions.

Co-op Missions

  • Commander
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where incorrect portrait could appear for structures for certain commanders.
    • Alarak
      • Ascendants with multiple Power Overwhelming stacks no longer take bonus damage from the Black Death or Double Edged mutators.
    • Dehaka
      • Dehaka’s Drone no longer morphs into a structure while holding to a Xenon Crystal on The Vermillion Problem.
      • Primal Host now properly attack enemy Creep Tumors with its Locusts.
      • Murvar now dies properly when Murvar’s Den is destroyed.
      • Enemy units will now properly take damage from Psionic Explosion when Dehaka devours a Psionic unit directly after spawning or respawning.
      • Fixed an issue where the first charge of Greater Primal Wurm could sometimes not be properly given to the player.
    • Nova
      • Nova’s air units can now be properly deployed in areas without ground pathing.
    • Stukov
      • Fixed an issue where units dominated by Vega could be attacked by an allied Stukov’s Apocalisk.
    • Zeratul
      • Void Arrays no longer share the same cargo space as Kerrigan’s Omega Worms.
  • Mission
    • Dead of Night
      • Ultralisks can no longer be stunned by Chokers.
    • The Vermillion Problem
      • Civilians can no longer become stuck outside neutral buildings when retreating from lava.
    • Void Launch
      • The bonus objective can no longer be targeted by a Viper’s Abduct.
      • Fixed an issue where the bonus objective could be stuck.
  • Mutator
    • Fixed an issue where Amon’s Disruptors could fear units without detonating its Purification Nova while the Fear mutator was active.

War Chest: Katowice 2019

  • Protoss rewards now properly match the level that they are awarded at.
  • Damaged Spore Crawlers and Spine Crawlers with Simulant skins equipped no longer leave their fire effects behind when they are uprooted.
  • Visual effect now properly appears as intended when placing a Pylon with the Forged skin.

Maps

  • New Repugnancy LE
    • Textures at certain locations were updated to make cliff edges and pathable areas clearer and more visible.
    • Textures near base placement locations were updated to be more centered.
    • Terrain updated near the natural base to prevent Photon Cannons from being walled in at certain locations.
    • Certain doodads were removed to prevent units from hiding inside.
    • Fixed an issue where Sentries could be blocked after being warped in.
  • Year Zero LE
    • Pathing now properly matches the terrain near the starting ramp locations.
  • Cyber Forest LE
    • Certain doodads were removed to prevent units from hiding inside.
  • King’s Cove LE
    • Pathing now properly matches the terrain near the starting ramp locations.
  • Rosebud LE
    • Faction emblems and selection circles are no longer hidden by certain doodads.
  • Efflorescence LE
    • A doodad is now properly centered at a base placement location.
  • Team Liquid Map Contest
    • Inhibitor Zones placed on higher level terrain will now properly animate.
    • Inhibitor Zone Generator models and mini map icons updated.

Versus

  • Time Warp's effect no longer goes back to the enemy after Neural Parasite ends.
  • Stalkers can no longer be targeted at the original Blink location.

User Interface

  • Fixed an issue where toggling on mouse drag scroll could cause the cursor to appear in the middle of the screen.
  • Help menu now properly displays Cyclone’s Upgrades.
  • Fixed an issue where the Polarity mutator would display its icon over friendly units and structures.

General

  • The first season of 2019 has officially begun!
  • A new Trophy Top has been added for those that win Tournaments in the new season.
  • New features have been added to the WCS GameHeart Extension Mod.
    • The mod will now automatically prevent skins from being displayed for players.
    • Skins will be visible to Observers.

Balance

Terran

  • Cyclone
    • Mag-field Accelerator research time increased from 79 seconds to 100 seconds.
    • Mag-field Accelerator upgrade tooltip updated.
    • Lock-On tooltip updated.
  • Thor
    • High Impact Payload weapon range increased from 10 to 11.
  • Battlecruiser
    • Weapon Refit research time increased from 43 seconds to 100 seconds.

Zerg

  • Infestor
    • Fungal Growth tooltip updated to mention that affected units will not be able to Blink, Tactical Jump, or load into transports or buildings.
  • Ultralisk
    • Anabolic Synthesis upgrade now increases Ultralisk movement speed off creep by 0.82, up from 0.41.
  • Nydus Network/Nydus Worm
    • Nydus Worm health increased from 200 to 300.
    • Nydus Worm armor while emerging decreased from 6 to 5.
    • Nydus Network and Nydus Worm initial unload delay decreased from 0.36 to 018.
    • Nydus Network and Nydus Worm unload period changed from 0.36 to 0.18.
    • Nydus Network and Nydus Worm load period changed from 0.18 to 0.09.

Protoss

  • Adept
    • Gateway build time increased from 27 seconds to 30 seconds. Warp Gate cooldown remains unchanged.
  • Cybernetics Core
    • Warp Gate research time decreased from 114 seconds to 100 seconds.
  • Stalker
    • Blink research cost reduced from 150/150 to 100/100.
  • Robotics Facility
    • Cost decreased from 200/100 to 150/100.
  • Immortal
    • Cost increased from 250/100 to 275/100.
  • Observer
    • Movement speed increased from 2.63 to 3.01.
    • Gravitic Boosters upgrade now increases movement speed by 1.51, up from 1.31.
  • Oracle
    • Removed the Light attribute.
    • Added the Armored attribute.
  • Tempest
    • Movement speed decreased from 3.5 to 3.15.
    • Acceleration decreased from 2.8 to 2.1.

Bug Fixes

Campaign

  • Wings of Liberty: Fixed an issue in the Devil’s Playground mission that allowed enemy creep tumors to spawn on top of each other
  • Legacy of the Void: Rebuilt enemy Oracles no longer use the default Protoss skin on the Rak’Shir mission .

Versus

  • The Infestor's Fungal Growth tooltip now states that it prevents affected targets from using Blink and Tactical Jump, and loading into transports and buildings.
  • Battlecruisers will now prioritize static defenses instead of workers.
  • The Raven's Anti Armor missile button now matches the missile model.
  • The Templar Archive research animation has been restored. [Fixed in 4.8.1]
  • Decals will no longer persist on the ground if a Command Center had upgraded to an Orbital Command and lifted off from that location.
  • The tooltip for the Cyclone’s Lock On after Mag-Field Accelerator has been researched has been edited to be more concise.
  • Updated the format of the tooltips of Anabolic Synthesis, Muscular Augments, and Adaptive Talon upgrades to be consistent with other movement upgrade tooltips.
  • Eggs will no longer block the optimal placement of a Hatchery after being destroyed.

Maps

  • Kings Cove LE
    • You can now wall-off your natural expansion with three buildings and one pylon as Protoss.
    • Fixed a few areas that were not symmetric.
    • Mineral nodes have been updated so the nodes closest to a player’s base will have the highest values.
  • Year Zero LE: Prevented a two-Pylon, one-Photon-Cannon wall-in strategy in the starting bases.
  • Cyber Forest LE: Corrected the location of base placement markers at certain bases.
  • Ship Wrecked LE: Replaced missing water at certain locations on the map.
  • Rosebud LE
    • Fixed small visual distortions that would occur on certain doodads when rotating or zooming-in with the camera.
    • Fixed several areas where certain doodads were clipping through the edge of the starting base.
    • Replaced the blue Compound Mansion Carpets to red to prevent it from hiding faction emblem and selection circles.
    • Restored ambient sounds throughout the map.
  • Efflorescence LE
    • The starting base buildings in the southwest will no longer appear to be floating slightly above the ground.
    • Reduced the light reflection effect of water at certain angles.

UI

  • Fixed the text for feardragon’s portrait.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain voice lines to not play for Zeratul, Han and Horner, Day[9], iNcontroL, SCBoy, Park, and Nathanias.

Editor

  • Doodad limit has been increased to 100,000. 
  • Added new objects in preparation for the next Team Liquid Map Contest.

Bug Fixes

Co-op Missions

  • Zeratul
    • Fixed an issue that caused Shieldguard’s Reflection Shield to prevent Hybrids from spawning on Part and Parcel.
    • Units can now path between the Artifact Reserve and adjacent structures.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Reflection Shield to cause Propagator clones to be friendly.
  • The Robotics Bay for Fenix and Alarak will no longer use the default model.

Versus

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the fast warp-in visual effect from displaying when placing a Pylon.
  • Fixed an issue that caused box-selecting a single Probe collecting gas to select two Probes.
  • The Nexus will once again display an animation when it is constructing a Probe.
  • Fixed an issue that caused units with beam attacks to deal more damage than intended.
  • It is no longer possible for Ravens to cast Interference Matrix on a Disruptor’s Purification Nova.
  • Automaton LE: The Tarsonis Bridge doodad will now display creep properly.  
  • Port Aleksander LE: Adjusted the terrain at the natural expansion to prevent a two-Pylon-and-Photon Cannon wall-in.

General

  • When equipping skins, there is now an option to equip all skins of the same set to all units and buildings.
  • The Galactic Celebration, Mira’s Marauders, Primal, and Purifier consoles skins have all be updated with custom UI buttons and colors.

Editor

  • Co-op Mission dependencies can now be added: File > Dependences > Add Standard

Bug Fixes

Co-op

  • Zeratul
    • Malwarfare: Fixed an issue that caused Artifact Fragments to spawn in areas that are not accessible to the player.
    • The Vermillion Problem: Legendary Legion units will no longer attack civilians.
    • Zeratul will now gain benefits from attack and armor upgrades with each Artifact Fragment instead of only at level 15.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented an Artifact Fragment from appearing if Zeratul was standing directly on it.           
    • Zeratul’s command card icons for the Construct Bay will no longer appear on other Protoss Commanders’ Robotics Bay’s.

Campaign

  • Legacy of the Void
    • Enemy Taldarim Tempests now display the correct 3D portrait, model, and death animation.
  • Wings of Liberty
    • Outbreak – Selecting the Refinery at the starting base will show the correct wireframe model.  

UI

  • You are now able to bind the Burrow and Unburrow abilities to be the same hotkey.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from earning achievements for gaining Ascension ranks.

Versus

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Stalkers from being warped on the bottom and left side of a Gateway.
  • Transforming Gateways will now immediately grant faster warp-in field instead of after the animation completes.
  • Fixed a typo in the Transfuse tooltip.
  • Removed the blood particle effect that occurred when certain Zerg units complete their morphing process.
  • Team color on some in-game Trophies have been reduced.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the burrow animation from the Adaptive Talons upgrade to not appear properly for enemy players.

Today marks the beginning of Season 4 of 2018, as well as the debut of all the new balance changes that we’ve been working on for the last few months. Thank you again to the pros and to the community that gave us the feedback we needed—we couldn’t have done it without you!

General

  • New Hydralisk Trophy Top for Season 4.

Versus

TERRAN

  • Widow Mine
    • The Drilling Claws upgrade now permanently cloaks Widow Mines when they're burrowed.
    • If Drilling Claws is researched, the Widow Mine will have a visual indicator to show that the unit has the upgrade.
  • Cyclone
    • Now requires a Tech Lab to be built at the Factory.
    • Health decreased from 180 to 120.
    • Movement speed increased from 4.13 to 4.73.
    • Tornado Blaster weapon changed to the Typhoon Missile Pod weapon:
      • Damage changed from 3 (+2 vs Armored) to 18.
      • Can target air and ground units.
      • Weapon speed changed from 0.1 to 0.71.
      • Range decreased from 6 to 5.
      • Weapon upgrades changed from +1 to +2 to account for the new damage value.
    • Lock On ability changed:
      • Ability can auto cast.
      • Can now target ground and flying units and structures.
      • Damage changed from 160 to 400 damage over 14 seconds.
    • Rapid Fire Launchers upgrade removed.
    • Added Mag-Field Accelerator upgrade:
      • After researching Mag-Field Accelerator upgrade, Lock On will deal 400 (+400 vs Armored) over 14 seconds to ground and flying targets.
  • Thor
    • Armor reduced from 2 to 1.
    • Explosive Payload AoE radius reduced from 0.6 to 0.5.
    • 250mm Punisher Cannons damage changed from 35 (+15 vs Armored) to 40 (+15 vs Massive).
    • Vehicle Weapons upgrade bonuses for 250mm Punisher Cannons changed from +3 (+2 vs Armored) to +4 (+2 vs Massive).
    • 250mm Punisher Cannons weapon speed changed from 2.14 to 1.71.
  • Medivac
    • High Capacity Fuel Tanks upgrade name changed to Rapid Reignition System.
    • Rapid Reignition System upgrade no longer increases Ignite Afterburners duration from 4.29 seconds to 6.43 seconds. Now, it decreases its cooldown duration from 8.57 seconds to 6.43 seconds. 
    • Medivacs can now heal units Graviton'd by Phoenix.
  • Banshee
    • Hyperflight Rotors upgrade cost decreased from 200/200 to 150/150.
  • Raven
    • Anti-Armor splash damage decreased from 15 to 0.
    • In addition to armor reduction, Anti-Armor Missile will also reduce Protoss shield armor by 3.
  • Battlecruiser
    • Removed random delay between shots.
    • ATA Laser Battery damage decreased from 6 to 5.
    • Can now move while shooting.
    • Yamato Cannon damage decreased from 300 to 240.
  • Engineering Bay
    • Neosteel Frame and Structure Armor upgrades merged. The new upgrade is called Neosteel Armor and will retain the functionality of both upgrades combined. It will cost 150/150 and take 100 seconds to research.
  • Barracks, Factory, Starport - Tech Lab
    • If a player tries to lift a structure when there is an upgrade being researched in an attached Tech Lab, they will not be able to do so and will receive a red text error message.
  • Sensor Tower
    • The structure's pre-placement selection display will now show a range indicator on the mini-map.

ZERG

  • Queen
    • Transfusion no longer restores 125 health instantly. Now, it restores 75 health instantly plus an additional 50 health over the next 7.14 seconds.
  • Creep Tumor, Nydus Worm
    • Time in between creep growth increased from 0.3 to 0.45.
  • Overlord
    • Time between Generate Creep growth periods increased from 0.36 to 0.45.
  • Zergling
    • Unburrow speed decreased from 0.71 to 0.36.
    • Unburrow random delay decreased from 0.36 to 0.08.
  • Roach
    • Tunneling Claws cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100.
    • Tunneling Claws no longer increases the health regeneration rate of Roaches from 7 HP/second to 14 HP/second.
  • Hydralisk
    • Unburrow speed decreased from 0.71 to 0.36.
    • Unburrow random delay decreased from 0.36 to 0.08.
    • Needle Spines attack speed changed from 0.54 to 0.59.
  • Infestor
    • Unit radius decreased from 0.75 to 0.625.
    • Model scale decreased from 0.85 to 0.75.
    • Burrowed unit radius now matches the new unborrowed unit radius.
    • Infestors can now move through units while burrowed.
    • Fungal Growth no longer allows affected units to Blink, Tactical Jump, or load into transport sand buildings.
    • Infested Terran cast range increased from 7 to 8.
  • Ultralisk
    • New upgrade added: Evolve Anabolic Synthesis
      • Cost: 150 Minerals/150 Gas/42.85 second research time
      • Increases Ultralisk speed when off creep from 4.13 to 4.55.  The Ultralisk on-creep speed will remain the same at 5.36.
      • If Anabolic Synthesis is researched, Ultralisks will have visual indicators to show that they have the upgrade.
  • Nydus Network/Nydus Worm
    • Nydus Network cost decreased from 150/200 to 150/150.
    • Nydus Worm cost decreased from 100/100 to 50/50.
    • Nydus Worm are no longer be invincible when emerging. Now, they have 6 armor while emerging from the ground.
  • Burrow/Unburrow
    • Burrow and Unburrow have been separated into two separate buttons.
    • Burrowed and Unburrowed Zerg unit types will now be on the same tab-select, and both will be selected when double clicking on units.

PROTOSS

  • Nexus
    • Mass Recall renamed to Strategic Recall.
    • Strategic Recall radius decreased from 6.5 to 2.5. 
    • Strategic Recall cooldown decreased from 130 to 85 seconds.
    • Chrono Boost will now display a visual status on boosted structures.
  • Sentry
    • Hallucination energy cost decreased from 100 to 75.
    • Guardian Shield radius increased from 4 to 4.5.
  • High Templar
    • Feedback now deals 0.5 damage per point of energy drained, down from 1 damage per point of energy drained.
  • Dark Templar
    • Shadow Stride research time decreased from 121 to 100 seconds.
    • Shadow Stride cooldown decreased from 21 to 14 seconds.
  • Robotics Bay
    • Cost decreased from 200/200 to 150/150.
  • Colossus
    • Colossus weapons now have turret tracking.
  • Disruptor
    • Purification Nova changed back to pre-4.0 state. Purification Nova deploys a ball of energy that will detonate after 2 seconds, dealing 155 damage and an additional 55 shield damage to all ground units in its radius.
    • Purification Nova no longer detonates on contact with enemy units.
    • Purification Nova now sends a threat signal to the opponent on detonation instead of during the launch phase.
  • Void Ray
    • Prismatic Alignment speed reduction decreased from 40% to 25%.
  • Tempest
    • Cost decreased from 300/200 to 250/175.
    • Supply cost decreased from 6 to 5.
    • HP/Shields decreased from 300/150 to 150/125.
    • Movement speed increased from 2.63 to 3.5.
    • Acceleration increased from 1.49 to 2.8.
  • Carrier
    • Build time decreased from 86 seconds to 64 seconds.
    • HP/Shields increased from 250/150 to 300/150.
    • Interceptor build time increased from 6 seconds to 11 seconds.
    • Graviton Catapult upgrade removed from the Fleet Beacon.
    • Interceptor release period changed from 0.36 to 0.27.
  • Mothership
    • Strategic Recall name changed to Mass Recall.
    • In addition to slowing unit movement speed by 50%, Time Warp now also reduces unit and structure attack speed by 50%.
  • Assimilator
    • HP/Shields decreased from 450/450 to 300/300.
  • Shield Battery
    • HP/Shields decreased from 200/200 to 150/150.
    • Shield Battery can now regenerate shields of units Graviton'd by Phoenix.
  • Gateway
    • Transform to Warp Gate will now be an auto-cast ability.

Bug Fixes

Maps

  • Stats LE: Fixed an issue that allowed melee units to attack destructible debris from the low ground.
  • Kairos Junction LE: The lighting status is no longer out of date.
  • Multiprocessor LE: Fixed an issue that allowed flying units to clip into certain doodads.  
  • Emerald City LE: Fixed an issue that slightly restricted the pathing of ground units on certain ramps.

Versus

  • Battlecruiser
    • The upper turrets will no longer track its last target through the fog of war.  
    • The bottom turrets will now track their target.

Co-op

  • New Co-op Commander and Announcer: Zeratul
    • Collect Xel’Naga artifacts to power up your army.
    • Customize your abilities to deal with any foe.
    • Learn more in our blog.
  • New weekly Mutations have been added.

Versus

  • It is now easier to select an SCV that is currently constructing a building using mouse click selection
  • Added a button to the “Language and Region” panel of the Options menu that manually refreshes ping time to all game servers.
    • This function is most useful immediately after a connection change such as a switching to a new ISP or moving your computer to a new location.
    • Although StarCraft II automatically adjusts networks settings to provide the most responsive gameplay, this function will make these adjustments immediately, ensuring the lowest latency available to you.

Editor

  • New sub field added: Parent Behavior Link
    • Located under Unit -> Addon On Units.
    • Applies the specified behavior to its parent unit from the addon unit.
    • Allows control over the parent unit based on the Addon’s state.
  • Added Height Range field to CActorQuad.
    • Allows the quad to change its height based on the position of the player cursor.

Bug Fixes

Co-op

  • Raynor: Fixed an issue that allowed the Hyperion to still attack even when under the effect of the Moment of Silence Mutator.
  • Kerrigan: Fixed a bug a bug that caused the Pneumatized Carapace icon on Overlords and Overseers to appear inactive when it had already been researched.
  • Swann: The Vespene Harvester can no longer be cast on enemy or neutral harvesters.
  • Vorazun: Shadow Fury upgrade icon no longer displays the Protoss Ground Level 3 icon.
  • Karax: Mind controlled Colossi will now properly attack after researching the Fire Beam ability.
  • Alarak: Custom hotkeys are now retained for Protoss Weapon and Armor upgrades.
  • Fenix: Fixed a typo in his level 11 upgrade on the Co-op Commander selection screen.
  • Tychus
    • Fixed an issue with the sound of Nux’s normal attack.
    • The Odin can no longer damage Invulnerable Units and Structures with its splash damage.
  • Units affected by the Polarity Mutator will no longer display an icon, even when they are inside a Bunker.
  • Temple of the Past: Fixed several areas near ramps that units could become stuck in if they were unloaded by a transport.

Maps

  • Automaton LE, Port Aleksander LE, Emerald City LE: Fixed an issue that caused several ramps and doodads to not display Creep spread.
  • Port Aleksander LE: Fixed a bug that allowed players to build structures on a particular ramp.
  • Emerald City LE: Unit outlines will now be displayed when units are positioned behind ramps.

Campaign

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to build units in the second part of ‘Enemy Intelligence.’
  • Tal’darim Probes and Stalkers are now using the correct Tal’darim portraits in Legacy of the Void campaign.
  • Instigators from the mission ‘Purification’ are no longer missing their 2D portrait.

Versus

  • Heart of the Swarm: The Mothership Core model is no longer a placeholder model if the Golden Age Protoss Mothership skin is equipped.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Broodlings with the Simulant skin to produce overly large corpses.
  • Roaches using the Simulant skin now have the Tunneling Claws upgrade indicator on Low settings.
  • The Dark Shrine now has a research animation.

General

For those who purchase a BlizzCon ticket or a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, the following items are now available in your Collection:

  • New Unit Skins
    • Classic Probe
    • Classic Drone
    • Classic SCV
  • New Portrait – Chimera Marine

Those who have purchased a War Chest will receive the following 17 portraits:

  • WCS 2018 Trophy
  • Maru
  • Rogue
  • Serral
  • sOs
  • Classic
  • Dark
  • Has
  • HeroMarine
  • Lambo
  • Neeb
  • Nerchio
  • ShowTime
  • Special
  • Stats
  • TY
  • Zest

Bug Fixes

Balance Mod

  • The cooldown of the Stalker and Dark Templar’s Blink ability will no longer be paused when under the affects of Fungal Growth.

Campaign

  • Fixed an issue that caused Tal’darim buildings to appear as standard Protoss buildings during cutscenes.

Co-op

  • Tychus
    • The Odin’s anti-air weapon no longer causes friendly fire.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Joeyray’s Bar’s Command Card to become locked, preventing the recruitment of new Outlaws.
  • Fenix: The hover-text for Probius no longer displays an internal string.

UI

  • Trophy Tops have been restored.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Map Preview to not appear consistently.
  • Cradle of Death no longer appears twice on the Co-op Mission menu selection.

Versus

  • A hallucination of a Disruptor using the Golden Age skin will no longer appear practically invisible.

General

  • A new commemorative bundle in honor of the Bain family is now available in the shop.
    • Learn more at our blog.
  • The Balance Testing Queue is now active.
    • Each race is receiving significant balance changes.
    • To learn more about the changes and the thinking behind them, please read our blog.

Bug Fixes

Co-op

  • Han and Horner
    • The Trigger Override glow will now properly display after an Asteria Wraith has fired 10 attacks.
  • Tychus
    • Using Medivac Pickup to transport Tychus' heroes affected by the Choker's Tentacle Attack will now remove the stun effect.
    • When attempting to cast Crooked Sam’s Demolition Charge on a unit that already has an active Demolition Charge, the error message “That unit is already affected” will appear instead of the generic “Error” message.
    • The Moebius Restraint Matrix debuff Icon has been corrected.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Battlecruisers to become stuck on the ground if Vega’s Dominate was cast quickly after Psi Projector.
    • Shredder Grenade no longer damages units that are inside Bunkers or Transports.
    • Armor and attack upgrades at the Engineering Bay will no longer revert to their default keybinding at level two and above.
    • Lt. Layna Nikara can no longer heal units while they are being warped in.

Versus

  • Para Site LE - Adjusted the amount of minerals at particular nodes at the player’s starting base to be consistent with other bases.
  • Fracture LE – Fixed an issue that caused several line-of-sight blockers to also block the sight of air units.
  • Cerulean Fall LE – Removed an invisible line of sight blocker outside of each player’s natural expansion.
  • The Void Ray's Prismatic Alignment tooltip now states that it slows down the Void Ray's movement speed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to target flying units over a Nexus while it was casting Recall.

General

  • New Co-op Commander and Announcer: Tychus
    • Control up to five Heroic units on the battlefield.
    • Select from eight different Outlaws with unique abilities and traits.
    • Customize your crew to deal with any enemy composition.
    • Learn more in our blog.
  • New Co-op Master Bundle:
    • Includes the Tychus Co-op Commander, announcer, and 1-month Co-op XP Stimpack.
      • This Stimpack will stack with the War Chest Boost.
  • New Announcer (French): O’Gaming.
    • "WaLLez !" France’s iconic shoutcasting duo Alexandre "Pomf" Noci and Hadrien "Thud" Noci, aka "Pomf and Thud," have been unleashed in StarCraft II! Renowned for the humor and hyperbole of their shoutcasts, Pomf and Thud mostly commentate out of the O’Gaming Studio in Paris, and they have also produced the Iron Squid & Nation Wars tournaments, as well as several other O'Gaming TV events.

Co-op Missions

General

  • Interceptors and Locusts will inherit any attack speed and damage buffs or debuffs that are applied to the units that spawn them.
  • Heroic spawning pods will retain their hotkey assignment throughout a match for Commanders Kerrigan, Zagara, Alarak, and Nova.

Abathur

  • Virulent Nests
    • Now allows Toxic Nests to drop 50% additional Biomass, down from 100%.
    • Now provides Toxic Nests with a 50% chance to respawn when they die in addition to its current functionality.
  • Abathur's Toxic Nest Damage and Respawn Chance Mastery changed to Toxic Nest Damage Mastery.
    • It no longer provides Toxic Nests with a chance to respawn.
    • Now increases damage done by Toxic Nests by 2% per point, up to a maximum of 60%.
  • Symbiote Ability Cooldown Mastery replaced with Symbiote Ability Improvement Mastery.
    • This new Mastery increases the damage dealt and absorbed by Abathur's Symbiote ability by 3.33% per point up to a maximum of 100%.
  • Double Biomass Chance Mastery increased from 0.5% per point to 1% per point.
    • Maximum chance increased from 15% to 30%.
  • Mend Healing Mastery replaced with Mend Healing Duration Mastery.
    • Mend Healing Duration Mastery increases the heal-over-time duration of Mend by 10% per point, up to a maximum of 300%. 
  • Mend heal-over-time changed from 50 health over 15 seconds to 50 health over 10 seconds.
  • Biomass pickups will now merge within a distance of 4, up from 1.9.
  • Biomass base drop rates have been adjusted:
    • On Casual and Normal difficulty, 5 per supply, up from 4.
    • On Hard difficulty, 4 per supply, up from 3.
    • On Brutal difficulty 2.5 per supply, up from 2.
  • Roach
    • Tunneling Claws cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100. 
    • Adaptive Plating research cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100. 
    • Hydriodic Bile research cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100. 
    • Adaptive Plating bonus armor increased from 3 to 6. 
    • Roaches now gain armor per point of Biomass, up to a maximum of 5 additional armor.
  • Ravager
    • Biomass will now decrease the cooldown of Corrosive Bile, up to a maximum of 50% at 100 Biomass.
    • Corrosive Bile cast range increased from 9 to 12. 

Alarak

  • Structure Overcharge Shield and Attack Speed Mastery
    • Bonus decreased from 7% per point to 2% per point.
    • Maximum bonuses decreased from 210% to 60%. 
  • Empower Me Duration Mastery
    • Increased from +0.5 seconds per point to +1 second per point.
    • Maximum bonuses increased from 15 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Death Fleet Cooldown Mastery
    • Increased from -2 seconds per point to -4 seconds per point.
    • Maximum bonuses increased from -60 to -120 seconds.
  • Empower Me
    • Now resets the cooldowns of Deadly Charge and Destruction Wave.
    • Now counts Alarak's Mechanical units twice.
  • Shield Overcharge attack speed increased by 95%. 
  • Shield Overcharge Barrier absorption increased from 200 to 400. 
  • Slayer
    • Damage changed from 10 (14 vs armored) to 13 (18 vs armored).
    • Ground weapon upgrades now provide Slayers with +1 (+2 vs armored) damage, up from +1 damage.
    • The Blink ability replaced with the Phase Blink ability
      • Retains all functionality of Blink.
      • After casting, the Slayer will deal double damage with its next attack.
  • Vanguard area of effect radius increased by 100%.
  • Ground weapon upgrades now provide Wraithwalkers with +10 (+18 vs Structure) damage, up from +10 damage. 
  • War Prism
    • Is now considered a valid target for Structure Overcharge while in Phasing Mode.
    • Radius increased from 4.75 to 6.5.
    • Movement speed increased from 2.5 to 3.38.
    • Transformation time decreased from 1 to 0.75.
    • Can now transform without coming to a full stop.
  • Ground Weapon upgrades renamed to Protoss Weapon upgrades.
  • Ground Armor upgrades renamed to Protoss Armor upgrades.
  • War Prisms, Motherships, and Destroyers will no longer start with Level 3 air and ground upgrades but will instead benefit from Alarak's upgrades.

Artanis

  • Dragoon
    • Movement speed increased from 2.25 to 2.95.
    • Base HP increased from 80 to 100.
    • Weapon speed changed from 2 to 1.764.
    • Damage increased from 14 (28 vs armored) to 15 (30 vs armored).
    • Now receive +2 (+3 vs armored), up from +1 (+3 vs armored).
    • Trillic Compression Mesh upgrade renamed to Trillic Compression Systems.
      • Now increases the Dragoon's HP by 20, down from 40.
      • Allows shield regeneration in combat and doubles the shield regeneration rate (from 2 to 4).

Han & Horner

  • Han & Horner Asteria Wraith Cloak energy activation cost decreased from 25 to 0.

Raynor

  • Raynor’s Banshee Cloak energy activation cost decreased from 25 to 0.

Swann

  • Swann’s Wraith Cloak energy activation cost decreased from 25 to 0.

Stukov

  • Stukov's Infested Banshee Cloak energy activation cost decreased from 25 to 0.

Vorazun

  • Shadow Guard Duration Mastery
    • Increased from 0.5 seconds per point to 2 seconds per point.
    • Maximum duration increased from 15 seconds to 60 seconds.
  • Strike from the Shadows now provides cloaked units with 25% additional energy regeneration in addition to its current functionality.
  • Centurion
    • Dark Coil now grants an additional 100 shields for 10 seconds in addition to its current functionality.
    • Dark Coil range check increased from 0.1 to 1.
  • Stalker
    • Damage increased from 10 (14 vs armored) to 13 (18 vs armored). 
    • Ground weapon upgrades now provide Stalkers with +1 (+2 vs armored) damage, up from +1 damage. 
    • Phase Reactor now restores 80 Shields over the duration of its effect, up from 40.
    • Phase Reactor now cloaks Stalkers for 5 seconds in addition to its current functionality.
  • The Dark Templar's Blink upgrade research time decreased from 100 to 90 seconds.
  • Dark Archon Mind Control cast range increased from 7 to 9.
  • Oracle
    • The Stealth Drive upgrade now permanently cloaks Oracles in addition to its current functionality.
    • Pulsar Beam energy activation cost decreased from 25 to 0.
    • Now benefit from air weapon upgrades, +2 (+3 vs Light) per upgrade.
  • The Void Ray's Prismatic Alignment ability now provides a maximum of +6 damage vs Armored, up from +4.

Bug Fixes

General

  • Alex007 Announcer
    • The correct voiceline will now play when attempting to warp in a unit at a location where there is no powerfield.
    • The Game Start and Game End voice line will now play correctly.

Campaign

  • The Creeper Swarm Host portrait will no longer appear overly dark.

Co-op

  • Corrected the tooltip for Toxic Nest’s Explode ability to no longer state that they deal damage to structures.
  • Vorazun's Dark Pylon’s tooltip now displays the correct bonus damage value.
  • Raynor's Advanced Optics upgrade will now apply to his Battlecruisers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the craters around Raynor’s Command Center to appear darker than intended.
  • Increased the selection priority of Swann’s Hercules.

Editor

  • Fixed a couple of tilesets that were displaying internal string names.

Versus

  • Fixed an issue where SCV’s building directly next to each other could sometimes prevent construction of one of the buildings.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Fungal Growth to trigger the Immortal's Barrier cooldown but did not apply the shield buff.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Thors in High Impact Payload mode to deal one less base damage per upgrade than intended.
  • Vikings that are under the effects of a Raven's Anti-Armor Missile will no longer lose the visual indication if they transform.
  • Vikings that are being unloaded from a Medivac now have the proper drop animation.
  • Increased the size of the of the Engineering Bay, Armory, and Bunker on the mini-map to be more consistent with other 3x3 structures.
  • Using Nexus Mass Recall or Mothership Strategic Recall on a Disruptor will now cancel its Purification Nova if it is active.

General

  • New weekly Mutations have been added with ‘Bannable Offense’ kicking off the new challenges.
  • A new Viking Trophy Top has been added for tournament winners.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that added a delay at the beginning of a Versus match, delaying when players could control their workers.
  • Zerglings using the Primal skin will no longer show the fire death animation when being killed by non-fire type attacks.
  • Fixed several issues relating to War Chest 3 cosmetics.

General

  • The War Chest: BlizzCon 2018 has been added in preparation for its global launch on August 9.
    • Over 70 new items will be available including new skins, portraits, sprays, emoticons, and a new cosmetic: banners.
    • Learn more in our preview blog.

Bug Fixes

General

  • The In-game music that plays while not in a match will no longer play over campaign cinematics and cutscenes.

Versus

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Mass Recall and Strategic Recall targeting cursor to not match the actual size of the affected area.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Anti-Armor timer to appear on the info panel of friendly units.  
  • 16-Bit – Increased the brightness of certain areas that appeared too dark on Low graphics settings.
  • Fracture LE – Fixed an issue that caused certain doodads to appear as placeholder spheres in the Editor and missing in the game client.
  • Blueshift LE – Fixed terrain textures that were not aligned with certain mineral deposits.

Co-op Missions

  • Kerrigan – The Hydralisk Den can no longer morph into a Lurker Den while it is evolving an upgrade.
  • Nova – Fixed an issue where attempting to immediately unload units after using Tactical Airlift would cause the units to be dropped off in their original location.
  • Cradle of Death
    • Fixed the mineral arrangement for the left main base.
    • Added lights to the ramps leading outside of the center bases to help guide players to the next objective.
    • Fixed more doodads where units could be teleported to and become stuck.
  • Malwarfare – The UI Minimap Icons for Kill Bots and Suppression Towers are no longer the same.
  • Miner Evacuation – Replaced missing environment art.
  • Part and Parcel – Fixed an area of the map where units could be dropped and become stuck.

Campaign

  • Nova Covert Ops
    • Replaced missing environment art on the mission “Night Terrors.”
    • Troopers now benefit from infantry upgrades.
    • The Blazefire Gunblade’s damage is now shown correctly in the info panel.
  • Legacy of the Void – The Swarm Queen now has the correct unit model on the mission “Amon’s Fall.”

UI

  • Zerg melee attack upgrade no longer displays as a blank icon when looking at the Upgrade info panel during a replay.

Known Issue

  • Player Portraits can appear blank or missing when loading a replay.

Co-op Missions

  • Kerrigan’s Mutalisk upgrade Severing Glave has been reworked.
    • Will now remove the damage penalty from each bounce but will no longer increase its damage.
    • No longer provides 100% bonus damage to armored units.

Bug Fixes

Co-op Missions

  • Nova: Fixed the Nuke and Holo Decoy Cooldown Mastery tooltip to correctly read it decreases cooldowns by 3 seconds per point.  
  • Raynor: Fixed an issue that caused the Research Resource Cost Mastery to not function correctly.
  • Zagara
    • Fixed an issue that caused Banelings from the Baneling nest and Banelings morphed from Zerglings to not benefit from the Baneling Attack Damage Mastery.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the Scourge’s Virulent Spores upgrade to not function.
  • Dead of Night: Chokers will once again use their choking ability.
  • Cradle of Death
    • Fixed an exploit that allowed Alarak to be unkillable on Cradle of Death.
    • Fixed an issue where units could get transported under Stone’s Transport Compound and become trapped.
    • Stone’s Transport Compound can no longer be cloaked.
  • Fixed several incorrect icons for Co-op units.

Versus

  • The Renegade Missile Turret now has a burning animation.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Widow Mines using the Special Forces skin to display a slower than normal burrow animation.  
  • Removed the “Attack” and “Stop” commands from Pylons in the hotkeys menu.
  • The Anion Pulse Crystals upgrade no longer shows an internal string when using the Wings of Liberty expansion level.
  • A Widow Mine using the Mira’s Marauders skin now shows the burrow particle effect.

StarCraft II Patch 4.4.0

GENERAL

  • New Russian Announcer: Alex007
    • Caster Oleksii “Alex007” Trushliakov rose through the ranks of his local Ukrainian esports scene to achieve renown in the global StarCraft II community. Now you can have Alex007 narrate your own battles in the Koprulu sector, drawing on all the insight he’s gathered from his years as a StarCraft journalist, commentator, manager, and tournament organizer.
  • The Zergling, Overlord, and Roach will now alternate between their normal and upgraded forms when viewing their skins.

CO-OP MISSIONS

  • New Co-op Mission: Cradle of Death.
    • Inspired by one of the top placing entries in Rock the Cabinet, created by 'TheSkunk.'
    • Learn more about the new mission in our blog.

Alarak

  • War Prisms now drop their cargo if they are destroyed.

Abathur, Kerrigan, Zagara

  • Pneumatized Carapace research cost decreased from 100/100 to 50/50.
  • Overlords with the Ventral Sacs upgrade now drop their cargo if they are destroyed.

Abathur, Kerrigan, Stukov, Zagara

  • After Pneumatized Carapace is researched, Overlord movement speed increased to 3.38, up from 1.88.
  • After Pneumatized Carapace is researched, Overlord acceleration increased from 1.0625 to 2.125.

Kerrigan

  • Omega Worms are now detectors.
  • Resource Drops from Assimilation Aura can now be picked up by air units.
  • Mutalisk range increased from 3 to 5.
  • The Mutalisk's Vicious Glaive will now increase each Glaive's search radius from 3 to 5. It previously increased it to 4.
  • The Mutalisk's Sundering Glaive upgrade renamed to the Severing Glaive upgrade. 
    • Each subsequent bounce of the Mutalisk's attack now deals 10% additional damage.
  • Brood Lords will now always attack with two Broodlings, up from two with the first attack and one with each subsequent attack.
  • The Porous Cartilage upgrade now increases the acceleration of Brood Lords from 1.0625 to 1.875 in addition to the current functionality.
  • Prolonged Mutating Carapace Mastery replaced with Primary Ability Damage and Attack Speed Mastery.
    • Increases the damage of Kerrigan's Leaping Strike and Psionic Shift and Kerrigan's attack speed by 1% per point, up to a maximum of 30%.

Zagara

  • Zagara's Respawn time decreased from 120 seconds to 60 seconds.
  • Medusa Blades damage increased from 10 damage to 50% of Zagara's weapon damage.
  • Mass Frenzy Cooldown decreased from 120 seconds to 90 seconds.
  • Sustained Frenzy Mastery replaced with Intensified Frenzy Mastery.
    • Increases the attack and movement speed bonuses given by 1.5% per point up to a maximum of 45%.
  • Roaches from Infested Drop movement speed increased from 2.25 to 3.
  • Zerg Melee Attacks upgrades renamed to Zerg Ground Attacks.
    • This upgrade now benefits Zagara's Queens, Hunter Killers, and Roaches in addition to its current functionality.
  • Banelings now receive +4 (+8 vs Structures) damage with each Zerg Ground Attack, up from +4 (+5 vs Structures).
  • Scourge now receive +11 damage for each Flyer Attack upgrade, up from +5.
  • Zagara's Level 1 talent, Relentless Swarmer, now reduces the supply of Queens from 2 to 1 in addition to its current functionality.
  • Zagara's Zergling Evasion percent chance increased from 0.5% to 1.5%.
    • Maximum bonuses increased from 15% to 45%.
  • The Abberation's Protective Cover now reduces all damage dealt to units under its cover by 50%.
  • Abberation now receive +2(+4 vs armored) damage with each Zerg Ground attack, up from +2(+3 vs armored).
  • Zagara's level 8 upgrade, Incubate Banelings renamed to Incubate Banelings and Scourge.
    • Now has the following additional functionality: Corruptors spawn 2 Scourge when killed.
  • The damage bonus provided by Corruption is increased from 20% to 35%.
  • Corruption cooldown decreased from 45 to 15.
  • Corruptor damage changed from 14 (20 vs Massive) to 14 (28 vs Armored).
  • Corruptors now receive +1 (+3 vs Armored) damage for each Flyer Attack upgrade, changed from +1 (+2 vs Massive).
  • Corruptor movement speed increased from 2.9531 to 3.375.
  • Corruptor acceleration speed increased from 2.625 to 3.
  • Corruptor Parasite Spore weapon damage point changed from .1670 to .0625.
  • The Bile Launchers' Bombardment ability has been reworked.
    • Now constantly bombards a target area repeatedly instead of only attacking it once per command.
  • Bile Launchers can now target areas in the fog of war.
  • The Bile Launcher's Artillery Ducts upgrade now provides 9 additional range (22 total), up from 7 (20 total.)
  • Baneling Spawn cargo space reduced from 2 to 1.

Nova

  • Hellbat Ranger HP increased from 345 to 550.
  • Hellion Ranger HP increased from 230 to 300.
  • Research Jump Jet Assault cost increased from 50/50 to 75/75.
  • Jump Jet Assault research time increased from 30 to 45.
  • Jump Jet Assault stun duration increased from 0.5 seconds to 2 seconds.
  • Jump Jet Assault now provides Hellbat Rangers +4 armor for 5 seconds in addition to its current functionality.
  • Jump Jet Assault is now an autocast ability with a cooldown of 5 seconds, up from 0 seconds.
  • Jump Jet Assault range decreased from 6 to 3.
  • The Marauder Commando's Magrail Munitions ability damage increased from 45 to 90.
  • Covert Banshee cost decreased from 750/500 to 700/375.
  • The Covert Banshee's Rocket Barrage is reworked to be an autocast ability.
  • Rocket Barrage range increased from 6 to 7.
  • Rocket Barrage damage decreased from 150 to 75.
  • Rocket Barrage cooldown decreased from 60 to 15.
  • Nuke and Holo Decoy Cooldown Mastery bonuses increased from 1 second (30 total) per point to 3 seconds per point (90 seconds total).
  • Nova's Attack Speed Mastery replaced with Nova Primary Ability Improvement Mastery.
    • Now increases the ability damage and absorption of Nova's primary abilities by 1.67% per point, up to a maximum of 50%.
    • Abilities affected include Snipe, Sabotage Drone, Penetrating Blast, and Blink.

EDITOR

  • New neutral structure added: Renegade Missile Turret
    • The RMT is hostile to all players on the map.
    • Its location will be visible on the mini-map at all times, until destroyed
    • Has the same stats as the Terran Missile Turret.
    • Can be destroyed like any other building.
    • Must be set to Player 15 in the Editor to function properly.

Dev Comment: We’re adding the Renegade Missile Turret as a new tool for melee map-makers. Like Xel’naga towers, gold minerals, and destructible rocks, we’re looking forward to the creative ways this structure can be used and will be used in future map-making contests.   

  • Added various trigger and galaxy natives to get and compare the date and time a game is being played.
    • Convert DateTime To Integer
    • Convert Integer To DateTime
    • Convert DateTime To String
    • Convert String To DateTime
    • Current DateTime
    • Initial DateTime
    • Get DateTime Year
    • Get DateTime Month
    • Get DateTime Day
    • Get DateTime Hour
    • Get DateTime Minute
    • Get DateTime Second
    • Get DateTime Weekday Index
    • Synchronous Game Start Time
    • Current Synchronous Game Time
    • Get Current Day of Week
    • DateTime is Before
    • DateTime is After
    • DateTime is Between
    • Get Weekday From DateTime
    • Get Month From DateTime
    • DateTime is Weekend
    • DateTime is Morning
    • DateTime is Afternoon
    • DateTime is Evening
    • Format DateTime as String
  • Data Editor
    • Added a “Rate Multiplier” field to Weapons, Behaviors and Create Persist Effects.
    • Weapons – Allows you to adjust weapon attack speed by percentage.
    • Behaviors and Create Persist Effects – adjusting the executing rate of periodic effects.

BUG FIXES

Campaign

  • The Adept portrait now displays the correct colored textures in the Legacy of the Void campaign.

Co-op

  • Reworked the way in which attack speed is applied in Co-op so that attack speed bonuses should now correctly interact with each other.
  • Fixed a bug where Artanis and Karax's Mirages were not benefiting from the Anion Pulse Crystal Upgrade.
  • Fixed a bug where Swann's Laser Drill Mastery was reducing build times by too much.
  • Shield Overcharge will now display on Han and Horner's Reapers when they switch modes.
  • Volatile Infested now show their timed life duration bar under normal "Show Unit Life Bar" settings.
  • Fixed an issue where Abathur’s biomass and Dehaka’s essence were appearing larger than intended.Mist Opportunities
    • Removed a large number of air pathing blockers to allow air units an easier time to navigate the map.
    • Terrain under Bonus Objective buildings no longer clips into the Terrazine Extractors

  • Alarak
    • The Mothership no longer receives attack bonuses from his Combat Unit Attack Speed Mastery.
    • Alarak can no longer restore Health by absorbing Kerrigan's resources drops from Assimilation Aura.
  • Artanis
    • The Shield Overcharge effect will now display on Han and Horner's Reaper when it uses Jet Pack Overdrive.
    • Fixed a bug where canceling Orbital Strike sometimes refunded too much energy.
  • Dehaka
    • Player Decals will now properly follow Primal Hives when they uproot and move.
    • Fixed a bug where some buildings had too high box selection priority.
    • Allies will no longer hear Tyrannozors being made.
  • Nova
    • Allies no longer hear Ghost and Goliath unit creation voice over.
    • Nova's level 15 talent now correctly allows her to become invulnerable when switching from Assault Mode to Stealth Mode.
    • Build Missile Turret no longer displays an internal string on the Requirements field.
  • Raynor
    • Calldowns now properly receive attack bonuses from Mercenary Munitions.
    • Battlecruisers can no longer target Yamato Cannon on friendly units.
    • Fixed a bug where Battlecruisers were able to attack both air and ground targets at the same time.
    • Putting any points into Raynor's "Mech Attack Speed" mastery no longer causes the units from Raynor's Calldowns to lose the attack speed bonus from Raynor's Level 15 talent.
  • Zagara
    • Scourge no longer bypass armor when damaging units.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the heath value and time duration for Zagara's respawn to not be in sync.

Editor

  • Setting an actor’s Visibility Shape no longer causes it to disappear.

Versus

  • Darkness Sanctuary
    • Fixed an issue where selection circles would not appear when a unit or building was on creep on a certain doodad.
    • Fixed an issue where enemy units could be seen across Line of Sight Blockers at certain locations.
  • Thors using the Collector’s Edition skin will no longer momentarily crouch when switching to High Impact Payload.
  • The Lurker Den will now display the correct build animation.
  • Enemy Broodlord’s attack impact effects are no longer visible through the fog of war.  
  • Units that are recalled while being detected by the Sensor Tower will no longer display their recalled location for the enemy player.
  • Spine Crawlers and Spore Crawlers can now immediately receive move commands after they uproot instead of having to wait a brief moment.
  • Overseers and Observers can now immediately receive move commands after they change modes instead of having to wait a brief moment.

UI

  • Fixed an issue where items that were on sale would not show the discounted price.

Bug Fixes

  • Darkness Sanctuary LE
    • Reduced the size of the high ground platforms near the natural expansions to better allow air units to be hidden from units without high ground vision.
    • Adjusted lighting to make units easier to see.
    • Fixed an issue that caused selection circles to not appear on certain ramps.
  • Lost and Found LE
    • Adjusted the mineral configuration at certain base locations to allow Reapers to path and cliff jump without issue.
    • The ramps from a player’s starting location can no longer be blocked with 3 pylons or supply depots in mirrored locations.

General

  • A new Ultralisk trophy top has been added for the new season.

Bug Fixes

UI

  • Fixed an issue that caused several Melee maps to display in English instead of the language of the region.
  • The APM indicator will no longer display for Observers using the WCS 3.0 Overlay aiming the player camera on players using custom console skins with the APM indicator.

Versus

  • If a worker is rallied to a mineral patch that is mined out, the way point will no longer be removed.
  • Mass Recall and Strategic Recall will no longer teleport units that are in the process of warping in.

General

  • New premium Arcade content is now available for purchase.
    • ARK Star
      • All new single-player, tactical, turn-based RPG, from Pirate.
      • Level up your party, collect weapons and armor, and unravel the mystery of ARK Star.
      • Learn more in our blog.
    • Direct Strike
      • An upgraded version of Desert Strike HotS from Tya.
      • Classic Tug-of-War gameplay with new free Commander Modes.
      • Premium content unlocks more modes and cosmetics rewards.
      • Learn more in our blog.
    • A new ‘Premium Content’ filter has been added to the Arcade section.
  • New visual indicators have been added for the following upgrades:
    • Anion Pulse-Crystals
    • Extended Thermal Lance
    • Advanced Ballistics

Bug Fixes

General

  • Disabling Ambient Sounds will now disable the sounds made by the Marine, Hydralisk, and Zealot on the Versus screen.

Campaign

  • Fixed an issue where a cutscene would not play properly during the briefing before Harbinger of Oblivion.
  • Broodlings that spawn during cutscenes will no longer remain around your base when skipping the cutscene on Flashpoint and Fire in the Sky.

Co-Op

  • Fixed an issue that caused two bunkers to be stacked on each other on Lock and Load.
  • Loading screen tips no longer overlap with the Co-op map tips for certain languages.
  • Artanis
    • Researching the "Charge" upgrade in a Co-op mission no longer grants the player 400 XP.
  • Alarak
    • When cancelling a structure, the full death animation will no longer be triggered.
  • Han and Horner
    • The Widow Mine will now display a targeting laser indicating the unit they are locked onto.
    • Reapers will no longer become stuck as flying units after being attacked by Void Crystals on Scythe of Amon.
  • Karax
    • Fixed an issue where Sentinels would sometimes revive and become unresponsive.
  • Nova
    • The Raven no longer loses armor upgrades when in cloaked mode.
    • Removed placeholder text from the Raven's "Deploy Bio-Mechanical Repair Drone" tooltip.
  • Raynor
    • Fixed an issue that caused the cooldown of Ignite Afterburners to not benefit from the “Speed Increases for Drop Pod Units” mastery.
  • Swann
    • Using Combat Drop over a bridge on Void Thrashing will no longer cause A.R.E.S. bots to not spawn.

UI

  • The ranking in the Versus A.I. queue will now increase and decrease properly.
  • The Simple Commands card no longer have art issues with the new console skins.
  • The Pin Map button no longer overlaps with long map names.
  • Melee maps that were played with an extension mod no longer appear with the extension mod under the My Map Published filter and when searching for the map.
  • The level reward decal is no longer cut off when observing the reward decal on the defeat or victory windows.
  • The 'Select Builder' universal hotkey no longer appears unbound on the Standard layout
  • Fixed an issue where the Bob Toss portrait was not listed in rewards section of respective achievements
  • Fixed an issue where the icon for Adept's Resonating Glaives upgrade was using the old art in Production tab

Versus

  • The Research Extended Thermal Lance upgrade new displays the range increase.
  • The Auto-Kill achievement has been relocated to the "Unranked/Ranked" category instead of the "Melee Combat.”
  • When activating the Oversight or Surveillance Mode ability with multiple Overseers and Observers selected, the units will now activate all at once instead of one at a time.
  • The textures of the Nexus spell Recall will not remain on units that were attacked by Neural Parasite.
  • Viper Abduct and Reaper KD-8 Charge can no longer prevent Recall from finishing.
  • Activating the Surveillance Mode ability will no longer cause Observers to appear in the production tab.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the model for Calldown: Extra Supplies to become stuck in the air.
  • Fixed an issue where, under certain circumstances, canceling 'Spawn Creep Tumor' caused the original Creep Tumor to retain the 'active' model but could not activate ‘Spawn Creep Tumor.’
  • Overlords and Overlords with the ‘Ventral Sacs’ upgrade will no longer both be selected when using ctrl+click or double click.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Spore and Spine Crawlers to disappear from Structures tab when they uproot.
  • Adjusted the art for the Mira’s Marauders Marine skin to help differentiate them from the default Ghost skin.

Co-op

Artanis

  • Orbital Strike energy cost decreased from 50 energy to 25 energy.
  • Orbital Strike cooldown decreased from 60 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Shield Overcharge cooldown reduced from 300 seconds to 180 seconds.
  • Dragoon damage increased from 14 (22 vs armored) to 14 (28 vs armored). Damage increased from weapon upgrades from +2 to +1 (+3 vs armored).
  • Dragoon base range increased from 5 to 6. Range after Singularity Charge increased from 7 to 8.
  • Phoenix base damage increased from 5 (10 vs light) to 7 (12 vs light).
  • Psionic Storm upgrade cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100.
  • Khaydarin Amulet upgrade cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100.
  • Khaydarin Amulet research time decreased from 90 to 60.
  • Plasma Surge upgrade cost decreased from 200/200 to 150/150.
  • Plasma Surge upgrade research time decreased from 120 seconds to 90 seconds.
  • Shield Overcharge Cooldown Mastery replaced with Shield Overcharge Duration and Durability Mastery. Shield Overcharge Strength and Duration Mastery increases the durability and duration of Shield Overcharge by 3% per point up to 90%.
  • Warp Charge Cooldown Reduction Mastery replaced by Energy Regeneration and Ability Cooldown Reduction Mastery. This Mastery increases the energy generation and ability cooldowns of all of Artanis' units by 1.5% per point, up to 45%. Affected abilities include the Zealot's Charge and Whirlwind, the Immortal's Barrier, the Reaver's Create Scarab, the Phoenix's Graviton Beam, and the Tempests' Disintegration. High Templar and Archons will have their energy regeneration increased. 
  • Artanis' Level 2 upgrade, Guardian Shell, now provides 15% life and shield regeneration for friendly units.
  • Guardian Shell Life and Shield Restoration Masteries now provide 0.5% additional unit regeneration per point, down from 1% per point. Maximum additional restoration reduced from 30% to 15%.

Han & Horner

  • All of Horner's units' Tactical Jump abilities no longer require vision of the target area.

Karax

  • Mirage base damage increased from 5 (10 vs light) to 7 (12 vs light).

Raynor

  • All Raynor’s Factory and Starport units now receive 20% gas cost bonuses instead of 20% mineral cost bonuses.
  • Banshees now gain +2 range when cloaked.
  • Battlecruisers can now shoot while moving.
  • The Battlecruiser's Yamato Gun cooldown decreased from 100 seconds to 60 seconds.
  • Replaced Stimpack Duration Mastery with Research Cost Reduction Mastery. Research Cost Reduction Mastery reduces the costs of all research by 2% per point, up to a maximum of 60%.
  • Medic Heal Damage Reduction Mastery replaced by Mech Attack Speed Mastery. Mech Attach Speed Mastery increases the attack speed of Raynor's Factory and Starport units by 1% per point up to a maximum of 30%.
  • Hyperion cooldown Mastery increased from -3 seconds per point to -4 seconds per point. Maximum bonuses increased from -90 seconds to -120 seconds.
  • The Battlecrusier's Tactical Jump no longer requires vision of the target area.

Swann

  • SCVs now benefit from the Level 1 Vehicle Specialist upgrade, which reduces the SCV's build time by 20%.
  • SCVs now benefit from the Level 15 Mechanical Know-How upgrade, which increases the SCV's HP by 20%.
  • Hellbat HP increased from 135 to 235.
  • Cyclone cost decreased from 150/150 to 150/100.
  • Targeting Optics upgrade cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100.
  • Targeting Optics research time decreased from 90 seconds to 60 seconds.
  • Mag-Field Accelerator upgrade cost decreased from 200/200 to 100/100.
  • Mag-Field Accelerator upgrade research time decreased from 120 seconds to 90 seconds.
  • Thor 330mm Cannon animation cast start and finish times decreased from 2 seconds each to .5 second each.
  • Thor 330mm Cannon cast range increased from 7 to 10.
  • The Wraith's Pulse Amplifier upgrade has been reworked. It now has the following functionality: When the Wraith is moving, the damage of its Gemini Missiles is increased by 100% and the damage of its Burst Lasers is increased by 300%.
  • The Wraith's Displacement Field upgrade now provides Wraiths with 20% additional movement speed when cloaked.
  • Decreased the deceleration of Wraiths from 2.6 to 1.25.
  • Increased the attack arc of the Wraith’s Burst Lasers and Gemini Missiles weapons from 0 to 90.
  • Increased the Wraith's turning rate from 720 to 1440.
  • Decreased the time between the Wraith's Burst Laser attacks from 1.7 to 1.25.
  • Reduced the damage point of Wraith's Burst Lasers and Gemini Missiles from .167 to .0446.
  • The Hercules' Tactical Jump no longer requires vision of the target area.
  • Enemy units near the target of a Drakken Laser Drill's attack will now try to find and attack any units providing vision for the laser.
  • Increased the life regeneration of Regenerative Bio-steel from .6 per second to 2 per second.
  • Laser Drill Build and Upgrade Time Mastery renamed to Laser Drill Build Time, Upgrade Time, and Upgrade Cost Mastery. It now reduces the build time, upgrade time, and upgrade cost by 1.5% per point up to a maximum of 45%.

Bug Fixes

Co-op

  • Normalized the repair rates of all mechanical Protoss units.
  • Alarak
    • Correctly added the Psionic tag to Alarak's Mothership.
  • Artanis
    • Fixed a typo in Artanis' Plasma Surge upgrade.
    • Fixed the hotkey hookup of Artanis' Psionic Storm upgrade in the Templar Archives.
  • Dehaka
    • Correctly renamed the ground armor labels of Dehaka's Primal Locusts, Explosive Creepers, and burrowed Impalers.
  • Fenix
    • Fixed a bug where canceling warp-ins would trigger Fenix's Avenging Protocol.
    • Updated Fenix's level 6 upgrade tooltip for "Fenix Upgrade Cache", to reflect the updated damage values.
    • Updated Fenix's level 4 upgrade tooltip for "Shock Troop Research Cache" to reflect the updated Ricochet Glaives upgrade.
  • Han & Horner
    • Updated Han & Horner's level 7 upgrade tooltip for "Dominion Starport Upgrade Cache" to reflect the updated Wraith attack speed increase.
    • The Strike Fighter Platform now has the Select Worker button while building.
    • Fixed a bug where Widow Mines were not receiving armor upgrades while they were burrowed.
    • Fixed a hotkey issue related to the Theia Raven.
  • Raynor
    • Fixed an issue where Raynor's level 15 upgrade, Mercenary Munitions, was providing slightly too much attack speed.
  • Stukov
    • Correctly added the Biological tag to Stukov's Apocalisk.
    • Correctly added the Armored tag to Stukov's Aleksander.
    • Fixed an issue where the Apocalisk was dealing its splash damage to its primary target.
    • The Apocalisk' Burrow Charge ability now correct does spell damage instead melee damage.
    • The Infested Colonist Compound now has the Select Worker and Halt buttons while building.
    • The Infested Bunker now has the Select Worker and Halt buttons while building.
  • Swann
    • Fixed a bug where Swann's ARES Bots were not stunning enemies.
    • Slightly decreased the number of periods of the Lock-on ability to avoid applying fractional damage.
    • Fixed a bug where the Cyclone's Lock-on ability was doing too much damage to Dehaka.
    • Fixed a bug where Swann's KMC Auto-Loaders upgrade was providing slightly too much attack speed.

Versus

  • The Overseer’s and Observer’s deacceleration will no longer delay the activation of the Oversight and Surveillance Mode abilities.
  • When casting Parasitic Bomb on the same target multiple times, the glow effect will display properly and will not disappear prematurely.
  • When using Neural Parasite on a Viper that used Parasitic Bomb, the Parasitic Bomb effect will not change ownership.

StarCraft II 4.2.3 Patch Notes

  • Fixed an audio issue for an upcoming promotion.

StarCraft 4.2.2 Patch Notes

General

  • We’re partnering with O’Gaming TV to bring promotional items for Nation Wars V into StarCraft II.
    • Players who purchase the Nation War bundle will gain access to the following content:
      • Four new emojis
      • Three new sprays
      • 32 new portraits
    • Visit our blog for more information.

Bug Fixes

Editor

  • Backup Bank files are no longer able to bypass the bank signature option.

UI

  • Corrected the text of the “Fenix Upgrade Cache” when viewed from the Co-op Commander Select screen to read the damage is increased by 15 instead of 10.
  • Adjusted the text for the War Chest Katowice 2018 to clarify that it is no longer available for purchase.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the titles of in-client news items to become obscured unless a player moused over the item.
  • Fixed the full price and discounted price of the Campaign Collection and the Campaign Collection Digital Deluxe bundles.
  • Joining a Replay through the friends list will no longer result in never joining the replay lobby.

StarCraft 4.2.1 Patch Notes

The StarCraft universe is turning 20, and we’re celebrating all month long! You’ll find in-game rewards across all Blizzard games and special goodies for watching and streaming StarCraft on Twitch. Also, don’t miss the live celebration on March 30 and 31 on Twitch, featuring StarCraft personalities old and new. Check out StarCraft2.com/SC20 and our 20th anniversary blog for more information.

General

  • New rewards can be earned by logging in during the StarCraft 20th Anniversary celebration:
    • StarCraft Remastered console skins for Terran, Protoss, and Zerg.
    • 20th Anniversary portrait, spray, and decals.
  • A new console skin is available for all races and can be earned by watching the 20th Anniversary live stream on Twitch with your linked Twitch and Blizzard accounts.
  • Even more rewards can be earned by watching StarCraft II or StarCraft: Remastered with your linked Twitch and Blizzard accounts.

Bug Fixes

General

  • Fixed an issue that caused a player to lose connection to Battle.net when launching the game.

Co-op

  • Fixed a bug that caused Legionnaires to only attack once per attack. They should now attack twice per attack.
  • Fixed a bug where Energizers cost resources to change between modes.
  • Karax's Unit Cost Reduction Mastery now correctly displays the unit cost reduction.
  • Fixed a bug where the Orbital Command was below the Command Center in unit selection priority for Raynor.
  • Fixed a bug where Warp Gates were below Gateways in unit selection priority for all Protoss Commanders (Artanis, Vorazun, Karax, Alarak, Fenix).
  • Fixed a bug where Warp Robotics were below Robotics Facilities in unit selection priority for Artanis.
  • Fixed a bug where Warp Stargates were below Stargates in unit selection priority for Artanis.
  • Fixed a bug where Kerrigan's ground armor and air armor upgrades did not interact correctly with her Expeditious Evolution Mastery.
  • Fixed a bug where Artanis' Tempests were not receiving enough damage with their attack upgrades.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Karax's Carriers to cost too much vespene gas. 

Editor

  • You will no longer be prompted to log in every time Test Document is selected.
  • Ravens, Observers, and Overseers will no longer see through painted “Block Vision” areas.

Maps

  • Blackpink LE: Fixed an issue that prevented larger units from attacking smaller units inside of line-of-sight blockers.

UI

  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect art was being displayed for Rogue’s portrait.
  • Map previews will no longer display start locations text and numbers.
  • Adjust the placement of the unit models in the Help menu.

Versus

  • Burrowed Lurkers and Swarm Hosts will no longer lose movement commands when paired with unburrowed units.
  • Thor’s size will no longer vary based on the skin being used.
  • Fixed an issue with the Judicator Pylon skin where the incorrect preplacement model was displayed.

StarCraft 4.2.0 Patch Notes

General

UI

  • The “strong against” and “weak against” section for each unit has been updated in the Help section.

Versus

  • Protoss
    • Observers will now animate slightly when in Surveillance Mode. They will no longer emit sounds while cloaked to enemy players in this mode.
    • The Disruptor Purification Nova art has been modified so that the center core better indicates the collision size of the detonation radius.
    • Adept attacks will now have orange projectiles once Resonating Glaives has been researched.
    • The icon for Resonating Glaives has been updated to match the new spell effect.
  • Zerg
    • Hydralisk attacks now have a new green visual effect once Grooved Spines has been researched.

Co-op

General

  • All Spore Crawlers’ damage—including Zagara's, Kerrigan's, Abathur's, and Amon's—has been reduced from 15 (+30 vs. Biological) to 15.
  • Armor and Shield upgrades are now generally cheaper across the board.
  • Reworked building selection priority of all Co-op commanders to be more consistent.
  • Changed various Mastery descriptions to improve the clarity of these abilities.
  • All Overseers now have a more distinct visual indication when they enter Surveillance Mode.

Part and Parcel

  • Parts Crates are now considered hostile and units will automatically target them.
  • Parts can now be picked up by air units.
  • Parts pickup radius has been increased.
  • The first bonus objective will now spawn at 8 minutes instead of 7 minutes.
  • Hybrid Boss music will now be modified by the Music volume option under sound settings.
  • The area around each Hybrid Stasis Chamber is now buildable.
  • The "Gather Balius Parts" objective has now been renamed "Gather Balius Parts to delay Hybrid" to better communicate to the purpose of collecting parts.
  • Reworked General Davis' voiceovers to be less frequent.

Abathur

  • Abathur's Ultimate Evolutions now have tooltips that better describe their Symbiotes' abilities.

Fenix

  • Reworked Fenix’s level 10 upgrade, Operational Efficiency, to reduce the mineral costs of all production and tech structures by 50% in addition to its current functionality. This cost reduction applies to Gateways, Cybernetics Cores, Forges, Twilight Councils, Robotics Facilities, Robotics Bays, Stargates, and Fleet Beacons.
  • Legionnaire base damage increased from 12x2 to 16x2. Weapon upgrades now provide +2x2 damage each, up from +1x2.
  • Conservator Protective Field damage reduction increased from 20% to 35%.
  • Radius of Conservator Protective Field in Mobile Mode increased from 5.5 to 7.2. It now matches its radius in Phasing Mode.
  • Combat Sensor Array now increases the Scout’s air attack range by +3, up from +1. Range bonus on the ground remains the same.
  • The Air Weapons upgrade now provides the Scouts’ anti-ground Photon Blaster with +2 (+3 vs. light) damage, up from +1.
  • Carrier Interceptor cost decreased from 15 to 0.
  • Extended Thermal Lance research cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100.
  • Avenging Protocol now gives a 50% attack speed bonus when a champion is transferred to a new shell, up from 25%.
  • Avenging Protocol now gives a 10% attack speed bonus per supply each time a host shell of their type is destroyed, up from 5%.
  • Avenging Protocol attack speed bonus cap increased from 100% to 200%.
  • Avenging Protocol bonus duration increased from 10 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Taldarin range increased from 5 to 6.
  • Warbringer range increased from 8 to 9.
  • Kaldalis’ Empowered Blades damage scaling increased from 3 per Legionnaire to 4.5 per Legionnaire. Maximum Empowered Blades damage increased from 29 to 39.
  • Talis’ Debilitation System now allows Talis to hit 8 units with its Ricochet Glaive ability, up from 5.
  • Talis' Psionic Projection ability now summons a Shade that deals 25 (35 vs. light) damage, up from 8 (11 vs. light). 
  • Talis’ Shade now has a unique indicator so that it is more identifiable.
  • Taldarin attack speed increased from 1.80 to 1.45.
  • Taldarin's Barrier damage absorption increased from 100 to 200. 
  • Warbringer Purification Blast damage increased from 200 to 300.
  • Mojo TDW bonus reworked. Instead of increasing stun duration (from 2 to 4), it now decreases the cooldown of Suppression Procedure by 0.75 per Scout, from 10 to a minimum of 5.
  • Mojo now receives bonuses from Combat Sensor Array. His upgraded attack range (6 vs. air, 4 vs. ground) will still remain 1 less than that of upgraded Scouts (7 vs. air, 5 vs. ground).
  • Fenix’s Attack Speed Mastery bonus increased from 1% per point to 2% per point.  Maximum attack speed bonus increased from 30% to 60%.
  • Fenix Suit Offline Energy Regeneration Mastery bonus increased from 0.5% per point to 0.75% per point. Maximum regeneration bonus increased from 15% to 22.5%.
  • Champion A.I. Life and Shields bonus increased from 1% per point to 2% per point. Maximum life and shield bonus increased from 30% to 60%.
  • Extra Starting Supply Mastery bonus increased from 1 supply per point to 2 supply per point. Maximum starting supply increased from 30 to 60.
  • Rally points set to Fenix's suits will now re-rally to a new suit each time one is summoned. This occurs even if an active suit is destroyed in combat and a new suit is summoned later.
  • Fenix's Purifier Conclave now shows the number of units of that type on the field without a mouseover.
  • Fenix's Disruptors now have a max range indicator when selected.

Han & Horner

  • Hellion damage increased from 15 (20 vs. armored) to 15 (30 vs. armored).
  • Hellion weapon upgrade now provides +1 (+3 vs. armored) damage, up from +1 (+2 vs. armored).
  • Hellion Tar Bomb ability now reduces the range of units hit by the Tar Bomb by 3.
  • The Hellion's stronger death chance effect now overrides its normal death chance effect.
  • Hellbat HP increased from 135 to 235.
  • Widow Mines no longer have the “Ignore Placement” flag.
  • Asteria Wraith max attack speed bonus increased from 50% to 100%.
  • The Deimos Viking’s W.I.L.D. Missiles ability now deals 15 (25 vs. armored) damage per missile, up from 10.
  • Deimos Viking’s anti-air damage increased from 15 (21 vs. armored) to 20 (35 vs. armored). Weapon upgrades now provide 2 (4 vs. armored) each, up from 2.
  • Sovereign Battlecruiser ATA Laser (12 damage) and ATS Laser (15 damage) weapon systems removed. These are replaced by an ATX Laser Battery weapon that deals 18 damage with the same cooldown.
  • Sovereign Battlecruiser in ATX Laser Battery mode can now fire while the Battlecruiser is moving.
  • Damage of Sovereign Battlecruiser in Overcharged Reactor mode increased from 100 to 200.
  • Mini Yamato Gun weapon upgrade now provides +20 damage, up from +5.
  • Drone Hanger supply cost decreased from 6 to 3.
  • Asteria Wraith supply cost increased from 2 to 4.
  • Deimos Viking supply cost increased from 2 to 4.
  • Sovereign Battlecruiser supply cost increased from 6 to 10.
  • Strike Fighter Platform supply cost decreased from 4 to 2.
  • Strike Fighter takeoff time decreased from 1 to 0.5.
  • Strike Fighter movement speed increased from 13 to 30.
  • Strike Fighter acceleration increased from 20 to 100.
  • Strike Fighter armor increased from 0 to 2.
  • Strike Fighter gains 1 fewer second of invulnerability after it drops its payload.
  • Strike Fighter retains vision for 2 additional seconds after it drops its payload.
  • Strike Fighter damage increased from 150 (400 vs. non-Heroic structures) to 175 (400 vs. non-Heroic structures).
  • Mag Mine arming time reduced from 15 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Mag Mine Triggering Time reduced from 2.5 seconds to 1.5 seconds. 
  • Han & Horner’s Level 8 ability, His and Her Supply, now increases the HP of their Supply Depots from 400 to 800.
  • Salvage bonuses no longer affect certain “free” units such as Nova’s Railgun Turrets (summoned from Ravens), Infested Civilians, Volatile Infested, and Infested Troopers (summoned from Bunkers). Salvage will still affect all of Zagara’s Banelings and Infested Marines (summoned from Barracks).
  • Stronger Death Chance Mastery bonus increased from 1% per point to 1.5% per point. Max bonuses increased from 30% to 60%.
  • Double Salvage Chance Mastery bonuses increased from 1% per point to 2% per point. Max bonuses increased from 30% to 60%.
  • Horner Unit Life Regeneration Mastery replaced with Strike Fighter Area of Effect Radius Mastery. The Strike Fighter Area of Effect Mastery increases both the radius of the Strike Fighter’s base attack and the radius of its Napalm Payload Effect by 1% per point up to a total of 30%.

Karax

  • Extended Thermal Lance research cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100.
  • Fire Beam research cost decreased from 200/200 to 150/150.
  • Fire Beam damage over time increased from 100 damage over 5 seconds to 150 damage over 5 seconds.
  • Carrier Interceptor Cost decreased from 15 to 0.
  • Solar Efficiency Level 2 upgrade cost decreased from 300/300 to 250/250.
  • Solar Efficiency Level 3 upgrade cost decreased from 400/400 to 300/300.
  • Advanced Repair Systems upgrade now allows the Reconstruction Beam to target two additional targets, up from one.
  • The Solar Flare upgrade now enables Solar Lance to set fire to the ground in an area that is double the width, from 2 to 4. The Solar Lance's primary weapon width remains the same.
  • Solar Flare duration increased from 10 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Solar Flare damage over time increased from 10 damage/second to 15 damage/second.
  • Karax's units are now 30% more expensive than Protoss base units, down from 50% more expensive.
  • Karax's Unit Cost Mastery bonus decreased from 1% per point to 0.75% per point. Maximum cost reduction from 30% to 22.5%.

Swann

  • Swann's Factory can now build both Hellions and Hellbats.

Unit Upgrades

  • Abathur, Kerrigan, Zagara
    • Ground Carapace upgrade costs decreased from (150/150; 225/225; 300/300) to (100/100; 175/175; 250/250).
    • Flyer Carapace upgrade costs decreased from (150/150; 225/225; 300/300) to (100/100; 175/175; 250/250).
  • Artanis, Alarak, Fenix, Karax, Vorazun
    • Plasma Shield upgrade costs decreased from (150/150; 225/225; 300/300) to (100/100; 175/175; 250/250).
    • Air Armor upgrade costs decreased from (150/150; 225/225; 300/300) to (100/100; 175/175; 250/250).
  • Dehaka
    • Primal Attacks upgrade costs increased from (100/100; 150/150; 200/200) to (100/100; 175/175; 250/250).
    • Primal Carapace upgrade costs decreased from (150/150; 225/225; 300/300) to (100/100; 175/175; 250/250).
  • Stukov
    • Infantry Armor upgrade costs decreased from (150/150; 225/225; 300/300) to (100/100; 150/150; 200/200).

Editor

  • Improved Terrain Editor module object lookups.
  • Added native functions: BankBackupGetId, BankBackupGetLatestId, BankBackupRemove, BankBackupLoopBegin, BankBackupLoopStep, BankBackupLoopDone, BankBackupLoopCurrent, BankBackupLoopEnd to allow iterating over and managing backup banks.
  • Changed Scintilla code and XML editor to utilize the UTF 8 character set to allow displaying hint text in all languages.
  • Modified the Scintilla hint text to not display across the entire screen when the hint is a long string.
  • Fix for missing trigger debug profiling for modder utilization in the trigger debugger.
  • Enabled editor features for any user that has paid content by removing the starter account restriction.
  • Viewing of the Wings of Liberty campaign maps now allowed for all editor users.
  • Added native event: EventHotKeyPressed for being able to query hot keys that are pressed.
  • Added native function: UnitControlGroup to get the currently selected unit group.
  • Added Scintilla code editor to the trigger error view.
  • Improved the Text Editor search functionality.
  • Added optimizations for unit groups.

Bug Fixes

Campaign

  • Fixed a typo in the description of the Tal’darim Destroyer in the Legacy of the Void campaign.
  • Fixed an issue in the Legacy of the Void campaign where using the Temporal Field ability created only one field.
  • Restored the casting animation of Aiur High Templars when playing Legacy of the Void campaign.
  • Fixed an issue on Void Launch that prevented Terran buildings from landing in certain areas.

Co-op

  • Fixed a bug where killing Amon's Ghost Academy would give the player additional score points.
  • Fixed some unintended interactions with the Twister Mutation.
  • Players who have a Han and Horner ally will no longer hear the announcement voice-line when a Wraith is called down.
  • Replaced the Queen unit in the Hotkey list for Zerg Co-op Commanders
  • Fixed an issue with the Twister Mutator not interacting properly with flying units in certain parts of the Chain of Ascension mission.
  • Fixed an issue where Weekly Mutations were not granting the correct amount of experience based on difficulty.
  • Burrowed Lurkers will now have the chance to change into a more powerful unit when the Transmutation Mutator is active.
  • Symbiote from Abathur’s Ultimate Evolution will now target Void Shards on the Rifts to Korhal mission.
  • Abathur
    • Fixed a bug where Toxic Nests were respawning on initial placement.
    • Fixed a bug where Symbiotes were disappearing when certain abilities were used on it.
  • Alarak
    • Fixed a bug that allowed Alarak to use abilities while the hero is spawning.
    • Fixed a bug where Alarak's Wrath of the Highlord ability had global range.
  • Dehaka
    • Fixed an issue that caused the Primal Hive to trigger the incorrect error when attempting to root in a blocked area.
    • Dehaka no longer has a chance of becoming stuck in the air when affected by the Infestor’s Fungal Growth.
    • Primal Mutalisks with Primal Reconstitution can now receive fatal damage from a Choker's tentacle attack on Dead of Night.
    • Primal Wurms can no longer Deep Tunnel into the Xel'Naga Temple and avoid enemy melee units.
  • Fenix
    • Fixed a typo in Purifier Armament's description. It now correctly shows the bonus damage.
    • Fixed a tooltip error regarding Clolarion’s range.
  • Han and Horner
    • Fixed an issue that allowed a Reaper to access areas that should not be pathable after using Jet Pack Overdrive on Chain of Ascension.
    • Chrono Wave no longer slows the cooldown of Horner's Starport units.
  • Karax
    • Fixed a bug where Sentinels were reviving into Legionaries and refunding the player minerals.
    • Fixed a bug where Optimized Ordinance was providing Photon Cannons and Khaydarin Monoliths with slightly too much attack speed.
  • Nova
    • The Raven’s Railgun Turret will no longer produce salvage when playing with a Han and commander.
    • Replaced the Starport building in the Hotkey list.
    • Issuing an attack move command near Nova's "Penetrating Blast" radius effect will no longer command Nova's army to attack her.
  • Stukov
    • The tooltip for Retinal Augmentation now displays the correct attack range.
    • The Volatile Infested that spawn from an Infested Siege Tank will now move to the location of the Psi Emitter.
    • Fixed a bug that allowed Infested Bunkers to generate minerals while playing with a Han & Horner ally.
    • The Brood Queen’s attack speed will now be increased by the “Mech Attack Speed” mastery.
    • The Aleksander is now able to attack the crates in Parts and Parcel.
  • Swann
    • The Wraith's Pulse Amplifier upgrade will now grant an additional 100% attack speed.
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Science Vessels to erroneously repair structures and bonus objectives.
    • The Hellbat transformation ability no longer has an Armory requirement.
  • Vorazun
    • Fixed a bug where cloaked units would become unkillable while under certain conditions when the mutator, Eminent Domain, was active.
  • Zagara
    • Fixed a typo regarding Zagara's Baneling damage Mastery.
    • It should provide 1 extra damage per point, not 1%.

Maps

  • AcidPlant LE
    • Removed a one unit wide pathable area in the north edge of the map.
    • Resolved several issues related to various doodads.
  • Backwater LE
    • Fixed an issue where, even with the ambient sound option turned off, animal sounds could be heard.

UI

  • Fixed an issue where players would receive an error when queuing for a 1v1 unranked game with a party.
  • Removed a duplicate listing of the Observer in the Help menu.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented changing the hotkeys related to the Overseer.
  • Removed Repair Drone from the Hotkeys menu.
  • The Shield Battery will no longer change sizes when being viewed in the Help menu.
  • Added the missing Infernal Pre-Igniter upgrade to the Hellbat in the Help menu.
  • Attempting to join an expired lobby while in a party no longer causes the non-party leader to get into an unresponsive state.
  • Removed support for viewing replays that are older than SC2 3.10 due to these replays no longer being supported and causing frequent crashes.

Versus

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Oracle’s Revelation to last longer than intended.
  • Fixed an issue that caused units to maintain the visual effects of the Nexus Recall ability if it was destroyed while the units are being recalled.
  • An Adept’s location will no longer be briefly revealed to an enemy player if the Adept was in the middle of attacking when teleporting to its Shade.
  • Observers in Surveillance Mode will now benefit from armor and shield upgrades.
  • Zerg Burrowed Queens no longer have higher tab priority than unburrowed Queens.
  • Triggering the Oracle’s Stasis Ward now correctly removes the Interference Matrix debuff.
  • Fixed the building priority order for Pylons and Shield Batteries.
  • A warping Shield Battery pre-placed model will no longer appear if a Pylon is placed over or near the warping Shield Battery.
  • The Auto-Kill achievement has been updated so that it can still be obtained.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Protoss AI from being able to use Chrono Boost in custom games.
  • The Judicator Zealot’s Psi-Blades are now properly distinct from standard Zealot’s Psi-Blades in-game.
  • Fixed an issue with the Mercenary version of the Supply Depot appearing fully constructed while it was still being built when playing on the Wings of Liberty expansion level.
  • An Observer using the Forged skin will now face upwards when in Surveillance Mode.
  • Fixed an animation bug in the Junker Hellbat’s 3D portrait.

General

  • 2018 Ladder Season 1 has begun.
    • A new Void Ray trophy top can now be earned by winning a Tournament.
    • All StarCraft II accounts have been granted one free character name change.
    • Upcoming balance changes are available for testing in the “Balance Test Mod” extension mod. For more information, check out the Balance Test Mod blog post.

Bug Fixes

  • Co-op
    • Han and Horner’s My Significant Other talent now properly refreshes unit stats when player unit dies.
  • Collection
    • The Purifier Void Ray skin now properly displays the intended 2D portrait.
  • Multiplayer
    • Fixed a pathing issue on Eastwatch LE, where Siege Tanks and Thors could not go down ramps.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the Purifier skin for the High Templar that prevented the unit from being selected while being warped-in.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the AI in Starjeweled to not function.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where loading into a saved campaign game caused the bonus and main objectives to overlap in Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void.
  • (China) Fixed and issue where owning the digital deluxe version of Heart of the Swarm was not reflected in the purchase dialog.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Thor: Collector’s Edition and Special Forces skin icons to be missing when selecting skins for Large Format Games.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the game client to crash when attempting to load a replay generated during patch 4.0.0 through 4.0.2.
    • Due to this fix, replays created on the 4.1.0 patch will no longer be viewable.