Greetings Cerebrates, Commanders, and Executors,

Patch 1.22.1 has arrived. Welcome to Season 2 2018!

Features and Improvements

  • New Protoss themed ranked play rewards.
  • S,A,B,U rank portraits and frames.  

  • Map pool update:
  • (2) Benzene 1.1
  • (2) Heart Break Ridge 2.1
  • (3) Aztec 2.1
  • (4) Circuit Breakers 1.0
  • (4) Fighting Spirit 1.0
  • (4) In the Way of an Eddy 1.05
  • (4) Roadkill 1.13

Updated our placement algorithm to apply greater emphasis on previous season statistics.

Greetings Cerebrates, Commanders, and Executors,

Patch 1.22.0 has arrived! This patch features a new Ladder, updated profile UI, and ramp art for mapmakers.  

Features and Improvements

New Ladder

For a more in-depth ladder overview please visit: https://starcraft.com/en-us/articles/21953989 

  • Season 1 is now live!
    • Players will begin the new Season unranked. After 5 placement matches, they’ll be placed into a league.
    • Frontier League data will help determine pre-placement MMR.
  • We’ve implemented a new rank-based League System familiar to long time veterans of Brood War.
    • S – Top 1% of players
    • A – 7%
    • B – 21%
    • C – 21%
    • D – 21%
    • E – 21%
    • F – 8%
  • MMR decay has been added to S Rank.
  • New Rewards for Season 1
    • Anyone who logs in during Season 1 will receive an exclusive portrait.
    • After being placed into a league, players will unlock a corresponding colored portrait border.
      • Players can toggle the border on and off in the Collections tab.
    • Players who reach the S, A, or B leagues will earn unique portraits.
      • S league players will receive an animated portrait.
  • New Seasons UI
    • Easily identify your performance metrics in current and past seasons.
    • View your wins and match history.
    • View global winrates by race for each map in the ladder map pool.

  • Updated competitive Map Pool
    • (2) Blue Storm 1.2
    • (2) Heartbreak Ridge 2.1
    • (2) Polaris Rhapsody 1.0
    • (3) Aztec 2.1
    • (4) Roadkill 1.13
    • (4) Circuit Breakers 1.0
    • (4) Fighting Spirit 1.3

Ramps

  • New ramps for the editor!
    • 18 new ramps in 8 different directions
    • The width of each of the new ramps can be extended to the mapmakers liking.
    • 1-4 ramps per tileset: Ash, Badlands, Jungle, Desert, Ice, Twilight, Installation and Space Platform.
    • Ramps are also compatible with SCMDraft 2.

Collections

  • Updated Collections UI
    • Show off your ladder status by displaying your league colors!
      • (S) Gold
      • (A) Red
      • (B) Purple
      • (C) Blue
      • (D) Turquoise
      • (E) Green
      • (F) White
    • Easily equip console & building skins and toggle portrait borders.

Bug Fixes

  • Dynamic turn rate will stabilize before allowing network latency changes.

Greetings Cerebrates, Commanders, and Executors,

Patch 1.21.5 has arrived!

Features and Improvements

  • Updated the Frontier League Map pool to replace Jade and Match Point with ASL Season 5 maps Transistor and Gladiator.
  • Red vs Blue is now the default player colors for Top vs Bottom multiplayer 1v1 games.
  • Optimized Battle.net player profile performance.
  • Streamlined basic chat command help by listing all available commands when the user types /help.
  • Multiplayer setting including the game name, map file, game type, teams, speed, and turn rate are now preserved even after a player re-logs.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash that was intermittently happening upon launch.
  • Fix for player receiving “Error# 112 Storm Error” after attempting to load saved custom games.
  • Character data such as time played, and overall stats were carrying over if players created profiles using the same name in different regions.

Greetings Cerebrates, Commanders, and Executors,

Patch 1.21.4 has arrived!

Features and Improvements

  • As part of StarCraft’s 20th-anniversary celebration, we’ve added a brand new HD console to SCR. The skin can be enabled via the game options menu. We really hope you enjoy it, and we thank you for your continual support over the last 20 years. https://starcraft2.com/en-us/sc20
  • Added Turn-Rate 20 and 24 support
  • Optimized UI performance for the Gateway, Registry, Ranked Info and Leaderboard Screens.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing ranked matches to frequently fail and re-queue.
  • Crashes occurring during the join game process.
  • Mac oversized cursor on Retina displays.
  • Turn rate not displaying
  • Fixed an issue where typing in Japanese and Traditional Chinese would cause a disconnect.
  • Removed the Linked Profile option from the UI.

Greetings Cerebrates, Commanders, and Executors,

Patch 1.21.3 has arrived!

Features & Improvements

  • Revised custom game map distribution with cloud support. peer-to-peer downloads will only occur if the player is unable to obtain the map via the cloud.

  • Optimized custom game packet re-sending if we detect poor connectivity between players.

  • Added dynamic turn rate support for custom games.  DTR is now the first option on the turn rate slider.

  • Optimized the performance of the matchmaking game results screen.

  • Doubled the CCMU bullet limits to 400.

  • Additional EUD map support

  • Added the following characters to the allowed rebindable hotkeys: ' ; . , \ [ ]

Bug Fixes

  • The /f la command now displays the current User that is logged in rather than combing both the previous and the current Users' friends.

Greetings Cerebrates, Commanders, and Executors,

Patch 1.21.2 has arrived!

Features & Improvements

  • In our continual effort towards improving network latency we have implemented STUN NAT 2 support. This should drastically decrease the amount of people being proxied, so most players will no longer need to tinker with their router settings to forward port 6112.
  • Once again we’ve updated our turn rate algorithm. It now determines the most optimal starting turn rate rather than starting at 16.
  • Turn rate will now be displayed in the top right corner of the screen. Ctrl+Alt+T can toggle the feature on and off.
  • FPS can now be toggled with Ctrl+Alt+F.
  • Various improvements and bug fixes in the EUD emulator including support for additional maps.

Features & Improvements

  • Expanded EUD support to additional maps
  • Improved latency for matchmaking games by preferring hosts that are not proxied


Bug Fixes

General

  • EUD map Random Tower Defense will allow max players


Battle.net

  • The Chat Menu will only display one BattleTagID after sending multiple whispers to the same Player
  • Fixed /users and the message of the day stats
  • Fixed /ignore


Compatibility

  • Fixed an issue with Mac retina displays where the game would open in a very small window
  • Fixed an issue where integrated Intel Graphics cards were not displaying certain sprites correctly.

Greetings Cerebrates, Commanders, and Executors.

Patch 1.21 has arrived. This patch was focused on enabling EUD, updating the CCMU variables, improving our turn rate system, and introducing a brand-new map pool for the current Frontier League.

Features & Improvements

EUD

  • Added an EUD “Extended Unit Death” emulator that supports hundreds of EUD offsets for custom maps. This is something that we have been very excited to deliver for StarCraft Remastered and hope you all really enjoy it. For more information on EUD please visit our blog: (Link)

CCMU “Cannot Create More Units”

  • Brood War enthusiasts can rejoice in the glory that is updated CCMU variables. We have raised the limits of sprites & bullets that can be spawned in game! Additionally, we have added an option while creating a game that allows players to adjust the CCMU limits back to their original limitations.

Map Pool

  • Updated the current ladder map pool in the Frontier League to:
    • CircuitBreakers1.0
    • Fighting Spirt 
    • Match Point
    • Longinus II
    • Neo Jade
    • Tau Cross
    • Destination

Turn-Rate

  • We have updated our turn rate algorithm to be smarter and better than ever. The new system is more meticulous at determining if the turn rate needs to be lowered and will even increase it.  

Replays

  • Players can now view their own replays from the profile screen.

Bug Fixes

General

  • Changes made for Game Speed, Key Scroll Speed or Mouse Scroll Speed should now persist after patches.
  • Pressing U now only toggles replay speed after Alt+Tabbing in and out of the Replay session.
  • The + and = symbols are now working correctly within chat. 

Battle.net

  • /where and /whois commands are now working correctly for those that are Blizzard friends and non Blizzard friends.
  • Fixed an issue where some player and race settings couldn’t be changed in the Single Player lobby.
  • Players that navigate rapidly through the client menus will no longer hit a black screen state.

Compatibility

  • Fixed a crash on Mac occurring when joining a Multiplayer custom game.

Known Issues

  • Save game is disabled for EUD maps
  • Replays will not be saved for EUD maps
  • A big majority of EUD maps are supported except for maps that change the SCR graphics

1.20.11 has arrived. The patch focuses on social improvement. One love. 

Features & Improvements

  • /f m and /f ma now include Battle.net Friends
  • Players will be notified when Friends enter or exit Battle.net and games
  • Players will now be notified when using /f r on an invalid player name

Bug Fixes

  • Changes to Turn rate for custom games will persist when creating new custom or unranked lobbies
  • Fixed lobbies appearing multiple times when refreshing the game list
  • Fixed a crash related to accessing cloud maps in the create game screen

1.20.10 has arrived. This patch focuses on refinements to chat and the competitive experience, and updates a console or two.

Features & Improvements 

  • Players will now be notified when their turn rate changes in game
  • Updated Protoss console art
  • BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders now have a special console that can be enabled!
  • Chat history “+” functionality has been reworked to include a UI dialog, and exclude normal lobby chat
  • Fixed issues related to chat messages between players

Bug Fixes

General

  • Text appears correctly on UMS maps with custom unit names as UTF8 after saving and loading
  • The shield damage effect appears on top of the Nexus with the preorder skin enabled
  • Korean characters now display as normal when SD graphics are enabled

Battle.net

  • The correct Map Preview image appears when Joining/Quick Joining a lobby after previously selecting a different Map
  • Using command /f lo now displays friends that are online with their Profile name
  • Cloud settings now preserve defaults if the player doesn't modify them
  • Right click player reporting is now fully localized

1.20.9 has arrived. The patch focuses on improvements and stability from the last few patches. 

Features & Improvements

  • Increased file size allowed when downloading maps
  • Ladder maps added within folder structure: maps/ladder/FrontierLeague2017S1
  • Players with HD licenses now able to play offline for 30 days
  • Enter “/help friends” in Chat for additional information on Friends’ commands
  • Right click reporting a player within a Channel list will open a modal with a list of report types


Bug Fixes
General

  • The Spidermine’s Attack icon is now in HD
  • Players with US Battle.net accounts running in a Korean version of Windows are now able to zoom in Single Player
  • Cloud upload message will no longer flash on exit


Battle.net 

  • Fixed a graphical anomaly when entering Leaderboards and Profile
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to access other players’ profiles from Chat Channels
  • Changing portraits now working as intended
  • “Designate as Moderator” is no longer an option for users that are already Moderators
  • Receiving a whisper from a player that you have not responded to will now display in the Chat List
  • Fixed an issue where selected Profile name was not appearing between whispering players


Stability

  • Fixed a crash caused by selecting an unsupported map size
  • Fixed a crash caused by /quit or /logout commands
  • Fixed crashes caused by receiving whispers from Friends

1.20.8 has arrived. This patch was focused on dynamic turn rate and updated friend commands. 

Specific Changes & Improvements

  • Matchmaking games now have dynamic turn rate reduction if the client determines high latency. The turn rate will start with 16 and scale down appropriately. We expect this to make a positive impact on latency for matchmaking, and we are very excited to be rolling it out
  • /friends commands have been updated:
    • /f l (or list) Shows all Brood War friends plus all Blizzard friends who are currently in SCR
    • /f la (or list all) Shows all friends (BW + Blizzard, regardless of whether they are in SCR or not) 
    • /f lb (or listBlizzard) Shows all Blizzard friends (no Brood War friends) regardless of whether they are in SCR or not
    • /f lo (or listOnline) Shows all friends (BW + Blizzard who are in SCR) who are currently online
       
  • Updated the SD option for bilinear to be a slider. Sliding to the left increases sharpness, sliding to the right increases the intensity of the filter
  • Slightly reduced the size of the Replay UI center console


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where users would sometimes see a blank page on the post matchmaking toast screen
  • Portraits in chat now update immediately when changed for friends and non-friend users

1.20.7 has arrived. This patch is focused on dynamic lighting, and the Protoss console. 

Specific Changes & Improvements

  • Revamped the Replay UI to have all the observer mode features as well as a brand-new production tab
  • Implemented code changes to optimize the dynamic VRAM requirement down to 2gigs. The optimization will not work for the following cards:
    • NVIDIA 590
    • Radeon HD 4850 X2
    • Radeon HD 4870 X2
    • Radeon HD 5970 2GB Version
  • Added a new option “Use Mouse Confine” to control if the mouse should be confined or not. Added a hotkey 'alt-F1'
  • “+” will now re-display the last 10 chat messages in game
  • The hotkey Alt + S has been assigned to open the Select Map frame from within the Create custom game menu
  • Players in chat channels are now ordered by time joined
  • We have updated the art style of the Protoss console
  • The Gavel is back (Chat room operator commands)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crash instances related to chat commands
  • Players will now be re-queued automatically if they fail to matchmake
  • /dnd now properly works when set in game
  • The /help command now works within the game lobby
  • /ignore is now working correctly in chat & game lobbies across different gateways

1.20.6 has arrived. This patch is focused on chat command improvements.

Specific Changes & Improvements

  • The Observer UI will now properly handle highlighting and selecting Same Units, on Multiple Teams via CTRL + Clicking a unit type
  • An option has been added to allow game sounds to continue in the background

Bug Fixes

  • /help now works as expected with all Battle.net chat frames including Create, Join, game lobbies, Ranked, and the Ladder scoreboard
  • /dnd now blocks whispers from users in chat lobbies and in game while the user is in chat lobbies or in game. Toggling /dnd on or off updates the user's status from Online to Busy
  • /friends list should now list all of the user’s friends
  • Players will no longer see /ignored Players' text during in game, various menus and lobbies including Battle.net chat and LAN chat. Edit (this is no longer in 1.20.6, but should make its way into a patch soon)
  • Fixed a crash players were experiencing when loading short replays
  • Players on the Europe gateway can now access profiles of other players

Portrait Contest Winners Announced

  • https://starcraft.com/en-us/articles/21047789

1.20.5 has arrived. This patch is focused on improvements to Observer and Multiplayer:

Specific Changes & Improvements

  • Clock added to Observer

Bug Fixes

  • Player Portraits display in Chat Channels
  • Text on Ladder and Ranked buttons are no longer out of their element
  • Switching languages should no longer disconnect players from Battle.net
  • Battle.net App no longer believes the client is running when closed on Mac, but it still misses you when you’re gone

Turn Rate

1.20.4 has arrived. This patch is focused on reducing crashes and hotkey bugs.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed multiple crashes caused in menus
  • Fixed multiple crashes when exiting
  • Fixed a crash caused by chat messages
  • Terran buildings' lifted hotkeys, Zerg Defilers and Queens' attack command keys added to hotkeys
  • Lifted Terran buildings have correct translucent landing zone images
  • Preorder skins no longer offset or disappear into fog of war visibility

1.20.3 has arrived. We are continuing to address server stability and web interface bugs/improvements e.g. Leaderboards & Profiles in parallel. Multiple deployments around these features are scheduled server side. 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a high frequency crash related invalid map data
  • Hotkey fixes; including support for Ghost and Infested Terran alternative forms & Siege Tank Seige Mode.
  • Games where 1 human is playing entirely against AI are no longer recorded in player profile history.
  • Fix for players receiving a loss /drop in MMR after disconnecting from a Ranked Play game.
  • Viewing profiles now works for folks on the same LAN

Expect more of these small frequent patches to address crashes. 

We see all of the feedback & issues being reported. We appreciate your patience as we work through it. SC has such an awesome global community surrounding it, and together we will continually improve the experience.

1.20.2 has arrived. We are continuing to address server stability and web interface bugs/improvements e.g. Leaderboards & Profiles in parallel. 

Specific Changes & Improvements

  • Observer UI – F6 will now return you to a default zoom state


Bug Fixes

  • Stability fixes, including top exceptions
  • All HD Zerg portraits have been corrected to not overlay on the UI
  • Saving games with the same name should now work correctly
  • Cancelling a ranked game queue will now properly update your Battle.Net presence
  • Preorder building skins will now properly scale to the selected graphics settings
  • Game music will no longer linger, if it was turned off in the settings
  • The cancel option in the confirmation window when attempting to remove a player from a game lobby now works as it should

1.20.1 has arrived. We are continuing to address server and web interface in parallel. 

Specific Changes & Improvements

  • Revoked Zerg disappearing act; burrow holes now stand out better on dark tilesets

Bug Fixes

  • The HDs are available on start up for players with Remastered (one exception; see Known Issues)
  • Players will no longer hallucinate that the death animation of hallucinated units is offset… mirages are tricky
  • Options have been convinced to stop reverting to their default state
  • Interstitial sound effects have found their voice

Server Updates

  • General optimization and performance improvements based on live data
  • Improved matchmaking processing to reduce game results being dropped

Known Issues

  • Running from a desktop shortcut will start in SD (use F5 or Options to switch to HD), will be fixed in next patch
  • Resolving matchmaking fails - have a solution in test

Let's start refining this Warpig.

We're glued to the forums and other conduits for information. Let us know where to direct our efforts. Similar to 1.18, we'll create a post with the big ticket items over the next few days, but this is where the effort starts. 

Bug Fixes

  • StarCraft no longer crashes on exit
  • Cinematics run normally on machines with less than 1.5 GB of VRAM

Known Issues

  • Continuing to improve stability of Profile, Leaderboard, and Score Cards
  • Fixing problems with Options not saving

Greetings Commanders, Cerebrates, and Executors,

Evolution complete; Remastered has arrived. This moment… is an exceptional one. We thank you – the community, the amazing teams at Blizzard that made this possible, and our loved ones who supported us during the process. Go team.

We’re excited for this new volume in StarCraft’s storied history. We’re excited for the coming weeks as we integrate your feedback. We’re excited for the future of this amazing game we were entrusted with. En taro StarCraft.

Remastered Features

  • Matchmaking will pit you against players of a similar race-based skill rating – globally
  • Establish dominance against your friends and eventually the world on the 1v1 Ladder Leaderboards
  • Meticulously remastered assets are now available at up to 4k resolution
  • Dynamic lighting, more unit angles, widescreen support, and other options allow you to see and play StarCraft the way you want
  • Doesn’t seem that different? Compare SD and HD at the click of a button (F5 in this instance)
  • New interstitials add imagery to accompany the green text within the campaign experience
  • Profiles document your highs and lows, career progression, and make replays available via the power of the cloud
  • Unlock Portraits by winning matchmade games

General Features & Improvements

Battle.net

  • StarCraft is now housed in Blizzard App with single sign-on
  • A Battle.net account is required to access multiplayer gateways
  • Save Legacy Profiles forever by pairing them to a modern Battle.net Account
  • Create or link up to three Profiles per gateway
  • Friends list now contains whisper and status for friends playing modern Blizzard games
  • Popular maps display based upon the most played maps in the last 24 hours
  • Replays and saved games are cloud saved and accessible upon login

Chat Panels

  • Added to all multiplayer screens
  • Click the Channel name in the Message Entry box to display the last channels
  • Change message target with /1, /2, or /w (player)


Search Games Screen

  • Open games automatically update with player information and availability
  • Games list auto-refresh has replaced by a refresh button
  • Added filters for name, game type, private, acceptable ping, and player count

Observer Mode

  • Right click player name to follow their camera
  • Right click to follow a unit
  • Left click player name to toggle their field of vision
  • Alt+A or A shows/hides Unit, Economy, and Minimap
  • Alt+I or Q hides/shows Minimap
  • Alt+U or W hides/shows Units section
  • Alt+E or E hides/shows Economy section
  • Alt+W or R hides/shows Button section

Options

  • H.O.T.K.E.Y.s have arrived – again
  • Added an option to disable custom hotkeys in Create menu
  • An expanded version of Options can now be found on the main menu screen