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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Starcraft 2 Updates Patch 1

StarCraft II Beta - Patch 1 (version 0.3.14048)

The 1st Starcraft 2 beta patch has been released.

Balance Changes

* Terran


+ The armor value for this unit in Fighter Mode has decreased from 1 to 0.
+ The damage done by this unit in Fighter Mode has changed from 6 (+8 armored) to 10 (+4 armored).


+ The damage done from D-8 Charges has decreased from 40 to 30.
+ The delay between attacks for D-8 Charges has decreased from 2.5 to 1.8.

-Orbital Command

+ The build time for this upgrade has decreased from 50 to 35.

* Protoss


+ Gravitic Boosters: The cost of this research has decreased from 150 Minerals and 150 Vespene Gas to 100 Minerals and 100 Vespene Gas.

-High Templar

+ Phase Shift: This ability has been removed from the game.
+ Feedback: New Ability. Drains all energy from the target unit and causes damage equal to the amount of energy drained.


+ The building pathing radius for this unit has decreased from .75 to .5625.


+ Vortex: The energy cost of this ability has increased from 75 to 100.
+ Vortex: The target radius of this ability has decreased from 3.0 to 2.5.
+ Temporal Rift: This ability has been removed from the game.
+ Wormhole Transit: This ability has been removed from the game.
+ Mass Recall: New Ability. Teleports all of the player's units in the target area to the Mothership.


+ The build time of this building has increased from 50 to 65.

* Zerg


+ Fungal Growth: The damage done by this ability has decreased from 48 to 36.
+ Fungal Growth: This ability now prevents affected units from burrowing.
+ Neural Parasite: Functionality changed. The Infestor now channels this spell, which lasts 10 seconds or until the Infestor is destroyed. You can now target all units with this ability.
+ Terran Infestation: The ability's energy cost has reduced from 50 to 25 and Infested Terrans now spawn 1 at a time.

Bug Fixes

* Addressed an issue causing people to receive an "Internal Error" message with their game client.
* Muting your microphone will no longer cause your microphone to be turned off in the operating system once the program has exited.

Please note that the voice chat functionality has only partially been implemented. There are many known issues with voice chat that we expect to address in a future patch.

* The "Medium" graphical settings were reconfigured to work better on appropriate machines. The video settings "auto-detect" functionality has been reset as a result.
* Added a frame rate limiter to the game menus to prevent some graphics cards from running at higher frame rates than necessary.
* Added GRB rating tags to the login menu for the Korean version of the Beta client.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Starcraft 2 Beta has arrived!

Carrier has arrived!
Starcraft 2 is now in BETA! :)

The StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Beta Test Has Begun

Blizzard Entertainment is pleased to welcome all of our beta testers to the first phase of the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beta test. You will have an early opportunity to play, test, and experience the online multiplayer aspect of StarCraft II, as well as get a first look at the newly revamped

The new StarCraft II beta forums will be your main source for official news and announcements over the course of the beta test. We encourage you to check the forums regularly and to use them to provide us with feedback and to engage in general discussions about the game with your fellow players. If you ever need help or technical assistance, the Blizzard support website now includes a StarCraft II beta-test section.

We are looking forward to receiving your comments, feedback, and suggestions on StarCraft II and the new; let us know what you think via the "Feedback" forums.

Thank you for helping us test StarCraft II. Your participation and feedback is important to us, and will help us make StarCraft II one of the most epic entertainment experiences...ever.