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Monday, July 26, 2010

Starcraft 2 Updates Beta Patch 15 to 18

The following would probably be the last SC2 beta patches before LAUNCH!

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Starcraft II patches 15, 16, 17 and 18.

Starcraft II Beta Patch # 15 (version

- Improved the system that handles initial placement and promotion/relegation between Leagues & Ladders.

Balance Changes

- Weapon upgrade bonus decreased from 1 (+1 Light) to 1.

- Nitro Packs research cost decreased from 100/100 to 50/50.

Siege Tank
- Siege Mode damage decreased from 60 to 50.

- Anti-air weapon upgrade bonus decreased from 1 (+1 Light) to 1.

Brood Lord
- Weapon upgrade bonus decreased from 3 to 2.

Bug Fixes
- Resolved an issue with publishing maps in non-English locales.


StarCraft II Beta – Patch 16 (version

-Rally points now behave as a move command, instead of an attack move command.
-Enabled the ability to manually add a StarCraft II character friend using the player's character code. Character code is a server-assigned numerical code that is displayed within the Add Friend panel. Achievements & Rewards have been updated.
-All Quick Match modes are now available: 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and Free For All.
-All A.I. difficulties are now available for play.
-Cooperative matchmaking versus A.I. players is now available as a play mode.
-Enabled cross-game social features between World of Warcraft and StarCraft II.

Balance Changes

Frenzy spell removed.
Infested Terran spell added.

Infested Terran spell removed.

Now immune to stuns and mind control.


Starcraft II Patch 17 (version

Bug Fixes
Many of the following bug fixes were intended for internal testing only, and are now being reverted.

- 250mm Strike Cannons can no longer deal damage to hidden targets.
- Barracks build time decreased from 65 to 60 seconds.
- Bunker build time decreased from 40 to 30 seconds.
- Canceling morphing Banelings now returns 75% of the cost like other morphing Zerg units.
- Hellion range reverted from 6 to 5.
- Reaper build time decreased from 45 to 40 seconds.
- Zealot build time decreased from 38 to 33 seconds.


Starcraft II Beta Patch 18 (version

-The Mac StarCraft II Editor is now available!

Bug Fixes
- Burrowed Ultralisks now have the correct 500 hit points while burrowed.
- Fixed an issue where custom maps utilizing custom loading screens could cause players to lag or be dropped from
- Fixed an issue during replays when rewinding could cause the replay to desync.
- Fixed an issue with in-game menus causing performance issues.

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