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Balance Update - August 6, 2020

Hey all,

With the recent celebration of the 10th anniversary of our beloved game, the conclusion of Dreamhack Masters Summer, and the imminent finale of GSL Season 2, we’d like to take this time to update you all on our thoughts on the state of the game since our last balance patch. As we haven’t seen many changes in TvT and ZvZ, we’ll be focusing on talking about the other matchups.



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StarCraft II 5.0.2 Patch Notes


  • Zerg   - Baneling       - Weapon damage changed from 18(+17 vs light) to 15(+20 vs light).
  • Protoss   - Oracle       - Revelation duration increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds.   - Void Ray       - Cost decreased from 250/150 to 200/150.       - Void Ray build time decreased from 43 to 37 seconds.       - Movement speed increased from 3.5 to 3.85. ...

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StarCraft II 5.0 Patch Notes


  • Countdown to Start Timer   - In Versus games, a short countdown timer will now count down to the beginning of the game after all players have loaded.
  • Game Server Choice on Lobby Creation   - Lobby hosts may now select their game server when creating a custom lobby.   - Note: Requires enabling an option in your “Language and Region” options.
  • New Announcer: White-Ra   - “More GG, More Skill”
  • New Announcer: Stone ...

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StarCraft II 4.12.1 Patch Notes


  • Maps   - Golden Wall LE       - Expanded the Reaper path near the natural base locations to require more than one structure for a wall off.   - Heavy Artillery LE       - Updated the terrain in the middle of the map to allow for increased maneuverability.


  • Collection   - Fixed an issue where the default skin for the Armory had altered textures.
  • War Chest 6 ...

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StarCraft II 4.12.0 Patch Notes


  • The War Chest VI has been added in preparation for its global launch on June 11, PDT.   - Play StarCraft II to unlock XP for the War Chest and gain access to over 100 new items including army-wide skins, sprays, emoticons, exclusive portraits, and a Co-op XP boost.   - Purchasing the War Chest Complete Bundle grants you a special random race Broken World banner in StarCraft II, plus a Tal’darim Probe Pet in Diablo III, a Hearthstone Classic Card Pack, and a Heroes...

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Balance Update - May 19, 2020

Greetings StarCraft fans,

Last month, we put together our thoughts on the current state of the game and proposed some changes we’ve been considering for the next balance patch. In addition, we tried something a bit different and sponsored WardiTV’s Balance Test Mod Invitational to help gather additional feedback and observe the proposed changes in a professional setting. Today, we’d like to share which changes...