Starcraft II

Starcraft II Dev Tracker

21 Oct

When Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson passed away earlier this year, the StarCraft community lost someone incredibly special. Geoff was a competitor with unparalleled work ethic. He was ambitious and motivated, always looking for opportunities to learn and improve himself. But he was also the kind of one-in-a-million human being who genuinely cared about every single person he met—no matter who they were, or how unlikely it was that he would see them again.

Few people have had more of an impact on StarCraft than Geoff. As a player, he found success as early as 2007, when he won the national WCG Championship, catapulting him into a long and storied competitive career. He hosted podcasts like State of the Game and, more recently, The Pylon Show, which he co-founded. He shoutcasted major tournaments, demonstrating deep game knowledge, passion, and a preternatural ability to find the hilarity in any situation. In StarCraft, no matter where you looked, you found Geoff, and the commun...

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15 Oct

10 Oct

The StarCraft II War Chest returns with new skins and a whole new way to earn free goodies as we ramp up to the World Championship Series Finals at BlizzCon 2019. The War Chest is an exciting way to engage with StarCraft II and earn early access to in-game items for all three races at a remarkably low cost. As a bonus, a portion of your War Chest purchase goes toward supporting StarCraft II esports. Read on to learn more about what’s inside, and how you can get in on the action!

How It Works

The Terrans, Protoss, and Zerg each have their own War Chest available for purchase, and you can get access to all three with the Warchest Complete Bundle. You can earn more than 80 new items in total, including unit skins, decals, sprays, emojis, and portraits. You’ll also receive a co-op XP boost for the duration of the War Chest period with your purchase.

The progression path for the War Chest begins with a single unit skin, an exclusive portr...

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03 Oct

Hey everyone,

Each year, we take a step back to evaluate what improvements we could make to the game for a post-BlizzCon design patch. As we come closer and closer to stability with each passing year, for 2019, we’ll be focusing more on tweaks and refinements to existing units. Some themes in this year’s patch include:

  • Introducing new upgrades designed to gate the full power of certain units and improve late-game usage for others.
  • Strategically reducing ranges of key units and abilities to encourage greater interaction in late game.

Before we start, please bear in mind that this update contains many experimental changes that we’d like to try and test, and we’ll do our best at highlighting which ones we’re especially wary of.



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01 Oct

Updated November 1:

New in-game extras have been revealed, including the Hearthstone Golden Legendary card, Diablo III wings, and the addition of Deathwing the Destroyer for Heroes of the Storm. Read on for more!

The most epic family reunion on the planet is just a month away! BlizzCon® 2019 kicks off in earnest on November 1–2, when the Blizzard community around the world comes together in person, in-game, and online for two days of games, cosplay, contests, esports, and so much more.

Everyone’s invited to join the fun from home, with more panel content from the main BlizzCon stages available to watch live online for free than ever before, along with the opening ceremony and esports tournaments. But if you want to take your BlizzCon home experience to the next level, you can pick up the ...

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28 Sep

WCS Global Finals - Opening Week Unveiled

For the 9th instalment of the WCS Global Finals, we have a special event planned for the first round of competition. From October 24-27, sixteen of the best StarCraft II players in the world will compete for glory in the birthplace of professional StarCraft: Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul of Competition

For the first time, anyone will be able to attend the Round of 16 of the WCS Global Finals at AfreecaTV’s ...

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16 Sep

14 Sep

12 Sep

10 Sep

  • Standardized the product purchase flow to use the Blizzard checkout process.
  • Screenshots for Disco Bloodbath LE are now properly appearing in game and in the editor.
  • Adjusted mineral locations and pathing to prevent mules from getting stuck on Jungle Depths LE.

04 Sep

It all comes down to this! After a year of near-total domination by the Zerg powerhouses Serral and Reynor, WCS Fall represents the final opportunity for StarCraft II players to claim a vaunted WCS trophy in 2019. But there’s even more on the line this time: with BlizzCon rapidly approaching, WCS Fall represents is the last chance for players to show their mettle and qualify for the WCS Global Finals with a big finish!

Beginning September 6, WCS Fall features a return to the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, with 80 players duking it out for the title of WCS Champion. Last year’s event was remembered for two story lines: Italian Zerg Reynor’s rise to the top, making the finals in his first-ever year of WCS competition at the age of 16; and the Finnish powerhouse Serral’s absolute domination of the StarCraft II pro scene, as he defeated Reynor in a tense finals match that gave him a complete sweep of the 2018 Circuit. 

While many are eyeing ...

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03 Sep

  • Nation Wars 2019 Complete Bundle has been added to the game for future purchase.
    • “Nation Wars VI” Portrait
    • “Nation Wars VI” Spray
    • “Nuke Here” Spray
    • “EZPZ” Spray
  • Added six new weekly Mutations.

  • War Chest: BlizzCon 2019
    • Proper dance animations now appear for the Tyrador Ghost skin when equipped.
    • Maps
      • Disco BloodBath LE
        • Moved a Vespene Geyser at the natural base so that a wall-off...
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28 Aug

27 Aug

16 Aug


War Chest: BlizzCon 2019

  • Fixed an issue with the Adept’s Ihan-rii skin when warping in.


  • Fixed a crash that could occur when leaving a match or a lobby.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when launching the Editor.