Starcraft II

Starcraft II Dev Tracker

09 Jul

  • Made improvements to in-game network protocol which will result in smoother multiplayer games.
  • Chat actions sent through the SC2API can now activate Trigger and Galaxy events.

  • Tweaked names and descriptions of various Co-op Missions attack waves.
  • Guardians spawned by Amon will now be more consistent with their stats in the original StarCraft.
  • Added the Massive attribute to Amon’s Guardians.
  • Cradle of Death reworked:
    • Main objective timer starts with 30 additional seconds on all difficulties.
    • Main objective timer gains 30 additional seconds after completing an objective on all difficulties.
    • Reduced the build time of trucks from 20 seconds to 10 seconds.
    • Trucks are no lon...
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05 Jul

The 2019 WCS Challenger Season 3 Open Qualifiers are almost here, and we are now taking applications for Community Casters looking to cover the event.

As a reminder, please be sure to fill out your application in full and include a summary of your StarCraft casting experience in your email!

How to Apply

Send your application to by July 18th. Ensure that the subject line reads “Community Caster WCS “, and that the following information is included

  • Full name
  • Discord handle
  • Email address
  • Broadcast language
  • Broadcast channel
  • Summary of your casting experience
  • Link to a clip of your casting

Other Requirements

  • Cas...
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01 Jul

Nation Wars is the competition that gives players the opportunity to fight for something greater than themselves. It’s a truly unique format that we are excited to renew this year! Mark your calendars:

  • Registration phase: July 14-28
  • Voting phase: August 3-18
  • Qualifying matches: September 30-October 1
  • Round of 24: October 3-6 and October 10-13
  • Round of 16: November 12-17
  • Round of 8: November 30-December 1
  • Playoffs: December 8

Players ranked Grand Master during the years 2018 and 2019 on European, North American and Asian StarCraft II servers can register for the opportunity to represent their nation. Any nation with at least three players successfully registered is automatically guaranteed to participate.

Then you, the community, vote for your players. The three players that end the voting phase with the most votes are eligible to play for their nation. If more that t...

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26 Jun

18 Jun

  • War Chest 4 structure skin bundles are now available for purchase.
  • Four new announcers have been added, featuring some of the most legendary commentators in StarCraft’s history.
    • Announcer: Um
    • Announcer: Jeon
    • Announcer: Kim
    • Announcer: Um-Jeon-Kim
    • Purchase all three individual announcers or the Voices of Legend Bundle to unlock the Um-Jeon-Kim announcer trio.
  • Authentication process has been updated to be consistent with other Blizzard services. Login UI has been updated to support it.

  • Amon will now research a larger variety of upgrades for his units. For a full list of upgrades, please click ...
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Assembly Summer Returns

StarCraft II will return to Assembly Summer this August 1–3 in Helsinki, Finland. The tournament will feature 32 players, a $25,000 prize pool, and will be a sanctioned WCS Circuit competition. The Top 16 players will be granted a total of 3,200 WCS Circuit points as follows:

  • 1st – 1,000
  • 2nd – 600
  • 3rd-4th – 200
  • 5-8 – 100
  • 9-16 – 50

For the first time, we will be operating a WCS Circuit tournament without a region lock in place. Players who are not eligible to compete in the WCS Circuit will not earn points for their placements, but they still will be allowed to compete based on eligibility as determined by Assembly Summer.

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04 Jun



  • Stetmann
    • Gary now benefits from Stetzones, and his passive health regen icon has been removed from the command card.
    • Roaches Away! now spawns 2 Mecha Roaches, down from 4.
    • Roaches Away! now orders spawned units to attack-move to the target location if it is beyond the Mecha Infestor’s cast range.
    • Mecha Roaches and Mecha Ravagers timed life reduced from 60 seconds to 45 seconds.
    • Mecha Roach damage increased to 12 (24 vs Light), up from 8 (16 vs Light).
    • Mecha Roach max life increased to 110, up from 75.
    • Mecha Ravager max life increased to 120, up from 80.
  • Stukov
    • Stukov's Infest Structure now launches flying broodlings when used on flying structures.


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30 May

29 May

For the first time ever in StarCraft II we’re teaming up with Twitch Prime to bring you some special loot to enhance your experience, including announcer and co-op commander Commander packs as well as all-new console skins, portraits, race banners, sprays, emoticons, and more!


We’re kicking things off with a tribute to the masterful zerg strategist Abathur. Starting today, Twitch ...

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23 May

Commander Intro

As a starting point for the next Commander, the design team was determined to leverage the awesome fan-favorite Mecha Zerg skins. After a bit of deliberation on which character could possibly command the Mecha Swarm, we settled on the Hyperion’s former chief science advisor, Egon Stetmann, a character the Co-op team already has a very special relationship with. More specifically, we homed in on his maniacal and slightly paranoid Mist Opportunities persona. Creatively, we knew that Stetmann was relatively unexplored, which meant that we had a lot of freedom in terms of gameplay, lore, and character development.

This new Co-op Commander version of Stetmann explores his life after Mist Opportunities, when he spent years as a castaway marooned on a foreign planet, struggling to survive. Quite a while has passed since we last saw him, and not only has Stetmann survived—he’s thrived, having built both an army to defend his beloved Bel’Shir, ...

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  • New Co-op Commander and Announcer: Stetmann
    • Lead your Egonergized Mecha Swarm army upgraded with best of both Terran and Protoss technologies.
    • Continuously manage your Stetellite deployment and optimize its configuration.
    • Learn more in our blog.
  • Vorazun: Nerazim Bundle is going to be available as a part of Twitch Prime offer starting May 23, PDT.
    • Vorazun Co-op Commander
    • Vorazun Announcer
    • Nerazim Pr...
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The 2019 WCS Challenger Season 2 Open Qualifiers are almost here, and we are now taking applications for Community Casters looking to cover the event.

We have received an incredibly positive response to our Community Casting calls in 2019, with more applications and interest than ever before. We love seeing this level of passion from StarCraft fans, and we are glad the Community Caster program has helped provide opportunities for new and aspiring casters to try their hand covering official WCS events.

However, we have taken into account the feedback provided after the first 2019 Open Qualifiers for WCS Challenger, from both admins and participating players. Our number-one priority is ensuring the tournament runs smoothly, therefore providing the best possible experience for players and viewers. As a result, we may be scaling back the number of applications we accept for this event.

As a reminder, please be sure to fill out your application in full and inclu...

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