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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

StarCraft II Patch 4.6.1

StarCraft II Patch 4.6.1 addresses Co-op and VS hotfixes (including Han & Horner, and Tychus), and adds a new commemorative bundle.

General

  • A new commemorative bundle in honor of the Bain family is now available in the shop.
    • Learn more at our blog.
  • The Balance Testing Queue is now active.
    • Each race is receiving significant balance changes.
    • To learn more about the changes and the thinking behind them, please read our blog.

Bug Fixes

Co-op

  • Han and Horner
    • The Trigger Override glow will now properly display after an Asteria Wraith has fired 10 attacks.
  • Tychus
    • Using Medivac Pickup to transport Tychus’ heroes affected by the Choker’s Tentacle Attack will now remove the stun effect.
    • When attempting to cast Crooked Sam’s Demolition Charge on a unit that already has an active Demolition Charge, the error message “That unit is already affected” will appear instead of the generic “Error” message.
    • The Moebius Restraint Matrix debuff Icon has been corrected.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Battlecruisers to become stuck on the ground if Vega’s Dominate was cast quickly after Psi Projector.
    • Shredder Grenade no longer damages units that are inside Bunkers or Transports.
    • Armor and attack upgrades at the Engineering Bay will no longer revert to their default keybinding at level two and above.
    • Lt. Layna Nikara can no longer heal units while they are being warped in.

Versus

  • Para Site LE – Adjusted the amount of minerals at particular nodes at the player’s starting base to be consistent with other bases.
  • Fracture LE – Fixed an issue that caused several line-of-sight blockers to also block the sight of air units.
  • Cerulean Fall LE – Removed an invisible line of sight blocker outside of each player’s natural expansion.
  • The Void Ray’s Prismatic Alignment tooltip now states that it slows down the Void Ray’s movement speed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to target flying units over a Nexus while it was casting Recall.

StarCraft II Patch 4.6.0 – Co-op Commander Tychus Now Live

StarCraft II Patch 4.6.0 is now available in LIVE realms introducing the new Co-op Commander and Announcer: Tychus. Along with him, you can recruit the Heaven’s Devils crew. Some are available right away. Others are unlocked at level 4 and above.

Tychus was announced at GamesCom 2018. Watch our video recording of the panel (Some portions in german or english language).

Patch Notes after the break.

StarCraft: Scavengers #2 Review

Today, the digital version of StarCraft: Scavengers #2 was delivered to all Kindle devices or Kindle Apps.

If you aren’t into digital downloads, or wish a hardcover, you can pre-order the physical graphic novel for StarCraft: Scavengers which is slated to ship on February 29, 2019.

Feel free to read my recent review of StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 to get a feel of this comics mini-series.

GamesCom 2018 StarCraft II Co-op Commander Tychus Showcase Panel

Game developer Dennis Gehlen showcases the new Co-op commander Tychus gameplay with Lowko and Winter. Thanks and props to correspondent @Handclaw for recording it on short notice for lack of livestreams. Some portions are in german and english languages.

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StarCraft II Patch 4.5.1

A new patch was deployed today for StarCraft II to fix minor UI and cosmetic bugs.

GENERAL

  • New weekly Mutations has been added with Bannable Offense kicking off the new challenges.
  • A new Viking Trophy Top has been added for tournament winners.

 

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that added a delay at the beginning of a Versus match, delaying when players could control their workers.
  • Zerglings using the Primal skin will no longer show the fire death animation when being killed by non-fire type attacks.
  • Fixed several issues relating to War Chest 3 cosmetics.

 

StarCraft: Scavengers #2 Digital Pre-Order Available

The digital version of StarCraft: Scavengers #2, is now available for pre-order. It is slated to ship to your Kindle device on August 29.

PC users can download the Windows Kindle App, or simply read it on their Amazon Library using Firefox. Mobile users can read it with the Free Kindle App via Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Otherwise, pre-order the physical graphic novel for StarCraft: Scavengers which is slated to ship on February 29, 2019.

Feel free to read my recent review of StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 to get a feel of this comics mini-series.

StarCraft II 4.5.0 Patch Notes & War Chest Season 3

War Chest: BlizzCon 2018 will be available for purchase starting August 9. You can purchase the race of your choice for $9.99 each, or you can buy the bundle for $24.99.

 

 

General

  • The War Chest: BlizzCon 2018 has been added in preparation for its global launch on August 9.
    • Over 70 new items will be available including new skins, portraits, sprays, emoticons, and a new cosmetic: banners.
    • Learn more in our preview blog.

StarCraft: Scavengers # 2-4 Solicitations

The solicitations for StarCraft: Scavengers #2-4 are now available from Dark Horse Comics. From the cliffhanger of Issue # 1, and front cover of Issue # 4, we can now determine that what sliced the crew was a Dark Templar. At some point, the scavengers will also be detected by Dominion Forces and caught on the act.

Things are going to get pretty ugly for these scavengers in Dominion space. Far from home.

 

StarCraft: Scavengers #2

Terran space scavengers find several shocking surprises on the derelict protoss ship they’re hoping to pillage. Will Caleb, a newcomer to this group, discover their leader’s secret mission?

Writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Mass Effect: Discovery, Star Wars) join forces for a new series that expands the universe of Blizzard’s hit game.

• Produced by Dark Horse Comics in close collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment.
• Writer Jody Houser takes readers on a sci-fi-horror thrill ride in space!

Jody Houser (Writer)
Gabriel Guzmán (Art/Cover)
Michael Atiyeh (Cover)

On sale August 29
32 pages
$3.99

 

StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 Review

The StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 is now available to download and read via Kindle. There are apps for PC and Mobile.

The physical copy of StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 is now available as well with the Kerrigan Queen of Blades variant cover by TIMOTHY GREENE II (for $5.25).

The StarCraft: Scavengers paperback (collecting all 4-issues) can also be pre-ordered. It will ship on February 19, 2019.

The art and coloring of StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 looks very solid, and appealing. Background coloring resembles watercolor frescos. I am not sure how much the story will tell us in only 4-issues. This first installment barely scratched the surface and left more questions than answers.

Being from Kel-Moria, all they know about the events in Dominion space, these past years, is basically hearsay and vague. Chau Sara and Kerrigan the Queen of Blades are mentioned too briefly. Characters are not thoroughly fleshed out, either. Out of at least 12 crew members, we only know the name of 5.

The Kel-Morian scavengers, crew of the Magpie ship, infiltrate Dominion space to scavenge a derelict protoss ship found on a decaying orbit around a uninhabited planet.

The idea is that if the protoss ship is about to crash through the atmosphere, there would be no evidence left behind of their scavenging.

It doesn’t matter that it is a dangerous and illegal operation, the crew was told by Captain Theban that the risk was worth the reward, and offered double profits.

StarCraft: Scavengers (Kindle) Pre-Orders

The Dark Horse Comics’ StarCraft: Scavengers (Kindle) pre-orders have suddenly changed release date to July 25, 2018 for only $3.99.

Personally, I don’t know if it is a mistake, but when in doubt, if it is there… go ahead and pre-order ASAP. The original StarCraft: Scavengers Kindle page is still there with a February 19, 2019 release date for $9.99.

STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS
Writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Mass Effect, Star Wars) join forces for StarCraft, a new series further exploring the expansive universe of Blizzard’s hit video game.

Seen from the point of view of a young, inexperienced engineer, a group of terran space scavengers hope to pull off the job of their lifetimes, ignoring a recent United Earth Directorate treaty to pillage a derelict protoss ship. The scavengers’ dangerous plan is compounded by the fact that the protoss ship is in a decaying orbit above a backwater planet. If their time doesn’t run out and Dominion police forces don’t bust them, will protoss or zerg factions in the outer rim find and execute them?

ASIN: B07CZQ5SXG

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Gabriel Guzman
Colorist: Mike Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Gabriel Guzman

 

 

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