StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.5.3 – Patch Notes

Blizzard Entertainment released StarCraft II Patch 1.5.3 today. There doesn’t seem to be multiplayer balance. The patch mostly addressed a lot of UI, graphical and feature bug fixes.


    • The Current Season snapshot has been added back to the Profile summary.
  • StarCraft
    • Burning Tide has been republished and is once again available for play in the custom games section of the StarCraft section.

Bug Fixes

  • General
    • Asset loading performance has been improved.
    • Fixed a number of crashes, desyncing issues, and file corruption that could occur when attempting to play games on Arcade.
    • The AlternateLowTextures variable has been re-enabled in variables.txt.
    • Manually-bound hotkeys now properly override grid hotkeys.
    • Bonus Combat Attributes that use negative values now work properly.
    • Increased and decreased weapon speeds effects are now displaying their proper red or green text color.
    • Using triggers to change ownership of Protoss buildings no longer results in some buildings remaining unpowered.
    • Rich Vespene Geysers now properly return 6 gas per trip instead of 8.
    • The Graphics Options Changed indicator now properly displays next to the Options menu item.
    • Fixed a UI error that would occur when viewing the Load Menu.
    • The frame rate value displayed in the CTRL + ALT + F overlay and the Menu display are now consistent.
    • Fixed an issue where shadows on the Hyperion appeared in lower resolutions in the background of the UI
    • Fixed an issue where item stack amounts would not increase or decrease properly.
    • Fixed an issue where damage shield buffs were not displaying a status bar if their buff duration was zero.
    • BattleTags now populate in the real name section for BattleTag friends.
    • Chat that is entered into the Party chat window now displays as a whisper to members of the party that are in-game.
    • The count of bookmarks that have been used or remain available for use now properly appears in the Arcade Bookmarks page.
    • Republishing a StarCraft map as an Arcade map without changing the map name no longer causes the map to display in the wrong area.
    • Date formats now display in the proper format according to region.
    • The league icon displayed in the Quick Match page is now centered.
    • Fixed an issue where the Show More button would stop functioning when navigating between the Create Game and Join Game tabs.
    • Fixed an issue where logging in with a Starter Edition account would sometimes cause the client to become unresponsive.
  • Races
    • Zerg
      • Units that are morphing no longer have a chance to become stuck and frozen in their cocoon state if they are beneath a Hatchery.
  • Mac
    • Textures on the Mar Sara tileset no longer paint improperly in the Editor.
    • CPU usage is now optimized while streaming data.
    • Fixed an issue in certain localized clients where special characters would display improperly in custom hotkey profiles.

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