Blizzard Entertainment deployed today a 449MB patch to introduce the Nation Wars 2019 Complete Bundle. Read the StarCraft II 4.10.2 Patch Notes.
So what is StarCraft Cartooned? Have you watched the Carbot Animations’ StarCraft videos? Then, how about playing StarCraft: Remastered with all units, buildings, and tilesets customized to look like those in real-time? That is StarCraft Cartooned.
Blizzard Entertainment and Carbot Animations have partnered to recreate the StarCraft gameplay experience.
You can buy or gift the StarCraft Cartooned game for $9.99 at the following page.
Blizzard Entertainment deployed the StarCraft: Remastered PTR 1.22.3 (build 5653-ptr) to test a few changes that add quality of life experiences to players. This PTR patch is around 8.4GB in size.
This is what Matt Sherman posted in the StarCraft: Remastered forums:
The Swann: Machined Bundle is now available to Twitch Prime members for free. Simply claim the Gift, and it will be added to your StarCraft II account next time you login into the game.
Lead engineer Grant Davies announced a new StarCraft: Remastered PTR is coming soon.
Currently, StarCraft ignores keyboard input if the mouse is held down. The community has asked Blizzard to change this. So the PTR will provide Blizzard’s proposed answer to this problem.
Twitch Prime sent a newsletter to all its members to remind that the Abathur: Evolved Bundle ends on April 10th.
In addition, Twitch Prime took the moment to inform their upcoming plans for StarCraft II. New loot bundles will be announced soon for Swann (April) and Vorazun (May).
I added a video, at the bottom of this page, showing all the perks of this bundle from within the StarCraft II game’s Collection tab.
The StarCraft: Remastered Patch 1.22.3 updated several maps, overhauled the replay info screen and replay file format. It also fixed the replay sync issues. Season 3 has begun.
Greetings Cerebrates, Commanders, and Executors. Patch 1.22.3 has arrived. Welcome to Season 3!
Features and Improvements
New Zerg themed ranked play rewards.
- S,A,B,U rank portraits and frames.
Map Pool Updates
- (2) Cross Game 1.06
- (2) Overwatch 2.2
- (3) Medusa 2.2
- (4) Circuit Breakers 1.0
- (4) Fighting Spirit 1.3
- (4) Ground_Zero 2.0
- (4) Colosseum 2.0
RANKS (Note: For the first two weeks ranks will be MMR bucketed based on last season’s data. After which we will switch to the percentage-based breakdown above.)
- S Rank – Top 1% of players
- A Rank – 7%
- B Rank – 21%
- C Rank – 21%
- D Rank – 21%
- E Rank – 21%
- F Rank – 8%
- Overhauled replay information screen and replay file name format.
- Friends presence notifications can now be toggled on and off with the chat commands /f on and /f off.
- /dnd will also ignore presence notifications from friends. Additionally, when /dnd is now toggled feedback will be provided as to wether it’s on or off.
- Added /f o as an alias for /f lo
- Fixed a bug introduced in last patch which caused replays to go out of sync when any player left the game. Note: existing replays created under that patch will not be repaired – they will remain broken.
- Re-enabled disconnect stats.
In their newest preview for 3.13.0, Blizzard reveals their newest mission for Starcraft 2 coop mode, which is based on the Legacy of the Void mission “The Host“.
In our newest Co-op Mission, Lyrak, one of Matriach Vorazun’s scouts, reports the discovery of a new threat from Amon. Lyrak discovers that Amon has created a new type of Hybrid and is beginning to awaken it by funneling energy from a Xel’Naga temple. Your mission is to prevent Amon’s most powerful weapon from being unleashed on the universe.
Scattered throughout the map are Void Slivers that are channeling energy to spawn the Voidshade Hybrid. They are protected by Void Rifts that will spawn enemies from every race. If players do not destroy a Sliver within the time given, the Hybrid will be summoned and you will instantly fail the mission. You’ll need to constantly monitor the remaining time and decide when is the best moment to send your army on the offensive.
Because of the threat that this new enemy brings, your secondary mission is to help evacuate the citizens in the surrounding city and save them from Amon’s attacks. To do so, you have to clear a patch for the shuttle and ensure that it arrives at its destination safely.
Scythe of Amon arrives with Patch 3.13.0. Which commanders do you think will do exceptionally well on this map? Let us know in the comments. We’ll see you on the battlefield!
Everything has a beginning, and so does the original Starcraft.
In preparation of Starcraft: Remastered, Blizzard takes a look back at the chaotic creation of their beloved game in their latest update.
The classic is back! Blizzard announced Starcraft: Remastered, a 4K Ultra High Definition remake of the original game.
This is a return of the gameplay of the beloved game from 1998 but with a fresh coat of paint using updated graphics and audio, as well as added matchmaking, ladder, social features and more.
GORGEOUS ULTRA HD VISUALS
4K Ultra HD Graphics and Upgraded Audio: StarCraft: Remastered will include high-resolution unit models, buildings, doodads, and tilesets, as well as high-fidelity music and sound effects to bring the original game into the modern era, while retaining the classic StarCraft style.
Same Timeless Gameplay: The gameplay balance and idiosyncrasies have been painstakingly preserved from the original game. Mutalisk stacking, magic-boxing, unit pathfinding, control-group limitations, and more will all remain intact, allowing veteran players to enjoy playing and watching high-level competitive matches as before.
UNSURPASSED REAL-TIME STRATEGY GAMEPLAY
Includes Original and Expansion Campaigns: Return to the planetary battlefields of the war-torn Koprulu Sector and command the forces of the terran, zerg, and protoss across more than 50 story-driven single-player missions.
Fall in Love Again: Relive the epic saga of some of gaming’s most memorable and beloved heroes and villains, including Marshal Jim Raynor, Lieutenant Sarah Kerrigan, and Praetor Fenix.
Enhanced Storytelling: Original cinematics will be improved to 1080p resolution, while mission interludes and introductions will feature new comic-book style illustrations.
ROBUST FEATURES BRING THE TIMELESS CLASSIC TO THE MODERN ERA
Blizzard’s Gaming Network Brings a Bevy of Features: In addition to accurate matchmaking and enhanced ladder functionality, players will also be able to stay in touch with and chat with friends playing other Blizzard games. The classic functionality of named custom games and custom game lobbies will be retained, for the familiarity of long-time StarCraft players.
Localized in 13 Languages: English, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish (LatAm), Spanish (European), Polish, Italian, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese
Screenshots (SD vs HD)