StarCraft turns 20!
20th February—Patch 4.2.0 Arrives
2nd February—Katowice 2018 War Chest Phase 3
The third and final phase of the Katowice 2018 War Chest
has begun, bringing more rewards and the sixth issue of Shadow Wars
1st February–StarCraft: Scavengers announced
7th January—Katowice 2018 War Chest Phase 2
Phase 2 of the Katowice 2018 War Chest
has begun, bringing more rewards and a new issue of Shadow Wars
18th December—New Balance Update
8th December—Katowice 2018 War Chest Begins
7th December—StarCraft: Remastered Patch 1.21
5th December—Patch 4.1 and new War Chest
has arrived, with small changes for Co-op and data for the Katowice 2018 War Chest arriving December 8th.
28th November—New Balance Patch
14th November—Patch 4.0: StarCraft II Free to Play Launches
is now free to play, with all of multiplayer and the Wings of Liberty
campaign being free to everyone. Han and Horner
have been added as commanders in Co-op Missions
, and massive balance changes have come to multiplayer.
3rd November—StarCraft II Free to Play, new Co-op Content
19th October—Ladder Update
Blizzard has previewed
the maps for Season 4 of 2017.
13th October—Patch 3.19.1
has dropped, fixing some bugs in the new Arcade.
10th October—Patch 3.19 Arrives
19th September—Patch 3.18 Arrives
has arrived, and includes a Day9
announcer pack as well as a variety of bug fixes.
13th September—BlizzCon 2013 Virtual Ticket Available
29st August—Patch 3.17 Launches
has launched, with a new Co-op Missions
, a new Co-op Missions map, the release of Ascension Levels, three new announcers and a new set of skins.
21st August—Dehaka Co-op Commander Announced
17th August—Massive StarCraft II Multiplayer Changes Announced
16th August—War Chest Phase II Begins, new portraits announced
14th August—StarCraft Remastered Launches
launches today at 1 PM PST. Relive the legendary game, with updated graphics, interface and new features.
9th August—StarCraft II API has arrived
StarCraft II API
has arrived, providing more infrastructure and data for projects like Google Deepmind.
4th August—StarCraft: Remastered Portrait Contest
28 July—Reaper Balance Changes in SC2
25 July—Patch 1.19 for Brood War
18 July—Patch 3.16 Arrives
15 July—War Chest Details Revealed
have been announced, with new unlock packs for each race as well as the coming of the Shadow Wars
comic. The chests will be released July 19th.
3 July—BlizzCon 2017 Tickets: Third Batch on Sale on July 5th
29 June—StarCraft Remastered Release Date Announced
27 June—LotV Map Changes
21 June—Mini Patch 3.15.1
20 June—Patch 3.15 Has Arrived
16 June—Nathanias Announcer
23 May—Patch 3.14 Launches
The big patch has launched
. Each races has balance changes, and there's numerous bug fixes concerning Coop Commanders, maps, campaign missions, etc.
17 May—Patch 3.14 Details Announced
12 May—New StarCraft Novel Rereleases
2 May—Patch 3.13 Arrives
27 April—Scythe of Amon
24 April—Co-op Missions: Fenix has Returned
20 April—Patch 3.13 Arriving Soon and Lots of Balance Testing
7 April—Second Batch of BlizzCon 2017 Tickets on Sale Saturday, April 8th
has been announced for summer of 2017, bringing the classic gameplay and campaign of StarCraft
back with new visuals, audio, and modern online features.
23 March—New Skins with Patch 3.12
21 March—Noble Garden Celebration Announced
will be hitting StarCraft II
! Exclusive portraits will be rewarded to players to play 15 multiplayer, co-op or vs AI games between April 17th and May 8th.
19 March—I <3 StarCraft
14 March—BlizzCon 2017 Dates Announced
7 March—Patch 3.11 Goes Live
6 March—Balance Update
1 March—Dead of Night Coming with Patch 3.11
28 February—Bundles for Commanders, Announcers, and Skins - StarCraft II
will bring discounts to Co-op Commanders, announcers and skins, with all purchasable Co-op Commanders being bundled at a 20% discount, Nova and D.Va announcers being bundled with a 50% discount and all purchasable unit skins being sold at a 15% discount.
17 February—Blizzard No Longer Supports Windows XP and Windows Vista
Blizzard has announced that it will no longer support older versions of Windows
for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm at some point later this year. The games will no longer run on these operating systems when that happens. Blizzard pointed out that, with three major upgrades, the majority of its player base have stopped using the older operating systems.
31 January—Patch 3.10.1 and Call to Action
24 January—Patch 3.10 Goes Live
28 December—Diablo 20th Anniversary Goodies Coming Soon
20 December—Patch 3.9.1 Bug Fixes
20 December—Balance Update
20 December—Patch 3.9.1 Bug Fixes
13 December—Patch 3.9 Goes Live
09 December—Blizzard Publishing and the Cinematic Art of StarCraft
A new comic has been released
bridging the gap between Legacy of the Void and Nova Covert Ops. Nova carries out an incredibly difficult mission...
22 November—Patch 3.8 Goes Live
17 November—Nova Covert Ops finishes up Nov 22nd.
8 November—StarCraft: Evolution has gone live
has gone live via ebook and physical. Find out what strangeness is happening on Glystt in the aftermath of the End War!
5 November—StarCraft II Teaches AIs
4 November—Thrilling News from BlizzCon 2016!
27 October—WCS Top 16 Portraits Inbound for StarCraft II!
A portrait bundle
commemorating the top 16 WCS 2016 finalists is available for purchase
through the Battle.net shop. The portraits will become available in-game soon after the conclusion of the WCS Global Finals.
18 October—Patch 3.7 goes live! Nova is now a Co-op commander!
18 October—KeSPA has shut down
14 October—StarCraft: Evolution Excerpts
3 October—Collections, Nova and Announcers
12 September—Chris Metzen Retires
12 September—Patch 3.6.0
Read the extensive patch notes
. Blizzard is adding Alarak, Mist Opportunities, a custom mutator and a testing matchmaker to the game. The patch goes live in North America on September 13th.
5 September—The Next Evolution
16 August—Alarak, Mist Opportunities and Collections. Balance Testing.
14 August—Massive Balance Changes in the Works
Blizzard is planning a wave of balance changes
affecting all three races. The cyclone, thor, siege tank, liberator, viking, battlecruiser, raven, tempest, zealot, carrier, dark templar, swawrm host, ravager, hydralisk, baneling, infestor and brood lord will all undergo a variety of potential changes.
4 August—Patch 3.5.1
Blizzard released a bug fix patch
, fixing a major error in Trouble in Paradise.
1 August—Patch 3.5.0, and Nova Covert Ops Mission Pack 2—is released.
28 July—Nova Covert Ops Part 2—Releases Tuesday August 2nd
25 July—BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket
22 July—Celebrating StarCraft II's 6th Anniversary
Celebrations for StarCraft II's 6th anniversary
have begun. There's a new portrait, bonus experience for ladder and Co-op Missions, and special cake minerals, all until July 28th.
12 July—Patch 3.4 is Out!
6 July—Legacy of the Void Balance Update and New Map Pool
28 June—Upcoming Patch 3.4 Ladder Changes
The new patch will unveil your "hidden" MMR ratings
in a new ladder tab. It will also give split each league into three tiers, so a player can see where they fall within each league. Grand Master League players will have to play a certain number of games per week to stay there. The bonus pool will not apply to the Grand Master League. Changes are explained in this video
28 June—Call to Action: Zerg Anti-Air Changes
Blizzard is testing a couple of changes
to zerg anti-air. In the test map, the spore crawler can will be able to root more quickly, and the queen's anti-air attack range will be extended.
13 June—Patch 3.3.2
10 June—2016 Season 2 Locking, Season 3 Soon
Blizzard is locking
2016 Season 2 on June 13th
. Season 3 opens Monday, June 20th. Season 3
will be shorter due to the WCS League and map pool changes.
2 June—Portrait Votes
Blizzard is allowing StarCraft II
players to vote
on the next portrait
to be added to the game.
26 May—Patch 3.3.1
13 May—Balance Update
Blizzard's extensive thor testing has gone live
. The thor's anti-air attack mode can switch between splash damage and powerful single-target attacks. The immortal underwent a major change (cutting the Barrier in half), and minor changes have been made to the liberator, cyclone, colossus, and swarm host.
17th May—Patch 3.3.0
Blizzard unleashed a multi-faceted patch
: Abathur, is a new Co-op Commander, and Co-op features Mutations, bounties, mastery levels and various special awards. There are numerous bug fixes. Some more new features, such as chat emoticons and landing screens
are described in further detail in that link.
13th May—Call to Action: Thor Testing
Blizzard wants us to test changes to the thor
, specifically changing its anti-air attack. In this Call to Action, tested on the DuskTowers map, the thor can switch between splash damage and powerful single-target anti-air attacks. In addition, there is a small change to the liberator requiring testing.
12th May—Abathur is the newest Co-op Commander
10th May—Patch 3.3 Previewed Again
9th May—Patch 3.3 Preview
22nd April—BlizzCon Ticket On Sale Again!
19th April—BlizzCon Ticket Sale
21st April—Call to Action
This Call to Action
tests the photon cannon, swarm host, thor, banshee, and liberator on (2)DuskTowers (3.2.2 Balance v1.0).
19th April—Heart of the Swarm/Legacy of the Void Twofer!
19th April—Patch 3.2.2
14th April—Map Tweaks
Blizzard incorporated fan feedback
into tweaks of the following maps: Frozen Temple, Korhal Carnage Knockout LE and Invader LE.
5th April—Patch 3.2.1
Blizzard released a new patch
that fixes a number of bugs.
1st April—April Fools!
31st March—Mission Accomplished
31st March—Call to Action on Ruins of Seras
Blizzard issued a Call to Action
to test changes to the banshee, liberator, corruptor and major changes to the thor.
29th March—Nova: Covert Ops is out! Patch 3.2.0 is out.
25th March—Nova: Covert Ops: Betrayal Trailer
24th March—Legacy of the Void Season 2 Map Pool
22nd March—Nova Covert Ops Preview; Launches March 29th!
Blizzard teased fans
with a little info on the upcoming three mission pack; plot and unit upgrades displayed.
22nd March—Liberty Radio Is Back
Radio Liberty has a high-ranking secret agent reporting on a new intelligence scoop
. Linking with Kate Lockwell's Twitter (CHIRP) and Nova: Covert Ops, fans can decipher Radio Liberty's messages to continue the storyline.
21st March—Kate Lockwell's Twitter Feed
Kate Lockwell's Twitter feed has gone live
. Lockwell reported on the post-war state of the Dominion, including a video on the disappearance of ghosts.
21st March—2016 Season 1 Locked
23rd February—Call to Action
23rd February—Patch 3.1.3
1st February—Patch 3.1.2
29th January—Balance Update
A balance update
has been posted for Legacy of the Void
. Photon Overcharge, the adept and the viper have all seen some change.
26th January—Season 4 Locked
22nd January—Call to Action
Blizzard has issued a Call to Action
to test protoss and zerg changes.
23rd December—Holiday Game Bonuses
22nd December—Call to Action
Blizzard is testing changes to the
disruptor, zergling, viper, thor, adept, ravager, and Photon Overcharge ability. Unlike previous calls to action, the extension mod can be tested on multiple maps.
15th December—Patch 3.1.0
LotV's newest patch is here!
Karax is now available in Co-op missions, and there are numerous Battle.net and map editor changes.
1st December—Nova Covert Ops
30th November—Call to Arms: Burrow Testing
26th November—Celebrate with LotV Tournaments
Until the 6th of December
, LotV tournaments run every hour and you gain double experience for participating. Go and enjoy!
13th November—The World of Shakuras
Learn about Nerazim
history, especially Ehlna and Shakuras.
11th November—Legacy Maps
10th November—Forge Your Legacy
30th October—Legacy of the Void Co-Op Missions
Formerly known as Allied Commanders, co-op missions in LotV
will let you and people of the same skill level play randomly-selected missions. Each time the same mission comes up, the AI will act differently. Your commanders will gain levels individually, with higher levels allowing a greater variety of units.
27th October—Sector 6
Blizzard posted the fourth Legacy of the Void web story, Sector 6
, today. It focuses on the Moebius Foundation and its Brute Squad.
27th October—HotS Patch 3
26th October—LotV Beta Ending Soon
Blizzard intends to end the beta
for Legacy of the Void on November 2nd. Please remember to uninstall the beta afterward, as it doesn't use the same files as the finished game.
23rd October—LotV Beta Patch
20th October—New Artanis Comic: Sacrifice
Blizzard unleashed a new webcomic
focusing on Artanis, the different factions, and the Brood War timeline.
16th October—LotV Beta Patch
The newest LotV patch
makes changes to the cyclone's Lock On system. There are also minor carrier changes and bug fixes.
15th October—HotS Patch 3.0.1
The newest HotS patch
focuses on the interface (including community interfaces) and the map editor.
13th October—Children of the Void
Children of the Void
, a Legacy of the Void short story featuring Vorazun and Mohandar, has gone live.
9th October—Legacy of the Void Balance Update
6th October—Heart of the Swarm Patch 3 and Play Whispers of Oblivion for Free
6th October—Perdition's Crossing
Jim Raynor was assigned a hard mission
in the newest Legacy of the Void short story, Perdition's Crossing.
2nd October—Legacy of the Void Balance Update and UI Changes
1st October—Legacy of the Void Short Stories
Blizzard is publishing a series of five short stories
ahead of Legacy of the Void. The first, Ascension
, concerns the followers of Amon, the Tal'darim.
18th September—New Blizzard Novels from Random House
17th September—LotV Balance Update
13th September—LotV Release Date Announced!
11th September—SC2 Fan Visual Novel
3rd September—Balance Update
1st September—Save the Date
On September 13th
, the intro cinematic and release date of Legacy of the Void
will be revealed, along with the conclusion of Season 3 of the WCS.
20th August—Leagcy of the Void beta Patch 2.5.5
The new LotV balance patch, 2.5.5
, has gone live! Macro mechanics are getting removed, and units and even spawn points are undergoing changes.
27th July—Happy Anniversary!
16th July—Legacy of the Void Balance Update
15th July—Legacy of the Void Pre-Order
13th July—LotV Beta Patch 2.5.3
26th June—Season 3, 2015
the maps for Season 3, 2015.
22nd June—Whispers of the Void info
19th June—Balance Update
17th June—Oblivion Awaits
Blizzard has announced Whispers of Oblivion
, a three mission prequel campaign for Legacy of the Void
13th June—Balance Preview
13th June—PC Gaming Show
Blizzard has announced
that Legacy of the Void
will be featured at the PC Gaming Show on June 16th.
2nd June—Heroes of the Storm Launches
27th May—Introducing the Liberator
27th May—LotV Patch 2.5.2
The newest LotV patch
introduced the liberator, zerg changes, and a host of bug fixes.
21st May—LotV's New Terran Unit: The Liberator
Blizzard's newest LotV balance preview
features the new terran starport unit, the liberator! Blizzard is also changing upgrades, vespene rates, and subgrouping.
14th May—LotV Beta Balance Update
12th May—HotS Bug Fix
11th May—LotV Balance Preview
28th April—LotV Beta Update
27th April—Matchmaking and Ladder Changes
27th April—LotV Beta Preview
Blizzard is exploring a new terran unit
, plus changes to units for all three races and a small economy change.
23rd April—Gamescom 2015
Blizzard has announced
that it will have a presence at Gamescom 2015, on August 5-9. Legacy of the Void
will be playable.
17th April—BlizzCon Tickets On Sale Again
15th April—Legacy of the Void Balance Update
14th April—Legacy of the Void Balance Update Preview
13th April—BlizzCon tickets on sale soon!
10th April—Templar Time
9th April—HotS Balance Patch
Blizzard unveiled a zerg-focused balance patch
. The swarm host underwent significant changes, similar to its Legacy of the Void incarnation.
6th April—2015 Season 1 Locked
2nd April—Legacy of the Void Beta Patch 2.5.0!
1st April—April Fools!
31st March—LEGACY of the VOID BETA STARTS!