StarCraft II: Shadow Wars is a comic created to continue to tell the story after the end of Nova Covert Ops. These comics will be unlocked through war chests, which will be a one time payment then unlocked through playing the game.[1] There will be three issues, and each one will unlock with each phase of the War chest.[2]

Shadow Wars will tell the story of all three races, and be readable in the client of StarCraft II.[1]


Years after the events of Legacy of the Void and Nova Covert Ops, it seemed that peace had come to the Koprulu sector at last. But even when leaders understand each other, their warriors on the ground do not. Hidden in the shadows, their battles rage on.[2]


On the planet Adena, in the demilitarized zone between the Terran Dominion and Daelaam territory, a group of Dominion marines and mercenaries were sent to salvage jorium crystals from a abandoned mining outpost. In reality the marines were going to keep the jorium for themselves and sell it on the black market. The Daelaam under Admiral Urun watched the terrans skeptically, but allowed them on the planet. The salvage team below took the crates, but soon found zerg in the base, which quickly attacked them.[3]





  1. 1.0 1.1 2016-11-05. BlizzCon 2016: Foundations for the Future. Youtube. Accessed 2016-11-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017-07-15. War Chests Page. Accessed 2017-07-15.
  3. Watrous, Valerie (w), Manual, Garcia (i) and Sandra Molina (c). (July 19th, 2017). StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 1 Accessed 2017-07-19.