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StarCraft II version history covers the history of StarCraft II patches.

As of December 2010, Blizzard Entertainment has been testing upcoming patches on the public test realm before applying them.[1] Blizzard switched to a local map testing system in May 2012.[2] The official list has been recorded here.

Heart of the Swarm Balance Update - July 25, 2014

Terran

  • Widow Mine
    • Splash radius is now 1.75. There are no longer 50% or 25% damage zones.
    • Splash damage is now 40 (+40 Shields) for the full 1.75 splash radius.
  • Thor
    • Changed to prioritize their AA weapon over the AG weapon

Protoss

  • Mothership Core
    • Time Warp duration decreased from 30 to 10 seconds[3]

Heart of the Swarm Balance Update - May 23, 2014

Terran

  • Removed Transformation Servos upgrade
  • Changed Hellion/Hellbat transform requirement to Armory

Zerg

  • Brood Lord gains the Frenzied ability
  • Frenzied is changed to also be immune to movement altering abilities[4]

Heart of the Swarm Balance Update - February 28, 2014

Protoss

  • Mothership Core
    • Vision radius reduced from 14 to 9.

Terran

  • Widow Mine
    • Sentinel Missiles now deal bonus splash damage to units with Shields, based on their distance from the target. Splash damage is now dealt as follows:
      • 40 + 40 vs. Shields within 1.25 radius.
      • 20 + 20 vs. Shields from 1.25 to 1.5.
      • 10 + 10 vs. Shields from 1.5 to 1.75.

Zerg

  • Hydralisk
    • Delay between attacks decreased from .83 to .75 seconds.[5]

Heart of the Swarm Balance Update - February 4, 2014

Protoss

  • Mothership Core
    • Time Warp energy cost increased from 75 to 100.

Terran

  • Ghost
    • Ghost starting energy increased from 50 to 75.
    • The Moebius Reactor upgrade has been removed from the Ghost Academy.[6]

Patch 2.1

Heart of the Swarm Balance Update - November 11, 2013

Protoss
Oracle

  • Movement speed increased from 3.375 to 4.
  • Acceleration increased from 2 to 3.
  • Units that burrow or cloak while under the effects of Revelation will once again be revealed after unburrowing or uncloaking.

Terran
Armory

  • Vehicle and Ship Weapon upgrades have been combined.

Siege Tank

  • Siege Mode attack period decreased from 3.0 to 2.8.

Widow Mine

  • Sentinel Missiles now deal reduced damage to units caught within its splash radius based on their distance from the target:
    • 40 damage within 1.25 radius.
    • 20 damage from 1.25 to 1.5.
    • 10 damage from 1.5 to 1.75.

Zerg
Roach Warren

  • The Tunneling Claws upgrade now increases burrowed Roach movement speed from 1.41 to 2.[7]

Heart of the Swarm Balance Update - August 28, 2013

Zerg
Overseer

  • The Pneumatized Carapace upgrade now increases Overseer movement speed from 1.88 to 3.375 (previously 1.88 to 2.75.)[8]

Patch 2.0.11

Patch 2.0.10

Balance Update 7.11.13

Terran

  • Hellbat
    • Attack damage decreased from 18 + 12 vs. light to 18.
    • The Infernal Pre-Igniter upgrade now increases attack damage to 18 + 12 vs. light.
  • Banshee
    • Cloaking research cost decreased from 200/200 to 100/100.[9]

Patch 2.0.9

June 20
Patch 2.0.9.26147

Balance

  • Protoss
    • Warp Prism
      • Movement speed increased from 2.5 to 2.953.
      • Acceleration increased from 2.125 to 2.625.[10]

Balance Update 5.13.13

Zerg

  • Spore Crawler damage increased from 15 + 15 vs. biological to 15 + 30 vs. biological[11]

Patch 2.0.8

Patch 2.0.7

Patch 2.0.6

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Patch 2.0.6 March 18
Version 2.0.6.25180

BUG FIXES

  • General
    • Fixed a crash that could occasionally occur while playing the Heart of the Swarm campaign.[12]

Patch 2.0.5

Patch 2.0.4

2012, December 4 Balance Update

Terran

  • Raven seeker missile upgrade removed.

Zerg

  • Infested Terran eggs health down from 100 to 70
  • Fungal Growth range down from 9 to 8[13]

Antiga Shipyard 1.5.0 Balance v1.0

Main article: Call to Action

As of August 2012, Blizzard began a playtest of post patch 1.5 changes in the Antiga Shipyard map.

Creep tumor build radius, vision radius, and creep spread radius decreased from 10 to 8.

Raven movement acceleration increased from 2 to 2.25.
Raven movement speed increased from 2.25 to 2.5.[14]

Patch 1.5

The upcoming patch 1.5 was expected to be the largest content patch ever for StarCraft II, and will prepare the way for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. It includes the Arcade feature, improved custom game visibility, art tools and changes to the social interface.[15]

The patch underwent an open beta test.

New Balance Updates

In May 2012, Blizzard updated the game in each region instead of using a patch.[16] Blizzard will no longer use the PTR system to test balance changes, instead using the Antiga Shipyard map for testing purposes instead.[2]

Balance Update 5.10.12

Balance Update 5.10.12 was released on May 10, 2012.

Protoss

  • Observer build time decreased from 40 to 30 seconds

Zerg

  • Overlord movement speed increased from 0.4687 to 0.586
  • Queen anti-ground weapon attack range increased from 3 to 5[16]

May 2012 Test

Main article: Call to Action

Overlord movement speed increased to 0.586, up from 0.4687. Upgraded overlord movement speed unchanged.
Queen starting energy increased to 50, up from 25. (Removed in a test version.)
Queen anti-ground weapon attack range increased from 3 to 5.
Observer build time decreased to 30, down from 40.[2]

Patch 1.4

Patch 1.3

Situation Report

David Kim posted a situation report explaining several changes.[17]

Patch 1.2

Patch 1.1

Patch 1.0

Day 1 Patch

StarCraft II had a day 1 patch.[note 1][18]

References

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-12-04. Patch 1.2 - Public Test. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-12-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-05-05. Call to Action: Balance Testing. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-05-07.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. 2014-07-25. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update -- July 25, 2014. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-07-26.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. 2014-05-23. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update -- May 23, 2014. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-05-23.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. 2014-02-28. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update -- February 28, 2014. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-03-01.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. 2014-02-04. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update -- February 4, 2014. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-02-06.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. 2013-11-11. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update - November 11, 2013. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2013-11-11.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. 2013-08-28. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update - August 28, 2013. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2013-08-28.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. 2013-07-11. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update – July 11, 2013. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2013-07-12.
  10. Blizzard Entertainment. 2013-06-20. StarCraft II Patch 2.0.9 is now live! Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2013-06-20.
  11. Blizzard Entertainment. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update – May 13, 2013. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2013-05-13.
  12. Blizzard Entertainment. 2013-03-13. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Patch Notes. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2013-03-18.
  13. David Kim. 2012-12-04. Wings of Liberty Balance Update -- December 4, 2012. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-12-04.
  14. Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-08-08. Call to Action: Balance Testing. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-08-09.
  15. Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-03-12. Developer Update with Game Director Dustin Browder. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-03-13.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-05-09. Balance Update - 5.10.12. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-05-09.
  17. David Kim. 2011-04-04. Situation Report: Patch 1.3. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2011-04-05.
  18. John Callaham. 2010-03-09. StarCraft II to get Day 1 patch at launch. Big Download News. Accessed 2010-07-06.

Notes

  1. From downloading this patch on that date.

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