Volatile infested are a breed of zerg infested terran found after the zerg infested the Umojan Protectorate research team on Jarban Minor.


Volatile infested were made from the infested research team on Jarban Minor after the zerg overran them. They appear to be similar to normal infested colonists, but with a large explosive pustule on their chest, which explodes when it gets in range of a target.

When Agent Nova Terra arrived on Jarban Minor in search of terrazine, she was forced to fight off waves of these creatures, which swarmed the extraction devices as she tried to harvest from them.

Game UnitEdit

Co-op MissionsEdit

Volatile infested appear in Co-op Missions as a possible unit spawned by Alexei Stukov. Stukov's tier 2 mastery gives him a 0.5% chance per mastery point (max 15% chance) to spawn a volatile infested instead of a regular infested civilian. In addition, volatile infested are fired by infested siege tanks, and are controllable after they land next to their targets.

Volatile infested also appear as enemies in the Miner Evacuation and Dead of Night maps. The virophage bonus objective on Dead of Night will generate volatile infested to defend itself.

Upgrades and AbilitiesEdit

Volatile infested use the same in-game weapon as banelings, the damage appears higher but campaign banelings have the same damage stat.

AnaerobicEnhancement LotV Game1
Anaerobic Enhancement

Enables Infested Civilians and Infested Volatiles to leap.

Purchased from Infested colonist compound
Hotkey A
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
BroodlingGestation LotV Game1
Broodling Gestation

Infested Civilians and Infested Volatiles spawn a Broodling when they die.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Stukov Level 7.
Purchased from Infested colonist compound
Hotkey G
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
Required Infested engineering bay
Purchased from Infested engineering bay
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Infested armory
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Infested armory

Nova Covert OpsEdit

Volatile infested appear in the Nova Covert Ops mission Night Terrors. They function as slower moving banelings, but have higher health. When harvesting from an extractor, waves of them will often appear from nearby caves, particularly those from the southeastern most extractor. Area-of-effect such as siege tanks or Nova's grenades can do well against clustered volatile infested. In addition, HERCs are immune to their acidic explosions.


Volatile infested appear to be a reference to the infested terrans from the original StarCraft, as they both function as explosive suicide units.


Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Night Terrors (in English). 2016-08-02.