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StarCraft II Beta Patch Notes - Patch 13

This patch has a bunch of new features to Battle.net, Map Publishing for the GalaxyEditor has been enabled, and there's been a bunch of balancing changes. As always, for anyone interested in Galaxy Edit, the undocumented Map Editor changes can be found on SC2Mapster.

StarCraft II Beta -- Patch 13 (version 0.15.0.15449)

General

  • Map Publishing is now enabled: Using the map editor, you can upload your custom maps to share with the Battle.net community.
  • Facebook feature is integrated: Here’s a quick way to expand your social network by seeing who among your existing Facebook friends also has a Battle.net account.
  • 3v3 and 4v4 formats are now enabled.
  • Numerous updates have been made to the Leagues & Ladders system:

    • Removed Copper League and added Diamond League above Platinum League.
    • Player ratings start at 0, rather than 1000.
    • No longer displays loading screen odds in placement or practice league matches.
    • Matchmaking system logic updated.
  • UDP is enabled to help improve game performance.
  • Numerous performance and stability improvements.

Balance Changes

  • PROTOSS

    • Sentry

      • Force Fields can now be destroyed by Massive ground units walking over them.
    • Void Ray

      • Range decreased from 7 to 6.
    • Warp Gate

      • Subgroup selection priority changed from 2 to 3 so that it takes priority over Gateways when selected.
  • TERRAN

    • Marine

      • Stimpack research cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100.
      • Combat Shield research cost decreased from 150/150 to 100/100.
  • ZERG

    • Infestor

      • Infested Terran spell removed.
      • Frenzy spell added:

        • Costs 25 energy.
        • Targets a single biological unit which deals 25% more damage and is immune to snare, stuns, and mind control for 30 seconds.
    • Overseer

      • Contaminate spell added:

        • Costs 75 energy.
        • Targets a single enemy structure which cannot train units or research upgrades for 30 seconds.
      • Infested Terran spell added:

        • Costs 125 energy.
        • Infested Terrans have the same stats as those previously created by the Infestor and are placed directly under the Overseer when spawned.
    • Ultralisk

      • Life decreased from 600 to 450.
      • Damage changed from 25 to 15 (+25 Armored).
      • Damage versus structures increased from 60 to 75.

Hotkey Changes (English Only):

  • Zerg Set Worker Rally Point changed from R to G.
  • Zerg Spore Crawler changed from W to A to avoid conflict with the Select All Warp Gates hotkey.

Battle.net Interface

  • Revamped summary pages for player Profiles and Leagues & Ladders.
  • Added a Help system with tech trees and other tips and tricks.
  • Removed identifier from the character naming process and added the ability to refer friends for invitation into your party or lobby.
  • Updated the Battle.net user interface to consistently use a nested menu system.
  • Added in-game blocking and player muting.

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