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Starcraft II has been updated for the second time in a month with Blizzard again venturing under the game's hood with a spanner and thing-a-me-jig to make changes to cooldowns, build times and energy levels. Tweaks have been made to all three of the game's races, five minor bugs have been addressed and a couple of user-interface changes have also been made. The full laundry list of improvements is as follows:

General

• Players will no longer receive achievement toasts while their status is set to "Busy."

• The messaging when attempting to load a saved game or replay from a previous version has been clarified.

• Adjusted the amount of points earned and lost by random team participants to properly reflect the strength of a player's teammates.

Balance

PROTOSS

o Buildings

• Nexus life and shields increased from 750/750 to 1000/1000.

o Void Ray

• Damage level 1 increased from 5 to 6 (+4 armored).

• Damage level 2 decreased from 10 (+15 armored) to 8 (+8 armored).

• Flux Vanes speed upgrade bonus decreased from 1.125 to 0.703.

TERRAN

o Buildings

• Barracks requirement changed from Command Center to Supply Depot.

• Supply Depot life increased from 350 to 400.

o Medivac

• Acceleration reduced from 2.315 to 2.25.

• Speed reduced from 2.75 to 2.5.

o Reaper

• Nitro Packs speed upgrade now has a Factory Requirement.

o Thor

• Energy bar removed.

• 250mm Strike Cannons is now cooldown-based on a 50-second cooldown. Ability starts with cooldown available (useable immediately after upgrade is researched).

ZERG

o Buildings

• Hatchery life increased from 1250 to 1500.

• Lair life increased from 1800 to 2000.

• Spawning Pool life increased from 750 to 1000.

• Spire life increased from 600 to 850.

• Ultralisk Cavern life increased from 600 to 850.

o Corruptor

• Energy bar removed.

• Corruption is now cooldown-based on a 45-second cooldown. Ability starts with cooldown expired (must wait for full 45-second cycle before usable).

o Infestor

• Fungal Growth now prevents Blink.

o Roach

• Range increased from 3 to 4.

Bug Fixes

• Fixed an issue where players could not cast the Feedback spell on Point Defense Drones.

• Fixed an issue where the Phoenix would continue to channel Graviton Beam after the target died.

• Fixed an issue that would cause Larvae to spawn and be hidden behind Zerg eggs.

• Fixed an issue where players were unable to navigate to the Single Player page or watch replays after canceling map downloads from the queue.

• Fixed a desync that could occur on user-created maps with custom mod dependencies.

The update, now live, brings Starcraft II to version 1.1.2.
 





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