Blizzard has just deployed the newest patch for its StarCraft 2 real time strategy title, bringing an array of bug fixes as well as fixing quite a few balancing issues encountered by players of the very popular PC game.
StarCraft 2 has received quite a lot of updates in recent months, as Blizzard wants to seriously address any and all issues encountered by players, while, at the same time, tweaking it so that the next installment of the planned trilogy, Heart of the Swarm, won't be plagued by these problems.
Now, update 1.3.3 has been released for the first chapter, Wings of Liberty, bringing quite a few balancing tweaks for all the three races in the game, the Terran, Protoss and Zerg, as well as fixing quite a few issues that popped up since the release of the last patch
Check out all of the official changes brought forth by the new update for StarCraft 2 below.
The default hotkey to toggle in-game music on/off has been reverted to its hotkey prior to Patch 1.3.0. The hotkey to display APM in the observer stat panel has been changed as a result.
-Now a massive unit.
-Range increased from 2 to 3.
-Research Warp Gate time increased from 140 to 160.
-Sentry train time decreased from 42 to 37.
-Warp Gate unit train times remain unchanged.
Pylon power radius has been decreased from 7.5 to 6.5.
-Salvage resource return reduced from 100% to 75%.
-Cost changed from 150/150 to 200/100.
-Thor now has 200 max energy, and starts with 50 energy.
250mm Strike Cannons now cost 150 energy to use (cooldown removed).
-Speed decreased from 2.5 to 2.25.
-Root time decreased from 12 to 6.
-Fixed an issue where Ghosts could not quickly EMP the same location.
-Fixed an issue that allowed players to stack air units when issuing a queued stop command before the units reached the end of their patrol point.
-Fixed an issue where unplugging your USB headset while another player was talking to you could cause a crash.
-Fixed an issue where the APM statistic could be artificially increased.
-Fixed an issue where 3D unit portraits were not animating smoothly at slow game speeds.
-Fixed an issue where, when viewing a replay, no text message was displayed when a player left a game.
-The Taiwanese hotkey to display/hide the game UI while in Observer mode now works correctly.
The new update will be downloaded automatically the next time you start up StarCraft 2 and are connected to the Internet.