Thursday, July 8, 2010

StarCraft II Beta Patch 16 Initializes Phase 2

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  • 0. StarCraft II Beta Phase Two Begins 07/07/2010 08:03:50 PM PDT
The second phase of the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beta test is now underway. We're delighted to invite you back to the battlefield and hope that you will join us through July 19 for more terran, protoss, and zerg action.

As stated previously, all data from beta phase one has been reset. This includes characters, match history, ladder rankings, and achievements. Beta participants will therefore need to recreate their characters and, if joining matchmaking games, complete a new series of placement matches.

We thank you for all the feedback you provided during phase one and are excited to hear about more of your experiences in phase two. Welcome back to beta, and we'll see you on!

[From Another Post]
StarCraft II Beta – Patch 16 (version


  • Rally points now behave as a move command, instead of an attack move command.
  • Enabled the ability to manually add a StarCraft II character friend using the player's character code. Character code is a server-assigned numerical code that is displayed within the Add Friend panel.
  • Achievements & Rewards have been updated.
  • All Quick Match modes are now available: 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and Free For All.
  • All A.I. difficulties are now available for play.
  • Cooperative matchmaking versus A.I. players is now available as a play mode.
  • Enabled cross-game social features between World of Warcraft and StarCraft II.

Balance Changes

  • ZERG

    • Infestor

      • Frenzy spell removed.
      • Infested Terran spell added.

    • Overseer

      • Infested Terran spell removed.

    • Ultralisk

      • Now immune to stuns and mind control.

[ Post edited by Zarhym ]

Also, for those of you missed the IGN Interview with Chris Sigaty, StarCraft II was confirmed to definitely support 3D.

IGN: To close, we got a little superficial and delved into graphics. Those who've played the beta (or just watched the videos) know that it looks great, even on a mid-range machine, but will we be able to anti-alias the boxed game when it's released?

Chris S:"No; but we will be releasing 3D in the first few months, for those Nvidia cards and screens that support it," Chris states, before we quickly pursue Nvidia's presence at the event, and ask about those players running ATI cards. We receive a stock but believable response: "we're optimising for all systems."


  1. There was a few undocumented changes as well as seen here

  2. doesn't sound like they are ready at all..