Major StarCraft 2 patch incoming: Preparing for HotS


As I mentioned in my hands-on preview of Heart of the Swarm Blizzard are planning on releasing a major patch to StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty in the run up to the release of Heart of the Swarm.

Blizzard have now revealed what that patch will contain in an official blogpost

Wings of Liberty 2.0.4 includes:

  • An all-new user interface with new menu screens.
  • The launch of in-game Clans and Groups.
  • New Replay features, such as Watch with Others and Take Command.
  • A multitude of Editor improvements.
  • New matchmaking options: Training Mode, Vs. AI Mode, and Unranked Play.
  • Players Near You, so you can find other StarCraft II players on your local network.
  • New customizable Observer UI.

Also don’t forget Megarom is setting up an awesome StarCraft 2 tournament that you are able to attend in Johannesburg on the 16th of March.

This event will showcase the best of the best in South Africa as well as an officially sanctioned test match between South Africa (Pandatank) and Romania (Nightend).

So if you are interested in attending then click here and fill in the quick form.

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer

  • Nicholas Rowan

    My body is ready.

    • AndriyP

      But is your bandwidth? lulz

      • Nicholas Rowan

        Uncaaaaaaaaaaapped! o/

        • AndriyP

          Ive also got uncapped but still…SA infrastructure sucks bolocks

        • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate


  • ElNicko

    correct me if I’m wrong here , but this patch is gonna be around 6GB’s ?? thats gonna take AWHILE !!

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Ask Geoff, he can download in about an hour on his unholy link

      • ElNicko

        define “unholy Link ??”

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          Well its [censored] with some [censored] and [censored] as well

          • ElNicko

            OY – who called the censorship police ?? :P

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Lol, almost signed up for the event, and almost forgot that it was my wedding anniversary weekend.

    Close call

  • OSiR!S

    I downloaded the patch and I had to download 16GB. I dunno if its just me though

  • Macethy

    Where the F*CK am I going to find 6GB to download the patch!?!

    Can you download it from another computer and just run it?

    • OSiR!S

      Yes you can. My buddy was here and we wanted to play, I just copied my Updates folder to a flash drive and he has overwritten his folder. We played about 2 minutes later :)

    • OSiR!S

      Yes you can. My buddy was here and we wanted to play, I just copied my Updates folder to a flash drive and he has overwritten his folder. We played about 2 minutes later :)

  • CodeScarwls

    If you just want to go spectate. Do still need to register?

    • Gavin Mannion

      Yeah they need to know numbers for catering.. You could possibly just rock up on the day but registering is safer

  • Dean_12

    Oh my sweet honeycomb! 6GB! Is there any way I can not download the patch?

  • CodeScarwls

    Can they maybe broadcast the match on SuperSport or something? :)

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