StarCraft® II

Call to Action: May 30 Balance Testing

Call to Action: May 30 Balance Testing

We’ve just published a custom version of Derelict Watcher, called "Derelict Watcher TE (2.0.8 Balance v1.0)", in which we’re testing small balance changes to StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Our plan is to first consider the changes below, and potentially test additional changes after reviewing your feedback. Here’s the situation:

Protoss

  • Warp Prism
    • The Gravitic Drive upgrade has been removed from the Robotics Bay.
    • Movement speed increased from 2.5 to 3.375.
    • Acceleration increased from 2.125 to 3.25.

If you’re interested in the reasoning behind these changes, you can check out this forum post recently made by David Kim and the StarCraft II Balance Team. Feedback based on playtesting is the most helpful information you can share with us, and we kindly ask that you take your time to play plenty of games on the balance test map before offering your thoughts on the changes above.

As always, thank you for your continued feedback and support. We’d like to restate that we’re trying out the Warp Prism changes listed above to see how they affect Protoss play, and none of these changes are final. Once you feel you’ve had enough time to test thoroughly, we welcome you to join us in this discussion thread.

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