StarCraft® II

Heart of the Swarm Balance Update - August 28, 2013

Heart of the Swarm Balance Update - August 28, 2013

A little over a week ago, we requested your help in testing a few proposed balance tweaks for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm by playing with each change on the Balance Test Map. After reviewing your thoughts and gathering pro player feedback, we're ready to move forward with a balance update.

Today, we’re implementing the following balance change for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer:

Zerg

Overseer

  • The Pneumatized Carapace upgrade now increases Overseer movement speed from 1.88 to 3.375 (previously 1.88 to 2.75.)

If you'd like to read more on the reasoning behind this change, feel free to check out David Kim's recent forum post, in which he provided his team's thoughts after reviewing test map results and feedback. In the post, he also offered a look into what sort of changes you might see on test maps down the road.

As always, thank you for play testing the changes we proposed with the most recent Balance Test Map. The extensive testing and quality of feedback you've provided has been valuable, and we look forward to sharing more of our thoughts on StarCraft II balance with you in the future.

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