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Call to Action: May 13 Balance Test Map

Call to Action: May 13 Balance Test Map

After the feedback we received about our previous test map, we've made some slight changes and updated the Balance test map titled DuskTowers (3.2.2 Balance v1.3). We'd appreciate your feedback on the following changes:

  • Thor
    • Can now switch its anti-air mode between its default AoE attack and a single target attack.
    • Single target version altered to 35 (+15 armored) every 2.14 seconds.
  • Liberator damage changed to 5 (+2 light).
  • Swarm Host
    • Cost reduced from 200/100 to 150/100
    • Supply cost increased from 3 to 4

We encourage everyone to head over to the Balance Test Map and test the changes. Click the button below to launch the map in the NA region.

Launch Balance Test Map

You can also enter the Multiplayer section and navigate to Custom. The Balance Test Map is at the top of the list under ‘Top Played.’

We’ve also updated the Extension Mod for balance testing, so that you can play around with these changes on a variety of maps. Those of you who are interested in trying out the Extension Mod can do the following to get started:

1. Navigate to Browse Maps on the Custom Games menu

2. Select a map and click the Create with Mod button in the lower right corner

3. Choose to sort by Blizzard Mods from the dropdown list at the top of the screen

4. Select the "Balance Test Mod" Extension from the list and then hit Create Game

Lead Multiplayer Designer David Kim recently made a post discussing the changes we've already implemented plus these new additions. Check it out if you want to learn more about these tweaks.

We’d like to remind you that feedback based on playtesting is the most helpful information you can share with us. We kindly ask that you spend some time playing games on the test map before offering your thoughts on the changes listed above. We look forward to hearing your feedback-- and please remember, none of these changes are final.

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