StarCraft® II

Known Issues 2.1.3 [Updated: 9/2/14]

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  • Players are unable to use the left mouse button in the first mission of the Swarm campaign.

  • On Windows 8.1 the mouse cursor can become invisible.

  • Gamma is unable to be adjusted after Windows 8.1 update.

  • The Neural Parasite tentacle will appear follow a unit that is Mass Recalled.

  • Several missiles attacks will follow units that Mass Recall.

  • Casting Fungal Growth on Mass Recalled units may cause the client to stop responding.

  • The StarCraft I Alternate Soundtrack will not play while spectating games.

  • The StarCraft I Alternate Soundtrack will not play during Custom Games while in Offline Mode.

  • The Void Ray and Sentry’s beam attack effect can sometimes not appear when attacking units at low health.
  • Map preferences are displaying as placeholder data in some regions.

  • Players are unable to create or be invited to games if they are dropped from a replay game.

  • Occasionally, when attempting to create a game lobby, the client will be stuck in the "Entering Lobby" state.

  • Occasionally, arcade maps cannot be found when searched.

  • The "Blizzard Maps" filter in Custom Games can take a long time to load and may generate an Input Limit Reached error.

  • It is possible to have a Custom Observer UI outside of a replay.

  • The in-game UI may disappear after watching a replay using the Streamlined Observer UI.

  • Disconnecting from while joining a game lobby can result in the player entering a locked state.

  • Players with "Only allow friends to send invites" enabled do not receive Group/Clan invites from Battle Tag and CID friends.

  • Leaving a custom game lobby, arcade map lobby, or replay lobby will result in a "Disconnected" error message.

  • Achievements do not display correctly when first logging in after a patch.

  • Maps and mods can show up in critics lists even after being deleted.

  • The "All" search option for group members no longer appears for very large groups.

  • Group and Clan icons do not update dynamically when removing a custom icon.

  • Players can enter a locked state when attempting to join a game lobby that is cancelled.

  • Empty command card button frames are visible when no unit is selected in the Streamlined and Split 1v1 observer interfaces.

  • Wings of Liberty players grouped with a Heart of the Swarm player while both are queued for Wings of Liberty Matchmaking can get set to Terran regardless of race choice.
    We are currently investigating this issue. However as a work around if the spawned player is not on the Matchmaking screen when they receive the game invite they will be able to select any race when invited to a Wings of Liberty game.

  • While in-Game, closing a chat window by using the 'escape' key will cause all chat to be sent to the last used chat window, as long as the social window is open.

  • Playing 2v2, 3v3, or 4v4 AI matches does not give credit for lower rank vs. AI achievements.

Graphics and User Interface
  • ATI 13.1 drivers are causing flickering issues with the interface.

  • Clearing lighting variations does not persist through a save and relaunch of the editor.

  • The field search filter does not work properly with Combine Structure Values turned on.

  • Using the Find/Replace function can freeze the Data Editor.

  • Decals are not displaying properly for Zerg and Terran town halls when previewed using the editor.
Edited by Velnrak on 9/2/2014 9:39 AM PDT
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  • The map preview image on matchmaking loading screens may appear as low-resolution versions without starting point markers.

  • Enemy AI can sometimes stop responding after losing all your troops in the first three Challenge Missions.

  • Mac clients can crash after completing the Smash and Grab mission in the Wings of Liberty campaign.

  • Confine Mouse Cursor is not working properly on Retina displays.

Issues that should be Fixed with Patch 2.1.3:
• The Copyright for SC2 is using the wrong year.
• There is a typo for the message that is displayed when attempting to talk to a player who was blocked.

Issues Resolved with 2.1.1:
• The Heart of the Swarm Prolog always displays in English regardless of language selection.
• Adding a player to a lobby that is using a SwarmMulti or LibertyMulti extension mod will cause a "Dependencies could not be validated" error.
• Custom Games created with Private Extension Mods still have an option to be opened to the public.
• The Groups pane can display incorrect information
• Icons and decals do not update if they were changed while the club window was closed.

Issues Resolved with 2.1:
• Players still receive messages from players who they have blocked.
• Users can become disconnected from Group and Clan chat.
• Clan decals do not appear to party invitees that are not in the same clan as the party leader.
• During the Heart of the Swarm Terran Training Stage 1 you cannot build Marauders.
• If a Mothership Core is killed just before completing Mass Recall, some units may be left behind.
• When more than one Viper casts Consume on a structure and one of the Consumes is stopped, the structure will lose the Consume debuff icon.
• Issuing a Zealot's Charge command to a unit behind a wall causes the Zealot to cycle between Charge and Attack commands on the target without ever stopping or giving up.
• The tooltip for the Oracle's Revelation spell is not consistent with its functionality.
• New units created from the Editor do not show in the game client unless the map is saved first.
• Multi region publishing fails on maps that are using Attributes.
• Interfaces that are saved as a Interface Components List are not available in the Observer Interface dropdown options.
• There are several unbound hotkeys in the Chinese client.
• A placeholder sphere can sometimes be generated when a Stalker dies.

Issues Resolved with 2.0.11
• The Thor in High Impact Payload mode does not have a wireframe tooltip.
• The Select Army key does not select morphing Zerg units.
• Some 4v4 matches can result in losses for both teams.
• Unit response sounds can loop indefinitely.
• The Thor's control group icon while in High Impact Payload mode is incorrect.
• The Queen can be selected using the Select Army Units hotkey while burrowed.
• StarCraft II doesn't properly load portraits or achievements when logging into china after clearing your cache.
• Changing graphics settings, saving the game, and loading a save can cause a crash.
• The Void Ray's attack icon does not update when Protoss Air Weapon upgrades are researched.
• The Thor's High Impact Payload and Explosive Payload abilities can be used while under the effect of Fungal.
Edited by Velnrak on 9/2/2014 9:40 AM PDT
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Issues Resolved with 2.0.10
• On a Mac, when you are starting a multiplayer game, the countdown timer will stall, hang, and skip numbers before finishing the countdown.
• Some of the buttons in the Multiplayer Replays lobby are missing tooltips.
• The party leader is not restricted from playing Campaign or launching a Replay.
• Changing modes while in the Game Lobby on Arcade Maps causes the 5v5 variant to display incorrectly.
• After the mid-mission cutscene in Media Blitz, the main objectives will freeze momentarily before appearing on screen, and the accompanying interface sounds will stutter.
• The Probe "mining minerals" effect in Echoes of the Future can be seen floating in space after the mission's final cutscene.
• Buildings that have a 'Tech Reactor' attached to them have excessive text over their control group icons.
• The Hercules Rapid Transport ability is hidden under the Load button in the Command Card.
• The button icon for the Advanced Healing AI upgrade is missing from the Medivac's command card.
• There is a typo in the Raven’s "Build Point Defense Drone" tooltip during Campaign Missions
• Buildings revealed during the Odin rampage phase of Media Blitz are not being displayed through the Fog of War afterwards.
• Tech Labs attached to enemy structures sometimes appear detached.
• The Vulture ability 'Replenish Mine' is not replenishing used mines.
• Evolution missions do not count towards achievement progress when launched through the Archives.
• Linked hotkeys used in the mission Supreme are showing internal information for the loading screen tip when restarting the game and loading a save.
• During Story Mode Izsha explains the third column of Kerrigan's abilities before the column is actually unlocked.
• Various AI builds do not always build or use the proper units for their strategy.
• AI can place expansions non-optimally.
• AI will not always destroy destructible debris created by Collapsible Towers.
• AI will not attack with, or defend, other allied AI.
• There are multiple hotkey conflicts in the Italian client.
• The text in the Trigger UI can become incorrectly sized or blank when resuming a replay.
• AI can become stuck after killing a Creep Tumor close to its base.
• Kerrigan's ability hotkeys cannot be rebound to a custom profile.
• Colossi create snapshots through the Fog of War when attacking players that have been revealed.
• The screen freezes while the game client is still running.
• One game client can sometimes freeze when matching in Automatic Matchmaking when matched agains

Issues Resolved with 2.0.8
• You will not be able to play offline unless Background Downloading fully downloads the game.
• Launching SC2 after completing a 1.5.4 installation, is downloading "enUS.SC2Assets" for non enUS locales.
• You have to play online once after patching before you can play offline.
• The wireframe for the Collector's Edition Thor is missing.
• Eggs hatched from Larvae are playing the wrong sound.
• Creating a lobby on a map immediately after it is republished causes an error.
• After Completing a StarCraft Master game if the user hits Watch Replay Solo they are presented with an Error UI.
• Closing the 'Credits' while the Score Screen page is loading causes players to lose all UI.
• Watching a replay after cancelling out of the Fun or Not queue causes a Map Rate/Review dialog to display.
• Players can sometimes end up with an infinitely looping screen and/or completely black screen.
• The game stops functioning when you play a replay and launch Tutorials at the same time.
• Starter Edition Accounts are unable to take command of Starter Edition maps in Watch Solo and Watch With Others replays.
• There is a flickering loading circle on the Members tab of the Clan window if you are removed from the clan and the clan is disbanded.
• Players cannot send Battletag requests from SC2 when the "Enable Real ID" option is disabled in parental controls.
• Clan tags are not displayed in lobby chat.
• There are two Salvaged Scrap mineral cubes that shake erratically in The Great Train Robbery.
• Most of Kerrigan's achievements restart tracking progress when playing across multiple missions.
• The "Heart of the Swarm: Normal" achievement toasts are truncated.
• Campaign progress may not be saved if players close the game instead of quit out of the campaign normally.
• Starting a 2v2 game on the "Macro-Opolis" map can result in a crash.
• Games recovered from a replay do not restore saved camera locations.
• In Grid layout, the "Y" hotkey does not work for German if the English layout is not installed.
• It is possible for AI controlled units to get "stuck" on burrowed opposing creep tumors.
• Quitting out of a published map that has no dependencies can cause a crash to occur.
• Ubertips can become stuck on screen.
• The stage 1 Training help menu does not state that Reapers can be trained from the Barracks.
• The bonus speed granted by creep to Queen is not reduced by snares.
Edited by Velnrak on 9/2/2014 9:41 AM PDT
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Issues Resolved with 2.0.7
• The Kerrigan Power achievement does not track progress properly from levels gained through the Archives.
• Game can freeze at a black screen when loading the second Swarm Campaign Mission after completing the first mission in Heart of the Swarm.
• Gameplay settings are not being properly saved between machines.

Issues Resolved with 2.0.5
• The game will become unresponsive when unpausing a game after the person who paused the game leaves.
• Favored messaging in the load screen sometimes doesn't match the favored messaging in the score screen.
• After Completing a StarCraft Master game if the user hits Watch Replay Solo they are presented with an Error UI.
• The Medal of Competency achievement has no icon.
• Changing your language selection in the launcher before data is 100% downloaded will prevent language selection from working in game.
• The Background Downloader is downloading data during game play.
• Saves and replays before 1.5 cannot be loaded in a 2.0 Liberty client after the game has logged in.
• A crash can sometimes occur after quickly navigating away from the Achievements page.
• Group chat text can exceed the bounds of the chat window.
• Players are sometimes placed in maps that they have vetoed via map preferences.
• Players cannot hear voice chat when they have the FMod provider selected.
• Some NVIDIA Mobile Video Cards can have issues with Low Graphics Settings.
• The number inside of the countdown timer when Resuming From Replay is offset.
• Maximizing the Data Navigator can cause the Editor to become unresponsive when used on an Nvidia 600 Mac.

Issues Resolved with 2.0.4:
• The Shelak Tribe Decal is misnamed.
• The green win bar is overlapping the blue total games bar in the season snapshot on the Profile page.
• A warning message appears when the Editor downloads regions.
• SC2.exe crashes when it is launched without enough HD space to extract necessary files in the Versions folders.
• Players can see the server name they are connecting to on the log in screen.
• Several Maps may be duplicated to the Top Rated Critic.
• The scrollbar on the Replays page causes the Load, Delete, and Keep button text to shake.
• Maps played through Fun or Not will not show up in Match History or Recently Played immediately after a match.
• Patch notes text will shift when scrolling through them.

Issues Resolved with 1.5.4:
• If structures are built within the power field of a dropped ally's pylon, they will retain power even if that pylon is destroyed.
• Offline Mode is not functioning properly if the client is started without an internet connection.
• It's possible for a user's in game chat to stop functioning.
• The game video freezes when taking the focus away from it right after unlocking the computer.
• Loading a save created with Ultra graphics settings from a previous client version causes some foliage to appear pink.
• Flying Terran structures that are on fire leave behind a burning trail when destroyed.
• The client can reach a state where models will appear to vanish.
• The game can crash when testing a map in Windowed mode with the Trigger Debug Window and Preloading enabled.
• Changing data sources in the Text Editor can cause the editor to crash.
• Not all players in a game are starting a match at the same time.
• Navigating back to Quick Match from the score screen can result in going back to an Arcade style game information page for some maps.
Edited by Velnrak on 5/7/2013 10:57 AM PDT
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Older Resolved Issues:
• It is possible for a player's placement matches to return a negative value.
• Zerglings do not properly perform fire, acid, or eviscerate deaths if Metabolic Boost has been evolved.
• The Inventory System is not functioning properly on a few locales.
• Logging in with a Starter Edition account can cause the game to become unresponsive and can result in a crash.
• The manual button on the SC2 1.5.0 installer links to a webpage that does not exist.
• The shadows on the Hyperion on the Log In Screen in 1.5 are noticeably lower in quality when compared to 1.4.4.
• Fog of War is not rendering properly.
• Attempting to publish a document through the StarCraft II Editor will result in an an error and prevents publishing.
• Attempting to modify a frame after its XML was just replaced can cause the editor to crash.
• Random teams are not counting towards the "Current League" stat in the Career Team Badge tooltip
• Stuttering and other performance issues with 1.5.
• (Mac) Using Command + Left Click to select a group of the same unit is not working.
• Certain custom maps that make use of specific triggers can cause a desync.
• Shaders generated after switching setting’s in game are not being used properly.
• Units do not always take the most direct path when ordered to move across the map.
• Navigating to the campaign page through Quick Navigation makes it possible for a player to remain in the campaign page even after accepting Matchmaking queues from the party leader.
• After migrating from 1.4.4, or previous game versions, to 1.5.0, any non-standard files previously placed in the 'Mods' folder will be deleted once migration is complete.
• The Career listing for 1v1 on the player Profile page can be inaccurate.
• SC2 crashes when loading the Friends tab in Leagues & Ladders.
• Creating or joining certain custom games on some maps will cause the game to be played without the latest balance settings.
• (Southeast Asia) The General Chat button is grayed out and unavailable on the Home Page.
• The Mode selector on the Leagues and Ladders Career Summary page and Friends tabs have duplicate modes in the dropdown.
• Larva block construction, making it difficult to replace destroyed hatcheries.
• Flying units on different cliff levels will not be hit by splash damage from targeted AoE attacks or abilities.
• Viewing a Latin American Profile can cause the game to crash.
• The EPM observer overlay is displaying APM, and APM observer overlay is displaying EPM.
• The in-game battle buddy UI does not always properly reset for mouseover states.
• The Fist of Furry Blizzcon 2011 decal is not displaying correctly in-game.
• Users cannot add Facebook friends via the Connect to Facebook feature.
• Players can lose Feat of Strength achievements.
• Top X Team Feat of Strength achievements were not being properly granted to some players.
• It is possible to stack a large number of units into tight spaces and push units into unreachable terrain.
• One of the portrait rewards appears as a blue square.
• An account can become flagged as starter edition when it is a full edition account if the System Clock is inaccurate.
• Some matchmaking games can start 3 seconds late.
• e_fileCorruptRepairable crash on start up.
• Some league divisions are smaller then they should be.
• Performance can dip noticeably at times after 1.4.
• Using the Restart button when loading a saved game from a previous version will result in an incorrect campaign progression.
• ATI Graphical Corruption.
• Incompatible video driver warning message.
• Razer peripherals cause performance issues.
• Camera Rotation is behaving improperly when modifying the rotation by positive values.
• An Input Limit Reached message can be generated when a user with a large friend list rapidly cycles through menus.
• Attempting to load GSL Bel'Shir Beach can result in a video driver crash on some cards.
• It's possible for the game client to become flagged as Starter Edition even when accessed by a full account.
• Renaming a replay to the same name deletes the file.
• Subgroup priorities are inconsistent for some Terran units.
• It is possible for the Roach's burrowed/unburrowed animation cycle to become stuck.
• Galaxy Map Editor Unit Can Attack Unit Type Issue
• Galaxy Map Editor Modify Player Property Issue
• Zerg eggs are missing their hatching animation and models.
• Fun or Not dropping players after game start.
• Bonus points are being awarded even though the season lock is in place.
• The Terran Strategy channels only allow a limited number of members per channel.
• Tutorial videos accessed during a game are not playing.
• Fungal Growth does not give the alert that you are being attacked.
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