A new patch for the StarCraft II beta is available to download in Europe, suggesting that the second phase of the game's beta test is just around the corner.

The first phase of beta ended last month, with this second phase due to last "a couple of weeks" before the game launches at the end of this month.

We're patching our client right now, and the patch notes tell us to expect all Quick Match modes (1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 and Free For All); all AI difficulties; co-operative matchmaking versus AI; and cross-game social features between StarCraft II and World of Warcraft.

You can find the full patch notes for Patch 16 at the StarCraft II beta forum.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the first of three planned StarCraft II relases, is out on 27th July for PC and Mac. It's so close we can taste it.

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