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New StarCraft II update goes live

Zerg get pimped, bugs fixed.

A new StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty update has gone live, developer Blizzard has announced.

The main focus of the update, as revealed earlier this month, is rebalancing the game's three races, with the unfavoured Zerg in particular getting a little more muscle.

However, Blizzard has announced what else the update brings to its ridiculously successful RTS sequel.

Messaging when loading a saved game or replay from a previous version has been clarified, the amount of points earned and lost by random team participants has been tweaked to more accurately reflect teammates' strength and players will no longer receive achievement toasts while their status is set to 'Busy'.

The following bugs have also been addressed:

  • Fixed an issue where players could not cast the Feedback spell on Point Defense Drones.
  • Fixed an issue where the Phoenix would continue to channel Graviton Beam after the target died.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Larvae to spawn and be hidden behind Zerg eggs.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to navigate to the Single Player page or watch replays after canceling map downloads from the queue.
  • Fixed a desync that could occur on user-created maps with custom mod dependencies.

Blizzard recently hinted that the next part of the StarCraft II saga – Heart of the Swarm - could see the light of day in early 2012. More concrete word might come out of Blizzcon, which takes place in Anaheim, California next week.

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