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Official StarCraft II mods released

Left 2 Die, Starjeweled, Aiur Chef out now.

Three of the four official StarCraft II custom mods announced by Blizzard last year are now done, dusted and ready to download.

As noted in the Battle.net announcement, Aiur Chef, Left 2 Die and Starjeweled all launched in beta in February but the final versions roll out today.

Just to recap, Left 2 Die is a cooperative take on StarCraft II's Outbreak mission which sees you trying to fend off wave after wave of undead Terrans.

StarJeweled is a riff on PopCap's puzzle classic Bejeweled that sees you launching attacks against your opponent by matching similarly coloured gems.

Finally, Aiur Chef – a pun on Japanese extreme cooking show Iron Chef – sees you scouring the game map for ingredients to complete various recipes.

As well as being polished up and de-bugged, the finished mods also have official achievements – detailed below - with new avatars to unlock.

To check them out, boot up StarCraft II and hit the Featured section of the Join Game interface to start a match.

A fourth effort – a new take on the hugely popular Warcraft III DOTA mod – is still in the works.

Aiur Chef:

  • Executor Chef - Cook at least one of each dish in all three rounds of one game of Aiur Chef.
  • Virtuoso -Win a game of Aiur Chef. Awards Zealot Chef portrait.
  • Supreme Cuisine - Score over 2000 points in a game of Aiur Chef.
  • The Heat Is On - Kill another zealot chef when hit by the Great Equalizer.
  • Allez Cuisine! - Cook two dishes within 30 seconds of each other.

Left 2 Die:

  • Live and Let Die - Complete the "Left 2 Die" scenario on Normal difficulty.
  • Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em - Kill a Stank before it kills anything on Hard difficulty. Awards Stank portrait.
  • Die Another Day - Complete the "Left 2 Die" scenario on Hard difficulty.
  • Here Comes the Hammer - Complete the "Left 2 Die" scenario before the fifth night on Brutal difficulty.
  • License to Kill - Complete the "Left 2 Die" scenario on Brutal difficulty.
  • Night Of The Living - Survive 5 Infested Horde Attacks in the "Night 2 Die" mode of the "Left 2 Die" scenario.
  • Night Of The Living II - Survive 10 Infested Horde Attacks in the "Night 2 Die" mode of the "Left 2 Die" scenario.
  • Night Of The Living III - Survive 15 Infested Horde Attacks in the "Night 2 Die" mode of the "Left 2 Die" scenario.


  • Tag Team - Win a 2v2 game of 'StarJeweled' with no A.I. Players.
  • Jewel Crafter - Win a 1v1 game of 'StarJeweled' against a Medium A.I. opponent.
  • Jewel Star - Win a 1v1 game of 'StarJeweled' against a Hard A.I. opponent.
  • Jewel Super Star - Win a 1v1 game of 'StarJeweled' against a Very Hard A.I. opponent.
  • Jewel Rock Star - Win a 1v1 game of 'StarJeweled' against an Insane A.I. opponent.
  • Jewel of Denial - Heal 3000 points of damage in a game of 'StarJeweled' using the Healing Wave ability. Awards Ornatus portrait.
  • World of Orecraft - Do a 6 combo gem break and receive "For the Swarm" notification in a game of 'StarJeweled'.

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