They say the best games are the ones you never put down. By extension, you could say that the best games are the ones that are still being updated years after they’ve been released. Such is the case with StarCraft II. Despite being out for years now, the team at Blizzard are still working hard to make the game as great as it can be, the main focus right now being multiplayer. There have been changes already made to the multiplayer, but now, bigger ones are coming, and they’re live to test right now.
First up, the economy of the game is going to be getting a change. Mainly, by having minerals and bases last longer. As such, there will be less pressure to get bases immediately and thus allow for more planning and logic in the early stages of a match.
Next, the Terran units are going to be getting a makeover. One of which is the Mule, which will now have not only a new look but also an expanded repertoire. The Raven is getting a complete overhaul, including a new look AND new abilities, which will give it a more supportive role in battle. The Widow Mine, Ghost, Liberator, and more are getting changes too.
The StarCraft II team aren’t afraid to go bold with this update, including removing a key unit from the Protoss in the form of the Mothership Core. They acknowledge that this is risking, but they feel by doing this they can boost the gameplay in many ways.
The Zerg will also get some redesigns and boosts to units like the Infestor, Lurker, Viper, Overseer, and more.
The best part about all of these changes is that they’re all live right now on the StarCraft II Testing Section. The Blizzard team are hopeful that you’ll try them out, and help them refine it before the patch launches.