StarCraft II was over a decade in the making, and then it came out in three parts to better show off the games factions, and by extension, the universe. Though each were special, all were important to the overall whole of what the game was. That’s why even a few years after launch, the game is still getting patches and updates. Given the popularity of the series, that’s not a surprise. However, the latest patch that has arrived brings more than just little changes, it brings some game changers too.
Patch 3.17.1 for StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void has several new things and features. For example, Dehaka is making an entrance as a new Co-Op Commander and Announcer. Dehaka can collect essence, and when you collect enough of it you can augment his abilities to suit your needs, making him very powerful on the battlefield.
There’s also a new Co-Op Mission named Malwarfare, which is an escort mission where you must keep the Purifier known as Aurana safe as she tries to save the Protoss race from a rogue A.I.
Want more Co-Op goodness? Well check this out, the mode now has an Ascension feature that’ll allow you to move the level of your units past 90 and go all the way up to 1000! Plus, for every 50 levels you clear, you’ll get a reward.
A fun community add was the reveal that legendary StarCraft player iNcontrol would be brought into the game to be a new announcer. You can expect a lot of snark and humor as he booms his voice over the game. Or, if you speak Mandarin, you can listen to SCBOY, the popular StarCraft II duo.
Other things you can expect from this patch are special skins, portraits, fixes to missions and units, and much more. Be sure to check out the full Patch Notes to see exactly what got fixed or improved.