Starcraft 2 Beta Patch 9 Release

StarCraft 2 Beta – Patch 9 (version 0.11.0.15097)

Get the latest SC2 patch download from here.

General
  • The StarCraft II Editor is now available!
    • Players will now be able to begin creating trigger maps in preparation for map publishing which will be made available in an upcoming beta patch.

  • Achievements & Decals are now live!
    • Players will now be able to earn achievements, browse the list of available achievements, and view achievements earned by friends.
    • Players will be able to highlight favorite achievements in their Showcase.
    • Earning certain achievements will unlock portrait and decal rewards.
  • The updated Homepage now includes a Recent Broadcasts panel and a News & Community panel.
  • A new Match History page is now available which will allow players to browse and filter their last 1,000 games played.
  • A new Community page is now available which features an in-game version of RSS news feeds.
  • A new Friends-of-Friends feature has been added, which allows players to easily find and connect with more real life friends on Battle.net through existing friends.
  • Additional friends’ presence details are now available from the Friends’ list.
  • Improvements have been made on the Voice Chat system in game.
    • Please use the new voice chat and provide feedback via the StarCraft II beta forums.
  • The score screen now features a new graph tab.
  • The art for many parts of the user interface has been updated.
  • Hotkey templates have been added.
  • In the gameplay options menu select from standard name based hotkeys for right and left-handed players, grid based hotkeys for right, and left-handed players, and classic StarCraft keys.
  • Several hotkeys have been changed to avoid conflicts with the "Select All Warpgates" UI button:
    • The Set Worker Rally Point has been changed from W to R.
    • Build Sensor Tower has been changed from W to N.
    • Terran Infantry Weapons have been changed from W to E.
    • Terran Vehicle Weapons have been changed from W to E.
    • Weapon Refit has been changed from W to R.
    • Burrow has been changed from W to R.
    • Spawn Larva has been changed from R to V.
    • Neural Parasite has been changed from R to E.



Balance Changes
  • TERRAN
    • Marauder
      • Concussive Shells research cost decreased from 100/100 80 seconds to 50/50 60 seconds.
  • PROTOSS
    • Immortal
      • Build time increased from 40 to 55.
  • ZERG
    • Infested Terran
      • Damage increased from 5 to 8.
      • Speed decreased from 1.5 to 0.9375.
    • Queen
      • Speed off creep decreased from 1.5 to 0.938. (Speed on creep unchanged.)
    • Spine Crawler
      • Attack period decreased from 1.6 to 1.85.
    • Infestor
      • Neural Parasite range increased from 7 to 9.
      • Fungal Growth projectile removed; Units in the target area are now instantly hit.


Maps
  • We’ve made a change to the (2)ScrapStation map to make the natural expansion easier to defend.
  • New maps have been added to the ladder rotation while others have been removed as follows:
    • 1v1
      • Added (2)IncinerationZone
    • 2v2
      • Removed (4)LostTemple
      • Removed (4)Metalopolis
      • Added (4)AridWastes
      • Added (4)Coalition
      • Added (4)Decena
      • Added (4)ScorchedHaven
    • 1v1 (Novice)
      • Removed (4)NoviceKulasRavine
    • 2v2 (Novice)
      • Removed (4)NoviceKulasRavine
      • Removed (4)NoviceShakurasPlateau
      • Added (4)NoviceDecena
      • Added (4)NoviceScorchedHaven
      • Added (4)NoviceTwilightFortress

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