Mammoth StarCraft II Patch in the Wild, Detects Stalemates
By Matt Peckham
From Battle.net chat channels to master leagues, stalemate detection, and a new ‘extreme’ graphics option, the latest StarCraft II patch is here and it’s a doozy.
Blizzard released the roughly 80 MB patch last night, tweaking delicate variables like race balance, retooling the StarCraft II Editor, and tossing in a bunch of bug fixes for good measure.
So long ‘blocking ramps with 2×2 buildings’, it was nice knowing ya.
Other notable updates include customizable hotkey support, ability and upgrade information now displayed in a unit’s help dialog, several organizational improvements to the match playback feature, system alerts moved to the top of the screen, and, finally, a way to quickly see how many harvesters are sapping a Vespene geyser: Click on a geyser and the game now displays the number.