StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm

PC, MAC / Strategy / Release: Mar 12, 2013 / ESRB: U

Blizzard and TesPA team up for new college eSports program

By Nathaniel Hohl, Feb 10, 2014 12:45pm PST

The eSports Association is teaming up with Blizzard to offer a new way for college students to break into the professional eSports community.

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Upcoming Starcraft 2 eSports tournament sponsored by Ender's Game

By Nathaniel Hohl, Feb 03, 2014 11:55pm PST

A new Starcraft 2 tournament which will help promote the Ender's Game film is being sponsored by Lionsgate.

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StarCraft 2 patch 2.1 makes custom maps and mod tools free

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 21, 2014 2:45pm PST

StarCraft II has received a major update, with patch 2.1 offering Arcade mode, custom games, all three SC2 races, and a gaggle of mod tools to Starter Edition owners for free.

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StarCraft classic soundtrack coming to SC2

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 11, 2013 4:30pm PST

For anyone who played a lot of StarCraft (or watched it played professionally), the RTS's soundtrack is a permanent fixture in their head, seared into ear canals like spiral soundwaves on a record and played by your fingernail every time you root around in there. Delightfull...

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StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void still finding right fit for Protoss

By Steve Watts, Nov 12, 2013 8:15am PST

The Protoss-focused third installment of StarCraft 2, Legacy of the Void, hasn't been shown off yet because Blizzard is still working out the kinks of how to make the race seem properly powerful.

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StarCraft 2 celebrates 3rd birthday by unlocking races for Starters

By Steve Watts, Jul 23, 2013 4:15pm PDT

StarCraft 2 is turning three years old, and Blizzard is unlocking all the races for the Starter edition and granting 25% more XP to celebrate.

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StarCraft II opens up Arcade games to demo

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 04, 2013 9:30am PDT

As apparently it's Freedom Day or something somewhere, Blizzard is celebrating with a little freedom of its own. Until Monday, all the StarCraft II custom maps Blizzard has singled out to be Featured in the Arcade will be playable by everyone who only has the demo.

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StarCraft 2 now allows 'spawning' for friends without game

By John Keefer, Jun 05, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Blizzard has been allowing players to get a limited StarCraft 2 experience for free for quite some time now with its Starter Edition, but now players who don't want to shell out cash for the full game can get an upgraded experience as long as they have a friend who isn't so ...

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Celebrate StarCraft's 15th birthday with retro portraits for SC2

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 31, 2013 7:00am PDT

StarCraft turns 15 today and, to celebrate the big day, Blizzard will hand out special retro portraits to StarCraft II players. The faces from the original game's box art, once so fiercesome and stunningly realistic but now a bit goofy and so plainly CG, can grace your SC pr...

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: the Protoss

By Andrew Groen, Mar 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Today's StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips focus on playing the Protoss, and tosses in some HotS-specific tips at the end.

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm sells 1.1 million copies in 48 hours

By John Keefer, Mar 21, 2013 12:15pm PDT

We knew StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm would be a hot commodity when it was released, given its near fanatical multiplayer and eSports following. Blizzard confirmed just how hot the title was today, announcing that the game had sold about 1.1 million copies in the first 48 ...

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: the Terrans

By Andrew Groen, Mar 21, 2013 10:45am PDT

Today's StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips focus on playing the Zerg.

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: the Zerg

By Andrew Groen, Mar 20, 2013 10:30am PDT

Today's StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips focus on playing the Zerg.

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Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: learn the skills

By Andrew Groen, Mar 19, 2013 10:30am PDT

Over the next few days we will be offering StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips. Today, we offer basic skills needed to be able to...

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm bringing out 'super aggressive play'

By John Keefer, Mar 18, 2013 4:10pm PDT

Since StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm launched last week, Blizzard has been closely monitoring the multiplayer experience and the the pro-player matches. While some competitors have changed up their style of play, "nobody is close to figuring the game out yet."

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