StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm

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

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm getting beta XP and leveling test

By Steve Watts, Oct 26, 2012 7:30am PDT

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is getting a major beta patch soon, which will allow testers to try out the new XP and leveling systems.


Blizzard looking into free-to-play Starcraft

By Steve Watts, Sep 24, 2012 3:00pm PDT

StarCraft 2 lead designer Dustin Browder says the company is looking into the possibility of F2P for the multiplayer, but doesn't know how to monetize the idea.


StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm beta begins

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 05, 2012 8:15am PDT

An explosion of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is already filling our eyes and ears, as Blizzard sent out the first round of beta invites yesterday. Don't rush to your inbox, as you're probably not special enough to be allowed in yet, but those lucky few have already start...


Blizzard servers hacked, some personal info compromised

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 09, 2012 4:15pm PDT

Perhaps it's been too long since you've reset your password in a mad attempt to secure your privacy? Blizzard has announced that they have discovered "unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network."


Analyst: StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm likely delayed to 2013

By John Keefer, Jul 31, 2012 9:30am PDT

In preparation for Activision Blizzard's Q1 earnings report on Thursday, Cowan & Company analyst Doug Creutz expects Blizzard may delay StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm to 2013.


StarCraft 2 designer discusses Wii U, PlayStation Move challenges

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2012 9:30am PDT

StarCraft 2 lead designer Dustin Browder talks about the company's experiments with console ports, as it relates to its philosophy of ease and simplicity.


StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm matches shown

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2012 7:30am PDT

Blizzard is showing off the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm expansion in a 24-minute demonstration match, with the Protoss and Zerg both showing off their new units.


New Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm units revealed

By John Keefer, Jun 08, 2012 4:00pm PDT

With StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm rapidly approaching beta later this summer, Blizzard showed off some of the game's new units.


StarCraft 2 getting global play, multiplayer replays, and more

By Alice O'Connor, May 08, 2012 7:00am PDT

As Blizzard winds up to launch StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm later this year, it's also preparing to finally roll out features asked for since before Wings of Liberty launched, including resuming from replays, global play, and multiplayer replay viewing.


Google tips hat to StarCraft with 'Zerg Rush'

By Steve Watts, Apr 27, 2012 8:00am PDT

Google has updated with a clever easter egg search for StarCraft fans: "zerg rush."


StarCraft 2's 1.5 update promises improved chat, Arcade features

By John Keefer, Mar 14, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Starcraft 2's upcoming 1.5 patch promises a number of improvements. Game director Dustin Browder recently discussed how the social aspect of the game will be tweaked, as well as how custom games are selected.


Blizzard mod 'StarCraft Master' coming soon

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 02, 2012 7:15pm PST

StarCraft Master, a new official single player StarCraft 2 mod by developer Blizzard, will be available soon.


No BlizzCon in 2012, Battle.net World Championship spun off

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 25, 2012 7:30am PST

There'll be no BlizzCon in 2012, Blizzard has announced, though it will return in 2013. The pro-gaming strand is being spun off into its own event, the 2012 Battle.net World Championship.


StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer detailed

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 24, 2011 12:30pm PDT

New details about StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm's multiplayer and races were recently revealed at BlizzCon 2011.


Blizzard planning six 'proven' releases by 2014

By Steve Watts, Sep 09, 2011 9:45am PDT

Blizzard is planning to release six "proven" products over the next three years: two StarCraft games, two WoW expansions, Diablo 3, and a Diablo expansion.