StarCraft 2 Patch 1.1.2 Launches With Zerg Balance Tweaks, Bug Fixes

The promised Zerg-centric StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty multiplayer balance tweaks have arrived with the launch of patch 1.1.2, available now through the auto-updater or as a manual patch from FileShack in Windows and Mac flavours.

Changes including extending the attack range of Roaches, increasing Zerg building health, making the Infestor's Fungal Growth stop Stalkers from Blinking, and Terran tweaks to hinder Reaper rushes.

While still working on intermittent updates, Blizzard is toiling away on patch 1.2, which the developer has described as "largely our e-sport patch" and hopes to launch "by the end of the year." Then there's also the second part of the StarCraft 2 trilogy, Heart of the Swarm, which Blizzard has hinted may be around 18 months away.

The full list of changes for patch 1.1.2 follows below.


  • Players will no longer receive achievement toasts while their status is set to "Busy."
  • The messaging when attempting to load a saved game or replay from a previous version has been clarified.
  • Adjusted the amount of points earned and lost by random team participants to properly reflect the strength of a player's teammates.
    • Buildings
      • Nexus life and shields increased from 750/750 to 1000/1000.
    • Void Ray
      • Damage level 1 increased from 5 to 6 (+4 armored).
      • Damage level 2 decreased from 10 (+15 armored) to 8 (+8 armored).
      • Flux Vanes speed upgrade bonus decreased from 1.125 to 0.703.
    • Buildings
      • Barracks requirement changed from Command Center to Supply Depot.
      • Supply Depot life increased from 350 to 400.
    • Medivac
      • Acceleration reduced from 2.315 to 2.25.
      • Speed reduced from 2.75 to 2.5.
    • Reaper
      • Nitro Packs speed upgrade now has a Factory Requirement.
    • Thor
      • Energy bar removed.
      • 250mm Strike Cannons is now cooldown-based on a 50-second cooldown. Ability starts with cooldown available (useable immediately after upgrade is researched).
  • ZERG
    • Buildings
      • Hatchery life increased from 1250 to 1500.
      • Lair life increased from 1800 to 2000.
      • Spawning Pool life increased from 750 to 1000.
      • Spire life increased from 600 to 850.
      • Ultralisk Cavern life increased from 600 to 850.
    • Corruptor
      • Energy bar removed.
      • Corruption is now cooldown-based on a 45-second cooldown. Ability starts with cooldown expired (must wait for full 45-second cycle before usable).
    • Infestor
      • Fungal Growth now prevents Blink.
    • Roach
      • Range increased from 3 to 4.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where players could not cast the Feedback spell on Point Defense Drones.
  • Fixed an issue where the Phoenix would continue to channel Graviton Beam after the target died.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Larvae to spawn and be hidden behind Zerg eggs.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to navigate to the Single Player page or watch replays after canceling map downloads from the queue.
  • Fixed a desync that could occur on user-created maps with custom mod dependencies.
From The Chatty
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    October 15, 2010 6:03 AM

    yay, terran double rax start has been fucked!

    at least the void rays need more to reach critical mass.

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