StarCraft 2 official mods now available

Blizzard has now updated its official StarCraft 2 mods, and released the full versions complete with unlockable achievements and avatars.

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Blizzard has now updated its official StarCraft 2 mods, and released the full versions complete with unlockable achievements and avatars. The Battle.net blog teases the three cheeky mods: Aiur Chef, Left 2 Die, and StarJeweled.

As you almost certainly guessed, Aiur Chef is a parody cooking game starring the Protoss. Left 2 Die takes its inspiration from the zombie craze, instead featuring hordes of Zerg attacking at night. StarJeweled has you matching gems to generate resources that you can then use to beef up your armies.

Each mod can be found in the Featured section of the Join Game interface. You can also see them currently featured on the Maps and Mods page, which includes tutorials on how to make your own mods and maps.

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    April 6, 2011 8:45 AM

    Comment on StarCraft 2 official mods now available, by Steve Watts.

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      April 6, 2011 8:48 AM

      I think these were available before in the custom maps, but not official? I've played Aiur Chef and StarJeweled, they are fun! But kinda stupid.

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        April 6, 2011 8:48 AM

        I think they were betas up to this point

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        April 6, 2011 12:04 PM

        There in beta form while Blizz worked out the bugs and balance issues.

    • Zek
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      April 6, 2011 8:53 AM

      I haven't played the others, but Aiur Chef is pretty lame. It's an amusing joke with almost no gameplay substance.

      Official mod support with achievements is pretty cool though, it means they can do this with really popular community maps eventually.

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        April 6, 2011 9:21 AM

        starjeweled is pretty fun. left 2 die seemed really easy

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          April 6, 2011 11:39 AM

          It has difficulty modes, if you host if yourself rather than join an existing game, you can crank it up to impossible. So far haven't beat the 2nd highest difficulty, it's insanely difficult.

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            April 6, 2011 11:44 AM

            That makes sense. I was pretty drunk when I tried it so I just clicked start match without reviewing options

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          April 6, 2011 12:06 PM

          Starjeweled is fun, but it's too easy to get partnered up with someone who doesn't know how to play or can't match fast enough. Speed is everything in this mod. I just played about 6 matches and only once got pair with someone close to my skill.

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        April 6, 2011 9:29 AM

        Yeah, I just did Aiur Chef to get my achievements and portrait (Zealot in a chef hat, woo). The game itself is ok, silly thing I wouldn't play more than a few games of.

        Starjeweled is great though, really fun

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        April 6, 2011 11:45 AM

        The Star Battle is better.

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      April 6, 2011 9:18 AM

      Summary: Blizzard has now updated its official StarCraft 2 mods, and released the full versions complete with unlockable achievements and avatars.

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      April 6, 2011 11:50 AM

      I'm still waiting for the Dota clone.

      • Zek
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        April 6, 2011 12:12 PM

        There are a number of popular DotA style games already. I doubt anyone is making a literal clone though, what with DotA 2 and all.

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          April 6, 2011 12:14 PM

          Blizzard announced one didn't they?

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            April 6, 2011 2:08 PM

            Yeah, they had "Blizzard DOTA" at Blizzcon alongside the SC2 mods that are released

            • Zek
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              April 6, 2011 2:12 PM

              It's called Blizzard All Stars now and it's not going to be a clone, I heard it was pretty heavily streamlined. I hope they're going to put some real work into it though instead of just leaving it as a demonstration like these other maps. They could even set it up with its own ranked matchmaking if they wanted.