Blizzard has released an update statement regarding a StarCraft 2 design patch. According to the information, the statement contains, major changes are coming to StarCraft 2 multiplayer.
Back in 2016, the developer released the big 3.8 patch and now, it seems another portion of updates is in the works. The multiple units will be redesigned, and the Protoss Mothership Core will be dropped. Also, the economy will be altered in an attempt to make the comebacks easier, without a third or fourth base.
Blizzard’s announcement reads that the changes will lead to an increase in the amount of gas on Vespene gas geysers and the large mineral nodes. The update will also “decrease some of the pressure on new players to secure new bases right away.”
Essentially, MULEs can harvest Vespene gas but they will bring in fewer minerals than before. Also, if more than one MULE works at a refinery, it will not be as effective as before.
As for the other changes, the Raven will lose some of its abilities but it will be compensated with new ones. The Infector will be adjusted to operate differently on and off Creep.
Blizzard defined the outright removal of the Protoss Mothership Core as “the most experimental and risky” change. The publisher clarified that the consequences of the change will be closely monitored during the testing period. In the statement, company officials expressed their hopes that the change would simplify the Protoss early game defenses. That would be possible by “concentrating defensive power in the Nexus itself rather than a specialized unit that moves between them”.
Currently, the changes are live in the “Testing” section of StarCraft 2 multiplayer. However, Blizzard pointed that the patch is to undergo a lot of testing and revisions before being released. Some changes might be implemented, others might be dropped. The update is expected to be rolled out in November when the tournament season wraps up.
A few days ago, Blizzard launched StarCraft: Remastered and now, it is expected to make some big revelations during the Gamescom. Players expect a new Overwatch map to be introduced. StarCraft II will also get some attention with the unveiling of a new co-op commander.