StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Patch 3.18.0

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Patch 3.18.0

  • New Announcer: Day[9]
    • Sean ‘Day[9]’ Plott began his journey into the spotlight with the original StarCraft, and continued to invest his time and energy in StarCraft II when he began streaming the Day[9] daily, providing esports commentary, and more. His voice pack is full of witty remarks and enthusiastic support for your matches.
  • The Collection UI has been updated to improve clarity and functionality.

  • Adding the following Mutations to Custom Mutators
    • Inspiration – Enemy Heroic units increase the attack speed and armor of all enemies within a small range.
    • Hardened Will – Enemy Heroic units reduce all incoming damage to a maximum of 10 when any non-heroic enemy unit is near them.
    • Kill Bots – Waves of bots attack players and are invulnerable to damage until they have killed a set number of units.
    • Moment of Silence – When a Heroic enemy dies, all player units around it will reflect on their transgressions, leaving them temporarily unable to attack or use abilities.
    • Life Leech – Enemy units steal life or shields whenever they do damage.

  • The Forged Oracle skin now uses the correct 3D portrait.
  • Fixed an issue in which Reaper KD8 Charges were counted as structures in the score screen statistics.
  • Smart Camera Pan now functions when the game is paused.
  • When a spectator views the game from the perspective of a player with Camera Follow Enabled, the spectator's camera will no longer stutter.
  • Skipping Back while left-clicking on the minimap during a replay no longer causes the camera to lock.

  • Fixed a rare bug where the Archangel would lift off, but never travel to its next destination.
  • Changed the Archangel's mouse over progress bar to display the cooldown on Missile Barrage, instead of the time remaining to complete the bonus objective.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Missile Commander Mutator to destroy the Top Bar menu when using Custom Mutators.
  • The Engineering Bay tooltip no longer states it enables Spinning Dizzys, as the building is not required.
  • Dehaka
    • Primal Ultralisk no longer can target air units with their Brutal Charge autocast ability.
    • Primal Drones now have an entry in the Hotkey menu.
    • Glevig's attacks are no longer dealing friendly splash damage.
    • Murvar will no longer attack Xenon Crystals on The Vermillion Problem.
    • Dehaka's Zerglings can no longer harvest minerals and gas.
    • Vorazun's Time Stop no longer causes Dehaka and his victim to be frozen in place when he uses Devour.
    • Black Death mutator can no longer be applied to Dehaka's eggs.
    • Primal Zerg hotkeys for Attack and Carapace upgrades no longer revert to default after attempting to change it.
    • Hunterlings that are Devoured during a Leap Attack no longer become stuck in midair.
    • Fixed an issue where Primal Wardens were able to produce more units than they should when stunned.
    • Fixed an issue in which Scorching Breath deals no damage if Dehaka is forced to move during the cast animation.
    • The Evolved Leeching mutation will now display a special effect when triggered.
    • Primal Mutalisks can no longer have their air attack disabled if the Slicing Glaive upgrade finishes during Primal Combat.
    • The Tyrannozor's Leeching gene mutation now displays a passive icon.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Primal Hydralisks and Primal Roaches to be considered flying units as soon as they begin Primal Combat.
    • Primal Ultralisks no longer lose 100 health when burrowed.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Primal Locusts from attacking shards on Rifts to Korhal.
    • Tyrannozor's Spiked Hide mutation now correctly fires from the unit model and awards kill credit.
  • Fenix
    • Purification Nova will now damage destructible rocks.
  • Abathur
    • Corrected tooltip text for Locust spawns from Swarm Hosts.
  • Karax
    • Colossus Fire Beams can no longer destroy enemy warp conduits on Void Launch.

  • The default Zergling skin no longer shows the mutant Zergling skin’s model in the Collection UI.
  • Fixed a display issue in the score screen when attempting to scroll in games containing more than 8 players.
  • 'Left 2 Die' Arcade lobbies will no longer become stuck when editing teams.
  • After playing a game, Mutation and Tournament widgets will correctly display on the homescreen.
  • Map links and lobby links used together in chat will now display correctly.

  • Resizing the client while in Windowed mode no longer makes the client unresponsive.

WCS Montreal Infographic

Patch 3.18 Preview: Day[9] Announcer

A StarCraft II personality that needs no introduction, Sean ‘Day[9]’ Plott, began his journey into the spotlight with the original StarCraft and rocketed into internet glory with the release of StarCraft II. Known for his genuine personality, analytical streams, and contagious laughter, Sean captured the hearts of gamers around the world. We are proud and excited to incorporate his charm as our next community announcer and present a sample of what you can expect.


The Day[9] announcer will be available for purchase in the ‘Collection’ tab with the release of patch 3.18.0. Show him some love by tweeting at him @Day9TV

War Chest Final Phase Live

The final phase of the War Chest is here! Starting today, you’ll be able to unlock the final set of skins, emoticons, decals, and portraits to complete your collection. Our visual guide shows off what your army looks like once you’ve completed the entire set. The Zerg Leviathan Brood, Terran Special Forces, and Protoss Forged skin sets are now complete and ready to storm into battle.

With the final phase unlocked, the end of our first War Chest steadily approaches. Here are some important dates to keep in mind.

Oct. 4 – 12:00 a.m. PDT

The War Chest will no longer be available for purchase. At this point, War Chest experience gains will be doubled, aiding anyone who needs to unlock the remainder of the rewards.

Nov. 4 – 12:00 a.m. PDT

The first War Chest officially closes. You will no longer be able to unlock any War Chest content.

For those who may have missed out on the War Chest, we’ll be offering the skins in dynamic bundles in January 2018. The emoticons, decals, sprays, and portraits will remain exclusive for those who purchased the War Chest.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to StarCraft II esports and helped expand the WCS 2017 prize pool to $700,000. We’ll see you at BlizzCon!

Grab Your Epic BlizzCon® 2017 Goody Bag

The BlizzCon® Virtual Ticket is your portal to Blizzard’s epic gaming convention from home, but you can warp in another piece of the experience by snagging a BlizzCon 2017 Goody Bag, full of Blizzard collectibles to commemorate this year’s show.

Starting today, you can pre-purchase a BlizzCon Goody Bag (while supplies last) through the Blizzard Gear Store and have it shipped directly to your home. Claim yours and celebrate BlizzCon in style.

A limited number of Goody Bags are now available to pre-purchase in the Blizzard Gear Store for $45 USD (plus tax, shipping, and applicable fees). This year, you don’t need a Virtual Ticket to order—but as a bonus, Virtual Ticket holders can pre-purchase the Goody Bag at an automatically discounted price of $35—just log in to the Blizzard Gear Store on the Blizzard account you used to purchase your Virtual Ticket. Supplies are limited, so be sure to grab one while you have a chance!

Goody Bag

This year’s Goody Bag, available for $45 ($35 for Virtual Ticket holders) includes:

  • A sleek black BlizzCon backpack, featuring a BlizzCon-themed lining
  • A Badge Icon Pack containing 6 badges—1 each for World of Warcraft®, StarCraft® II, Diablo® III, Hearthstone®, Heroes of the Storm®, and Overwatch®
  • 1 Blizzard Collectible Pin from Series 4
  • 1 Cute But Deadly® Blind Vinyl from Series 3 (Overwatch Edition)
  • 1 Overwatch Backpack Hanger featuring Eidgenossen Mercy, a BlizzCon exclusive

Epic Upgrade

This year, we’re offering the option to upgrade your Goody Bag to the Epic version for an additional $25! The Epic Upgrade Goody Bag, available for $70 ($60 for Virtual Ticket holders), includes everything in the standard Goody Bag above, plus:

  • 1 Badge Booster Pack, containing 3 blind badges
  • 1 additional Blizzard Collectible Pin from Series 4
  • 1 additional Cute But Deadly Blind Vinyl from Series 3 (Overwatch Edition)
  • 1 Overwatch Backpack Hanger Pack, containing 1 blind hanger
  • 1 BlizzCon 2017 Merchy Pin, only available in the Epic Upgrade or with a $150+ purchase during the BlizzCon merch sale (coming soon!)

How to Pre-Purchase a Goody Bag

Once you’re logged in to the Gear Store, visit the Goody Bag page to begin the pre-purchase process.

The Goody Bag is expected to ship out prior to BlizzCon in early November. All orders will be shipped from the United States; not all countries may be eligible to participate, and international shipping rates and other fees may apply. For more information, including how to find out if the Gear Store ships to your region, see the Blizzard Gear Store Shipping article on our support site.

People attending BlizzCon in person will receive the standard Goody Bag with their ticket. If you'd like to purchase the additional items from the Epic Upgrade for your Goody Bag for $25, stay tuned for details.

If you want to pre-purchase an extra Goody Bag at a $10 discount, you can redeem the Virtual Ticket code that was emailed to ticket buyers and follow the process above.

Snag Your BlizzCon® 2017 Virtual Ticket

BlizzCon® 2017 takes place November 3–4, but we’re kicking off the celebration early with the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket—available to order starting today through the Blizzard Shop!

The Virtual Ticket is your personal online and mobile warp gate to BlizzCon from wherever you are—and this year, we’ve upgraded the Virtual Ticket experience to bring you closer to the show than ever before.

For starters, the Virtual Ticket unlocks live access to all the stages at BlizzCon 2017—and in addition to the game updates, developer discussions, and community contests you’ve come to enjoy, you’ll also get access to events featuring community creators, voice actors, and more. Our new BlizzCon All Access channel will act as your guided tour through the event and around the show floor.

We’re also getting the party started early this year with several series of weekly pre-BlizzCon videos that go behind-the-scenes with Blizzard and our talented community. The first of these are available NOW—head over to the BlizzCon Watch page to start exploring.

For the whole lowdown, watch the new BlizzCon 2017 Pre-show Global Event featuring your BlizzCon All Access channel hosts: Michele Morrow, Alex Albrecht, and Malik Forté.

BlizzCon® 2017 Virtual Ticket – What’s Included

The BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket offers comprehensive live HD coverage of Blizzard Entertainment’s gaming celebration via live stream. With more than 60 hours of programming, you’ll have plenty to watch live and via on-demand replays for more than a month after the show.

With the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket, you’ll unlock access to:

  • Developer and Community Events: Witness the latest game news live, get firsthand developer insight, and watch your favorite community creators in action on four stages. Full schedule to come!
  • Costume and Talent Contests: Get a great view of the creativity on display in the legendary BlizzCon Costume Contest and epic Talent Contest on Friday night.
  • Closing Ceremony: Be there for the closing festivities on Saturday night, celebrating two full days of Blizzard gaming and community.
  • Exclusive Interviews: Dig deeper into our game universes through exclusive interviews with Blizzard developers on the BlizzCon All Access channel.
  • Behind the Scenes & From the Floor: The BlizzCon All Access channel also gives you a closer look at the show floor so you can experience the more of BlizzCon from the comfort of your home.
  • Pre-show Video Series: Starting today on the Blizzard Watch page, enjoy multiple series of weekly videos leading up to the show, including Inside the Blizzard Vault, Casual Cosplay, and Artist’s Journey. Watch some for free, and unlock them all with the Virtual Ticket.
  • In-Game Goodies: Unlock this year’s BlizzCon in-game items for World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, StarCraft® II, Diablo® III, and Heroes of the Storm®.

Heroes of Azeroth can show their BlizzCon spirit in World of Warcraft with the Stormwind Skychaser mount (for the Alliance!) and Orgrimmar Interceptor mount (for the Horde!)—available in-game starting today!

  • Enhanced Esports Viewing: The epic esports competition is always free, but this year, Virtual Ticket holders can watch without third-party commercials on BlizzCon.com and in the BlizzCon mobile app. During regular ad breaks, Virtual Ticket viewers will see alternate Blizzard content—including during Opening Week. Full esports schedule to come!
  • Goody Bag Discount: Get $10 USD off this year’s BlizzCon Goody Bag—visit the Goody Bag blog for all the details.*

The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is available through the Blizzard Shop in the Americas, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Korea, and Southeast Asia (pricing and availability varies by region) and is also available in China (sold separately). The Virtual Ticket live stream is available in HD (720p) and in English only.

Be sure to make your purchase on the Blizzard Account you wish to use to watch the show, receive the in-game goodies, and get your BlizzCon Goody Bag discount. If you don’t yet have a Blizzard account, you can create one free now.

If you’re attending BlizzCon 2017 in person, you should have already received a code (one per ticket purchased) which can be used to unlock the Virtual Ticket and associated perks on a single Blizzard Account. These codes were emailed directly to the BlizzCon ticket purchaser, so check with the person who bought your ticket if you haven’t yet received your code.

Goody Bags Are Back!

The BlizzCon 2017 Goody Bag is a backpack chock full of collectibles, including an exclusive Eidgenossin Mercy backpack hanger and a treasure trove of real-world loot based on your favorite Blizzard games. You can pre-purchase* this sack o’ goodies now through the Blizzard Gear Store for $45 USD, but Virtual Ticket Purchasers can pre-purchase the Goody Bag at an automatically discounted price of $35. You also have the option to get an Epic Upgrade for your Goody Bag to get even more gear.

Supplies are limited, so be sure to claim a Goody Bag while you can. See what’s inside and learn more about the Epic Upgrade option

People attending BlizzCon in person will receive the standard Goody Bag with their ticket. If you'd like to purchase the additional items from the Epic Upgrade for your Goody Bag for $25, stay tuned for details.

The BlizzCon merchandise is also coming back, with early access for ticket holders. Stay tuned for more details.

*While supplies last. Price does not include tax, shipping, or applicable fees. All orders will be shipped from the United States. lnternational shipping rates may apply. Read our Gear Store Shipping Information article for details.

Free Pre-Event Content, Opening Ceremony, and Esports Streams

This year, you can catch tons of BlizzCon content online for free. Catch a selection of pre-event content free on BlizzCon.com, where new videos will be added each week until the convention starts.

And as always, coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and this year’s esports tournaments—including the global championships for StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft; the Hearthstone Inn-vitational and Tavern Vs. Tavern finals; and the finals of the Overwatch World Cup—will be streamed for free in HD at www.blizzcon.com