| StarCraft 2 2.0.4 patch adds new replay features - patch|
|(hx) 03:28 PM EST - Feb,15 2013 |
| The StarCraft II Website has details on a new version 2.0.4 patch that's on the way for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, saying this is due within a few days. The patch will revamp the menu screens, as well as Clans and Groups, and add new replay features. Blizzard have warned their community that it's not a small patch, either, and took the opportunity to remind players that it's worth leaving the the StarCraft 2 launcher running in the background to pre-load the patch, since the launcher has background downloading enabled.
Wings of Liberty 2.0.4 includes:
An all-new user interface with new menu screens.
The launch of in-game Clans and Groups.
New Replay features, such as Watch with Others and
A multitude of Editor improvements.
New matchmaking options: Training Mode, Vs. AI
Mode, and Unranked Play.
All-new AI Options, including AI Communication.
Players Near You, so you can find other StarCraft II
players on your local network.
New customizable Observer UI.
Other enhancements coming with patch 2.0.4 include a revised help
section, new game privacy options, new group sounds, and language
selection (in some regions).
All of the above improvements will also be included in StarCraft II:
Heart of the Swarm. When the expansion is released on March 12, players
who upgrade will be among the first to experience the new campaign, new
multiplayer units, enhancements to existing units, the new leveling
system, new multiplayer maps, new tilesets, and new rewards such as
skins, dances, portraits, and decals.
The background download for Wings of Liberty patch 2.0.4 was activated
on February 9. We strongly encourage all players to leave the launcher
running for an extended period of time at some point over the next few
days to ensure that you're ready to play when the patch goes live.