Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void will start sending out invites for their closed beta on March 31. The newest installation to the Starcraft series will also be the final installation of the Strarcraft II trilogy. Having years since the last release, Blizzard Entertainment has gathered plenty of data to tweak the current units and even add some new ones.
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void has a way to sign up for their closed beta on their website. You just need to have, or sign up for a battle.net account to have a chance at it. The beta will be for PC and Mac, just like the game’s final release.
Starcraft II was first announced in 2007, and now we are coming to the close of the second installation of the world famous RTS. Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void will focus on the Protoss. You will take command as Artanis as you try to reclaim your homeworld, but are prevented by the discovery of an apocalyptic being named, Amon. The different factions unite together under the same banner to fight the fallen one, Amon before his powers can corrupt the galaxy.
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void will be a standalone game, much like the previous installments. Blizzard is also trying to make the game friendly towards new players instead of having them learn from trial-by-fire. The biggest addition that is planned to help with this is a new game mode called Archon Mode. This game mode puts two players together to control a single base. Not only does this offer twice the efficiency and output, but if a newcomer is set up with a veteran, this mode could be a great way for them to see how to play Starcraft effectively.
Another new game mode for Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void is Allied Commander. In this game mode, players will be able to control various heroes from the Starcraft universe. You command the heroes on unique campaigns as they level up to boost their forces. Allied Commander looks to be trying to combine story mode with hectic multiplayer battles.
As for the new units in Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void, the Terran, Zerg, and Protoss all have new units to bolster their already impressive ranks. The Terran now have a Cyclone Tank which can link up with other units to deal extra damage. The Zerg have gotten the Ravager, which can deal poisonous area of effect damage and disable Protoss shields. The Protoss have obtained the Adept, which has the ability to send out a shade to a point on the field, and after a set amount of time the unit teleports to where the shade is. These new units will definitely change the strategy for many players, and keep things interesting in multiplayer matches.
There is no official release date for Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void. However, player feedback from the beta will definitely affect how the final game turns out. Especially since Blizzard mentioned that there is room for one more Terran unit, and that they just need to find out from the community what they think Terrans need to balance out their army.
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Written by Spencer Havens