Challenges SC2 Game1

Old challenges screen

Challenges are a tutorial mechanic in StarCraft II. They are available through[1], under the Wings of Liberty campaign tab. They use Wings of Liberty's gameplay settings.

Each challenge is roughly 5 to 10 minutes long and teaches an aspect of StarCraft II gameplay.[2] For instance, two examples of original micromanagement challenges are Psionic Assault and Harbinger of Death.

SC2 Updated Challenges Screen

Updated challenges screen

The player gets a score[3], and will receive help on why they won or lost a game.[4] The player can unlock three different achievements per challenge depending on the final score's grade.[2]

In March 2012, Blizzard introduced StarCraft Master, a new series of 30 micromanagement challenges, available through custom games.[5]


  1. Blizzard Entertainment staff, Greg Canessa. 2010-02-009. Preview. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-02-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cam Shea. 2009-07-10. StarCraft II's Design Philosophies. IGN. Accessed 2009-07-11.
  3. Dustin Browder, Nick Breckon. 2009-07-01. StarCraft 2 Interview: Reaction and Reflection. Shacknews. Accessed 2009-07-02.
  4. Dustin Browder. 2009-06-29. G4TV Interviews Dustin Browder nearing Beta. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2009-06-29.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-03-01. New Blizzard Custom Game: StarCraft Master. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-03-11.
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