The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

Roach Den SC2 GameOld1

The former roach den

The roach warren was formerly known as the "roach den"[1][2], "roach nest", and "Beetle Nest"[3]

During development, the role of the warren changed several times. Initially the building served as a queen's nest, later repurposed as an ultralisk cavern, and then repurposed again to various other things. Effectively, while the design team liked its look, they had difficulty finding a use for it. Eventually the roach warren was decided upon.[4]

Beta DevelopmentEdit

OrganicCarapace SC2 Game1
Organic Carapace

Greatly increases roach regeneration by +10 hit points per second.[5]

Purchased from Roach warren[6]
Hotkey O[6]
Cost 150[6] Minerals Terran SC1 150[6] Gas Terran SC1 110[6]Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive[6]


  1. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2008-03-13. Zerg - Buildings. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2008-03-22.
  2. StarCraft II Zerg Gameplay sAvIoR vs HwaSin
  3. 2010-02-28, StarCraft II Beta Game Images. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed on 2010-06-02
  4. 2011, SC2: Roach Warren. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-01
  5. Crygil. 2010-03-25. Patch Notes - Beta Patch 6. StarCraft II General Beta Forum. Accessed 2010-03-25.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II beta. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). February 18, 2010
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