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Patch 4.8.6[]

Bug Fixes[]

User Interface
  • Updated description for certain items on the Collection to properly display.

Patch 4.8.5[]

Bug Fixes[]

  • Fixed an issue where a mission on Legacy of the Void Campaign or Nova Covert Ops Mission Packs could not be properly saved when the previous mission was saved and loaded.
Co-op Missions
  • The Dark Pylon Recall now properly works with Vorazun’s units, as well as allied units.
  • Fixed an issue where a certain location could be blocked off by only two Pylons on New Repugnancy LE.
User Interface
  • Fixed an issue where a previously selected homescreen background could briefly appear before loading the new homescreen background.

Patch 4.8.4[]


  • Swann: Machined Bundle is going to be available as a part of Twitch Prime offer starting April 11. Stay tuned for more details.
    • Swann Co-op Commander
    • Swann Announcer
    • “Live Now” Terran Banner
    • “Live Now” Spray and Emoticon Pack
  • A new Mr. Sheng Announcer is now available.
  • 5 new Feats of Strength are added with loading screen race banner rewards for completing all Campaign and Mission Pack achievements.
    • Give Me Liberty: Complete all the Liberty Campaign achievements.
    • Swarming the Castle: Complete all the Swarm Campaign achievements.
    • Fill the Void: Complete all the Void Campaign achievements.
    • Remember, November: Complete all the Mission Pack achievements.
    • Visit the Koprulu Sector, They Said: Complete all the Campaign and Mission Pack achievements.

Bug Fixes[]

Co-op Missions
  • Commander
    • General
      • Global reallocation abilities such as Tychus’ Medivac Pickup, Nova’s Tactical Airlift, and Alarak’s Death Fleet Mass Teleport can no longer be cast on top of each other.
    • Abathur
      • Fixed an issue where Ravager cocoons would not properly clean themselves up after morphing.
    • Alarak
      • The Tal'Darim pre-placement model now properly appears when attempting to place a Robotics Facility on the map.
    • Artanis
      • After the Plasma Surge upgrade, Psionic Storm will now properly restore shields of invulnerable units affected by the Guardian Shell buff.
    • Dehaka
      • Fixed an issue where Primal Mutalisks would not properly play their cocoon animation before being revived.
    • Fenix
      • Fixed a crash when playing as Fenix with the Diffusion mutator.
    • Swann
      • Fixed an issue where Swann’s Siege Tanks could not be killed while affected by the Tentacle attack of Chokers on Dead of Night.
    • Tychus
      • Fixed an issue where units mind controlled by Vega could burrow and be removed from the game on Miner Evacuation.
      • Enemy units dominated by Vega while the We Move Unseen mutator is active no longer remain cloaked.
      • Tychus’ Kel-Morian Ripper Rounds no longer deals damage to the immune units affected by the Polarity mutator.
      • James "Sirius" Sykes' D99 Detonator upgrade now properly triggers each time he is defeated.
      • Fixed an issue where on-death bonuses such as Artanis' Guardian Shell and Vorazun’s Emergency Recall were not triggering properly on Sirius.
    • Zagara
      • Enemy Point Defense Drones no longer intercept the Banelings from Zagara’s Baneling Barrage ability.
    • Zeratul
      • Infested Terrans no longer occasionally spawn and attack players before 1-minute mark on Miner Evacuation if Zeratul is in the game.
      • Zeratul's Artifact fragments no longer spawn in areas of the map that players cannot access.
  • Updated tooltip description for Chrono Boost to state the proper percentage of faster operation.
  • King’s Cove LE
    • Updated pathing in certain areas to prevent small units from getting stuck.
User Interface
  • Zeratul Announcer now properly plays voice-over lines when the user is supply blocked.
  • The homescreen and Tychus music no longer overlap when using Tychus as a homescreen background.
  • Progress bar for the Mutation Hard achievement now properly displays.
War Chest
Katowice 2019
  • Fixed an issue where the Simulant Nydus Network could briefly appear during the Simulant Nydus Worm’s death animation.

Patch 4.8.3[]


  • Abathur: Evolved Bundle is going to be available as a part of Twitch Prime offer starting later this month. Stay tuned for more details.
    • Abathur Co-op Commander
    • Abathur Announcer
    • “Live Now” portrait pack
    • “Live Now” portrait for Abathur
    • “Live Now” portrait for Swann
    • “Live Now” portrait for Vorazun
    • “Live Now” Zerg Banner
    • Evolved Zerg Console Skin
  • A new Lowko Announcer is now available.
  • A set of 8 comic portraits have been added for players who own War Chest: Katowice 2019 for at least one race.

Bug Fixes[]


  • Queens can now properly spawn a Creep Tumor on ramps in certain Heart of the Swarm campaign missions, and Co-op Missions.

Co-op Missions[]

  • General
    • Fixed an issue where incorrect portrait could appear for structures for certain commanders.
  • Alarak
    • Ascendants with multiple Power Overwhelming stacks no longer take bonus damage from the Black Death or Double Edged mutators.
  • Dehaka
    • Dehaka’s Drone no longer morphs into a structure while holding to a Xenon Crystal on The Vermillion Problem.
    • Primal Host now properly attack enemy Creep Tumors with its Locusts.
    • Murvar now dies properly when Murvar’s Den is destroyed.
    • Enemy units will now properly take damage from Psionic Explosion when Dehaka devours a Psionic unit directly after spawning or respawning.
    • Fixed an issue where the first charge of Greater Primal Wurm could sometimes not be properly given to the player.
  • Nova
    • Nova’s air units can now be properly deployed in areas without ground pathing.
  • Stukov
    • Fixed an issue where units dominated by Vega could be attacked by an allied Stukov’s Apocalisk.
  • Zeratul
    • Void Arrays no longer share the same cargo space as Kerrigan’s Omega Worms.
  • Dead of Night
    • Ultralisks can no longer be stunned by Chokers.
  • The Vermillion Problem
    • Civilians can no longer become stuck outside neutral buildings when retreating from lava.
  • Void Launch
    • The bonus objective can no longer be targeted by a Viper’s Abduct.
    • Fixed an issue where the bonus objective could be stuck.
  • Mutator
    • Fixed an issue where Amon’s Disruptors could fear units without detonating its Purification Nova while the Fear mutator was active.

War Chest: Katowice 2019[]

  • Protoss rewards now properly match the level that they are awarded at.
  • Damaged Spore Crawlers and Spine Crawlers with Simulant skins equipped no longer leave their fire effects behind when they are uprooted.
  • Visual effect now properly appears as intended when placing a Pylon with the Forged skin.


  • New Repugnancy LE
    • Textures at certain locations were updated to make cliff edges and pathable areas clearer and more visible.
    • Textures near base placement locations were updated to be more centered.
    • Terrain updated near the natural base to prevent Photon Cannons from being walled in at certain locations.
    • Certain doodads were removed to prevent units from hiding inside.
    • Fixed an issue where Sentries could be blocked after being warped in.
  • Year Zero LE
    • Pathing now properly matches the terrain near the starting ramp locations.
  • Cyber Forest LE
    • Certain doodads were removed to prevent units from hiding inside.
  • King’s Cove LE
    • Pathing now properly matches the terrain near the starting ramp locations.
  • Rosebud LE
    • Faction emblems and selection circles are no longer hidden by certain doodads.
  • Efflorescence LE
    • A doodad is now properly centered at a base placement location.
  • Team Liquid Map Contest
    • Inhibitor Zones placed on higher level terrain will now properly animate.
    • Inhibitor Zone Generator models and mini map icons updated.


  • Time Warp's effect no longer goes back to the enemy after Neural Parasite ends.
  • Stalkers can no longer be targeted at the original Blink location.

User Interface[]

  • Fixed an issue where toggling on mouse drag scroll could cause the cursor to appear in the middle of the screen.
  • Help menu now properly displays Cyclone’s Upgrades.
  • Fixed an issue where the Polarity mutator would display its icon over friendly units and structures.

Patch 4.8.2[]


  • The first season of 2019 has officially begun!
  • A new Trophy Top has been added for those that win Tournaments in the new season.
  • New features have been added to the WCS GameHeart Extension Mod.
    • The mod will now automatically prevent skins from being displayed for players.
    • Skins will be visible to Observers.


  • Cyclone
    • Mag-field Accelerator research time increased from 79 seconds to 100 seconds.
    • Mag-field Accelerator upgrade tooltip updated.
    • Lock-On tooltip updated.
  • Thor
    • High Impact Payload weapon range increased from 10 to 11.
  • Battlecruiser
    • Weapon Refit research time increased from 43 seconds to 100 seconds.
  • Infestor
    • Fungal Growth tooltip updated to mention that affected units will not be able to Blink, Tactical Jump, or load into transports or buildings.
  • Ultralisk
    • Anabolic Synthesis upgrade now increases Ultralisk movement speed off creep by 0.82, up from 0.41.
  • Nydus Network/Nydus Worm
    • Nydus Worm health increased from 200 to 300.
    • Nydus Worm armor while emerging decreased from 6 to 5.
    • Nydus Network and Nydus Worm initial unload delay decreased from 0.36 to 018.
    • Nydus Network and Nydus Worm unload period changed from 0.36 to 0.18.
    • Nydus Network and Nydus Worm load period changed from 0.18 to 0.09.
  • Adept
    • Gateway build time increased from 27 seconds to 30 seconds. Warp Gate cooldown remains unchanged.
  • Cybernetics Core
    • Warp Gate research time decreased from 114 seconds to 100 seconds.
  • Stalker
    • Blink research cost reduced from 150/150 to 100/100.
  • Robotics Facility
    • Cost decreased from 200/100 to 150/100.
  • Immortal
    • Cost increased from 250/100 to 275/100.
  • Observer
    • Movement speed increased from 2.63 to 3.01.
    • Gravitic Boosters upgrade now increases movement speed by 1.51, up from 1.31.
  • Oracle
    • Removed the Light attribute.
    • Added the Armored attribute.
  • Tempest
    • Movement speed decreased from 3.5 to 3.15.
    • Acceleration decreased from 2.8 to 2.1.

Bug Fixes[]

  • Wings of Liberty: Fixed an issue in the Devil’s Playground mission that allowed enemy creep tumors to spawn on top of each other
  • Legacy of the Void: Rebuilt enemy Oracles no longer use the default Protoss skin on the Rak’Shir mission .
  • The Infestor's Fungal Growth tooltip now states that it prevents affected targets from using Blink and Tactical Jump, and loading into transports and buildings.
  • Battlecruisers will now prioritize static defenses instead of workers.
  • The Raven's Anti Armor missile button now matches the missile model.
  • The Templar Archive research animation has been restored. [Fixed in 4.8.1]
  • Decals will no longer persist on the ground if a Command Center had upgraded to an Orbital Command and lifted off from that location.
  • The tooltip for the Cyclone’s Lock On after Mag-Field Accelerator has been researched has been edited to be more concise.
  • Updated the format of the tooltips of Anabolic Synthesis, Muscular Augments, and Adaptive Talon upgrades to be consistent with other movement upgrade tooltips.
  • Eggs will no longer block the optimal placement of a Hatchery after being destroyed.
  • Kings Cove LE
    • You can now wall-off your natural expansion with three buildings and one pylon as Protoss.
    • Fixed a few areas that were not symmetric.
    • Mineral nodes have been updated so the nodes closest to a player’s base will have the highest values.
  • Year Zero LE: Prevented a two-Pylon, one-Photon-Cannon wall-in strategy in the starting bases.
  • Cyber Forest LE: Corrected the location of base placement markers at certain bases.
  • Ship Wrecked LE: Replaced missing water at certain locations on the map.
  • Rosebud LE
    • Fixed small visual distortions that would occur on certain doodads when rotating or zooming-in with the camera.
    • Fixed several areas where certain doodads were clipping through the edge of the starting base.
    • Replaced the blue Compound Mansion Carpets to red to prevent it from hiding faction emblem and selection circles.
    • Restored ambient sounds throughout the map.
  • Efflorescence LE
    • The starting base buildings in the southwest will no longer appear to be floating slightly above the ground.
    • Reduced the light reflection effect of water at certain angles.
  • Fixed the text for feardragon’s portrait.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain voice lines to not play for Zeratul, Han and Horner, Day[9], iNcontroL, SCBoy, Park, and Nathanias.

Patch 4.8.1[]


  • Doodad limit has been increased to 100,000.
  • Added new objects in preparation for the next Team Liquid Map Contest.

Bug Fixes[]

Co-op Missions
  • Zeratul
    • Fixed an issue that caused Shieldguard’s Reflection Shield to prevent Hybrids from spawning on Part and Parcel.
    • Units can now path between the Artifact Reserve and adjacent structures.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Reflection Shield to cause Propagator clones to be friendly.
  • The Robotics Bay for Fenix and Alarak will no longer use the default model.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the fast warp-in visual effect from displaying when placing a Pylon.
  • Fixed an issue that caused box-selecting a single Probe collecting gas to select two Probes.
  • The Nexus will once again display an animation when it is constructing a Probe.
  • Fixed an issue that caused units with beam attacks to deal more damage than intended.
  • It is no longer possible for Ravens to cast Interference Matrix on a Disruptor’s Purification Nova.
  • Automaton LE: The Tarsonis Bridge doodad will now display creep properly.
  • Port Aleksander LE: Adjusted the terrain at the natural expansion to prevent a two-Pylon-and-Photon Cannon wall-in.

Patch 4.8.0[]


  • When equipping skins, there is now an option to equip all skins of the same set to all units and buildings.
  • The Galactic Celebration, Mira's Marauders, Primal, and Purifier consoles skins have all be updated with custom UI buttons and colors.


  • Co-op Mission dependencies can now be added: File > Dependences > Add Standard

Bug Fixes[]

  • Zeratul
    • Malwarfare: Fixed an issue that caused Artifact Fragments to spawn in areas that are not accessible to the player.
    • The Vermillion Problem: Legendary Legion units will no longer attack civilians.
    • Zeratul will now gain benefits from attack and armor upgrades with each Artifact Fragment instead of only at level 15.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented an Artifact Fragment from appearing if Zeratul was standing directly on it.
    • Zeratul's command card icons for the Construct Bay will no longer appear on other Protoss Commanders’ Robotics Bay's.
  • Legacy of the Void
    • Enemy Taldarim Tempests now display the correct 3D portrait, model, and death animation.
  • Wings of Liberty
    • Outbreak – Selecting the Refinery at the starting base will show the correct wireframe model.
  • You are now able to bind the Burrow and Unburrow abilities to be the same hotkey.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from earning achievements for gaining Ascension ranks.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Stalkers from being warped on the bottom and left side of a Gateway.
  • Transforming Gateways will now immediately grant faster warp-in field instead of after the animation completes.
  • Fixed a typo in the Transfuse tooltip.
  • Removed the blood particle effect that occurred when certain Zerg units complete their morphing process.
  • Team color on some in-game Trophies have been reduced.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the burrow animation from the Adaptive Talons upgrade to not appear properly for enemy players.