The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm which is no longer valid.

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Yeti (a.k.a. snow beasts)[1] were fauna[2] which live on Kaldir, a protoss-settled ice world in the Koprulu Sector. A large number of them reside in the Ice Valleys. They are led by yeti matriarchs.[1]

During the Second Great War, Sarah Kerrigan led her nascent brood against them to collect their DNA while also reclaiming the Nafash Brood.[3]

Yeti were replaced by ursadons in the release version of Heart of the Swarm.[4]

Game UnitEdit

StarCraft IIEdit

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A yeti in-game

Yeti appeared as a third force in the development build of the Heart of the Swarm mission Harvest of Screams (at the time named Silence Their Cries}}. They attacked both the zerg and protoss forces at will. Unlike the matriarchs, they did not present much of a threat.[5] These were changed to ursadons in the launch build of the game.[6]

Heroes of the StormEdit

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The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

In an older development build of Heroes of the Storm, defeating a yeti camp gave runestone rewards, which a hero could use to summon yeti minions, potentially ten or more, at allied towers.[7][8] These were changed to mercenary camps in the final release.[9]


The Yeti is an ape-like mythological creature, said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, India and Tibet.


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  2. Heart of the Swarm Screenshots, Kotaku. Accessed on 2011-07-08
  3. 2011-05-31. Blizzard Entertainment. Debut Trailer HD. Gametrailers. Accessed 2011-05-31.
  4. Shindigs and GHOSTCLAW. 2013-01-22. Heart of the Swarm Preview - (22.01.13). Teamliquid. Accessed 2013-01-23.
  5. 2011-05-31, Hands On With StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm’s Campaign, Now With More RPG and Space Yetis. Kotaku, accessed on 2011-06-09
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Harvest of Screams (in English). 2013-03-12.
  7. Leah Jackson. 2011-11-02. Blizzard DOTA: The Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Blizzard's StarCraft 2 Mod. G4TV. Accessed 2012-05-13.
  8. BlizzCon 2011. SC2 Mapster. Accessed 2012-05-13.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015
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