Blizzard Provides Update on the Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void Multiplayer Development; New Protoss Unit May Be Added

on December 17, 2014 9:40 PM

Blizzard has posted its first major update to the current status of Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void’s multiplayer development, speaking at length about new changes and choices that are currently being made internally.

Chief among these new details is that a new Protoss units may be added to the game. Currently the team is playing around with ideas to add a new harassment unit in the early game that has slow movement speed, but can become completely invulnerable temporarily. The unit would provide a different means to early game harassment than using blink units, but sounds like it could be quite a powerful unit to play with at all stages of the game with a complete invulnerability ability.

Other notable things include resources being capped at close to 70% of what they are in Heart of the Swarm. The change is meant to force players to make more aggressive expansions to create more “action packed games.” Work counts are also being adjusted with 12 being the number Blizzard is looking at, due to the fact that it is the perfect spot “right before decisions start diverging.”

For a more in-depth analysis of the game’s current multiplayer state, you can read the full post on the game’s official website. Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void was officially announced for PC as a standalone expansion during BlizzCon this year. The game currently does not have a set release date, but it will likely launch sometime in 2015 or early 2016.

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