StarCraft II is a real-time strategy game published in 2010 by Activision Blizzard and is the sequel to StarCraft.

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In Starcraft 2, how do expansions affect the game?

I would like to know what changes they make, I assume there are new campaigns, and I understand each version runs on its own, my questions are: Does Legacy of the Void contain everything Heart of ...
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Where can I download a digital Starcraft II copy?

I have already bought SC2, and now my copy of the game is not with me. I would like to download it from an official website, but I failed to find the link. Where can I find the game on an official ...
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When do I have to save in Starcraft 2?

So, I'm very new to Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, and I just purchased the game. I noticed that sometimes, Starcraft automatically saves, but sometimes, it doesn't. For example, when I finished a ...
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Does Starcraft 2 credits automatically increase whenever I enter the game?

I am very new to Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, and I just purchased the game. So after purchasing few things from the armory, I had around 30,000 credits left, and I saved&exited the campaign. ...
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What is XP and what is it good for?

I bought SC2 the day it came out, and I made good use of it, but somewhere along the way I stopped playing because of school and work commitments, etc. I just reinstalled it today and I noticed that ...
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How to set a specific color as my default player color in Starcraft 2?

A search on our forum, and google search on this topic get me nowhere. So how can I set my default player color? p.s. Hitting Alt-F will switch player colors into red for enemy, yellow for allies, ...
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How to put early pressure in LotV?

With 13 (or 14) workers on start, early game of StarCraft has been changed significantly. If early Zerg could choose to do 7(6)- pool, now the best they could do is 13-pool... Is this still strong ...
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Why my mother-ship core cannot blast the photon cannon?

In LotV my mothership core is not able to cast photon cannon: I do have enough energy, spell is available, but hitting it and selecting Nexus doesn't give me anything. Please advise how to cast ...
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What is the difference between EPM and APM?

Blizzard introduced EPM as a new stat for watchers of Starcraft2 matches, in one of the last patches. I am a bit confused. What is the difference between EPM and APM? What does each include exactly in ...
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Are there blind Starcraft players?

I've read that there are blind people who can play Starcraft competently. This seems like it would be impossible to me. Is it possible to play Starcraft if you are blind? How would this work?
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Can I obtain missed story achievements in Heart of the Swarm without starting a new campaign?

As I was playing "StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm" my internet went offline at a certain point and I missed the "Fashion Statement" achievement. I did what was necessary to gain it but since I was ...
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Playing Protoss vs Zerg should I target the hatchery or the drones?

As protoss, in a 'normal' - with no early rushes- I like to go 3 gate Robo and push out, with an immortal or two (if I see Roaches), or just gateway units otherwise. This normally works well and I ...
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OS X - El Capitan Mouse Problem (After Alt-Tab)

I am using OS X El Capitan. When I opened the first time StarCraft 2, I have no problem. But, When I did Alt-Tab and returned the game, Mouse cursor has lag and is seen double. How Can I solve this ...
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What is a patch terran?

What does it mean when they say "patch terran"? I am looking to understand what the term means.
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What does playing “Ranked” mean?

I play Starcraft and today someone asked me if I had ever played 'ranked'. What does that mean?
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How do I play Whispers of Oblivion now that Legacy of the Void has launched?

I only own Wings of Liberty. Is there a way for me to play the Whispers of Oblivion missions?
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How to pass “Evil Awoken” mission of prologue campaign on Brutal?

I'm playing "Evil Awoken" mission of "Legacy of Void" prologue campaign and have difficulties on the 2nd part of the mission: upon the destruction of "Void Catalyst" my units don't have fire power to ...
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Do both players need to own Legacy of the Void to play co-op missions?

I want to play the Co-Op missions with my friend, but he's on the fence about getting LOTV. I know back when HOTS released Blizzard added a feature that made anyone in your party "own" your expansion ...
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How do I play the prologue missions from prepurchasing Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void?

I just prepurchased Legacy of the Void so I can play the exclusive prologue missions (I have no interest in multiplayer). However, I cannot find them anywhere in my campaign list in Starcraft 2. I've ...
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Does Starcraft 2 contain a cooperative multiplayer campaign mode?

Is there a way to play through a story-driven campaign in Starcraft 2 in a multiplayer environment? If its not built-in, are there community-created multiplayer maps that have this sort of feature?
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How to kill Zurvan in the HotS campaign on Brutal?

I have been playing the game on brutal and got the basic skills,how ever I am having trouble with Zurvan. I saw the movie by Joltzblc and parazx already, but I believe there is some trick to the ...
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Can StarCraft 2 be played offline?

I've always thought that Starcraft 2 was Always Online, but I was talking to a college today and I found out there was an offline mode which just lacks access to achievements or custom maps (like I ...
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Use all units in campaign

So in the campaign you go along and slowly get new units and buildings and it progresses (for both WOL and HOTS). I am wondering if there is a way to disable this and build any unit or building ...
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Wine no longer letting me play SC2 or launch Bnet browser

I've been playing SC2 and Heroes of the Storm fine on Wine for awhile now but suddenly today it will no longer launch I've tried restarting and Google and so forth but nothing has worked. Has anyone ...
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Safely delete some Starcraft 2 files? [duplicate]

Starcraft 2 is taking up so much space in my drive. I was wondering if there are some files which can be safely deleted?
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Invisible mouse cursor in Starcraft II

You can still click stuff, but it appears the mouse cursor is missing/invisible when I launch the game. Online they say you can change the "compatibility" mode settings and fix this, but because I'm ...
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Why build Queens over extra Hatcheries?

As far as I can tell, Queens look like a bad investment over an additional Hatchery: 2 Queens costs 300 minerals and consume 4 supply, whereas 1 Hatchery costs 300 minerals and doesn't consume ...
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Will I be able to see the results of the previous campaign if I start a new one?

I am planning to replay a campaign (to achieve other achievements). Will I be able to see the results of the previous one? For example, one of the achievement is: to accomplish all 29 mission while ...
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Why am I still lagging in Star Craft II? [closed]

17.3" FULL HD (1920X1080) LED LCD nVIDIA GeForce® GT 425M w/1GB GDDR3 Intel GMA HD4500 640m core i7 processor 8 GB RAM 64 bit OS For some reason, when there is a batle in progress it appears as if ...
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Where can I find a good Starcraft 2 community to learn how to play the game? [closed]

I would like to find a good SC2 community to learn how to play the game and eventually move up to league play. Any good recommendations?
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Are the original Starcraft 2 WoL and HotS DVDs still useful for installing the game?

It's been many years since those games came out, and in preparation for Legacy of the Void I'd like to replay the whole series. However, the Battle.net application is quoting me a ~20 GB download ...
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Are there any legal glitches in Starcraft2?

I've been watching SC:Broodwar matches and there are tournament legal glitches/bug exploits that some professional players use in their matches. For example, the Turret Bug, the Mining SCV trick ...
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How to determine which build order to use in different situations?

In Starcraft 2, there are many build orders that can be found all over the internet - but how do we know which build order is suitable while playing? For example, if I go Macro CC, I might end up ...
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What does the free edition of Starcraft 2 include?

Free edition: Play the first five missions of the epic single-player campaign and wage unrelenting war on your friends. Does it really mean it includes multiplayer? Are there any limitations? ...
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Is it possible to determine someones league while playing against them?

Is is in any way possible to determine if my opponent is in a higher/lower or same league as myself while I'm actually playing against them in 1vs1 in starcraft 2, or am I forced to check this after ...
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Importance of Zerglings to Zerg armies

So i've been trying to improve my game as zerg as of late, but im meeting several difficulties (some in micro, some in macro, etc etc), but the one i want to ask about now is army composition. I ...
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Which Zerg units beat that ball?

Which Zerg units would be good to counter that Protoss group?
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How do I actually play the SC2: Legacy of the Void Beta?

I've purchased and claimed the Legacy of the Void Beta, such that my account details show it against my account: Clicking on that icon takes me to this page with information about the Beta, however ...
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Starcraft 2 Oracle to charge energy

I wonder if there is some way to charge oracle units which have run out of energy? Currently I have to wait for its power to charge up naturally, which takes too long.
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Quickly identifying target of opponent's nuclear launch

I was nuked for the first time in multiplayer (ladder) earlier today and, if it weren't for the fact that my opponent forgot to cloak (I'm in Bronze league), I wouldn't have known which mineral-line ...
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How can I reset achievements in Starcraft II?

I started a new campaign, but the game is still listing all the achievements as being completed. I'd like to try them again (and have the game keep track of which ones I've done). This is the only ...
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What is the best method of getting better at micro in Starcraft 2?

I've always known my micro is the worst aspect of my game, which is is why I tend toward out producing, or being sneaky (rushing or using cloaked units). But lately I've realized the only way I'm ...
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How do I know how many SCV's I have created?

In Starcraft 2, how do I know how many SCV's I have created easily while playing? All I see total population on top right side of game.
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How can I remember Starcraft 2 counters? [duplicate]

The military units in SC2 almost all have counters (i.e. Thor counters Siege Tank). There are a lot of military units, so it makes it hard to remember all the counters. Is there an easy way to ...
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Is it possible to build across all selected buildings simultaneously?

Is it possible to build across all selected buildings simultaneously? Instead of having to click marine 5 times to build at 5 rax to build at all 5 in 1 command. I've tried variations of holding ...
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Starcraft 2 to add more units to a group using on-screen “Control Groups” buttons?

I want to add more units to my current group, e.g. at hotkey 1, using the on-screen ControlGroups buttons. Currently we achieve this by Shift-1 via hotkey. I want to do this on-screen i.e. holding ...
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Why get Armor after Attack but before Shields? [duplicate]

Whenever I watch a professional Protoss (usually WhiteRa) in replays of HotS, they usually get Armor (ground/air armor) after getting Attack but before getting Shields. Why is that?
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Sc2 ran out of gas

I am new to sc2. Practising Macro using Terran. I have no problem for minerals but gas always ran out. This is the major problem iam facing. I even built 3 bases but still facing 'ran out of gas' ...
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How do I change the video settings from outside Starcraft 2?

In switching from residence life to house life for a brief vacation, I've been forced to downgrade from my 1920x1080 resolution-supporting monitor to a 1024x800 monitor, although I brought my computer ...