I haven't bought SC2: HotS yet but from the question "What bonus experience can you get?"

I can see that you now gain some experience after a battle? If so,

  • What effect does it have if your profile is "Level 5" or something?
  • Do you get transferred to a higher league?
  • Do you have in game bonuses for single player?

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Having a higher level unlocks decals, portraits, unit skins and Animation(/dance command) for units in that race that can be used in multiplayer.

At this time max level is 30.

  1. nothing
  2. Decal
  3. Portrait
  4. Decal
  5. Portrait
  6. nothing
  7. Decal
  8. Portrait
  9. Decal
  10. Animation: Overlord, Mule, Stalker
  11. Portrait
  12. nothing
  13. Decal
  14. Portrait
  15. Animation: Roach, Viking, Oracle
  16. Decal
  17. Portrait
  18. nothing
  19. Decal
  20. Skin: Overlord, Supply Depot, Pylon
  21. Portrait
  22. Decal
  23. Portrait
  24. nothing
  25. Animation: Infestor, Ghost, Colossus
  26. Decal
  27. Portrait
  28. Decal
  29. Portrait
  30. Skin: Zergling, Marine, Zealot

At level 1, 6, 12, 18 and 24 it dose not look like there is any reward, but I am not sure about this.

  • dances? like unit animation or more of videos? Thanks by the way for the quick reply
    – corroded
    Mar 13, 2013 at 7:58
  • you can make some units dance by selecting them and typing /dance in the chat
    – Blem
    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:00

Spending resources and destroying enemy units and buildings in multiplayer earns you experience at a rate of 1 unit of spent/destroyed minerals/gas = 1 exp point. There is a soft cap of 50.000 exp per battle, any exp above that gets cut to 33%.

"Multiplayer" here means any non-campaign match, including custom games vs AI (not sure if non-starcrafty custom game modes are also excluded).

Experience levels are per-race, and award decals, portraits and other stuff. Sum of all race levels is your profile level, which is just an e-peen measure :-)


It unlocks new skin for certain units, new portraits and new decals.


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