What does this actually mean?

Does it mean that all his units and base structures will be made visible to his opponent?

It seems that "being revealed" = "will be defeated"?


When a player no longer has any "main" buildings (Command Center / Nexus / Hatchery), this message appears. After a short time, that player's buildings, and buildings only, will be revealed to its enemies in the minimap and the main game window. Only the buildings themselves appear, you do not get vision of their surroundings.

Once that player starts rebuilding a main building the "is no longer being revealed" message appears and then you lose vision of the buildings - though a more common follow-up to the "is being revealed" message is "has left the game" :) That cycle of being-revealed / no-longer-being-revealed may repeat multiple times in the same game.

The purpose of this mechanism is to prevent an almost-defeated player from hiding a building somewhere remote in order to needlessly prolong a losing game.

  • so an opponent is revealed if he has no more "main buildings"... and then when all his buildings are destroyed then he is defeated. While he has no main buildings, all his buildings are revealed, when he rebuilds a main building, then his buildings will no longer be revealed... – Michael Wiles Feb 22 '11 at 11:55
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    interesting aside, terran can hide their main buildings as they can fly the command centre to a corner of the map. – Michael Wiles Feb 22 '11 at 11:56

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