I usually reload my last saves and missions while I'm trying to get all the Hard achievements in my SC2 campaign. I just updated to the latest patch today but when I tried to load my game, it said that I will have to disconnect from Battle.net and restart with the old SC2 installed.

It was totally weird, so I just shrugged and clicked yes. It then quit, then reloaded again but this time, there was no login and it auto loaded the save file. It loaded correctly, but I was not connected to Battle.net anymore and I can't open my achievements tab.

Does this mean I have to start the campaign all over again?

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So the way Starcraft 2 handles saves (and replays) is it keeps old copies of previous versions to run them.

BattleNet is always configured to communicate with the latest version, so if you load a previous version its not guaranteed that you'll be able to communicate, thus Blizzard doesn't provide that functionality (currently, this may change).

So do you have to start over? That save, yes. The saves you have constitute an earlier version. Now there was some discussion of playing maps/watching replays while still connected to battlenet here (its under how to run). So it may be possible to retain functionality like chat.

Your progress in the campaign doesn't need to be restarted, as campaign progress is tracked in the cloud. You can pick up your campaign where you left off.

  • I was half-way through a mission before the update. Afterwards, trying to load that save would make Starcraft 2 crash. I figured out that loading the last "victory" auto-save worked in the current version of Starcraft 2, but as tzenes said, I had to restart that mission. Sep 23, 2010 at 17:28
  • How can I resume the campaign where I left off? Sep 23, 2010 at 19:58
  • @Lee: From the single player main menu, there should be a button to resume the campaign. It will take you to the Hyperion (or Mar Sara or Char etc), as if you just finished your last completed mission.
    – Wikwocket
    Sep 24, 2010 at 17:27
  • @Wikwocket That prompts me to start a previous version of the game. Dave Andersen's tip to load an autosave with "Victory" in the title was what I needed. Sep 24, 2010 at 17:42
  • I think the moral of the story: Get missions done asap, play more Starcraft II, have more fun! :)
    – Wadih M.
    Sep 24, 2010 at 18:06

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