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Questions tagged [starcraft-2]

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

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Multiple wins with different races, but only 1 “Win of day”

I'd like to unlock ranked games for free on a new account, so I need 10 "Win of day". The in-game text suggests that you can win multiple "Win of day" (one with each race). I've won multiple games (1 ...
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Starcraft 2 API [closed]

Is there an SC2 API where I can pull buildings, units, and skills information? I know there's one right now heavily used for AI but I registered and browsed their endpoints and saw nothing for the ...
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In the SC II Editor, how is the High Templar's weapon assigned?

Having trouble understanding how entities in the Editor are linked together. In particular, I noticed the High Templar unit has no entries in its Weapons array. Yet it obviously has its Psi Blast ...
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Zerg: How to regularly create drones without watching?

I'm new to playing Zerg and would like some advice: I have hatchery on hotkey 4 and I'm not supply blocked. If I press 4 → s → d while watching something else (some scout for example), sometimes it ...
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Difference in playing a matched AI and choosing an AI

There seems to be two ways to play against AI. One is the practice against a matched AI where you choose races and based on performance the game sets the difficulty level. If you you loose to much the ...
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Why do pro Zerg players build their Lair at their natural? [duplicate]

Lately in LotV, I've seen professional Zerg players build their lair at their natural (at least, against Terran) rather than in their main base. Why? Wouldn't the main be a safer choice?
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How to beat Early Stalkers (As Protoss) Help?

I've been trying to win tournaments in sc2 but they keep killing me w/ early stalkers. @ 4 Minutes I get rekted by atleast 6 stalkers from the opposing team. I thought he cheated. Though I cant be ...
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Where can I find the specific AI build chosen by the build setting “Any Build” in melee?

When playing against the AI, e.g. in custom -> melee mode, I can select "Any Build" for the AI build order. During the game, in the score screen, or in the replay, can I see which specific build was ...
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What dropped for me during for the “20 years of StarCraft” random drops on Twitch?

Blizzard has it's 20 years of StarCraft event going on, where twitch drops can happen for watching games of StarCraft on twitch. After (presumably) 2 hours of watching, I earned my Bob Toss awards. ...
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Does the Starcraft 2 free to play have all the campaigns?

Does the free copy of Starcraft 2 on the battle.net launcher have all the campaigns from all the expansions and heroes?
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Does legacy of the void include all heroes introduced in starcraft until then?

Does starcraft 2: legacy of the void being the latest expansion include all the new units introduced in both heart of the swarm and wings of liberty?
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How to use Swann's Immortality Protocol?

In Starcraft II, when using Swann in Co-op, how do you activate/use the Immortality Protocol? I have earned it, but I'm unsure what I have to do to get it to work and I can't find anything on the ...
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Where can I find Stacraft 2 installation story ingame?

I want to view again the SC2 installation story, but I cannot find it. Any clue if it is playable trough the SC2 GUI interface? Specifically this video
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How do I set my clan tag in Starcraft 2?

I've tried looking for official faqs, forums, etc. I know how to create/join a clan but I can't find any proper instructions to get my battletag to display something like: <clan_name> ...
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Conditions to play co-op campaign in StarCraft 2

I started playing StarCraft 2 back in november 2017 as it became free to play. I am enjoying the game so far, but it looks like I am unable to play the co-op missions. Maybe it's because noone is ...
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How do I play vs. the AI and choose the strategy for the AI?

When playing Terran, I'm getting by butt kicked by mass Mutalisks. I want to practice that. In previous versions of Starcraft 2 I could choose a strategy for the AI (like Air). How do I do it in the ...
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How can I launch a modern game with DOSBox

So I want to know if there is a way to launch a modern game or a modern game Setup (my case, StarCraft-ll), with DOSBox. I mean that if I mount a directory with starcraft-ll setup, can I launch it ...
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Starcraft II - How to play 1v1 on local LAN

I'm happy LAN play is available. But, I want to play 1v1 instead of 2vX cooperative. If I have the other player in a party, I'm able to try to start a 1v1 game, and my partner is able to accept, but ...
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How are optimal Starcraft 2 builds discovered? Just trial and error?

In Starcraft 2, how are optimal builds discovered? Is it really just trial and error and/or hand timing? I'd love to know what mathematical algorithms could be used to discover the optimal timings. ...
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How to efficiently hotkey your units in production?

Sometimes I am fighting and producing at the same time, but I find inefficient the way I add my production units to my army hotkeys. I usually use my select all army key, to ctrl+click the unit I ...
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Can't see which of my units I have selected

Starcraft 2 just updated itself. And now I can't see which of my units I have selected. I can select, say, a Marine, but there is no visible indication that the Marine is selected. Makes it very ...
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How to change your expansion pack after the recent update?

The option in the "gameplay" settings is no longer available..
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Which actions get counted towards your APM in Starcraft 2?

I have keybinds that, for example, will move my screen to a set location. If my keybind is 2 buttons, will I gain +2 actions whenever I press it? What about consecutive actions? Overall, what ...
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On which Starcraft 2 server there are more 2v2 players?

There are not many people playing Starcraft 2 in the beginners league any more, at least not on the European servers. This results in the matchmaking mostly choosing pro players as opponents for me ...
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How long do my games have to be to count towards experience?

I was playing SC2 today, and I decided to build a pool before any workers. I sent out 6 zerglings who then encountered my opponent's cannon cheese at the bottom of my ramp. I was able to destroy the ...
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How fast do the war chests unlock?

I've read what I can find about the war chest, and it says "Each War Chest begins with a single unit skin and an exclusive portrait. Play Multiplayer or Co-op matches to earn experience and unlock ...
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How do I install StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void through the Blizzard client?

According to my battle.net account I own StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. There's a download button for me to get my copy if I want. However, I'd prefer to download and play it through the Blizzard ...
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Is there a way of extracting game info from sc2?

Knowing that Blizzard is teaming up with DeepMind to develop an API for bots in Starcraft 2, I was wondering if there's a way of extracting the scorescreen info from games (i.e. the graphs about army ...
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What can the High Capacity Fuel Tanks upgrade be used for in SC2?

The High Capacity Fuel Tanks upgrade allows medivac afterburners to last 50% longer. This seems like a useless upgrade, and I have never seen it being used in WCS or any other pro-game. What build is ...
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How much damage does each bounce do with the Mutalisk's Vicious Glave upgrade … In Co-op?

The long awaited sequel to an almost 2 year old question. Not much to it other than: How much damage does each bounce do with BOTH the Vicious Glave and the Sundering Glave upgrages? Vicious Glave: ...
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Game speed above faster

Is it possible to somehow increase the game speed above Faster for training purposes? Are there any custom maps or modes available that can do this?
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Where can a new player start with Zerg in Starcraft II?

I'm new to Starcraft and have been playing the campaigns. Right now, I'm in the mood for wanton destruction and the Zerg sound like fun. So with that in mind: How do I play as the Zerg in Starcraft ...
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How do I keep the Diablo-themed worker portrait in StarCraft 2?

I was reading a couple weeks ago that a Diablo-themed worker portrait would be coming to SC2. I see it in game, but is there a way to keep it?
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How to upgrade units in Nexus wars?

I couldn't find the building/command to upgrade armor/attack of my units. Google is no help either. The other guys can do it, and when I ask them how to do it on ally chat, they just ignore me/kick me ...
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How do I effectively use cloaked units?

One of the biggest threats to an unwary player are cloaked units as, without any detection, they can ravage entire armies and bases without any retaliation. My main problem in their use is that ...
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What are all of the types of equipment I can find in the campaign

During the campaign's 9 missions what equipment can I expect to find. I want to make sure that I haven't missed any. Thanks
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Does Nova spoil Legacy?

I'm not finished playing the single player campaign of Legacy of the Void, but I was thinking about playing Nova Covert Ops on a different computer (e.g. on the road), but I'm worried about spoilers ...
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When a unit is “surrounded”, what benefits does this give to the surrounding party?

When e.g. a bunch of zerglings surround, say, a marauder, the latter seems to die fast. Is that just because it is attacked by so many units at once, or is there some hidden mechanic? Do the zerglings ...
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Is there a way to bind hotkey that moves camera to last alert point on map?

Is there a way to bind hotkey that moves camera to last alert point on map ?
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What sort of starting strategy should I take as Zerg with the aim of going Air in mid game?

I've almost reached Diamond league, now I need to know how I can get a win without depending on the idiot magnet strategy!! If there is a need for an even faster expansion to Vespene or to both ...
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Can I play with people that have SC2 Legacy of the Void if I have SC2 Wings of Liberty?

If I buy SC2 Wings of Liberty can I play multiplayer with a user that owns SC2 Legacy of the Void? I tried to contact the support but nothing.
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What does this in game dialogue say?

There's some in game dialogue here, sadly it's incomprehensible due to the caster's voices. Maybe it's the Protoss talking? But we're hearing the cam-guy's sound and he's not selecting anything ...
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What does “RAX” mean?

I'm new to Starcraft and when I look on the Starcraft subreddit or here in some questions I often encounter term RAX usually in context with Terrans. But I don't know what it means. What does it mean?...
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New MMR brackets in Starcraft II?

What are the new MMR brackets for SC2? How much MMR is required to reach each division?
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Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void - unlock heroes for co-op

I want to play SC 2 co-op with the locked heroes. When I select them, it says that the hero is included in the Legacy of the Void expansion (except for Abathur that has to be bought separately). I ...
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a command to build something when enough resources are available

Is there a queue-able command to tell a structure to "build/research this when enough resources are available"?
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How to unload a single unit from warp prism/medivac without mouse actions

I would like to be able to unload the first unit on a dropship via hotkey, but apparently this isn't possible as the default "unload all" action only allows dropping after you click either the ...
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Does chronoboosting the solar forge improve energy regeneration in Starcraft after patch 3.3?

The Starcraft 2 - 3.3 patch notes mentioned something - does chronoboosting the solar forge in coop still speed up energy generation?
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How does +1 upgrades affect a battle in Starcraft 2?

What does +1 mean in Starcraft 2? I know it is a +1 level upgrade for weapons or armor, but how does this affect the battle? Let's take a Terran Marine. With no upgrades it deals 6 points of damage. ...
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Wings of Liberty in as few missions as possible [duplicate]

I'm trying to beat the WoL campaign in as few missions as possible. Can anyone tell me which order of missions I should go in to do so?