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

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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?
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How does one obtain a Clan emblem in Starcraft 2?

I would like to get a clan emblem. I think that asking players how they got theirs is the best idea. Just to clarify, I am looking for a way to upload and customize the emblem for the clan itself, ...
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Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty Haven's Fall Mission difficulty

I tried to replay the SC2:WoL Haven's Fall mission through the Archives list after finishing the Prophecy Missions and purchasing the Upgraded Command Center. In several Youtube videos I see other ...
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Starcraft 2 certain cutscenes freeze on single frame but audio still plays

Starcraft 2 running on Mac book pro (El capitan) with AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics card, 16 gigs of ram. There are a few cutscenes where it plays footage on an in-game screen, but the cutscene is ...
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Infest a terran base

In his tutorial Video at csnstarcraft Training Camp - How to Improve Efficiently there is a scene, where the terran player draws back his base and it seems to be infested: How did this happen? How ...
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Can I play official matchmaking if I don't buy Legacy of the Void?

Is there a special matchmaking/ladder for people who don't have LotV? Are there any actual people who play without LotV (ie. will I ever find a match)? In extension, should I buy HotS or WoL? (LotV is ...
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How do I set my profile's title in StarCraft II?

I can't find a way to change my profile's title in any way. I tried looking both in game and also online in my Battle.net account settings. I have a Legacy of the Void key activated and using the ...
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How do stalemates affect your rank?

I've experimented a bit against the computer and found that upon a stalemate being detected, the "defeat" message is shown. But in a ranked game do stalemates count as defeats for both players? How do ...
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What can I do in Starcraft 2 after the campaign?

I am a story person, and I played StarCraft 2 because of it's story. Now that I've finished all of the StarCraft 2 campaign parts (Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void) is ...
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Where can I find my race statistics in Starcraft 2?

It's been a while so maybe Blizzard took this away... but I used to be able to view my profile on battle.net and see if my Terran won 25% of games, and then say half of those wins were against other ...
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How to enable saving of replay recordings in Campaign

How do I enable recording of replays of Campaign missions in Starcraft 2 (Legacy of the Void). Is that possible? I'm talking about the Observer/replay feature in Starcraft where in records how player ...
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A guide to SCII unit composition slang

While managing this question, I have realized that there are few references online for SCII slang or jargon, which is frequently used by commentators during casts of SCII games. Games are often short, ...
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Are there canon or otherwise widely accepted names for groups of Starcraft 2 units?

Groups of animals have special names: +------------+--------------+ | Animal | Group Name | +------------+--------------+ | alligators | congregation | | iguanas | mess | | owls ...
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Starcraft II Practicing new units and game changes

Since Legacy of the Void the challenge missions are banned to the terran campaign "Episode I Wings of Lilberty", followed by the Challenge Missions image. These missions still use the game settings ...
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Is it possible for two friends (or two people using the same internet connection) to be matched up against each other in a ranked or unranked game?

I'm curious to know whether there is some type of filter in place by Blizzard that prevents people using the same internet connection, or friends, from getting matched against each other in ranked or ...
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How where there different personalities if all protoss were connected by the Khala?

As already can be heard in the Legacy of the Void opening cinematics, Artanis defines the Khala as "The sacred union of our every thought and emotion”. However, through the games we are lead to ...
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Is there any way to buy the Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm digital deluxe edition?

I already have Wings of Liberty and apparently you can't buy the digital deluxe edition of the Heart of the Swarm expansion on the battle.net store. The reason I want it is because I want the Kerrigan ...
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How much unused supply should I keep available as zerg for a macro-focused build?

A common problem I have when focusing on macro as zerg is that I forget to build enough overlords until I need them. As a result of this I've lost a number of games even when I managed to scout out my ...
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How to survive to 6 Reapers rush on Starcraft II Lotv TvT

Since LOTV, almost each time I play against Terran (I'm Terran, so TvT), the other guy build 6-8 reapers and go rush before my first Factory unit. In best cases, I can scout a triple RAX, and in ...
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What is giant blue target in SC2 Legacy of the Void?

Just started playing Into the Void. Warming up against computers. I noticed a blue target in a wide area around my units while I played against Terran. I'm thinking it's the Liberator but I recall ...
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Was the Battlecruiser's Tactical Jump removed?

I don't see the Tactical Jump option for my Battlecruisers, nor any place to research it (Starport,etc). Has it been removed or am I missing something?
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Battle.net friend list

I haven't played sc2 in like 4 years, and now when I logged in the battle.net app I see that the friend list shows 1 offline friend only. But when I visit my profile page on the battle.net website, ...
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How do you block players you don't want to play with?

The match maker keeps putting me up against the same guy who says glhf then quits. I've faced him about 15 times over the past couple days. Sometimes I get him several times in a row. All I want is a ...
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Is it worth it to go for rich minerals?

Typically there are eight regular mineral fields per normal base, and each harvest yields five units of mineral. Rich mineral bases typically have six rich mineral fields. So once the minerals are ...
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As terran, what are the most common techniques to block off the entrance ramp to your base?

There are many different arrangements of structures or units that can be used to block off the entrance to a base to prevent a zealot push or zergling rush. The obvious answer is barracks and a supply ...
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How do I play the official “Left 2 Die” scenario?

Several of the achievements under the arcade section of StarCraft 2 are for a game named "left 2 die". When I looked that up in the list of arcade games, there are six pages of results, but none of ...
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What happens if “two” vsync options are enabled at once? (RadeonPro, Starcraft 2)

In StarCraft 2, some cutscenes are "animated" and don't use Direct3D, so when using RadeonPro's "Direct3D Tweak" vsync option (with triple buffering), these types of cutscenes aren't getting vsynced. ...