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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How does the StarCraft 2 region lock work?

Does someone who wants to play the North America and Latin America versions of StarCraft 2 need to buy two keys, or is just one key enough to install both game clients? I'm not sure about this on ...
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How can I test my SC2 Maps without a Battle.NET connection

Is there any way to test my SC2 custom map while I cannot log on to Battle.NET?
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StarCraft II FAQs

Where can I find the best FAQs and strategy guides online for StarCraft II? Are there already walk-throughs for portions of the single-player game, perhaps as released in other countries, and ...
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Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better player?

Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better StarCraft II player? Off the top of my head I can think of: Watching replays with commentary from youtube.com/hdstarcraft and youtube....
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After the StarCraft 2 beta is over will achievements earned carry into the retail version? [closed]

I was lucky enough to accepted into the StarCraft 2 beta. I've earned a few achievements from normal game play. Some of the achievements are a bit harder to earn and will take effort. If those ...
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What are some effective methods of scouting in Starcraft 2?

One thing I've always struggled with in RTS games is scouting. What are some effective methods of scouting what your opponent is up to in Starcraft 2, especially in the early game? How do you ...
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Starcraft 2 AI Mods

Is it possible to create a custom AI in a Starcraft 2 mod? If so, how?
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How should I be countering storms TvP in Starcraft 2?

A good Protoss player usually has pretty good micro with their High Templars keeping them in the back and out of sight, which makes it kind of hard to EMP or snipe them. I'm having trouble countering ...
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What exactly is a “cheese” in Starcraft 2?

I seem to see commentators mention "cheese" with regards to Starcraft 2, but I'm not quite sure what they mean. If a particular build/tactic is called a "cheese", does that mean it is a considered to ...
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What attributes identify a “cheese build” in SC2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What exactly is a “cheese” in Starcraft 2? What is the definition of a "cheese build", specifically with reference to standard SC2 builds? Where did the term "...
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How do I get the “Zergling Rush” achievement in StarCraft 2?

I'm trying to get a lot of the battle.net achievements, but some of them seem quite difficult. Specifically, "Zergling Rush" the 20 zerglings in 255 seconds achievement
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Psionic storms - how exactly do they work?

I'm trying to understand how exactly do psionic storms do damage, and how to deal with them. I understand they do damage-over-time - is that evenly spread over the storm's duration? How many times ...
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How do I remember which units counter which in StarCraft 2?

I find myself clicking on the "Help" button at the top of the screen to figure out Rock-Paper-Scissors counters on the fly. The Help system is nice, but I'd prefer if there were some easier way to ...
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What's the correct number of workers to put on gathering vespene and minerals in StarCraft 2?

In StarCraft 1, I didn't halt worker production until I had 3 for every 2 mineral patches, and 3 for each vespene geyser. This was my own personal guideline, and I have no idea how efficient/wasteful ...
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What are the popular openings / builds for Terran in StarCraft 2?

I don't have too much interest in playing Terran, but I'd like this information mostly to better understand what I'm up against.
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What are the popular build orders for Protoss in StarCraft 2?

I've played a lot of Protoss in the original StarCraft, but I thought I might try to play it in StarCraft 2 also. What build orders are being used competitively?
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Which units/building reveal cloaked enemies in Starcraft 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of StarCraft II “Detectors?” When I switch between races, I seem to forget what I need to build to protect myself from cloaked enemies. (Yeah, I'm a pretty ...
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What build order should I use for Zerg in StarCraft 2?

I'm familiar with the general mechanics of the game, but what's the best build order for the beginning of the game?
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Is Starcraft 2 available for digital download?

Is Blizzard offering Starcraft II for digital download (i.e. something like Steam)?
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What protoss unit can transport others?

I know I can create a Warp Gate and teleport to Pylons, but I have no idea how to make Warp Prisms or know if there's any other unit capable of transporting. I would in particular like this to built ...