StarCraft 1.18 Public Test Realm Now Available; Full Patch Notes Released

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Mar 30, 2017
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StarCraft Remastered, the enhanced edition of the RTS developed by Blizzard, is going to be released later this year, but that doesn’t mean that the original StarCraft will be left behind, as it will also be made available for download for free soon. The game is also getting updated with some new features, features that can now be tested out.

A few hours ago, Blizzard released the StarCraft 1.8 PTR, allowing players to try out and test some of the new features included in the new update, such as the option to customize keybindings, Observer mode, improved gameplay responsiveness and more. Catch the full patch notes below.

Added windowed fullscreen or windowed mode; use Alt+Enter to switch between.

Added the option to customize keybindings.

Added cursor clamping in-game while windowed; unclamped in menus.

Added Popular Maps to streamline finding games or game types.

Added options to display actions per minute.

Added Observer mode.

Added opponent information when joining a game lobby.

Added autosaving for replays.

Added an option to display the game timer.

Added UPnP support.

Updated to a new OpenGL backend.

Improved gameplay responsiveness during multiplayer by increasing turn rate to match LAN speeds over Battle.net.

Improved UI layout in Battle.net sections.

Improved behavior of available lobbies within the ‘Join Game’ section.

Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.

Improved anticheat capabilities.

Improved installation and patching performance.

Bug Fixes

Fixed palette issues to correct rainbow water, 80s Kerrigan face in the loading screen, and other graphic glitches.

Fixed problems with LAN game discovery.

Fixed IME support and other menu text artifacts.

LAN and Legacy Battle.net fixes.

StarCraft Remastered launches this Summer on PC and MAC in all regions.

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