StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm trailer goes big on eSports, multiplayer

By Dave Cook, Thursday, 21 February 2013 08:32 GMT

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm has received a patch preview trailer from Blizzard, in which community manager Cloaken talks about the studiosview on the evolving eSports scene and the expansion’s multiplayer component. The studio has also sent us a recap of Wings of Liberty patch 2.0.4 in full.

Blizzard also sent us a full patch 2.0.4 run-down for StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty again, in case you missed them.

Here they are:

From eSports and Multiplayer:

  • Watch With Others (to Watch Replays Together With Friends Online)
  • Take Command And Recover Game (which Allow You To Resume An Interrupted Game From A Replay File) New Observer Functionality (better Cues For Major Events Like Nukes And Nydus Worms)
  • Fully Customizable Observer UI
  • Improved Physics Engine
  • Advanced Stat Tracking

From Ways To Play:

  • Training Mode
  • Versus AI
  • Unranked Matchmaking
  • Levelling Mode And New Unlocks

From Social Features:

  • Improved User Interface
  • Groups And Clans
  • Players Near You
  • Global Play (coming Soon)

Blizzard also announced Diablo 3 for PS4 and PS3 last night. Get the full details here.

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