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Map Information
Spawn Positions:
4 at 1, 5, 7, 11
Competition Span:
Sep 2000 - Jul 2001


Desolation is a map released by Blizzard as part of Brood War and intended for non-ladder play. It has positional imbalances.

Due to the fact the map is asymmetrical, the different starting positions vary in quality. The bottom left starting position has no high ground near it and has neither its mineral line nor its gas exposed and is thus easier to defend than those of the other starting positions, especially the bottom right and top left.

The bottom right start position's Command Center/Nexus/Hatchery can be reached by Siege Tanks placed on the high ground behind the mineral line. The same holds true for the top right position from the high ground to its south.

Both the bottom right's and the top left's gas can be harassed by Siege Tanks on high ground while none of the other starting positions have this drawback.

Notable Features[edit]

  • Asymmetrical map