Patch 1.23

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Patch 1.23[edit]

Patch 1.23.5[edit]

Release: 2020-07-01[1]

Features and Improvements[edit]

  • Updated graphics backend; adding support for Windows DX11, DX12 and macOS Metal.
    • This change is likely to provide (in some cases significant) performance benefits as well as more reliable hardware compatibility as new video cards are released. Check out the PTR forum post.

Others[edit]

  • Fixed stall on main menu that some players were experiencing.
  • Fix for Japanese local tool tips.
  • Fixed a nuke exploit that some cheaters were using.
  • When a new message is received, the chat log popup will only auto scroll if it is already scrolled to the bottom.
  • Updated Season 7 local maps folder with newer versions of Eclipse and Reap the Storm.


Patch 1.23.4[edit]

Release: 2020-05-28[2]

Welcome to Season 7![edit]

  • New Wraith portrait rewards for ranked matchmaking S, A, B, and U.
  • Map Pool Update
  • (2) Eclipse
  • (2) Match Point
  • (3) New Sylphid
  • (3) Reap the Storm
  • (4) Polypoid
  • (4) Fighting Spirit
  • (4) Circuit Breakers
  • Ranks
  • S Rank - Top 1% of players
  • A Rank - 7%
  • B Rank - 21%
  • C Rank - 21%
  • D Rank - 21%
  • E Rank - 21%
  • F Rank - 8%
  • For the first two weeks, ranks will be MMR bucketed based on last season’s data. After which we will switch to the percentage-based breakdown above.

Others[edit]

  • Additional string related bug fixes for EUD.
  • Fixes for our most frequent reported crashes.


Patch 1.23.3[edit]

Release: 2020-02-13[3]

Features and Improvements[edit]

  • Welcome to Season 6!
  • Season 6 will start about an hour after Patch 1.23.3 goes live.
  • New Ultralisk portrait rewards for ranked matchmaking S, A, B, and U.
  • Map Pool update:
  • (2) Hitchhiker
  • (2) New Bloody Ridge
  • (3) Neo Sylphid
  • (3) La Mancha
  • (4) Escalade
  • (4) Fighting Spirit
  • (4) Circuit Breakers
  • Ranks:
  • S Rank - Top 1% of players
  • A Rank - 7%
  • B Rank - 21%
  • C Rank - 21%
  • D Rank - 21%
  • E Rank - 21%
  • F Rank - 8%

Other[edit]

  • Colors: Fixed issue where 32 and 64 bit could be assigned different random colors.
  • Colors: Fixed issue where choosing random could still permit disallowed colors.
  • Colors: Tightened restrictions on similar colors to ensure players are easily distinguishable from one another.


Patch 1.23.2[edit]

Release: 2019-11-19[4]

Features and Improvements[edit]

  • Warcraft III: Reforged pre-purchasers will receive a special Orc themed console.
  • Updates to our new Color options:
    • Dark Aqua and Cyan have been removed as options due to undesirable minimap implications.
    • If a player selects a color such as Yellow which has multiple shades we automatically make the like colors unselectable. e.g. "Pale Yellow".
    • We’ve disabled certain camouflaging colors on the Space, Desert, Twilight, Ashworld, and Ice tilesets.
  • Welcome to Season 5!
  • New Zealot portrait ranked matchmaking rewards for S, A, B, U
  • Map Pool update:
  • (2) Destination
  • (2) Heartbreak Ridge
  • (3) Neo_Sylphid
  • (3) Whiteout
  • (4) Circuit Breaker
  • (4) Fighting Spirit
  • (4) Gladiator
  • Ranks:
  • S Rank - Top 1% of players
  • A Rank - 7%
  • B Rank - 21%
  • C Rank - 21%
  • D Rank - 21%
  • E Rank - 21%
  • F Rank - 8%
  • For the first two weeks, ranks will be MMR bucketed based on last season’s data. After which we will switch to the percentage-based breakdown above.

Other[edit]

  • Fixed an issue where certain maps were not loading on 64bit.
  • Fixed some lower frequency crashes.
  • We’ve made some compatibility updates to our UI backend.


Patch 1.23.1[edit]

Release: 2019-09-24[5]

Features and Improvements[edit]

  • Players may now select their preferred color in unranked multiplayer games. Additionally, we’ve extended the available color palette.
  • Worker counts have been added to the Replay UI.
  • Additional voice lines for game start and game end have been added to the “Voices of Legend” announcer packs.
  • Players in unranked multiplayer games must now choose a race before a game can start. This should help folks that get stuck with a race they didn’t intend to play, and hopefully result with fewer people immediately leaving games.
  • Players will now re-join their previously used chat channel when logging back into Battle.net. This change was made for the folks that would prefer not to view/engage in default chat channels.

Note: Players can re-join the default chat channel via the channel list - the first entry will always be the default channel.

Other[edit]

  • String limits have been updated for map makers
  • Arbitrary RGB color selection for map makers
  • Minor bug fixes

Additionally, please note that we will be updating the Battle.net desktop APP to execute the 64bit version of SCR by default in the coming weeks. (32-bit will remain as an option for Windows users).


Patch 1.23.0[edit]

Release: 2019-07-09[6]

Features and Improvements[edit]

  • New Content!
    • StarCraft: Cartooned: This is a complete reskin for the campaign and multiplayer utilizing the lighthearted charm of Carbot Animations.
    • “Hey Jini” announcer: Celebrity “Hey Jini” is beloved by kids of all ages in Korea and is the perfect pairing for StarCraft: Cartooned.
    • (both items are available in the Collections menu)
  • Welcome to Season 4!
    • New Carbot Animations themed ranked play rewards. S, A, B, U rank portraits.
  • Map pool update:
    • (2) Overwatch
    • (2) Tres Pass
    • (3) Power Bond
    • (4) BlockChainSE 2.1
    • (4) Fighting Spirit 1.3
    • (4) Circuit Breakers 1.0
    • (4) Gladiator 1.1
  • Ranks:
    • S Rank – Top 1% of players
    • A Rank – 7%
    • B Rank – 21%
    • C Rank – 21%
    • D Rank – 21%
    • E Rank – 21%
    • F Rank – 8%
    • (For the first two weeks ranks will be MMR bucketed based on last season’s data. After which we will switch to the percentage-based breakdown above.)

Additional notes[edit]

  • SCR is now 64-bit compatible. An opt-in option is now available in the Battle.net application. We’d very much appreciate you guys giving this a go as it will become the only option available on Mac later this year.
  • Input update from PTR - Keyboard commands will now work when the mouse is held down.
  • Voices of Legend announcers have been updated with better stereo sound.
  • StarEdit is no longer included with StarCraft: Remastered. We recommend using SCMDraft 2.
  • SCMDraft 2 offers extended tileset doodads that we do not support in Cartooned. Because of this, some player made maps will not be fully skinned.

References[edit]

  1. StarCraft 1.23.5. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2020-07-01.
  2. StarCraft 1.23.4. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2020-05-28.
  3. StarCraft 1.23.3. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2020-02-13.
  4. StarCraft 1.23.2. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2019-11-19.
  5. StarCraft 1.23.1. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2019-09-26.
  6. StarCraft 1.23.0. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2019-07-09.