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Patch 1.5.3

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[e][h]Patch 1.5.3
Patch Information
SEA Release Date:
September 18th 2012
NA Release Date:
September 18th 2012
EU Release Date:
September 19th 2012
KR Release Date:
September 19th 2012
  • General
  • Bug Fixes

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - Patch 1.5.3[edit]


  • The Current Season snapshot has been added back to the Profile summary.


  • Burning Tide has been republished and is once again available for play in the custom games section of the StarCraft section.

Bug Fixes[edit]


  • Asset loading performance has been improved.
  • Fixed a number of crashes, desyncing issues, and file corruption that could occur when attempting to play games on Arcade.
  • The AlternateLowTextures variable has been re-enabled in variables.txt.
  • Manually-bound hotkeys now properly override grid hotkeys.
  • Bonus Combat Attributes that use negative values now work properly.
  • Increased and decreased weapon speeds effects are now displaying their proper red or green text color.
  • Using triggers to change ownership of Protoss buildings no longer results in some buildings remaining unpowered.
  • Rich Vespene Geysers now properly return 6 gas per trip instead of 8.
  • The Graphics Options Changed indicator now properly displays next to the Options menu item.
  • Fixed a UI error that would occur when viewing the Load Menu.
  • The frame rate value displayed in the CTRL + ALT + F overlay and the Menu display are now consistent.
  • Fixed an issue where shadows on the Hyperion appeared in lower resolutions in the background of the UI
  • Fixed an issue where item stack amounts would not increase or decrease properly.
  • Fixed an issue where damage shield buffs were not displaying a status bar if their buff duration was zero.[edit]

  • BattleTags now populate in the real name section for BattleTag friends.
  • Chat that is entered into the Party chat window now displays as a whisper to members of the party that are in-game.
  • The count of bookmarks that have been used or remain available for use now properly appears in the Arcade Bookmarks page.
  • Republishing a StarCraft map as an Arcade map without changing the map name no longer causes the map to display in the wrong area.
  • Date formats now display in the proper format according to region.
  • The league icon displayed in the Quick Match page is now centered.
  • Fixed an issue where the Show More button would stop functioning when navigating between the Create Game and Join Game tabs.
  • Fixed an issue where logging in with a Starter Edition account would sometimes cause the client to become unresponsive.


  • Units that are morphing no longer have a chance to become stuck and frozen in their cocoon state if they are beneath a Hatchery.


  • Textures on the Mar Sara tileset no longer paint improperly in the Editor.
  • CPU usage is now optimized while streaming data.
  • Fixed an issue in certain localized clients where special characters would display improperly in custom hotkey profiles.

Balance Update[edit]

  • On 4 December 2012 Blizzard released a balance update which required no patching.