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Patch 2.1.9

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[e][h]Patch 2.1.9
Patch Information
SEA Release Date:
23 March 2015
NA Release Date:
24 March 2015
EU Release Date:
25 March 2015
KOR Release Date:
26 March 2015
  • General
  • Bug Fixes

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Patch 2.1.9[edit]


  • Warcraft III Assets
    • We’ve introduced over three thousand new assets from the Warcraft III Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne.
    • To gain access to these assets, launch the StarCraft II Editor and add the following dependency:
      • Warcraft III (Data Mod)
        • File > Dependencies
        • Click ‘Add Other’
        • Select the ‘’ tab
        • Click ‘Log In’ and enter your account information
        • Double click on Warcraft III (Data Mod)
  • Arcade and Custom Game Lobby Changes
    • Hosts will be able to remove players who have a pending invite.
    • If a player fails to accept an invite, additional invites from that player will be delayed.
    • The duration of a pending invite has been dramatically reduced.
  • WCS Observer Interface
    • We’ve made several improvements to the WCS Observer Interface
    • Minerals, Gas, army count, and worker count can now be displayed simultaneously.
    • Unit wireframes are now displayed for single or group selection.
    • Information is displayed more consistently, making it easier for tournament organizers to display auxiliary information.
    • Hot keys have been improved and simplified.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue that could allow a player to join a private lobby when they were not friends with the host.
  • Certain hotkeys in the Wings of Liberty campaign can now be remapped.
  • Presence information displayed in the Friends List should now display the correct information.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Nvidia drivers were causing certain textures to appear pink.
  • Typical use of the middle mouse button should no longer cause the cursor to snap to the center of the screen.

Balance Update[edit]

On April 9, Blizzard released a Balance Update.


  • Cost modified from 200 Minerals and 100 Vespene to 100 Minerals and 200 Vespene
  • Supply cost increased from 3 to 4
  • Movement speed increased from 2.25 to 2.95
  • Swarm Hosts now require the Burrow research in order to burrow
  • Swarm Hosts no longer collide with Locusts
  • Auto-cast removed, Spawn Locusts must now be manually cast
  • Spawn Locusts cooldown increased from 25 seconds to 60 seconds
  • Casting Spawn Locusts no longer requires a Swarm Host to be burrowed
  • Weapon speed increased from .8 to .6
  • Locust duration increased from 15 seconds (+10 seconds with Enduring Locusts) to 25 seconds
  • Enduring Locusts – This upgrade has been removed
  • New upgrade: Flying Locusts - Allows Locusts spawned by Swarm Hosts to fly. Flying Locusts can use Swoop to land and attack
  • Requires Lair
  • Cost is 200 Minerals, 200 Vespene, 160 seconds
  • Allows Locusts spawned by Swarm Hosts to fly. Flying Locusts can use Swoop to land and attack
  • Swoop: Orders the Locust to land at the targeted location, allowing it to attack
  • Blinding Cloud range increased from 10 to 11


  • Point Defense Drone duration decreased from 180 seconds to 20 seconds


  • Bonus damage versus massive air units decreased from +50 damage to +14 damage.

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