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Steppes of War

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[e][h]Steppes of War
Map Information
Spawn Positions:
2 at 1, 7
Competition Span:
2010-02 – 2011-03


Steppes of War is one of the original maps released in the Wings of Liberty Beta and was seen in some of the Alpha matches. Designed as a two-player “rush map”, it was played on the Blizzard ladder until it was removed in February, 2011 in favor of four-player “rush” maps.[1][2][3] Due to its lamentable balance, it disappeared from competitive use shortly thereafter.

Official Map Description[edit]

There is a straight path to attack your enemy. Side paths offer additional resources. Rocks offer access to surprise attack routes.

Notable Features[edit]

  • Rocks protecting Thirds - Destructible rocks bar the direct way to the third bases. These are accessible through two ramps.
  • Rush Distance - There is an extremely short rush distance on this map, often encouraging early-game aggression.
  • Xel'Naga Towers - These can give vision of the high-yield expansions, but due to the brush blocking sight of them, the player occupying the expansion may not be aware that the tower has been activated.
  • Exposed Natural - There is a wide ramp outside the natural expansion that makes defending a fast-expansion build more difficult. Players may choose to wall-off or narrow it by placing buildings there.


Distances from main to main

Protoss Wall-ins[edit]

7 o'clock

Terran wall-ins[edit]

1 o'clock
7 o'clock


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Played in Premier Tournaments