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Patch 2.0.1
StarCraft II
“Heart of the Swarm beta”
Release date (US)

October 31, 2012;
8 years ago



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StarCraft II patch 2.0.1 is the third beta patch for the Heart of the Swarm beta since patch 2.0.0.


  • New Menu Screens
    • Revamped overall UI layout, art, and graphic style.
    • More detailed information on these changes can be found here.
  • Clans Support Added
    • Clan tags are now pre-pended to character names of all players who join a clan.
    • More detailed information on Clan Support can be found here.
  • Leveling System
    • Players now earn XP when playing Ranked and Unranked matchmaking games or when playing Custom Games on Blizzard melee maps.
    • As players earn XP they will progress in level, with a maximum level of 20 for each race.
    • Decals and portraits are rewarded through the leveling system.
    • More detailed information on the leveling system can be found here.
  • Physics effects on the battlefield have been greatly enhanced.
    • Death animations have been updated for many units.
    • Ragdoll physics now cause units to get blasted away from explosions more naturally.
    • After being killed, units can now fall off cliff edges, into caverns, etc.
  • Improved Score Screen and Added Stats
    • Experience Tab: Added a Score Screen tab that tracks XP gains and leveling progress.
    • Performance Tab: Now tracks gameplay performance stats such as Average Float and Combat Efficiency, and displays lifetime averages and values for the current match.
    • Added a “Play Again” button to the post-game Score Screen.
    • Race Report: Added a profile section that tracks performance by race for each matchup.
    • Map Report: Added a profile section that tracks performance on each ladder map.

User Interface

  • Custom Games
    • Many drop-down filters are now consolidated into side navigation.
    • Merged Join Game and Create Game screens into a single page.
  • Moved all party displays and controls into the Party Chat window.
  • Updated the Profile Summary screen to include progress UI for the new leveling system.
  • Updated loading screens with new background images, more clearly displayed player names, and the overhead map.
  • New Copy Link buttons have been added, which automatically copy certain pages in-game to the clipboard, allowing players to share them with others via clickable links in chat or on the web. When clicked, these links will navigate to the in-game page.
  • In-Game UI Polish
    • Moved the Main Menu and Help buttons above the command card.
    • Achievements and Message Log menus are now accessible via the Main Menu.
    • Added a Select Army Units button next to the Idle Worker button.
  • Unit Status bar settings have been added to the Gameplay Options screen.
    • Show Unit Status Bars – Damaged: Show only status bars for units that are below max health or energy.
    • Team Colored Status Bars: Status bar border frames match each player’s team color.

Observer Mode

  • Leader Panel
    • Added Structure tab and Upgrades tab.
    • Observers can now click Leader Panel icons to center the game camera on a unit or structure.
    • Clicking multiple times cycles through units of the same type.
  • Minimap
    • Attacked units now flash white for the observer.
    • Nuclear Launch and Nydus Canals now create pings on the minimap for observers.
  • Versus Mode Side Toggle
    • Added a hotkey (Control-X) that flips the side on which players appear in various parts of the UI when watching a 1v1 Versus Mode game.
    • By default, the player with the leftmost start location will appear on the left in the user interface.