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Shadow of the Xel'Naga released!

OutsiderXE, creator of numerous Warcraft III campaigns, has released his latest work - a Co-op Campaign titled Shadow of the Xel'Naga.

"StarCraft II: Shadow of the Xel'Naga is a custom campaign for the award-winning Real-Time-Strategy game StarCraft II, created with the StarCraft II Editor. All 7 maps were released on November 27th, 2015. They are available on the StarCraft II Arcade, free for everyone."

Based on the like-named StarCraft novel written by Gabriel Mesta, the project features gameplay covering a variety of genres. It can be accessed through the Arcade directly within Starcraft 2, and does not require a retail version of the game to run, only the starter version.

More information can be accessed on OutsiderXE's portfolio site, including screenshots and a complete video playthrough.

Statistics: Posted by IskatuMesk — Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:39 am — Replies 0 — Views 1

Conclusion of StarCraft II Released

Blizzard Entertainment announced this past Tuesday that StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, the third game in its acclaimed StarCraft II real-time strategy series, has warped in to retailers around the world and is now available in the Shop. Witness the conclusion to the three-part story after so many years gone by. Happy playing!
You are Hierarch Artanis, leader of the mighty protoss race. Years ago, your homeworld of Aiur fell to the merciless zerg Swarm. Now, at long last, you have raised a powerful fleet of warships known as the Golden Armada, and are poised to reclaim your world. But an ancient evil—Amon—threatens this destiny and the fate of the entire galaxy. Only you can reunite the protoss factions and defeat the coming darkness before it consumes all life in the sector.

Source: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

Statistics: Posted by Lavarinth — Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:54 pm — Replies 0 — Views 116

Overwatch Beta in 2 Weeks

Attack commencing in 3… 2… 1…

The Overwatch beta officially begins October 27, and we're getting ready to invite our first batch of recruits for some field-testing! Read the mission briefing below to learn more about our plans for the beta, and don't forget to sign up if you're interested in helping us shape the fight for the future.

A few more things: The Overwatch beta will be Windows-only, and you'll need to have the desktop app installed to play. If you're selected to participate in either the Closed Beta or one of our Beta Test Weekends, you'll receive an email with instructions when you're ready to be deployed. Read this article to make sure our transmissions won't get filtered, and don't forget to opt in if you haven't already.

Check out the details and sign up if you haven't at the Overwatch website.

Statistics: Posted by UntamedLoli — Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:03 pm — Replies 0 — Views 119

Heart of the Swarm 3.0 Live


Starcraft II was just updated with the LotV pre-patch. It brings the new CASC archive format and a 64-bit client among other things. You can find the patch notes here.

It's also deleting map and mod folders out of the games directory again. I would recommend backing up everything before updating if you don't already have backups.

Statistics: Posted by UntamedLoli — Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:37 am — Replies 2 — Views 168

Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic


The protoss armada is preparing for battle as the countdown to reclaim Aiur begins! On November 10, you can assume the mantle of Hierarch Artanis and begin the final chapter in the StarCraft II trilogy in Legacy of the Void.

The battle for Aiur is at hand! Watch the warriors of the Golden Armada battle against the greatest evil the universe has ever known in the StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void opening cinematic.

Blizzard had a reveal event on twitch earlier today for both the release date and opening cinematic of LotV. It's currently available to pre-order on their store which grants you beta access and a 3 mission prologue campaign involving Zeratul. Purchasing LotV also grants access to Artanis in Heroes of the Storm when he is available.

Statistics: Posted by UntamedLoli — Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:00 am — Replies 14 — Views 534

Forum Upgrades and Downtime

The upgrade is completed and the forum is now accessible. Thank you for your patience!

The Campaign Creations forum will be undergoing some extreme forum upgrading. We apologize, but this may involve taking the forum down for an extended period of time. During the process, the forum may be live at times for testing purposes, however until this post states the update is complete, we cannot guarantee any content, post, or threads to be retained if you post during temporary uptime.

This upgrade is an extreme version change in phpBB and will break current mods we have installed. In addition, it will break the layout we are currently having. In the spirit of having the forum live as soon as possible, once upgrading is completed, there may be live forum theme changes occurring from a default phpBB theme to the traditional Campaign Creations theme. Please work with us in accepting this temporary issue, but rest assured posting as normal will function and in due time the forum will return to its original appearance to the best of our ability.

We have one major mod that may affected during this process: The Blog feature. We will do all in our power to get this mod to continue to function, however we apologize if the creator of the mod has not crafted a working version of this mod with the latest update. If the mod fails to cooperate, we will be retaining the data for the unforseen future in the hopes the developer of the mod will update it properly.

Thank you for understanding.

Statistics: Posted by Lavarinth — Sat May 09, 2015 3:19 pm — Replies 0 — Views 429

Legacy of the Void Beta Now Live


The StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void beta has officially begun! The beta test includes a host of new units, abilities, gameplay changes, and more to check out. If you haven’t been following our posts so far, you can check out our Multiplayer Reveal, or our numerous updates for details on what to expect.

If you plan on checking out the beta, please read our beta preview. Not only will it give you an idea of what’s in store, but it also details how you can personally help make Legacy of the Void the best multiplayer experience possible. We intend to work closely with the community to make this expansion, and your help is of the utmost importance.

Check out the details at the Starcraft 2 website.

You can see if you were selected under account management or through the region drop-down in the launcher.

Statistics: Posted by UntamedLoli — Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:23 pm — Replies 5 — Views 899

Legacy of the Void Beta Preview, 2 weeks away


The StarCraft II Legacy of the Void Beta is on the way, and with only two weeks left until its launch we wanted to take a look at the goals and expectations around the multiplayer beta. As you are likely aware, we’ve been trying to be as open as possible with the status of our development, and strongly believe that the increased cooperation between developers and players is beneficial to StarCraft II. To be clear, our goal for this expansion is to work together with all of you to make Legacy of the Void as awesome as possible.

Check out the details and the significant changes they are making at the Starcraft 2 website.

Statistics: Posted by UntamedLoli — Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:48 pm — Replies 15 — Views 1452

BlizzCon 2015 Announced


You’ve been summoned to Southern California for BlizzCon 2015! Blizzard’s ninth epic gaming convention and community celebration is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015. Form a party with your fellow members of the Blizzard community and get ready for two days of in-depth discussion panels with our developers, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard games, and intense eSports tournaments featuring top pro gamers from around the world.

BlizzCon 2015 tickets will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Eventbrite, priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). Check out the BlizzCon Ticket webpage for all the details.

Source: BlizzCon

Statistics: Posted by Lavarinth — Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:54 am — Replies 0 — Views 645

WarCraft III Assets Now Availabe in StarCraft II PTR


We’re excited to announce the models and assets that made Warcraft III an amazing universe to explore are now available in the StarCraft II PTR.

This brings over three thousand new materials for the amazing Arcade development community to work with, including new hero models for the 4 primary races, all of the original Warcraft III models including neutral creatures and their sounds as well as doodads, structures, spell effects, ambient sounds, music and custom user interfaces for each race.


Source: Blizzard Entertainment

Statistics: Posted by Lavarinth — Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:05 pm — Replies 9 — Views 1602

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