Blizzard have announced that the servers are live and Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void is set to end the massive story that players have been with for 17 years.
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void features an expansive new campaign where players will take on the role of Artanis, Hierarch of the Daelaam, and take command of the mighty Spear of Adun—a magnificent protoss arkship capable of altering the course of battle from high above any conflict. As they fight to steer the protoss armada toward their ultimate destiny, players will also determine the ultimate fates of such iconic StarCraft characters as Jim Raynor, Kerrigan, and Zeratul.
Legacy of the Void is packed with new features and enhancements that make it the definitive multiplayer strategy experience, including Archon Mode, brand-new Co-op Missions, automated tournaments, and new multiplayer units for each faction that give commanders a whole new range of tactical possibilities.
“An epic campaign, game-changing multiplayer units, and all-new co-op and competitive modes combine to make Legacy of the Void our best StarCraft game yet,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “With more gameplay and story updates planned for after launch, and a new era of world-class StarCraft II esports ahead of us, the future of strategy gaming has never been brighter.”
Legacy of the Void introduces several new ways to enjoy StarCraft II’s acclaimed real-time strategy gameplay. In Archon Mode, two players share control over a single base and units as they take on an enemy duo in multiplayer action. By sharing the responsibility of commanding troops and managing resources, players can focus on their own areas of the battle, execute more intricate strategies, and benefit from each other’s unique expertise.
Co-op Missions provide players with an all-new way to enjoy StarCraft II with friends. In this objective-based cooperative play mode, players team up and take on the roles of powerful commanders from the StarCraft saga. Each commander brings unique abilities to the table, including specialised upgrades and army bonuses. Players will join forces to battle through a series of challenging scenarios together, levelling up their commanders’ capabilities as they progress.
A host of new units will breathe new life into the online multiplayer battles that represent the core StarCraft II competitive experience. Zerg swarms will welcome the return of the Lurker, a classic creature from StarCraft: Brood War™ that lays waste to infantry with deadly spines which burst from the ground. The Protoss field a new weapon called the Disruptor, which can use massive energy spikes to wreak havoc through swaths of ground forces. And the Terrans have focused on establishing air superiority with the Liberator, a versatile, heavily armed gunship with twin missile launchers and the ability to transform into a stationary air platform. Six units are being added in total—two for each race—with many existing units receiving updates.
In addition to the features listed above, Legacy of the Void also includes enhancements to online multiplayer in the form of automated tournaments, providing players with exciting ongoing events that support the competitive StarCraft II community.