Blizzard Entertainment Release Starcraft II New Ladder System

Game publishers introduce a new patch in a bid to revamp game.

Is this a case of ‘a little too late’? Game publisher Blizzard Entertainment have announced a release of Patch 3.4 for their game The StarCraft II, a military science-friction, real time strategy video game.

The patch contains The StarCraft II ranked ladder, which is is one of the most challenging and competitive arenas in the video game world. Here the competition is steep and only few will rise to the top. Being the best requires you to track your progress and know how you stack up against the competition.

Blizzard have two basic goals behind the revamping of the StarCraft II ladder system: first  increased accuracy and then increased transparency. We believe the following changes, coming in Patch 3.4, are steps towards these goals.

Here is a short video to explain the work done by the developers.

Major work done by the development team include:

  • Know Where You Stand

Using the new ladder system as well as league tiers and banners, players know how well they are ranked.

  • The Fight For The Top

To increase competition players will now have the opportunity everyday to compete to enter the Grandmaster league. Top players will need to compete more frequently if they want to hold on to their spots high up on the StarCraft ladder.

  • Badges of War

Nothing says victory like some shiny medals. A new promotion fanfare has been added to celebrate player’s hard work and effort.

I will always snoop around to get what is buzzing about any news and this is no exception. Some gamers feel it maybe a lost cause trying to revamp a game that is based on maintaining a base, upgrading buildings and such. But a lot of StarCraft fans are actually excited about what this new update will bring.

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