If the S rank player plays a minimum of 5 games they don't receive any decay.

We put in a quick fix for the blank loading screen bug but there are times where the map preview may not appear. We're working on a comprehensive fix that we'll implement in a future patch. However, if you still sometimes see a blank loading screen in patch 4.5.1, please let us know. Thank you!

Greetings, Commanders!

We wanted to let you know that the current Weekly Mutation "Wheel of Misfortune" will end with the season roll tomorrow (8/14), and a new mutation will be activated with new maps and MMQs. Cheers!

It's beautiful to see my legacy live on. I'm getting all choked up.

WCS Challenger Season 3 Starts this Weekend

WCS Challenger Season 3 begins this Saturday-Sunday in North America and Europe, as the top 16 players from each region battle it out for the title of Champion and a share of the $10,000 prize pool! After fighting through the qualifiers and ladder race over the past several weeks, it’s time to battle it out in a group stage that is packed with talent.

Season 3 Match Schedule

All matches will be broadcast live on twitch.tv/starcraft. Group stage matches are Best of 3, and the top two players advance from each group.

  • Group A: August 11th at 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT
  • Group B: August 12th at 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT
  • Group C: August 18th at 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT
  • Group D: August 19th at 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT

The European Challenger Playoffs and Finals take place Saturday, August 25th, starting at 5:00 AM PDT (2 PM CEST).

The North American Challenger Playoffs and Finals take place Sunday, August 26th, starting at 11:00 AM PDT (8:00 PM CEST).


Where To Watch Casters Helpful Links
Grant Davies commented on Game crash on start
If anyone is having this problem, could you please try temporarily disabling Discord and see if this solves the issue? It would be great to know whether this solves the hang at the main menu.
Hey SoUL,

Sorry again about this. When we pushed out the first hotfix it should have resolved your profile not showing up at all. However, the functions that update your title/description/avatar settings are running into problems with accounts containing '$' characters in their names. We are working on this, and do plan to resolve it in an upcoming hotfix.

Grant Davies commented on Game crash on start
@Cold - I've reached out to you via email to get more information and see if we can figure out what's going on.
Grant Davies commented on Game crash on start
What is the UUID you are receiving when Blizzard Error appears?
08/07/2018 11:31 PMPosted by doomcontrol Hi Matt, check my in game profile I received the red border but not that A rank red tank portrait .

I think it happened because my rank was adjusted to the dynamic values , and before i was -100 to getting the A rank, if i passeed the 2016 rating i would probably got that.

We believe this should be resolved now. Please let us know if you still have not received your portrait.
08/07/2018 11:58 AMPosted by doomcontrol It'ss strange I was B today at 1850 and suddenly I got promoted to A at same rating , i didnt get the A icon is it normal?

Hi doomcontrol,

Are you saying you didn't receive an A rank red tank driver portrait?

It's a bug. Enjoy the early preview!


The Season 3 maps were accidentally published along with Patch 4.5.0 to the Versus 1v1 ladder. We’re working to revert this change and should have a fix out today. Your matches will still be recorded normally for Season 2. We’ll update this post when the maps have been reverted. Note that your map preferences will be reset after the fix so you'll need to veto them again.
We started updating the ranks today ("2 weeks after battling online") at 8am PDT (an hour or so ago). So, if you check again now, you should see the change.
Grant Davies commented on Please fix SMURFFING
hydra - I hid the original thread, because for some time now you've been using multiple accounts to manipulate likes/dislikes and try to gain traction for your own threads and ideas, which is not consistent with a fair experience for everyone.

In other words, you're smurfing on this forum.

For the last 12 months, others on the forum have asked you to stop doing this. Please: play nice, play fair.

As for the topic, we already apply a modifier to people creating smurf accounts based on their historical success with their other accounts. We'll continue to tweak that calculation.
Zuvykree commented on Purchase not showing!

We try to process and update orders as fast as possible on average this can still take 10-45 minutes depending on a lot of factors. If your order is still processing and you stay logged in you will not see the updated content till the system has time to refresh. I would recommend to make sure to exit the game and Blizzard app for 15 minutes and try logging back in. It's been a while since you posted so this issue might of resolved itself. If not try the following steps:

1) Exit the Blizzard app
2) Reset your Blizzard account password Here (This will force the server cache for the account to update.)
3) Reset your Starcraft II client options following the steps Here.

Now log back in! Thank you!
Hi Danicela,

Looks like your AntiVirus is being over zealous and Im happy you found a solution. Are you able to find the reason your AntiVirus thought ClientSdk.dll was a virus so the dev team can try and get this fixed.

Hey SoUL,

Sorry about that. Your profile not displaying correctly is due to the Client not handling certain unique characters properly (specifically it's the $). We'll be fixing this as a part of an upcoming hotfix.