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Next StarCraft 2 patch detailed

Another major balancing update coming before year's end

Less than a week after the release of StarCraft II's first major update, Blizzard's already talking up the next.

Speaking to our colleagues at PC Gamer, Chris Sigaty, Starcraft II's lead producer explained, "we'd like [the next update] out by the end of the year."

The Blizzard man said that the next patch is "largely our e-sport patch. A couple of big things that will be in there are support for the season rolling, so players can look at the history of how they did in past seasons.

"There will be bugfixes, balance changes and tweaks, too. Chat is the other major thing we want to get in there next patch. We'll also add more significant features to the editor."

So far the community seems convinced that the game's Zerg faction are underpowered. How does Blizzard respond?

"That's not actually the case. We have fewer Zerg players overall. I avoid playing Zerg as much as possible because I find them to be just more complex in general.

"You can go up and read on the forums at any one time and there are a bunch of different theories about balance and imbalance. We're being very cautious about making large swinging changes right now because at the highest level things are actually very strong.

"The things that we'll probably be addressing are the 2v2 and larger scale games," he said. "Ultimately, the 1 to 1 is what we want to keep as sacred as possible, but as a result right now there are some things that we need to address in the 2v2 at the higher level. We'll be looking at ways to do that without affecting the 1v1 balance."

[ SOURCE: PC Gamer ]