StarCraft II: HOTS patch adds color blind mode and new eSports features

Update to also add in new user interface tweaks.

Blizzard Entertainment will release a new 2.0.10 update for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm this week that will add a new color blind mode and eSports features.

StarCraft II veterans can look forward to the new UI changes this week.

When color blind mode is enabled, alternate colors are used to designate player colors as well as show the build grid when the "Display Build Grid" message is enabled. The minimap terrain is also darkened to show more visual contrast between units and terrain.

Shoutcasters and competitive players have access to two Blizzard-designed user interfaces: Split 1v1 and Streamlined. The former moves player names, supply counts, and resource info to the top of the screen, while the latter displays resource info in the upper right corner on the screen and looks lightweight. The updated UI features two new zoom levels for players to get a better view at skirmishes. Blizzard has made improvements to the replay scrubbing option so that users can have an easier time to find key moments in a multiplayer match.

StarCraft II followers can check out the entire list of changes on Blizzard's announcement.

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16 comments
Roadhell
Roadhell

add brood war sounds option to HOTS level rewards!

Amaregas
Amaregas

when they will add multi core optimization?

enoslives7
enoslives7

I hope they have added more micro-transactions!!!

SiriusSteve
SiriusSteve

I wish they would make the campaign more challenging like the WoL

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

Need Warcraft 4 already.   Cant believe were stuck with this pos for years until they finally decide to release all the cash-grab ''xpacs'' that are barely 1/3 of what TFT was for WC3. I used to love Blizzard now I just hate them with a passion.

NTenseify
NTenseify

Husky and HD are the best casters on youtube

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

 they should have added a higher level cap and more unit skins.

Bowser05
Bowser05

@G4m3r0uTL4wZ Er...I actually felt like this was a really good expansion personally. I really enjoyed the variety in the story, I felt like it had really high production value and I like the changes they made to the competitive scene (being a Zerg player myself...I love the Viper and Swarm Host very much). That being said, I would definitely NOT say no to Warcraft 4. Been waiting for a very long itme I actually wasn't too happy with TFT from a campaign perspective to be honest, I liked Reign of Chaos a lot lot better. So I'd like to reiterate that I actually really liked HotS and actually thought it was BETTER than TFT.