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The fifth patch has been released, the information can be found below. Some of the concern about early warp gates has been countered with a research time increase while Blizzard has heard some of the concerns within the community regarding Nydus Worms and Hydralisks. The change to Burrow should alleviate some concerns about some hard Roach Burrow techs, allowing some more time to identify it and counter it. Lastly, changes to the Infestor seem to show that they want to focus on Neural Parasite first before addressing the other abilities.

[quote]StarCraft II Beta – Patch 5 (version

The latest patch notes can always be found on the StarCraft II Beta General Discussion forum.

Balance Changes


    • Cybernetics Core
      • Warp Gate research time increased from 60 seconds to 140 seconds.

  • ZERG
    • Hatchery/Lair/Hive
      • Burrow research time increased from 50 seconds to 100 seconds.
      • Burrow research cost increased from 50 Minerals and 50 Vespene Gas to 100 Minerals and 100 Vespene Gas.
    • Nydus Network
      • Nydus Worm build time increased from 10 seconds to 20 seconds.
    • Hydralisk
      • The delay between attacks has been increased from 0.75 seconds to 0.83 seconds.
    • Infestor
      • Neural Parasite has been redesigned:
        • The limited duration of 10 seconds has been removed.
        • Can no longer target air units.
        • Cast range decreased from 9 to 7.
      • Burrowed Infestor move speed decreased from 1.5 to 1.
      • Infestor life decreased from 120 to 90.
      • Infestors that are burrowed now have the same threat level as above-ground units for the purposes of automatically acquiring targets.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with High graphics settings that could cause particles not to render.[/quote]
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