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June 1, 2004
StarCraft Patch 1.11b Now Live
A small patch for StarCraft/Brood War has now gone live on There are no balance changes with this patch, but it does fix some minor bugs. Click here to read the StarCraft 1.11b patch text.

April 28, 2004
StarCraft Patch 1.11 Now LIVE!
A small patch for StarCraft/StarCraft: Brood War has now gone live on There are no balance changes with this patch, but it does implement some minor bugs fixes. Check out the StarCraft 1.11 patch text for more information.

We’re also issuing this patch to prepare StarCraft: Brood War for participation in the World Cyber Games (please visit for more information), so if you’re interested in competing in that event, now is the perfect time to jump onto and experience the classic battle between the Terrans, Zerg, and Protoss once again!

January 7, 2004
New StarCraft Figures from Toycom Now Available!
Blizzard Entertainment and Toycom are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated StarCraft action figures are now available in stores.

This series of figures features a Terran Firebat, a Hydralisk, and the Protoss hero Tassadar. The figures can be found at many retail stores nationwide, as well as at online and local specialty stores. They can also be ordered directly from Blizzard through our online store.

May 23, 2003
StarCraft: Ghost - Update
In order to meet our goals and deliver the outstanding gameplay experience our customers have come to expect from Blizzard products, we have decided to extend our StarCraft: Ghost development schedule through the end of 2003. That said, the Ghost development team remains hard at work, and we look forward to bringing you an outstanding tactical-action console game in 2004.

We firmly believe that this additional development time will prove invaluable, ensuring that the game will truly expand on the legendary gameplay experience found in the previous StarCraft titles. As with all Blizzard products, our goal is to make StarCraft: Ghost the best it can be, and we will not release the game until it’s ready.

Announcements regarding further details and specifics on the release of the game will be available in the near future. We encourage you to check our official Web site for updates, and as always, we’re grateful for your interest and enthusiasm.

May 14, 2003
Blizzard's E3 Information Site Launched!
Check out our E3 2003 Information Site for new information on World of Warcraft, StarCraft: Ghost, and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. We have new gameplay movies, screenshots, artwork, wallpapers, links, and more!

March 31, 2003
StarCraft Patch 1.10 Now Available
Simply connect to to download the patch. If you have trouble patching from, you can also download it from our FTP site. For more information on the Patch go here.

February 14, 2003
New Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft Action Figures Revealed!
Starting Sunday, February 16, four upcoming series of action figures based on Blizzard Entertainment games will be on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Images of all 13 figures are available for viewing here.

October 1, 2002
Blizzard Partners with Toycom
We're pleased to announce that we've entered into a relationship with Toycom, a leading distributor of anime, manga, and game-related action figures. Under this agreement, Toycom will manufacture a variety of collectible products based on popular characters from the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo worlds. Further details will be made available in the coming months.

September 19, 2002
StarCraft: Ghost Revealed at Tokyo Game Show
Today at the Tokyo Game Show Blizzard Entertainment announced its newest product under development, StarCraft: Ghost. In this 3D tactical-action console game set in the legendary StarCraft universe, players will take the role of Nova, a lethal Ghost operative trained in the arts of espionage and tactical combat.

As a Terran Ghost, Nova will employ an amazing array of physical and psionic abilities. Nova will also have access to a host of hi-tech weapons and vehicles, some of which will be familiar to players of StarCraft and Brood War.

Check out the official announcement in our latest press release. You can also see more of Nova, her adversaries, and some of the interactive 3D environments that she'll be infiltrating at our new StarCraft: Ghost Web site. Preview
Check out for an exclusive preview of Blizzard's upcoming console title StarCraft: Ghost.

August 22, 2002
StarCraft Drone Bug
Please note that we are aware of a StarCraft bug that allows drones to move anywhere on the map. The bug is used to start expansions on parts of the map that would otherwise be unreachable until the player researched transportation. Naturally, this gives the player using the exploit an unfair advantage over his or her opponent(s).

We are currently working on a patch to address this issue. We will follow up with another announcement when the patch is available.

-Blizzard Entertainment

June 26, 2002
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May 21, 2002
New Novel From Pocket Books, StarCraft: Speed of Darkness, In Stores Now
Far in the future, 60,000 light-years from Earth, a loose confederacy of Terran exiles is locked in battle with the enigmatic Protoss and the ruthless Zerg Swarm, as each species struggles to ensure its own survival among the stars - a war that will herald the beginning of mankind's greatest chapter or foretell its violent, bloody end. [Available Now] You can also read about our e-books here.

February 26, 2002
StarCraft Patch 1.09B Now Available
Simply connect to to download the patch. If you have trouble patching from, you can also download it here. For more information on the Patch go here.

February 6, 2002
StarCraft Patch 1.09 Now Available
Simply connect to to download the patch. If you have trouble patching from, you can also download it here. For more information on the Patch go here.

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