Patch 1.20

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Patch 1.20[edit]

Patch 1.20.5[edit]

Release: 2017-09-14[1]

Specific Changes & Improvements[edit]

  • Clock added to Observer

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Player Portraits display in Chat Channels
  • Text on Ladder and Ranked buttons are no longer out of their element
  • Switching languages should no longer disconnect players from
  • App no longer believes the client is running when closed on Mac, but it still misses you when you’re gone

Patch 1.20.4[edit]

Release: 2017-08-30[2]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed multiple crashes caused in menus
  • Fixed multiple crashes when exiting
  • Fixed a crash caused by chat messages
  • Terran buildings' lifted hotkeys, Zerg Defilers and Queens' attack command keys added to hotkeys
  • Lifted Terran buildings have correct translucent landing zone images
  • Preorder skins no longer offset or disappear into fog of war visibility

Patch 1.20.3[edit]

Release: 2017-08-24[3]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a high frequency crash related invalid map data
  • Hotkey fixes; including support for Ghost and Infested Terran alternative forms & Siege Tank Seige Mode.
  • Games where 1 human is playing entirely against AI are no longer recorded in player profile history.
  • Fix for players receiving a loss /drop in MMR after disconnecting from a Ranked Play game.
  • Viewing profiles now works for folks on the same LAN

Patch 1.20.2[edit]

Release: 2017-08-22[4]

Specific Changes & Improvements[edit]

  • Observer UI – F6 will now return you to a default zoom state

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Stability fixes, including top exceptions
  • All HD Zerg portraits have been corrected to not overlay on the UI
  • Cancelling a ranked game queue will now properly update your Battle.Net presence
  • Preorder building skins will now properly scale to the selected graphics settings
  • Game music will no longer linger, if it was turned off in the settings
  • The cancel option in the confirmation window when attempting to remove a player from a game lobby now works as it should

Known Issues[edit]

  • Options Being Reverted to Default (Fix in the works)

Patch 1.20.1[edit]

Release: 2017-08-17[5]

Specific Changes & Improvements[edit]

  • Revoked Zerg disappearing act; burrow holes now stand out better on dark tilesets

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • The HDs are available on start up for players with Remastered (one exception; see Known Issues)
  • Players will no longer hallucinate that the death animation of hallucinated units is offset… mirages are tricky
  • Options have been convinced to stop reverting to their default state
  • Interstitial sound effects have found their voice

Server Updates[edit]

  • General optimization and performance improvements based on live data
  • Improved matchmaking processing to reduce game results being dropped

Known Issues[edit]

  • Running from a desktop shortcut will start in SD (use F5 or Options to switch to HD), will be fixed in next patch
  • Resolving matchmaking fails - have a solution in test

Patch 1.20.0[edit]

Release: 2017-08-14[6]

Remastered Features[edit]

  • Matchmaking will pit you against players of a similar race-based skill rating – globally
  • Establish dominance against your friends and eventually the world on the 1v1 Ladder Leaderboards
  • Meticulously remastered assets are now available at up to 4k resolution
  • Dynamic lighting, more unit angles, widescreen support, and other options allow you to see and play StarCraft the way you want
  • Doesn’t seem that different? Compare SD and HD at the click of a button (F5 in this instance)
  • New interstitials add imagery to accompany the green text within the campaign experience
  • Profiles document your highs and lows, career progression, and make replays available via the power of the cloud
  • Unlock Portraits by winning matchmade games

Features & Improvements[edit]

  • A account is required to access multiplayer gateways
  • Save Legacy Profiles forever by pairing them to a modern Account
  • Create or link up to three Profiles per gateway
  • Friend’s list now contains whisper and status for friends playing modern Blizzard games
  • NumPad+0 stats ordered by player name
  • Popular maps display based upon the most played maps in the last 24 hours
  • Replays and saved games are cloud saved and accessible upon login
Chat Panels[edit]
  • Added to all multiplayer screens
  • Click the Channel name in the Message Entry box to display the last channels
  • Change message target with /1, /2, or /w (player)
Search Games Screen[edit]
  • Open games automatically update with player information and availability
  • Games list auto-refresh has replaced by a refresh button
  • Added filters for name, game type, private, acceptable ping, and player count
Observer Mode[edit]
  • Right click player name to follow their camera
  • Right click to follow a unit
  • Left click player name to toggle their field of vision
  • Alt+A or A shows/hides Unit, Economy, and Minimap
  • Alt+U or W hides/shows Units section
  • Alt+E or E hides/shows Economy section
  • Alt+I or Q hides/shows Minimap
  • Alt+W or R hides/shows Button section
  • H.O.T.K.E.Y.s have arrived – again
  • Added an option to disable custom hotkeys in Create menu
  • An expanded version of Options can now be found on the main menu screen


  1. StarCraft 1.20.5. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-09-14.
  2. StarCraft 1.20.4. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-08-30.
  3. StarCraft 1.20.3. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-08-24.
  4. StarCraft 1.20.2. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-08-22.
  5. StarCraft 1.20.1. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-08-17.
  6. StarCraft 1.20.0. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-08-14.