Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void Summary

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US sanctions halt Blizzard's Battle.net services in Crimea region

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World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and other Blizzard Entertainment titles dependent on the studio's Battle.net service are now 'offline' in Crimea following the United States' trade sanctions on the region.

Blizzard have been forced into switching off their services and informed affected gamers through an email. All subscriptions have been terminated, though they hope to "restore access" in the future.

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void multiplayer beta "has officially begun!"

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Blizzard has gone live with the multiplayer beta for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, but beta keys won't be sent out "until later on in the beta cycle." If you've been picked then the beta will be in StarCraft II’s region selection.

A welcome email will also have been sent out. Opting in for the multiplayer beta requires fiddling with your account Beta Profile Settings. A "variety of factors" determines who is chosen.

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void kicks off its open beta on March 31

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Blizzard's final entry in the StarCraft saga is edging ever closer; the closed beta for StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void will kick off on March 31.

The beta will lack some units, improvements and features, and Blizzard points out it “will feel more rough than usual”, but on the plus side it's expected to run for a lot longer than normal.

Blizzard releases Warcraft 3 assets to the Starcraft 2 modding community

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Blizzard has handed the assets from classic RTS Warcraft 3 over to the Starcraft 2 Arcade modding community, giving them access to “over three thousand new materials” including models, sounds and other doodads.

With access to all that data, surely a modern, fan-built version of Warcraft 3 on the new and improved Starcraft engine isn't too far away?

Blizzard announces Legacy of the Void, a final standalone expansion for Starcraft 2‏

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Blizzard has revealed a standalone expansion for Starcraft 2,titled Legacy of the Void. The developer promises that in its Protoss-focused story campaign the fates of all three main races will be resolved.

As well as a solo story, the expansion will add a co-op Archon Mode and a bunch of new units for multiplayer.

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