Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void – Beta Patch 2.5.3

Ranked Ladder play is now available and numerous features have been introduced along with bug fixes in Legacy of the Void Beta Patch 2.5.3.

Archon Mode

  • You can now use the Alt plus control group number or Alt, Shift, and control group number to ‘steal’ units from your allies’ control.
  • When the party leader joins the queue for Archon mode, all members of the party will be shown the selected race.


  • Made several changes to improve the in-game chat system.
  • Added a Chat Manager to help manage multiple channels.
  • Added channel members list.
  • You can now increase the chat window size.


  • Ranked ladder play is now available.
  • The following gameplay options are being removed from the menu and will permanently be active.
    • Display World Object Tooltips
    • Display Game Tooltips.
    • Display Hotkeys on Command Card.
    • Enable Starting Worker Rally.
    • Game Timer.
  • New Tab: Observer and Replay Options.
  • ‘Show Build Grid’ is now on by default.
  • ‘Voice’ tab renamed to ‘Voice Chat.’

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a Cyclone’s Lock On ability would be stuck in the ‘On’ state.
  • Researching Targeting Optics should no longer prevent the Cyclone from using the Lock On ability on flying units.
  • The number of current Heroes of the Storm games will no longer appear in chat.
  • Fixed an issue where Reaper’s KD8 charge would reverse Adept’s Psionic Transfer ability.
  • The Reaper’s KD8 charge will no longer break the automatic harvest cycle of workers.
  • The Reaper’s KD8 charge should no longer interfere with a unit’s ability to use shift-queued commands.
  • Graviton Beam will no longer instantly cause a Ravager or Lurker to finish morphing.
  • Terran A.I. should once again research Vehicle Weapon upgrades.
  • (2) Dash and Terminal – All gold bases should now have the correct number of full mineral patches.
  • (2) Bridgehead LE – All bases should have 5 full mineral patches.
  • Build Bypass Armor Drone and Research Rapid Deployment now have hotkeys.
  • Bypass Armor Drone will now reacquire a target that has left and reentered its range.
  • Cyclone now receives the correct amount of armor from armor upgrades.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Bypass Armor Drone to not display it’s visual on a Stalker that used blink.
  • The Immortal’s Barrier should now properly block the Disruptor’s Purification Nova.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a party leader from inviting a player who recently left their party.
  • Motherships should no longer be able to cast Photon Overcharge on Pylons.
  • [MAC] Fixed a crash when attempting to download the latest patch.

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