Patch 3.7 Preview: Collection - Announcers, Skins, and more!

Patch 3.7 Preview: Collection - Announcers, Skins, and more!

In the coming weeks, Patch 3.7 will be applied to StarCraft II. We’ve already announced the addition of separate MMR per race with this patch, and we’re excited to now reveal that Patch 3.7 will also bring a number of new rewards to the game. To house all these goodies, we’re migrating the Rewards tab of the profile into a new tab on the main navigation bar called the Collection.


New Rewards and Functionality

Patch 3.7 will introduce a new reward type, Announcers, as well as open new ways to use existing rewards.

With Announcers, you can now enjoy your multiplayer games with the voices of your favorite StarCraft II characters! With Abathur, Raynor, Artanis, Kerrigan, Swann, and Alarak initially available, every match will be even more epic!  Once equipped, they'll be available for use whether you're playing as Terran, Zerg, or Protoss.
 

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In addition to Announcers, Patch 3.7 will also introduce new skins, as well as new ways to use decals and portraits:

  • Worker units now have a “spray” ability which gains a charge every five minutes, up to five total. Sprays can be applied on any pathable terrain, and each player can have up to five sprays on the map at any given time.
  • Portraits can now be displayed in place of a clan logo at your town hall, so prep to show off your most highly prized portraits in game!
  • Three new skins are being added into the game - Upgraded Marauder, Advanced Stalker, and Evolved Roach.

All of these new rewards will be available to players at any expansion level – now let’s take a look at how they will appear.

The Collection Tab

With all the rewards we’ve added over the years, we wanted to improve the way you access them. The newly created Collection is designed to achieve exactly that; it is a one-stop place to access all of your goodies and it makes it clear what you’ve unlocked and what is still available. This is all highly accessible in a headlining spot located on the main navigation bar.

After navigating to the Collection tab you’ll be presented with a sub-menu where you can browse between each of the types of rewards.  Each item will state how it is unlocked.

The Collection has been designed to grow as the number of rewards and content increases in StarCraft II, so look forward to more being added soon!

Going Forward

We hope you are excited for Collection, and the new rewards coming with it! We plan to keep adding more goodies in the future, so let us know what you are excited for and what you think so far! We’ll continue to make improvements to the Collection down the line, so let us know if you have any feedback.

Until then, leave your impressions in the comments below, or on our social channels at Facebook and Twitter, and we’ll see you online!

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