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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Update to Add Leveling

Posted on October 29, 2012 AT 05:24am

Blizzard has announced that a new patch is on the way for the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm beta that will add a new leveling system to the game.

The mechanic offers players a new progression system which offers rewards for earning XP such as new decals and portraits. More details on leveling rewards can be found here, and a description of the new system is below:

“In the Heart of the Swarm leveling system, players earn experience while playing Blizzard matchmaking modes and custom games on Blizzard maps. You’ll earn XP for the race you’re playing with each unit you build or destroy. Experience is awarded at the end of the match, and accumulates as you level up from 1 to a maximum level of 20 for each race.”

“Getting into the game and playing as much as possible will earn you XP and rewards. Build up powerful armies, wreak havoc on the map, fight to the bitter end, and you’ll be rewarded for your efforts! There will also be ways to earn bonus experience points for a match. We’re already working on concepts like ‘bonus XP for your first win of the day’ and ‘extra XP when you play in a party with a Battletag or Real-ID friend’. We’re considering ‘bonus XP weekends’ and other sorts of activities, which will be tested in the beta.”

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