StarCraft II has just received a brand new update, 1.2.0, which adds a huge amount of fixes to the popular real time strategy game. Blizzard promised last year that StarCraft II will be receiving more patches and delivered quite a few updates since then. Now, one of the biggest patches in recent times, update 1.2.0 has just went live on the company's service. A wide array of problems were fixed by the Blizzard development team, from intricate balance tweaks, in order to make all races more powerful, to improvements for the StarCraft II Editor or the addition of Chat Channels. Check out some of the general changes below as well as some of the few balance tweaks that are included in patch 1.2.0. General Chat Channels have been added! Players can now join others in both public and private channels. -Added in-game chat bar command to whisper to other players. Using the "/w" command will open up a list of available friends, party members, chat channels, and other players within your current game. -Added option to auto-join previous private channels. -Added option to prevent chat channel text from appearing in in-game chat display. -A new Master League has been added! This league now represents the highest tier of players. -Customizable Hotkey Support has been added. -Stalemate Detection has been added. This will end the game in a tie for all remaining players if no players have income, production, or destroyed structures for three consecutive minutes. A countdown timer will now appear when the game detects this scenario. -An Extreme graphics option is now available. Players can now configure screen space ambient occlusion. Balance General Players can no longer block off ramps with two 2x2 buildings. Protoss Hallucination research time decreased from 110 to 80. Observer - Cost decreased from 50/100 to 25/75. Phoenix - Build time decreased from 45 to 35. Void Ray - Now deals 20% more damage to massive targets; Flux Vanes speed upgrade removed. Terran SCV - Repairing SCVs now assume the same threat priority as the unit they’re repairing; SCV construction movement has been made more consistent. If you want to check out all of the improvements made by the new StarCraft II 1.2.0 patch, check out the official announcement at The patch will be downloaded automatically the next time your start up StarCraft II.