*NOTE: Upon further consideration, we’ll be swapping out Purity and Industry for Eternal Empire in the upcoming 2020 Ladder Season 2 map pool.
2020 Ladder Season 2 brings new 1v1 and Team maps to ladder!
These maps will be available for playtesting or exploration in the Custom Games section of Multiplayer today. Below are some descriptions from the creators of the maps. Please click on the images to see the detailed views.
Marras: “Deathaura features the new Acceleration Zone Generators that increase the movement speed of units. These zones are situated on the three bridges in the middle. The most forward bases have two rich gas geysers. 14 blue bases in total, of which the forward ones have two rich vespene geysers. The Acceleration Zone Generators are situated on the bridges in the middle. The scouting path goes through these in a zigzag shape. There is also plenty of airspace.”
themusic246: “Choose between an open third and safer fourth, or safer third and open fourth.”
Agaton: “Terran prospectors have reported that they’ve seen structures in the distance that soared up to the sky like pillars of gold. The Protoss settlement consists of 14 bases, where the linear third is further away from the opponent compared to the triangular third but in return, the high grounds surrounding it must be taken into consideration. No matter in which direction you go, there’ll be a fourth waiting for you. The corner bases will prove valuable as vantage points and to help control the base located below it.”
Zweck: “Rather small and agressive map with fewer bases. Altough small, the layout is still rather standard, so it allows for all kinds of strategies. The short straight forward attack path is choked off by rocks.”
Panzermann: “Nightscape is a large, fortress style team map. Vertical expansions zigzag between safe, rear bases and aggressive, forward bases. Teams are encouraged to alternate accordingly. Destructible debris opens a gold expansion or emergency use or early aggressive plays.”
themusic246: “Inhibitor zones slow air movement between bases. Control the high risk gold base or expand towards the corners as a team.”
Superouman: “Large 4v4 map set in a classic lava fortress environment. The direct path between the players is initially blocked by two rich expansions. Mining those out will open a very short path. The starting base’s minerals are placed toward the middle of the fortress. Don’t worry, I’ve placed them precisely to not have workers to go to allies’ mineral fields. Custom bridges by the way.”
The final map pool for 2020 Season 2 will be:
Along with the new map pool, the new season also brings everyone a free name change! Simply follow the steps below to change your character name:
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