Blizzcon is in full swing and news is flying out at such speed it can be difficult to keep up, but never fear: Pixelated Geek is here to help. This will be a collection of news stories focused on Blizzcon updated throughout the convention.
First up: the addition and removal of units from Starcraft 2 for the upcoming Heart of the Swarm.
Terrans are gaining access to some brand-new units. These include Shredders (a robot that cannot attack in motion, but once set up does damage to both air and ground units) and Warhounds (a mechanical unit which attacks both air and ground but with a bonus against other mechanical ground units like Siege Tanks).
Terrans also face some major changes to some of their existing units. With the addition of Warhounds, Thors are being shifted to a singular super-heavy unit. Only one Thor can be active at a time, and it no longer has anti-air weapons. Their trademark bombardment attack now takes some time to set up so cannot be instantly activated anymore. Battlecruisers will be gaining a speed boost ability, and Hellions can transform to boost their close-quarters combat ability.