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Blizzard Launches 3 Official Mods for StarCraft 2

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Blizzard's three mods for StarCraft 2 have finally gone live for all to play within the popular sci-fi RTS.

Wednesday Blizzard unleashed three official mods for StarCraft 2: a collection/cooking title called Aiur Chef, a puzzle/strategy game called StarJeweled, and a cool survival and siege title called Left 2 Die. The games were originally revealed back in January and offered to StarCraft 2 owners for beta testing within the popular sci-fi RTS.

"Each mod has been polished with improvements and bug fixes, plus they now feature official achievements complete with brand-new avatars to unlock," Blizzard said in a blog. "You can find all three mods featured on the StarCraft II community site’s Maps and Mods page, where you can also check out great map making tutorials to teach you the techniques it takes to create your own mod masterpieces."

StarCraft 2 gamers can also access the new mods by loading up the game and hitting the Featured section of the Join Game interface. Additionally, Blizzard revealed the list of achievements for each game and include the following:

Aiur Chef

  • Executor Chef - Cook at least one of each dish in all three rounds of one game of Aiur Chef.
  • Virtuoso -Win a game of Aiur Chef. Awards Zealot Chef portrait.
  • Supreme Cuisine - Score over 2000 points in a game of Aiur Chef.
  • The Heat Is On - Kill another zealot chef when hit by the Great Equalizer.
  • Allez Cuisine! - Cook two dishes within 30 seconds of each other.

Left 2 Die

  • Live and Let Die - Complete the "Left 2 Die" scenario on Normal difficulty.
  • Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em - Kill a Stank before it kills anything on Hard difficulty. Awards Stank portrait.
  • Die Another Day - Complete the "Left 2 Die" scenario on Hard difficulty.
  • Here Comes the Hammer - Complete the "Left 2 Die" scenario before the fifth night on Brutal difficulty.
  • License to Kill - Complete the "Left 2 Die" scenario on Brutal difficulty.
  • Night Of The Living - Survive 5 Infested Horde Attacks in the "Night 2 Die" mode of the "Left 2 Die" scenario.
  • Night Of The Living II - Survive 10 Infested Horde Attacks in the "Night 2 Die" mode of the "Left 2 Die" scenario.
  • Night Of The Living III - Survive 15 Infested Horde Attacks in the "Night 2 Die" mode of the "Left 2 Die" scenario.

StarJeweled

  • Tag Team - Win a 2v2 game of 'StarJeweled' with no A.I. players.
  • Jewel Crafter - Win a 1v1 game of 'StarJeweled' against a Medium A.I. opponent.
  • Jewel Star - Win a 1v1 game of 'StarJeweled' against a Hard A.I. opponent.
  • Jewel Super Star - Win a 1v1 game of 'StarJeweled' against a Very Hard A.I. opponent.
  • Jewel Rock Star - Win a 1v1 game of 'StarJeweled' against an Insane A.I. opponent.
  • Jewel of Denial - Heal 3000 points of damage in a game of 'StarJeweled' using the Healing Wave ability. Awards Ornatus portrait.
  • World of Orecraft - Do a 6 combo gem break and receive "For the Swarm" notification in a game of 'StarJeweled'.
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    wolfram23 , April 8, 2011 9:58 PM
    No pics??
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    internetlad , April 8, 2011 10:27 PM
    this is news? i read about this months ago on some other site.

    more like. . . OLDs amiriteguise.
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    gm0n3y , April 8, 2011 11:30 PM
    Anyone played Left 2 Die? It sounds interesting. Maybe I'll boot up the old SC2 and try it out. I haven't played SC2 since about 2 months after it came out.
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    illegalmonkey , April 9, 2011 1:41 AM
    this is WAY old news man. can't believe they are just reporting on it....
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    spammit , April 9, 2011 3:48 AM
    yeah, considering I played it almost a month ago, I don't see how this is news...
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    n1k0 , April 9, 2011 7:54 AM
    gm0n3yAnyone played Left 2 Die? It sounds interesting. Maybe I'll boot up the old SC2 and try it out. I haven't played SC2 since about 2 months after it came out.

    It's a lot of fun - like the "outbreak" mission. Day/Night cycle where you have to survive attacks at night and try to destroy the infestation in the day. Co-op or single player.
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    n1k0 , April 9, 2011 8:01 AM
    This is not "old news". Yes, the maps/mods were announced at blizcon. Yes, they've been available for testing for a few months. However, this is the official release with achievements and portraits.
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    tavix , April 9, 2011 9:59 AM
    boooooring
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    Burodsx , April 9, 2011 11:25 AM
    I hated these maps... Can't believe they now have achievements for them...
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    reggieray , April 9, 2011 12:53 PM
    Achievements, Kiddie console mentality. Last time I checked they still want me to pay $59.95, $65 with tax to buy the first part of a three part game with no local LAN support. No thank you Activision.
    I heard that SC2 was burning up high end PCs in the beginning and they never fixed the memory leak crash in the first one. You will be playing and it will just quit (Usually after you are really into a good battle), has done it on several platforms and in OS X too. No interest in it any more Blizzard, slaves to the Activision.
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    upsetchubbs , April 9, 2011 5:35 PM
    ReggieRayAchievements, Kiddie console mentality. Last time I checked they still want me to pay $59.95, $65 with tax to buy the first part of a three part game with no local LAN support. No thank you Activision.I heard that SC2 was burning up high end PCs in the beginning and they never fixed the memory leak crash in the first one. You will be playing and it will just quit (Usually after you are really into a good battle), has done it on several platforms and in OS X too. No interest in it any more Blizzard, slaves to the Activision.


    Ha you've heard wrong, I've played about a 100 or more games and have never had starcraft 2 crash on me. This comes from a guy with a decent computer running Ultra graphics.
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    reggieray , April 9, 2011 5:56 PM
    No I was talking SC1 crashing, I'm not buying 2 until I can get a Battlechest one year.
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    dioxholster , April 9, 2011 11:22 PM
    SC2 works great. you are missing out bro.
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    n1k0 , April 10, 2011 11:25 AM
    I'm really tired of hearing those two arguments about SC2.

    $60 is a pretty standard price for a game. SC2: WoL is a complete game despite what you might think. Did you wait to see LoTR: Fellowship until you could buy the DVD because it was a trilogy? As for LAN, what's the last game you played on LAN that you couldn't have played online (not theory, actual occurrence)?

    If you don't want to buy/play the game, don't - but not for those reasons.
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    jonyah , April 10, 2011 7:56 PM
    internetladthis is news? i read about this months ago on some other site.more like. . . OLDs amiriteguise.

    I think they just updated these maps. They've been around for quite a while now, oh and they're all really boring.
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    Anonymous , April 11, 2011 6:27 AM
    SC2 ROCKS!
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    goldenthunder , April 11, 2011 7:40 AM
    These custom maps where in 'BETA' for quite a while, so now they are finally 'bugfree' ;) 
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    CTT , April 11, 2011 12:27 PM
    n1k0I'm really tired of hearing those two arguments about SC2. $60 is a pretty standard price for a game. SC2: WoL is a complete game despite what you might think. Did you wait to see LoTR: Fellowship until you could buy the DVD because it was a trilogy? As for LAN, what's the last game you played on LAN that you couldn't have played online (not theory, actual occurrence)?If you don't want to buy/play the game, don't - but not for those reasons.


    This. I don't normally pay $60 for a game, I'll wait for a sale or whatever. But SC2 is without a doubt worth every penny of $60.
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    pita , April 11, 2011 3:31 PM
    where is Blizzard DoTA?
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    borisof007 , April 12, 2011 6:46 PM
    pitawhere is Blizzard DoTA?

    My thoughts exactly.

    Probably balancing it more first?