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Blizzard Launches 3 Official Mods for StarCraft 2

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'.
  • wolfram23
    No pics??
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  • internetlad
    this is news? i read about this months ago on some other site.

    more like. . . OLDs amiriteguise.
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  • gm0n3y
    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
    this is WAY old news man. can't believe they are just reporting on it....
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  • spammit
    yeah, considering I played it almost a month ago, I don't see how this is news...
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  • n1k0
    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
    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
    boooooring
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  • Burodsx
    I hated these maps... Can't believe they now have achievements for them...
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  • reggieray
    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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