Here's the next one: Overlord Announcer coming to StarCraft II!
When we first released customizable StarCraft II announcers into the game, we immediately received a deluge of community feedback, including requests to add Abathur, TotalBiscuit, and even a request to add “iNControL impersonating ReDeYe!". We know you've been excited for more announcers, and so today we are extremely excited to reveal one of the most requested announcers on our Battle.net Forums: the Overlord!
The Overlord has long stood as the prime example of what it means to be well-informed. As the only unit whose movement is wholly dedicated to scouting in StarCraft II, having the Overlord inform people during games felt like a perfect addition. Now, the Overlord will serve not only as the eyes, but also as the ears for players of all races, as they engage in battles across the Koprulu Sector. Additionally, the Overlord’s psychic capabilities leave it uniquely equipped to subtly influence your decision-making both in and out of games, ensuring that your every decision will eventually be ideally shifted to better serve the swarm.
Since there has been so much excitement around this particular Announcer, we also commissioned a number of focus group studies to determine the best samples to provide you with. Below is an intensely curated list of example alerts which the Overlord will provide you with during your games. If you struggle to understand anything he might say, don't worry! That's more common than you might think, but soon you'll be listening and responding to the Zerg without even realizing it.
In this thread, going to post April Fools from Blizzard as they show up.
So far, I've only seen one in Starcraft 2. When players play Co-Op mode, usually it's 2 players against the AI. Now, it's a 1v1. Pretty damned crazy doing a 1v1 with all the Commander abilities.
Breaking News: StarCraft II Instability (Co-op Mutation)
IRVINE, Calif – (UNIVERSE NEWS NETWORK) – Since 02:00 hours PDT on 04/01/2017, StarCraft 2 Co-op Mutation servers have been the target of a sustained attack of substantial magnitude. A recent investigation by Blizzard Entertainment has that confirmed the attack, the origins of which inexplicably appear to be from deep space, is being orchestrated by a previously unknown hacker going by the alias of “D4rK V0ic3”.
Shortly after this discovery, the attacker released the following baffling, statement: “I see your doubt, your fear. You are so alone. Mewling in the darkness, trying to find a good Co-op partner. Let me release you. All of you, from the suffering of the weekly mutation challenges. The Infinite Cycle of strife and anguish is at its end!”
The meaning behind this statement is still unknown, and the Co-op Mutation feature appears to still be online. It is still unknown how this hack will affect Co-Op gameplay, and so StarCraft II players are advised to play at their own risk and only attempt the weekly mutation challenge if absolutely necessary. “
For an added bonus, if you do beat your opponent and "win", you still get a Defeat with the message of "You have murdered your partner."