Starcraft 2 Patch Notes: Update 4.8.3 Fixes Multiple Bugs

Starcraft 2's 4.8.3 patch is now available
Starcraft 2's 4.8.3 patch is now available Blizzard

The latest patch for Starcraft 2 is now available. While the patch doesn’t add any major new content, it does fix a number of bugs in both the single-player campaign and multiplayer. There is also a new Twitch Prime offer teased for later this month.

Starcraft 2 4.8.3 Patch Notes

The full patch notes for the Starcraft 2 4.8.3 update are as follows:


  • Abathur: Evolved Bundle is going to be available as a part of Twitch Prime offer starting later this month. Stay tuned for more details.

    • Abathur Co-op Commander

    • Abathur Announcer

    • “Live Now” portrait pack

    • “Live Now” portrait for Abathur

    • “Live Now” portrait for Swann

    • “Live Now” portrait for Vorazun

    • “Live Now” Zerg Banner

    • Evolved Zerg Console Skin

  • A new Lowko Announcer is now available.

  • A set of 8 comic portraits have been added for players who own War Chest: Katowice 2019 for at least one race.



  • Queens can now properly spawn a Creep Tumor on ramps in certain Heart of the Swarm campaign missions, and Co-op Missions.

Co-op Missions

  • Commander

    • General

      • Fixed an issue where incorrect portrait could appear for structures for certain commanders.

    • Alarak

      • Ascendants with multiple Power Overwhelming stacks no longer take bonus damage from the Black Death or Double Edged mutators.

    • Dehaka

      • Dehaka’s Drone no longer morphs into a structure while holding to a Xenon Crystal on The Vermillion Problem.

      • Primal Host now properly attack enemy Creep Tumors with its Locusts.

      • Murvar now dies properly when Murvar’s Den is destroyed.

      • Enemy units will now properly take damage from Psionic Explosion when Dehaka devours a Psionic unit directly after spawning or respawning.

      • Fixed an issue where the first charge of Greater Primal Wurm could sometimes not be properly given to the player.

    • Nova

      • Nova’s air units can now be properly deployed in areas without ground pathing.

    • Stukov

      • Fixed an issue where units dominated by Vega could be attacked by an allied Stukov’s Apocalisk.

    • Zeratul

      • Void Arrays no longer share the same cargo space as Kerrigan’s Omega Worms.

  • Mission

    • Dead of Night

      • Ultralisks can no longer be stunned by Chokers.

    • The Vermillion Problem

      • Civilians can no longer become stuck outside neutral buildings when retreating from lava.

    • Void Launch

      • The bonus objective can no longer be targeted by a Viper’s Abduct.

      • Fixed an issue where the bonus objective could be stuck.

  • Mutator

    • Fixed an issue where Amon’s Disruptors could fear units without detonating its Purification Nova while the Fear mutator was active.

War Chest: Katowice 2019

  • Protoss rewards now properly match the level that they are awarded at.

  • Damaged Spore Crawlers and Spine Crawlers with Simulant skins equipped no longer leave their fire effects behind when they are uprooted.

  • Visual effect now properly appears as intended when placing a Pylon with the Forged skin.


  • New Repugnancy LE

    • Textures at certain locations were updated to make cliff edges and pathable areas clearer and more visible.

    • Textures near base placement locations were updated to be more centered.

    • Terrain updated near the natural base to prevent Photon Cannons from being walled in at certain locations.

    • Certain doodads were removed to prevent units from hiding inside.

    • Fixed an issue where Sentries could be blocked after being warped in.

  • Year Zero LE

    • Pathing now properly matches the terrain near the starting ramp locations.

  • Cyber Forest LE

    • Certain doodads were removed to prevent units from hiding inside.

  • King’s Cove LE

    • Pathing now properly matches the terrain near the starting ramp locations.

  • Rosebud LE

    • Faction emblems and selection circles are no longer hidden by certain doodads.

  • Efflorescence LE

    • A doodad is now properly centered at a base placement location.

  • Team Liquid Map Contest

    • Inhibitor Zones placed on higher level terrain will now properly animate.

    • Inhibitor Zone Generator models and mini map icons updated.


  • Time Warp's effect no longer goes back to the enemy after Neural Parasite ends.

  • Stalkers can no longer be targeted at the original Blink location.

User Interface

  • Fixed an issue where toggling on mouse drag scroll could cause the cursor to appear in the middle of the screen.

  • Help menu now properly displays Cyclone’s Upgrades.

  • Fixed an issue where the Polarity mutator would display its icon over friendly units and structures.

So what do you think? Are you excited for any of the additions in the Starcraft 2 4.8.3 update? What would you like to see addressed in the next patch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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