StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm getting multiplayer XP system

StarCraft II multiplayer beta gamers who will get the forthcoming expansion pack Heart of the Swarm will soon be able to try out a new feature that will add a little more content to the sci-fi RTS game. Developer Blizzard has announced plans to add a multiplayer leveling system in the expansion via an upcoming patch.

In a post on the official StarCraft II website, Blizzard says the new feature will be added to the current closed beta for Heart of the Swarm. It states:

In the Heart of the Swarm leveling system, players earn experience while playing Blizzard matchmaking modes and custom games on Blizzard maps. You’ll earn XP for the race you’re playing with each unit you build or destroy. Experience is awarded at the end of the match, and accumulates as you level up from 1 to a maximum level of 20 for each race.

The more XP a player generates, the more they can earn special decals or portraits for their efforts, Blizzard says, "We’re creating a multitude of new images for players to collect and display. Your cumulative (Protoss+Terran+Zerg) level will also be displayed right next to your player portrait, so others will be able to easily see how far you’ve gone in mastering the races of StarCraft II."

Blizzard has not yet said when StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will be released but it should be sometime in late 2012 or early 2013.

Source: StarCraft II website | Image via Blizzard

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