StarCraft II's competitive play has gotten a sizeable update, bringing a few bugfixes and map changes as well as alterations to the resource mechanics of the game. \n \nThe first thing to look towards is the changes in the Versus mode, which are arguably the most important when it comes to a competitive season's update. Blizzard has adjusted the threshold at which mineral nodes visually change due to mining. The 900-value mineral nodes will now look significantly different to the starting 1800-value nodes. \n \nThey've also removed the "stop" and "attack" buttons from the Pylon's command card in the hotkey menu, due to the structure not actually being able to stop or attack. Finally, they've fixed issues where the Neosteel Armor upgrade wouldn't affect Terran Refineries built over Rich Vespene Geysers. \n \nLooking to the maps, we have a considerable amount of changes. In general, the tournament logo position and orientation has been updated to prevent foliage from appearing over them, as well as to give them a more uniformed appearance across maps. \n \n \n \nChanges came to Arctic Dream LE and Ephemeron LE to fix issues where units could be hidden by doodads, as well as changing the name of a critter. The rest of the changes are decently minor enough to be rattled off in a list, so here are the bulk of the changes: \n \nEverdream LE: \n \n \tReaper ramp size increased \n \tRepositioned location of Overlord scout platform near naturals \n \tAdjusted terrain and pathing near third base \n \tAdjusted terrain to weaken Photon Cannon rushes \n \tLowered cliffs to prevent units from being hidden behind them \n \nGolden Wall LE: \n \n \tAdjusted terrain, pathing, and unpathable areas to weaken Photon Cannon rushes, prevent hidden units, and make the map less open \n \tUpdated textures and lowered doodads to prevent clipping and provide consistency \n \tRepositioned light and rock doodads for visual effects and to prevent clipping, as well as updating minerals\/vespene at the main base to be Protoss themed \n \tAdded missing trims, textures, and fog for certain areas to increase visuals and visibility. \n \nPurity and Industry LE: \n \n \tAdjusted position of unbuildable plates and the pathing around main to prevent wall-off strategies \n \tUpdated pathing to match terrain \n \nSimulacrum LE: \n \n \tAdded high-ground terrain in front of linear third base to narrow entrance \n \tShortened bridge in triangle third and added destructible rocks \n \tReduced ramp size at forward base and added rocks \n \tUpdated map info screenshots \n \nZen LE: \n \n \tRepositioned natural base ramp, pathing, and mineral fields to increase the defensibility of natural expansion \n \tAdded unpathable terrain near fourth expansion to increase defensibility \n \nAnd those are the changes! It looks like a sizeable amount of changes, but a good amount of it is small tweaks for visual effect. If you're trying to push your rank this season, make sure you play a few practice games on the maps above to figure out the best pathing and defense strategies now that these changes have been made.