Encyclopedia Hiigara
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This is the article on the location. If you are looking for the article on the mission taking place at the location, see HW2 Campaign: Balcora Gate.

The Gate of Balcora

"This is the Gate of Balcora, path to Sajuuk" — Fleet Command in Homeworld 2

Balcora Gate was a Progenitor hyperspace gate located on the edge of the gravity well created by the black hole cluster in the centre of the Galaxy.


The Balcora Gate was built from three power subsystems surrounding a ring. When the gate is opened the power subsystems fire blue energy beam into the channel leading around the external surface of the rotating ring. This channel fills with energy, after which similar but much smaller energy streams surround the internal part of ring. When any object jumps through the Gate this part becomes covered with a glow of blue energy and creates white wisps coming through the ring.

The only object known to be able to activate the Balcora Gate was a Progenitor Dreadnaught. Makaan and the Hiigarans used their Dreadnaughts to activate the Balcora Gate and jump to the location of Sajuuk. The Balcora Gate was big enough for the Pride of Hiigara to jump through it.


  • It is unclear as to what Makaan was actually trying to accomplish in terms of destroying the power generators on Balcora Gate. If his plan had succeeded and all generators were destroyed by his Vaygr forces, he would no longer be able to power it, because the gate requires at least one generator in order to function as a method of hyperspacing to Sajuuk. As the Progenitors disappeared 10,000 years ago, there's no chance of any replacements existing without spending a lot of time having to research how to create duplicates or hunting the Karos Graveyard endlessly trying to find replacements. Therefore, the entire premise of the associated mission does not make sense, because a failure by the player to defend all generators would also mean Makaan's plan fails, meaning no one gets to awaken Sajuuk.