Warcraft 3: Reforged: Everything we know so far
A complete remaster of the original Warcraft 3 is on its way this year. Warcraft 3: Reforged comes with a visual and audio overhaul to much of classic game, with all of the same compatibility of the original. It’s a pretty impressive suite of additions. Here’s what you can expect from the game when it finally arrives.
What is Warcraft 3: Reforged?
Blizzard’s popular real-time strategy game Warcraft 3 and its expansion Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne will be combined into the remastered Warcraft 3: Reforged. You’ll be able to play as all of the races, including Orcs, Humans, Night Elves, and Undead. Everything content-wise is the same as the original game.
Instead of the old, fuzzy graphics, Warcraft 3: Reforged will include completely redone 4k resolution textures. Everything from the now-canon-friendly look of Stratholme, to the grass on the battlefields has been given a more updated appearance. Units like Demon Hunters, Death Knights, and Zombies will also have female variants and look more distinguished from each other than they did before. The cutscenes will carry this same updated look with them as well as feature updated voice acting that will better deliver the immense amount of story in the game.
What about multiplayer?
When it comes to multiplayer, Blizzard said its philosophy is to keep it as faithful to the original game as possible, especially considering it’s running on the same engine. That means that all of the patches that the classic game has will be in the new one as well. The best part is that both versions of the game can play against each other, and any custom maps, mods, or modes will work across both versions too. Everything in the new game will be tied to Battle.net as usual.
When is it coming out?
Blizzard said the game should be out by the end of 2019. A beta was said to launch in “early 2019” but we’re halfway through the year and haven’t heard anything about it since. It still seems likely that a beta is coming but it might be closer to the end of the year. Blizzard said it won’t be releasing any major games in 2019. It’s unclear if Warcraft 3: Reforged counts as a major game, and whether or not it’ll be pushed to 2020.
If you pre-order if you’ll get instant access to the classic game if you want to start practicing. There’s also a special edition that includes a WoW mount, a Hearthstone card back, Heroes of the Storm heroes, and a Diablo 3 pet, Mal’Ganis..
Please consider supporting our Patreon!
Join the Discussion
Blizzard Watch is a safe space for all readers. By leaving comments on this site you agree to follow our commenting and community guidelines.