Warcraft III is getting an upgrade!

It’s been over 15 years since Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos was released on the PC for us all to enjoy a new story set in the Warcraft universe. Where we met the beloved characters Thrall, Medivh, Jaina, Arthas, Illidan and so many more (I could go on and on here, but it’s better to keep it short).

So on the battle.net forums, an announcement for a Warcraft III tournament came up, where Blizzard also noted that there will be added som significant changes that will be on the Warcraft III’s Public Test Realm. These changes includes balance tweaks and map pool changes. It also seems that there will be doubled on the number of people, who can participate in custom games, from the usual 12 up to 24 instead. (Which is huge given the popularity of the game.) Not only that, but they will also be adding widescreen support to the game, so we can enjoy the fantasy RTS even more.

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Last but not least, Blizzard will be adding (if they haven’t already been implemented) many changes as well as improvements to the Warcraft III in-game editor, which allows players to make their own custom maps and games. This editor was what used to make Defense of the Ancients, that later became known as Dota 2, League of Legends etc. But also the editor that has introduced me to many hours of fun dungeon crawling and old school rpg games.

As of late Blizzard has been hinting at them wanting to try to inject some life into their older games, by re-releasing in an HD version as it happened with Starcraft last year. Which has made me wonder if Warcraft III will be also be getting an HD remake in the near future with all the updates that are coming to the game and so much more.

However, do tell me what you guys think of this. Write it down in the comments and let a discussion happen.
Stay Cozy and have a nice day!

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  1. Perfect, though a small bit of me also would love for them to do some new campaigns for the game. I’d even pay a small amount for some additional campaigns as WC3 was all about the story for me – But I know I’m somewhat in the minority, as it’s a great multiplayer game.

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    1. I don’t know about the addition of more campaigns as the one in both Reign of Chaos and Frozen Throne sets up for what became World of Warcraft that has continued its story there throughout multiple expansions.

      That said, I fully understand what you mean as it would be awesome to see a continuation with the story in the RTS (hopefully a Warcraft IV could come out sometime).
      However, that is why I enjoy playing some of the custom made maps that the community have done. Particularly I can recommend The Sunken City and Gaias Retaliation, both alone and together with friends are they very fun to experience.

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      1. To me, the way to continue the campaign would be with “What if” scenarios, as opposed to it being a canon continuation of the franchise.

        Either way, I’d love to see what Blizzard think would/could have happened, if WoW wasn’t a thing!

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      2. That would be interesting to see, however I would rather see a new cast of characters that we can follow which then takes place along side the expansions. That is also one way they could do a Warcraft IV, as it could utilize their engine for WoW (guess that is the one for HOTS?).
        Anyway, just a what if scenario could be a unique experience but how would you like to see it play out for a canonical game and not become a spin-off?

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      3. I’d think they’d just need to update the Starcraft II engine – It’d be more succinct for the job 🙂

        If we went for a whole new canonical game, we would, sadly, need to see WoW stop, or treat WoW as non-canon. WoW did sooo many things which we didn’t think would happen the way they have: Illidans’ death (and revival… Uh… We’ll ignore that), Arthas’ death – etc. With many Burning Legion members dead too, there’d been a serious amount of backpeddling or, as you say, a whole new cast.

        I personally feel there’s money in fleshing out the stories; but for a whole new game, we may need to see the end of WoW, or WoW to be confirned non-canonical after Legion/Battle for Azeroth.

        And that’s from a former long time player of WoW (and still very much a fan of what WoW is!)

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