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Warcraft III: Reforged

Warcraft 3: Reforged review

Let slip the crafts of war

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10 months ago

Blizzard now offering Warcraft 3: Reforged refunds to anyone who wants one

The launch of Warcraft 3: Reforged has not gone down well as one might expect for a revamp of a widely-adored RTS. The changes are less than advertised, it's been buggy, and it's missing some features from the original. Blizzard say they stand by "the quality of our products and our services" but acknowledge some might feel Reforged "does not provide the experience they wanted."…

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Feature: Let slip the crafts of war

Warcraft 3: Reforged review

Warcraft III was an immensely important game for a lot of people. A fantasy RTS that lead right into the start of World Of Warcraft, it left a big, war-booted footprint on the landscape of games. Odds are, you will have felt its impact even if you never played RTS games, since the original Dota grew out of a mod for Warcraft III's multiplayer mode.…

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Blizzard are fixing some Warcraft 3: Reforged problems, but don’t expect dramatic changes

The launch of Warcraft III: Reforged last Tuesday was not a return to glory for Blizzard's vintage fantasy RTS. The prettied-up remaster's changes are less dramatic than Blizzard have advertised (particularly the cutscenes), it's got quite a few bugs, and players can't even go back to the original unadulterated Warcraft 3 because Blizzard 'updated' it to the same troubled client as Reforged. Blizzard last night…

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Blizzard own your Warcraft 3: Reforged custom maps, but that’s no surprise

It's come to everyone's attention that Blizzard have revamped their User Generated Content policy just in time to launch Warcraft 3: Reforged, and claim ownership of all maps made in its editor. The new legalese, while definitely overbearing and disappointing, shouldn't be a surprise: they started tightening legal claims years ago with StarCraft II.

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It’s nearly time to save Azeroth again, as Warcraft III: Reforged launches in just a few hours

After being delayed last year, Blizzard's remastering of the 2002 RTS Warcraft III: Reforged will finally see its release today at 11pm GMT (which is also 6pm EST and 3pm PST, as well as a bunch of other timezones if none of these are relevant for you). Announced back in 2018, Warcraft III: Reforged is a completely rebuilt version of the original game, bringing new…

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12 months ago

We now know Warcraft III: Reforged’s release date, down to the actual hour

Though I feel like part of the vast PR zerg in sharing that release date map, I do like that Blizzard took the time to craft it. I now know that should I find myself in LA on Jan 28, 2020, I’ll be able to play remade RTS Warcraft III: Reforged at 3PM. I'll more likely be in the UK, so it will be 11PM…

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1 year ago

Warcraft III: Reforged’s beta is out this week, leading the charge into BlizzCon

As BlizzCon approaches, like a dark storm cloud full of cosplay, earnest fan questions, and rumour stomping announcements, there’s at least one thing we know that's guaran-damn-teed. Warcraft III: Reforged’s beta will finally be starting this week in the lead-up to the convention, bringing the newly remade RTS to the two thousand and nineteens. Waves of keys will soon be going out very soon to…

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2 years ago

Warcraft 3: Reforged aiming to support all original mods

One detail I'd missed in Friday's announcement of Warcraft III: Reforged is that Blizzard's upcoming remaster should be able to play all the original's player-created maps and modes. Which is great news. WC3 has one of the great forgotten modding scenes, growing so many genres beyond the obvious MOBAs like DotA. Every night for months, my pals and I would play random 'custom games' and…

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Warcraft III: Reforged revamping Blizzard’s classic RTS

Having remastered StarCraft last year, Blizzard are now updating another of their classic real-time strategy games: Warcraft III. During BlizzCon today they announced Warcraft III: Reforged, a revamped release of WC3 with redone artwork, UI improvements, and other such modern fancying-up. Wait. Hang on. Warcraft III first came out on 2002? That can't be right. That would mean... oh god, this is a lot to…

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