Warcraft 3 announces… a new patch!

    
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Actually no more or less mastered.

It seems like just yesterday we were reporting on speculation about a Warcraft 3 remaster, due to the fact that it was in fact yesterday. But now it’s today, and the good news is that we know what’s being planned. It’s a new patch for the game! Also a big tournament event.

We’re sorry for those of you who were hoping for a full-on remaster. The 15-year-old game will remain exactly as mastered as it currently is. It will, however, get all of those spiffy new patch features.

So what’s in the patch? Updates to the game editor, new support for 24 players on a single map, new hero balance changes, the ability to form clans, and widescreen support for the game. It’s not actually any sort of new content, obviously, but it’s a nice tip of the hat to a game whose sequel went on to have a pretty big impact, to boot.

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Jack Pipsam

Widescreen support?
YES! That’s all I need, I don’t need graphical 4K improves, I just needed some sexy no stretched wide-screen too make me happy.

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Sorrior Draconus

Honestly i am wondering why patch if getting ready for a remaster as so many think. No i suspect to drum uo warcraft hype for a possible warcraft 4

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Pandalulz

Honestly, being able to play it in wide screen might be enough just to get me to play through the single player again. I mean, it looks old, but it doesn’t really look that bad considering.

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nobleeinherjar

I’m still waiting for Diablo to get the remaster treatment Starcraft recently got. But for people who are into Warcraft, I hope this either satisfies or tides them over until a possible remaster for it, too.

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Bruno Brito

Patch review:

Orc was nerfed heavily, which was warranted, BM was pretty shitty to fight against. That being said, now that Tinker was buffed, Triple hero from Night Elf is pretty much the strongest strategy in-game: Demon Hunter, Beastmaster, Tinker. They MUST nerf the Mana Burn from DH, or the skewed matchup for orc will be pretty much terrible.

The rest are decent, but: Shamans and Taurens need a buff ( Taurens are the weakest T3 unit ), Siege Tanks need a nerf, Archmage aura needs a nerf, Priestess of the Moon needs a bigger buff, Mountain Giants need a buff, Hippo Riders need a buff, Talons need a nerf.

Good patch, but not complete by any means.

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Minimalistway

They talked about remaster the old games before (Blizzcon 2016?), i think WC3 is not ready yet, that’s all.

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StonerMk2

Man i was really looking forward to a remaster…maybe one of these years.

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semugh

make a mac and linux client (like dota2 has) and we might talk.

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Wilhelm Arcturus

Given that they are suddenly promoting it, and having an invitational tournament, I have to think this may herald the long promised WC3 remaster. Why else would they start down this path to build awareness?

But I really want the Diablo II remaster instead. Maybe. Some day.

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Person Dude

If they remaster Diablo II, I hope they make some UX improvements like automatic gold pick ups. But Diablo II remaster would be awesome.

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rafael12104

Nice updates. Yup. I like the sound of it, but… a remaster on top would get this game back in my wheelhouse.

Right now, it’s kind of like winning a door prize only to find out it’s “soft drinks” and a few candy bars. How nice….