Blizzard Is Still Updating Warcraft III after 15 Years

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Warcraft III was last updated in March 2016 with a patch that brought it up to date for modern OSes, and it turns out that wasn’t just a one-off: Blizzard has launched another update this week for the RTS’s multiplayer, which includes tweaked maps and new map pools. Aside from the core game being updated with a number of improvements and gameplay objectives, this patch marks the debut of Reign of Chaos’ very own public test realm, which will be used to test future changes such as a revamped matchmaking system, automated tournaments, and improved latency.
     
  2. msshammy

    msshammy n00bie

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    While this is awesome.. Just release a new one already!! :(
     
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  3. katanaD

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    i wonder if this is to gauge interest in such.. warcraft 4. i would be down
     
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    Strikes me as a likely preamble to remastering.
     
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    Which I'd totally be up for. Never played the expansion for it and remember the base game being a good time.
     
  6. tetris42

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    Maybe, just maybe, since they're still updating it 15 years after the fact, they can add widescreen support.
     
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  7. steakman1971

    steakman1971 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hmm...I bought Warcraft 3 a long time ago. Probably came on CD or DVD. I'll have to see if I can find it and try it out 15 years later.
     
  8. Krazy925

    Krazy925 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I haven't installed war3:TFT since Dota jumped to Steam.

    If I had a dollar for every hour I spent in that Client I'd be fucking rich.

    The game itself was pretty good too. Ahhh I miss the pre-WoW days.
     
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    CombatChrisNC Gawd

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    Widescreen support? Oh man, I should pick this up. Too lazy to look, but I'm going to assume it allows for LAN gaming too?
     
  10. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    WC3 was the best RTS I've ever played. Blizzard has hinted at a co release with WoW releases since TBC but I think that was just wishful thinking.
     
  11. tetris42

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    No. No widescreen support. Because that would be impossible.
     
  12. BloodyIron

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    Nice! Such a fun game
     
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    WoW drying up? Time to go back to their roots prepping for wc4? I hope elder scrolls won't take that long to return to their roots.
     
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    It does have widescreen support.
     
  15. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    They're still updating Starcarft which was released 19 years ago also..
     
  16. KarsusTG

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    My entire experience with Warcraft III can be summed up as:

    Install, start playing, "wtf is this shit?!?!"

    10 minutes later

    Uninstall, start playing something else.



    It sucks because Warcraft II was awesome.
     
  17. tetris42

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    Of course, how silly of me:

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    That's Blizzard's widescreen support right there.
     
  18. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'm fairly positive your post contains sarcasm but I'm not exactly sure what it's aimed at.
     
  19. ZodaEX

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    Try to connect to battle.net for a minute so it will install the patch for widescreen support.
     
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    I'll have to look at it later then, my apologies if I'm wrong, but they didn't announce widescreen support in any of the patch notes that I'm aware of and I was playing the game about a year and a half ago.
     
  21. ZodaEX

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    I was just as surprised as you too see the feature and that blizzards initial download for wc3 is our of date until you try to connect to multiplayer.