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Warcraft III: Reforged – What You Need To Know

Warcraft III: Reforged

The most exciting announcement to come out of BlizzCon 2018’s opening ceremony for me has to be Warcraft III: Reforged as the original Warcraft III shaped the gamer I am today. During the Blizzard Classic Games section of the opening ceremony, it was announced that the entire Warcraft III experience is being rebuilt as Warcraft III: Reforged.

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The original Warcraft III and its expansion, The Frozen Throne, shaped so many gamers’ lives and with custom maps, even spawned the MOBA genre with DotA. It is, without a doubt, one of the most influential games out there and sometime before the end of next year when the game releases, a new generation of gamers will be able to experience it, fully remastered.

For those who played the original Warcraft III, Blizzard is updating the UI, rebalancing gameplay and utilizing all the modern Battle.net features to make the experience even better.

Warcraft III: Reforged is a complete reimagining of a real-time strategy classic. Experience the epic origin stories of Warcraft, now more stunning and evocative than ever before.

Warcraft III: Reforged is a stunning reimagining of the revolutionary real-time strategy game that laid the foundation for Azeroth’s most epic stories. It is a remake in the truest sense, featuring a thorough visual overhaul, a suite of contemporary social and matchmaking features, and more. Command the Night Elves, Undead, Orcs, and Humans as alliances shift and armies clash in this timeless real-time strategy game.

There are two digital versions that you can pre-order right now. The first is the standard edition which will set you back 29.99 Euro (R488). Then, there’s also a Spoils of War Edition, featuring a bunch of in-game goodies for Blizzard’s other titles, which will set you back 39.99 Euro (R651).

So what’s in Warcraft III: Reforged exactly? Check out the key features below to find out and don’t miss the gameplay video at the bottom of the article.

  • 62 missions across Kalimdor, Lordaeron, Northrend, and beyond
  • 40+ hours of epic gameplay, with 4+ hours of reforged cutscenes
  • Control over 20 legendary heroes and villains from Warcraft lore: gain experience, level up, master powerful abilities, and enhance nearby units

An Upgraded Experience

Challenge opponents with modern multiplayer matchmaking, search for custom game lobbies and connect with friends through the Blizzard Battle.net app. With updated UI and countless quality-of-life improvements, it’s never been easier to get into Warcraft III.

Limitless Custom Games

Discover millions of player-created games, including tower defence, MOBAs, ARPGs, survival games, and more, or build your own with the upgraded World Editor.

Rebalanced Gameplay

We’re making hundreds of balance changes to heroes, units, and buildings to bring Warcraft III’s classic gameplay into the modern age.


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Wessel is Glitched Africa's Resident Afrikaans Guy (RAG) with a passion for all things esports, cats and gaming in general. Dota 2 addict, Dark Souls veteran and all around geek.