Warcraft 3: Reforged will rework the 2002 original with new visuals and other changes, and will also include access to the old version of the game. If you’re hoping to get your nostalgia fix ahead of Reforged’s release, though, you’re currently out of luck. The only Warcraft 3 item you can get on Battle.net right now is Reforged, and there’s currently no way get access to the original.
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Warcraft 3: Reforged will have a beta ahead of its 2019 launch. Exactly when it’ll happen and what it’ll feature remains unclear – for both us and the development team, based on the sound of things – but Blizzard plans to have the beta available for players “early next year.”
Blizzard currently has numerous projects in the pipeline, but as of right now none of those projects are Warcraft 4. Despite the eager reaction to the announcement of Warcraft III: Reforged, a full remaster of the 2002 game, the studio heads “don’t have any plans” for a fourth game in the long-running RTS series – although there’s the possibility it may happen in the future.
From the moment Warcraft III: Reforged was announced at Blizzcon 2018’s opening ceremony, it was obvious that this was a remaster on a higher scale than many may have expected. More than just a 4K upscaling of old, blocky assets, Reforged sees all of Warcraft III’s characters and assets recreated. The result is an RTS that looks like a brand new game; an actual remake rather than a remaster. And while that’s not quite true – Reforged still runs on the Warcraft III tech – it certainly is a much bigger project than Blizzard’s last classic recreation, Starcraft Remastered. In fact, it’s “orders of magnitude more work” than that project.
One of the most groundbreaking things about Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos was its openness to modding – the 2002 RTS formed the foundation for breakout genres that came afterwards. One of those was the MOBA, and the granddaddy of them all, Defense of the Ancients, will most likely work in Warcraft III: Reforged.
Blizzard announced a Warcraft III: Reforged at BlizzCon Friday, and when it hits shelves next year, it’s going to include some surprising features – notably, it’ll be compatible in multiplayer with the original game and it includes the Frozen Throne expansion.
Warcraft III is getting a remaster. It will be called Warcraft III: Reforged, and will be out next year.