Warcraft III Drops Major Update Sixteen Years After Launch, Remaster Hopes Flare Up Once More

It has been sixteen years since the release of Blizzard’s release of the third installment of their real-time strategy game. Now a new Warcraft III update has just been released to PTR, which in itself is quite shocking. The patch is a huge one bringing tons of fixes to the game in general, giving players a tons of reasons to hop back into the game to expand their love for the story. Fans of the title, including our staff writers, are wondering what the release of a patch means after so much time. Would they be interested in releasing a remastered version of the game?

With Blizzard having previously stated that remasters were of huge interest to them, and we can see them dipping back into the classic style with their upcoming editions of World of Warcraft, so a remaster of Warcraft III isn’t totally out of the question. Still, that’s all just speculation at this point in time until Blizzard says otherwise.


Check out the details below on the details on Warcraft III update 1.29 via Blizzard:

Specific Changes & Improvements
Widescreen Support

  • Added bookends to the in-game interface
  • Added black pillars in menus to prevent stretching

24 Player Support

  • Game lobbies revised to support 24 players
  • Team colors revised and expanded
  • Color selection is an ongoing effort, feel free to leave specific suggestions with color codes

Balance & Map Pools

  • Head here for details and focused discussion
    • The updates are lengthy for the pools, heads up!

World Editor Upgrades

  • Head here for details and focused discussion
    • Object limit increased to 30,000
    • Map size limit increased to 480 x 480
    • Tile set limit increased to 16
    • Max execution number increased to 1666666
    • Max food limit increased to 999
    • Max resource limit increased to 9999999
    • Array size increased from 8192 to 32768
    • Display mana bar

Bug Fixes

  • Clans may now be created
  • Mac clients launch on 10.11 and beyond

Known Issues

  • Unable to change resolutions in native fullscreen
  • PTR only supports English version of the client
  • This will be the last version to support Windows XP
  • The Mac PTR client requires manually running the launcher to patch

What do you think new Warcraft III update sixteen years after launch? Do you think this will push Blizzard to work on remastered version of the game? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!

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