One would think that a 15-year-old game would be well past the point where patches are necessary, but that’s not the case with Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.
Blizzard’s real-time strategy game, precursor to the popular MMO World of Warcraft, just received a huge update. The changes have been tested in the game’s PTR since last February, and include new widescreen support (with the help of bookended black bars to prevent stretching), expanded lobbies that support up to 24 players, and a huge list of balance changes. For a game that’s over a decade old, the tweaks to balance changes are surprisingly subtle.
Additionally, Blizzard has reset the ladder standings, wishing players “good luck” and encouraging them to “have fun on the climb.” Automated tournaments should resume a week from the patch going out. Tons of classes got a
The patch notes also point out that this will be the last update to the game that will run on Windows XP, so if you’re still playing on a computer that’s as old as Warcraft 3, it may be time to upgrade.
Warcraft III will turn 16 years old this July. The full list of patch notes can be found on the game’s forums.
Source: Battle.net forums