Warcraft III: Reforged

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Warcraft III: Reforged
Warcraft III: Reforged cover
Developers
Blizzard Entertainment
Publishers
Blizzard Entertainment
Release dates
Windows January 29, 2020
macOS (OS X) January 29, 2020
Warcraft III: Reforged guide on StrategyWiki
Warcraft III: Reforged on Wikipedia
Warcraft
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 1994
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 1995
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans Cancelled
Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition 1999
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 2002
World of Warcraft 2004
Hearthstone 2014
Warcraft III: Reforged 2020

This page is for the classic and Reforged modes of the 2020 reimagining. For the original non-Reforged game client up to the v1.31.1 patch, see Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.

Key points

Official reimagining of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos featuring improved visuals and gameplay balance changes.[1]
v1.32.0 and above of the original game and its expansion are handled through the classic mode of Warcraft III: Reforged.[2]

General information

Official website
Official forums
Official support sub-section

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Battle.net
Icon overlay.png
Standard Edition and Spoils of War Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
All versions require Battle.net DRM, as well as periodic online re-authentication to enable offline mode.[3]
The game can be launched without the Battle.net client running through <path-to-game>\x86_64\Warcraft III.exe -launch -uid w3, but this requires a valid offline token.[4]

Version differences[edit]

Game modes[edit]

Reforged Mode enables reimagined graphics and contents, and requires purchase of Warcraft III: Reforged to access.
Classic Mode enables classic graphics and contents, and is accessible for owners of the original game and its expansion.

Warcraft III: Reforged Spoils of War Edition[edit]

This version includes the base game, along with the following extra content:

Warcraft III: Reforged Collector's Edition[edit]

This version includes all of the content found in the Spoils of War Edition, along with the following extra content:

  • A 11.8" statue of Arthas
  • Pin combining the emblems of the Alliance, Horde, Night Elves and Undead.
  • Four artworks with the emblems of the Alliance, Horde, Night Elves and Undead.
Warcraft III: Reforged Collector's Edition is exclusive to China.[5]

Game data[edit]

In-game gameplay settings.
In-game gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Warcraft III\War3Preferences.txt
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Blizzard/Warcraft III/War3Preferences.txt

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Warcraft III\BattleNet\<user-id>\Campaigns\Reforged
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Warcraft III/BattleNet/<user-id>/Campaigns/Reforged

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Can be accomplished by creating a file called CustomKeys.txt.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Scroll speed only.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game sound settings.
In-game sound settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
24 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Dedicated

Issues fixed[edit]

3440x1440 resolution missing[edit]

Set Window Mode to Windowed Fullscreen.[7][8]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Bonjour Service from legacy War3 for searching custom games hosted in LAN.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-530
AMD Phenom II X4 910
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
ATI Radeon HD 5750
Other 800x600 resolution
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.13
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 750M
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
Other 800x600 resolution
A 64-bit operating system is required.

References

  1. Warcraft III: Reforged - last accessed on November 2, 2018
  2. Wowpedia - Warcraft III/Patch 1.32.0 - last accessed on 2020-02-02
  3. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-02-08
    While I am uncertain of the specific timeframe after which the offline token expires, it does occur after a while.
  4. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-02-08
    If a valid offline token is not present on the system the game will refuse access to the offline mode when launched through this method. Also note that if the game is found not fully up-to-date when signing in to the online mode through this method, it will refer to the Battle.net client to update the game and then terminate itself.
  5. Warcraft III: Reforged Collector's Edition statue spotlight - last accessed on October 31, 2019
  6. WARCRAFT III REFORGED - Ultra Widescreen 32:9 (Alienware Aurora R8 + Samsung CHG90) - last accessed on 2020-02-02
  7. Game doesn’t work on 3440x1440 - last accessed on 2020-01-29
  8. Warcraft III: Reforged has no real Ultrawide Support? - last accessed on 2020-01-29