Warcraft III: Reforged

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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.

Warcraft III: Reforged
Warcraft III: Reforged cover
Blizzard Entertainment
Lemon Sky Studios
Release dates
Windows January 29, 2020
macOS (OS X) January 29, 2020
Metacritic 59
OpenCritic 59
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Fantasy
Series Warcraft
Warcraft III: Reforged on HowLongToBeat
Warcraft III: Reforged on IGDB
Warcraft III: Reforged guide on StrategyWiki
Warcraft III: Reforged on MobyGames
Warcraft III: Reforged on Wikipedia
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

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 forums
Official support sub-section
maps.w3reforged.com - New generation Warcraft III Map Database which supports Warcraft 3: Reforged custom maps.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Standard Edition and Spoils of War Edition.
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]


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

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) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Blizzard/Warcraft III/War3Preferences.txt

Save game data location[edit]

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


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


In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
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 support


In-game sound settings.
In-game sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

Type Native Notes


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 443, 12000-64000
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

3440x1440 resolution missing[edit]

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

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
The map editor is not available on macOS.


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

Mods & Improvements[edit]


Enhances the graphics and adds custom campaign support.


Melee ladder made by and for the community, with everything that was promised to us, but not yet delivered.


Modding community website, with tutorials, custom campaigns, maps and lots of other stuff.


A remake of the official campaigns as they were originally advertised.

Chronicles of the Second War[edit]

A recreation of the campaign of Warcraft II.

System requirements[edit]

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.


  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