Warcraft III receives major patch ahead of first ever Invitational

Warcraft 3 will receive a new patch ahead of invitational event

Blizzard continues to support its older, classic titles in the best way. Yesterday, Blizzard released a major patch for Warcraft III, and it has gamers crossing their fingers the developer is getting ready to announce a similar remastering. As the patch notes explain, the update includes widescreen support for testing, a number of hero balance changes, experimental support for 24 players, World Editor upgrades, and updates to the Map Pools including 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's and Free-for-All. There's also updates to the team colors in what's described as an "ongoing effort" and changes to the world editor.

And after almost 16 years and some mild recent-ish updates, Blizzard has seemingly decided that rather than give us Warcraft IV, they're going to keep iterating on III - and honestly that's ok with me for now. Well-known, worldwide Warcraft 3 competitors will get together to compete in a number of special events, including Free-For-All and 4v4's. "Expect to see Manuel 'Grubby" Schenkhuizen, Park "Lyn" Joon and Kim "ReMinD" Sung Sik to play Warcraft 3 with all the new changes brought about by the update.

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A remaster of RTS stablemate Starcraft was released previous year, which we thought was fantastic. It would make sense to draw attention back to the game and hype it up before announcing a remaster.

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