Blizzard has announced that as of January 28 2020 they will release the long awaited Warcraft III reforged. With this news there have been many rumors going around about the game. The biggest one i have been seeing is concerning the general lore of the game. Some have been saying that Blizzard is planning on slightly altering the lore to better fit World of Warcraft. However I don’t think they have altered it or have done so minimally. I have followed a lot of the available content for the campaign on YouTube and have noticed no differences. As far as i can see this project stays true to what Warcraft III was with modern quality graphics.
What Reforged has to Offer.
- 62 missions across Kalimdor, Lordaeron, Northrend, and beyond
- 40+ hours of epic gameplay
- 4+ hours of reforged in-game cutscenes
- Control over 20 legendary heroes and villains from Warcraft lore: gain experience, level up, master powerful abilities, and enhance nearby units
- Re-balanced Gameplay to compete with modern RTS games.
- Updated and enhanced custom campaigns features, and custom matchmaking games.
Some additional features they have put into the game have surprised me. For instance when playing outside of the campaign it appears that when summoning a hero it will randomly select the gender of most heros. I have only seen a few so i can not say for sure but i have seen female variants of the Death Knight, Demon Hunter, and the Warden. However i have heard from beta testers that this applies to all heros but i can not be for sure.
Some rumors have been going around talking about being able to edit the game mechanics for custom games. In example there are talks that will allow you to increase the max selected units from 12 to a yet unknown number. This will drastically improve some custom games that have large numbers of units or structures that you will need to manage. This will apply a whole new feel to classic custom campaigns/ gamemodes to operate in a whole new way.
How does it Play?
As of December 2019 the game has become substantially optimized compared to earlier beta tests. Framerates even with very large battles still run crisply and hold up. This highly depends on the machine you are playing on too. Additionally the units appear to be better distinguished with the contrasts of colors between the environment. In earlier beta tests it was a known issue that because of the saturation levels of colors of units and the environment it was hard to see the exact details of your units. The details would appear to blend in with the environment and sometimes be difficult to find your troops if they were alone.
Minimum Spec Requirements
|Operating System||Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10|
|Processor||Intel® Pentium® D or AMD™ Athlon™ 64 X2|
|Video||NVIDIA® GeForce; 6800 (256 MB) or ATI™ HD 3650 Pro (256 MB) or better|
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Storage||3 GB available hard drive space|
|Internet||Broadband Internet connection|
|Input||Keyboard and mouse|
|Resolution||1280 x 720 minimum display resolution|