‘Warcraft III: Reforged’ Announced at BlizzCon 2018 – The Classic is Back

Not Warcraft 4, but Still Awesome

BlizzCon is back with a vengeance this year, with the 2nd day of festivities filled with Warcraft news. After bringing back World of Warcraft: Classic, Blizzard decided to move farther back in time. Today, they announced Warcraft III: Reforged, and it looks viscerally nostalgic.

Warcraft III: Reforged, so far as we know, is Reign of Chaos fully remastered from the ground up. The game has received a variety of upgrades and enhancements, the most noticeable of which deal with visuals. It’s the old game with better models and the 4K treatment. Characters and animations have seen a major overhaul, the UI has been vastly improved, and the maps and world editor have been upgraded. It’s everything we loved about the old experience made better.

Some long-time fans may have wished for something more along the lines of a remake, but there’s no denying how good this game looks. The throwback cinematic came in conjunction with a brief look at gameplay, both of which are available below.

No word yet on whether we’ll see a remaster of critically acclaimed expansion, Frozen Throne. But, the mere existence of Warcraft IIIReforged mean’s there’s a decent chance we’ll see it in the future. The game is scheduled to launch for PC sometime in 2019. Keep it locked for more updates out of BlizzCon 2018.

Happy gaming.