Warcraft 3 Reforged patch news
A new Warcraft 3 Reforged update is being released by Blizzard in the coming days. This was confirmed by the dev team following a calamitous launch for the remastered title. Fans have been seeking refunds and providing terrible review scores for Warcraft 3 Reforged since it arrived in January. Now, Blizzard has provided an update and offered news on what they plan to do with the game. But it’s unclear if this latest review will be enough to keep Warcraft 3 Reforged gamers from going for the exit door.
“We’ve been following the discussions the past couple days and want to thank you for your feedback as well as your support,” the message from Blizzard reads.
“First off, we want to say we’re sorry to those of you who didn’t have the experience you wanted, and we’d like to share our plans for what’s coming next.”
This includes launching a series of new updates for Warcraft 3 Reforged to tackle some of the ongoing bug issues.
This includes sorting problems with Classic Mode functionality as well as targeting problems with online features.
“One of the concerns with Reforged that we’ve seen are the visuals when selecting Classic Mode.
“We’ve identified the bug causing the colours and shading to look different from the original Warcraft III, and we’re testing a fix that will be incorporated in a larger patch addressing this issue and others. We expect to release that late this week.
“The patch will also address many other known issues, such as fixing some portrait animations and audio bugs, implementing some UI fixes, and more. Please keep an eye out for the patch notes for a detailed list of all the bug fixes.
This will be followed by other patches that will look to fix Warcraft 3 Reforged’s other technical problems that will take longer to solve.
“Another area of concern we’re seeing is regarding online features such as leaderboards and clans, which applies to all Warcraft III players, including those who haven’t purchased Reforged.
“At BlizzCon we talked a lot about how the team is actively working on standing up the back-end to ensure a smooth transition to this new MMR system, much like we did with StarCraft: Remastered.
“As with Remastered, these and other features will be included in a major patch for Reforged, which will also address the issue for players of the original game.
“We’ll share release plans as work progresses in the coming weeks—please be assured that the team is hard at work on standing these features up.”
Blizzard signed off on a positive note, telling fans: “We know this update doesn’t address all questions, but we’re committed to the development and support of this game.
“We hope you’ll keep an eye out for this week’s patch and future updates and let us know what you think as we continue fine-tuning things.
“Until then, thank you as always for your support and passion for Warcraft III. We appreciate all your feedback and will continue to keep the Warcraft III community updated on everything we’re working on.”
It’s unclear for now when this new Warcraft 3 patch will be released this week but it appears Blizzard is gearing up for a launch closer to Friday, February 7, 2020.