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Warcraft III: Reforged Developer Update Discusses Balance Changes and Upcoming Features

Plus updates to matchmaking

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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A recent Warcraft III: Reforged developer update from Blizzard shares an update on the team’s progress, while teasing upcoming features.

The post begins by acknowledging the long silence from Blizzard since the beleaguered release of Warcraft III: Reforged. If you recall, the release game included cutscenes which were largely different from what was advertised, with features removed which were part of the original game. The response from the community was swift.

The recent post from Blizzard addresses bug and desync patch fixes, in addition to upcoming balance changes. No specifics were provided, with these provided in the upcoming patch notes. The first of these patches will arrive on PTR for testing this week.

Blizzard also discussed some upcoming features which include Improved Matchmaking, Ranked Ladders, Profiles, Custom Campaigns, and Clans. If you recall, these are largely identical to the features which were in the original game, but were cut for Reforged.

The post then continues to discusses improvements to matchmaking which now features global matchmaking for all modes, “which allows players to test their mettle against the best Warcraft III players around the world.” The post concludes, discussing matchmaking specifically for 1v1, team games (2v2, 3v3, 4v4), and free-for-all.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.