Warcraft III Gets A Fresh Patch Next Week, Four Years After The Last One

On March 15, just a few days after Diablo II got its first patch since 2011, Warcraft III will get its first patch since 2011. Blizzard’s classic games group is kicking all sorts of ancient arse these days.

In a video specifically aimed at the active Warcraft III community in China, Blizzard classic games head Robert Bridenbecker announced the upcoming patch in a video uploaded by Back2Warcraft (via GameSpot). No details were given about the content of the patch, though it’s likely there will be tweaks to make the ageing game run better on modern systems, which was the core focus of this week’s Diablo II update.

Patch 1.27 will be released simultaneously around the world on 15 March. The previous update, 1.26a, was released in March of 2011.

In the video Bridenbecker says the update is “only our first stop”, suggesting more updates are on the way. The 10 June release of the Warcraft movie looming, Blizzard might be gearing up for an influx of curious new fans eager for some pre-World of Warcraft lore.


      • They’ve been selling digital versions of the classic games on battle.net for at least 7 years now, you might be a little behind the times. As for making money from them, why not? Tons of old games are still in demand and still being sold, that’s pretty much how GOG started.

        • Also worth mentioning you can add the CD keys for your existing physical copies of all the Blizzard classics to your b.net account. WC3, WC3:FT, SC, SC:BW, D2,D2:LoD, etc. Once they’re added you can download them all digitally. They’ve had this facility for many years.

          • Yep, I should have mentioned that. I added Diablo 2 and Starcraft that way from hard copies I had lying around. I bought the digital version of Warcraft 3 from the online store back in 2009 because the version I’d played when it originally came out was pirated and I wanted to make up for it.

          • I was just about to ask that, I’ve still got boxed copies of W3 and TFT sitting on my shelf.

          • Yeah Blizzard themselves have great ethics when it comes to both their IP and their fans. I don’t think people appreciate the mentality of the guys and girls working there enough. They are actual smart, cool peeps.

  • being that me and a bunch of friends tried to play this recently, I hope the expand the field of view, so hard to play on massive monitors when you are used to being able to see more of the battle field

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