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Warcraft 3 Joins Diablo 2, Will Receive New Patch for First Time in Years

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Diablo 2 isn?t the only classic Blizzard title getting some improvements. The developer has just announced that it will be rolling out a new update for its RTS classic, Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne. The news was announced by Robert Bridenbecker, head of Blizzard Classic Games, on a video posted on the Back2Warcraft Youtube channel. The video mas made to address the game?s Chinese player base, but Bridenbecker does say that the full patch, which is officially version 1.27, will roll out across the globe on March 15.

“Thank you very much for your support over the past decade, playing Warcraft III. Over the past few months, you may have noticed we have introduced a new battle platform. It’s introduced features like matchmaking [and] the ability to communicate with your friends at a level that is unparalleled to anything we have done with Warcraft III in the market before.? Said Bridenbecker in the video. ?And on top of that, we’re proud to announce that on March 15, the next patch for Warcraft III will be available in the market, simultaneously with the rest of the globe.?

So far, Blizzard has not revealed the new fixes coming with 1.27. Diablo 2?s recently released patch 1.14a featured improvements geared at making the 16 year old game run better on modern operating systems like Windows 10 and Mac OSX. Another video on the Back2Warcraft channel speculates that Warcraft patch might be more substantial, possibly including gameplay changes like balance fixes and tweaks.

We?ll have to wait until the 15th to see exactly what Blizzard has in store for Warcraft 3. What do you think? Are you happy that Blizzard hasn?t forgotten about its classic games? Let us know in the comments below.


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