Warcraft 3 Reforged Patch Notes | Beta

Fresh Warcraft 3 Reforged patch notes have arrived alongside a new update for Blizzard’s soon-to-release retro-remaster. This latest patch was released as beta update version, and notably includes a new option that allows play between the Reforged and classic-styled assets. Keep reading to learn more about everything included in the Warcraft 3 Reforged beta patch notes.

Warcraft 3 Reforged Beta | Patch Notes

Warcraft 3 Reforged patch notes beta

The Warcraft 3 Reforged patch notes for update version detail a small amount of general improvements. Among them are the usual stability adjustments, including a decrease to map loading time. However, the big change this time around is the ability for users to play using both the classic (read: old) assets and the new Reforged assets simultaneously.

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This might seem a little confusing to some players. After all, why buy the HD remaster of a game only to play with the old-school graphics? As far as we can tell, the most appropriate response is simply to ask: Why not? Now that the Classic version of the game is unavailable for purchase, Reforged is poised to become the main way to enjoy the game in its original glory.

With the beta update installed, Warcraft 3 Reforged players can find an option to toggle between classic and Reforged assets within the Options menu. Note that this option cannot be changed once in-game — you’ll be locked into one or the other for the duration of the match.

Here are the full patch notes for Warcraft 3 Reforged beta version as provided by the team at Blizzard.

Warcraft 3 Reforged patch notes – Beta

We’re excited to debut play between classic and Reforged assets. We would greatly appreciate that everyone tries to play games with both options.

Specific Changes & Improvements

  • Stability improvements for custom games
  • Map loading time decreased significantly
  • Classic mode now active to play with original assets
    • Can be toggled in Options from the main menu
    • Menus do not change based on SD/HD
    • Cannot be changed in game (we don’t load both sets of assets to save memory usage)

It’s worth mentioning that beta update version weighs in around 5 GB in file size according to users on the Blizzard forums. That’s a pretty hefty download for what appears to be a relatively small patch otherwise. Still, the option to run those classic Warcraft 3 graphics will no doubt be alluring to players still getting their kicks out of Blizzard’s iconic strategy game.