Warcraft III: Reforged Patch Notes

Please see our Known Issues post for this version in the Bug Report forum here.

Warcraft III: Reforged Patch Notes
Version 1.32.5
April 28, 2020

Art

  • All Melee units and buildings have received a team color polish pass to increase vibrancy and gameplay readability.
  • Female Demon Hunter scaled up to match closer with Male Demon Hunter’s silhouette.
  • Waterfall changed to use Replaceable Textures. Its tint automatically adjusts in game based on the map tileset.
  • Visual effect used for the first stage of buildings damage changed from smoke to fire for better readability.
  • Adjusted fire visual effects placements on the Townhall, Keep, and Castle for added readability during their damaged states.
  • Northrend Trees have been updated to match Classic visuals. There are now four visually distinctive tree wall sets:
    • Northrend Icy Tree Wall
    • Northrend Tree Wall
    • Snowy Tree Wall
    • Scorched Tree Wall
  • Footprints have been updated for the following groups:
    • Trolls have their own unique footprint.
    • Undead units with missing footprints are now fixed.
    • Vehicles now have continuous rolling footprint.
  • Fixed an issue with the Female Demon Hunter’s hero icon appearing incorrectly when disabled while in Demon form.
  • Tuskarr Trapper now throws his own spear when attacking.
  • Portrait animations have been updated for the following units: Peasant, Sorceress, High Elf, Lich, Dreadlord, Balnazzar, Mal’ganis, Keeper of the Grove, Night Elf Runner, Cenarius, Illidan (Demon Form), Tree of Life, Tree of Ages, Tree of Eternity, and their corrupted counterparts.
  • Reduced Violence Mode updates:
    • Female Death Knight updated with correct visual effects for spell casting.
    • Ogre Magi no longer disappears in the middle of its attack animations.

Custom Games

  • Single Player mode has been re-enabled. This can be accessed from its own Create Games section in the Main Menu.
  • Fixed multiple crashes on custom games such as Custom Hero Survival.
  • Several fixes have been applied to Instance API natives related to unit attacks.
  • Blizzard.j and common.j are no longer considered when computing save checksums.

Editor

  • The “Export All” option in the Asset Manager now functions correctly.

Gameplay

  • Destructibles flagged as “Walkable” no longer cause desyncs between Classic and Reforged.
  • Reforged Troll mercenary unit selection circles are now smaller and more aligned with Classic.
  • All Neutral unit selection circles now properly match the Reforged unit models.
  • Creep camps are easier to see on the minimap.
  • Permanent morphing units, such as the Obsidian Statue, will no longer briefly display their disabled morph ability icon while transforming.

Graphics

  • Game lighting adjusted to improve Reforged readability and colors.

Sound

  • Doom Guards now have the correct sound effects for their air and ground attacks.
  • Forest, Dark, and Ice Troll Trappers will no longer play the Berserk sound effect when casting Ensnare in Reforged mode.
  • Alchemist facial animations and acknowledgement sounds updated.
  • Flesh Golem facial animations and acknowledgement sounds updated.

User Interface

  • Sepia tone backgrounds in Classic mode have been reverted.
  • The “Use Command Button for Hotkeys” on Mac now functions as expected.

April 29, 2020
Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused Multiplayer win totals for Collections to be set to zero.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players in some regions from joining custom games.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players in some regions from starting any game.
  • Single player custom games can again be created in the Russian locale.
  • Reduced Violence Mode is again enabled where required.

Zug Zug!
Just a quick note to let everyone know that we have a dedicated team here focused on Warcraft III. Alongside our continued efforts to bring monthly patches with bug fixes and quality of life changes, the team is prioritizing delivering features like Ranked Ladders, Profiles, Clans, and Custom Campaigns. We’ll continue to share more details as those features are nearing release, but know we’re here and hard at work on the game.

.

Warcraft III Reforged Version 1.32.3
Patch Notes
March 18, 2020

Art

  • Naga units now have footprints in Reforged mode.
  • Random items placed using the unit palette will no longer be invisible in game.
  • Fixed animation issues with the Naga Sea Witch’s Tornado spell.
  • Magtheridon will now animate correctly when its movement speed is slowed.
  • Death Knights have been scaled down to be the correct size in Reforged mode.
  • Fixed an issue where buildings that were unsummoned mid-upgrade could sometimes visually persist in-game, in Reforged mode.
  • Guard Dog critters will no longer be invisible in Classic mode.
  • Fixed a bug where if a Demon Hunter died in demon form, the revive icon would be the demon form icon.
  • Added the autocast frame to the Firelord’s Incinerate ability.
  • Selection circles for all the neutral ground units has been properly adjusted to fit around the unit.
  • The Blademaster’s attack animations have been updated to have less horizontal movement in Reforged mode, making it more consistent to interact with.

Audio

  • Fixed an issue that was causing certain Reforged combat sounds to be used while in Classic mode.
  • Fixed an issue where Meat Wagons sometimes did not properly play their death sounds in Reforged mode.

Campaign

  • Priests and Sorceresses no longer use their blood elf model during cutscenes in “March of the Scourge” in Reforged.
  • Player heroes will always be selected when loading from sub-maps to the main map of “To Tame a Land” in Reforged.
  • Fixed a bug that could block progress in Gazlowe’s quest in “To Tame a Land” where in certain situations the Sappers could not target the support columns.
  • “A New Power in Lordaeron” no longer has city gates preventing the AI from attacking the player.
  • Blood Elf Archers and Swordsmen command card icons in the Curse of the Blood Elves Campaign have been updated to have green eyes.
  • Blood Elf Lieutenants in “The Dungeons of Dalaran” now use the correct command card icon.

Custom Games

  • Smoothed the menu transition when exiting a custom lobby
  • Fixed an issue that was causing item stacking to break certain custom games.

Editor

  • Fixed an issue that was causing item stacking to not trigger item-pickup events in scripting.

Gameplay

  • Fixed an issue that could cause bridges to desync when a client with Reforged graphics played with another on Classic graphics.
  • When using custom hotkeys, Warcraft III Reforged will now also check a user’s keyboard locale layout in-game, in addition to English. This enables the usage of non-English characters in CustomKeys.txt.
  • The selection volume for units affected by Cyclone and Tornado spells is now more accurate.
  • Fixed a bug where debug text would appear when using certain abilities in some locales.
  • Corrected the Necromancer Initiate tooltip to mention Raise Dead instead of Cripple.
  • Doodads with invalid/not-found model path will be invisible in game now instead of shown as a green box. They are still shown as a green box in the editor.

Graphics

  • Improved performance when using terrain-deforming abilities in Reforged mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused flickering for some effects when viewed through fog of war in Reforged mode.

Non-Ladder Maps

  • Fixed an issue with some creeps that was causing them to be invisible on Jungle Fever and Rice Fields.

User Interface

  • Fixed an issue on ultrawide screen displays that caused menus to be misaligned.

Versus

  • Fixed item tables for certain creeps on Timbermaw Hold and Market Square.
    • Kobold Geomancers now drop a Level 1 Powerup on Market Square.
    • Satyr camps guarding gold mines now drop a Level 3 Permanent and Level 2 Powerup on Timbermaw Hold.
    • Dragon camps now also drop a Level 2 Powerup on Timbermaw Hold.
  • The following maps have been reactivated on ladder: Ruins of Stratholme (3v3), Banewood Bog LV (4v4), and Fountain of Manipulation (FFA).

Warcraft III: Reforged Patch Notes

Version 1.32.2

February 24, 2020

Changes and Bug Fixes

  • Campaign
    • Audio levels for some dialogue have been adjusted.
    • The animations, triggers, and cameras for some cutscenes have been tweaked.
    • Fixed multiple campaign missions that had units appear invisible.
    • Multiple inventory issues have been fixed for the Rexxar campaign.
    • Fixed multiple bugs throughout the Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne Campaigns
    • Updated the cutscene cinematic panel to transition cleanly between conversations.
    • Fixed issues making Twilight of the Gods in the Reforged campaign easier to complete than intended.
    • Tyrande’s inventory will no longer be absent on the Daughters of the Moon and The Awakening of Stormrage missions in the Classic campaign.
  • Custom Games
    • Fixed multiple missing assets that were impacting Custom Games.
    • The Custom Games list has been updated to better optimize searching.
  • Gameplay
    • Fixed an issue where if a player quit multiple games and switched graphic settings, the user would get a “Match Found” but the game wouldn’t start.
    • The Female Demon Hunter now uniquely metamorphosizes to her own model.
    • Fixed an issue with Tranquil Paths where creeps were invisible.
    • Updated the Firelord’s Incinerate ability icon in Reforged. It can still be auto-cast as normal.
    • Guardian Golem now has an auto-attack impact sound.
    • Fixed an issue where the Blademaster was immune to non-magic abilities like Ensnare while using the Bladestorm ability.
    • Lady Vashj has a small update to her head to address her human ears.
    • Succubus models are now visually distinct.
    • Fixed an issue where new Reforged death sounds were playing in Classic Mode.
    • Three maps have been temporarily removed from their respective map pools due to instability: Ruins of Stratholme (3v3), Banewood Bog LV (4v4), and Fountain of Manipulation (FFA). They may return once the issue has been resolved.
  • Interface
    • Players are now able to leave the matchmaking queue in versus mode.
    • Fixed an issue with team members entering a broken state when cancelling queue while the team is disbanded.
    • When a player leaves a match, remaining players no longer receive the additional message “Blizzard has left the game.”
    • Transitioning from cinematics to a mission no longer briefly displays campaign selection.
    • Battletags now consistently show for team invites in the user interface.
    • Map Vetos now save for Versus FFA Mode.
    • Ultra-Widescreen is now a viable option in the options menu.
    • The Grid Hotkey option now works correctly for campaign and hero units.
    • Multiple localization fixes for text, subtitles, and truncation have been addressed in campaign and online play.
    • Added Squelching to chat channel functionality.
    • Fixed multiple portrait issues with units in both campaign and online play.
  • Editor
    • Fixed an issue where melee-only abilities were showing up as hidden in the editor when using custom data.
  • System
    • Fixed a crash that could occur while playing campaign, versus, or custom games with the ‘Low’ texture setting.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur in systems with a high number of logical processors.

Warcraft III: Reforged Patch Notes
Version 1.32.1
February 6, 2020

Changes and Bug Fixes

  • Campaign
    • Players should no longer be met with a “defeat” screen after loading into a mission.
    • Audio levels for some dialogue have been adjusted.
    • The animations, triggers, and cameras for some cutscenes have been tweaked.
    • Disconnecting or logging out will no longer change the save file folder.
    • Fixed a number of issues that would block progression or not give credit for completing missions.
      Developer’s note: Updating a map for these types of fixes invalidates prior saves. This is similar to how replays from prior game client versions no longer work. Campaign progress will not be lost.
  • Custom Games
    • Multiboards should no longer crash custom games.
    • Joining lobbies for the same map no longer creates duplicate versions of the map.
      Developer’s note: This also resolves disconnects from improper map names.
  • Gameplay
    • The rendering of Classic mode has been updated.
    • Resolved an issue with hitching when constructing buildings or training units for the first time.
    • Fixed Ziggurat upgrade animation in Reforged mode.
    • Adjusted animations and portraits for multiple units and buildings.
    • Units completing training while off-screen again have voices.
    • Starting locations are again obscured by the fog of war.
  • Interface
    • Whispers now include the name of the sender.
    • Locale settings for audio and subtitles can now be adjusted independently in Battle .net prior to launching the game.
    • Non-Latin glyphs no longer overlap.
    • A tooltip now displays when hovering over truncated text.
    • Chat keeps up with the latest messages.
    • Heroes on the match results screen are now contained by boundaries.
    • All menus are now distinct between Classic and Reforged graphic settings.
      Developer’s note: We’ve implemented a temporary solution to better inform whether you are playing in Reforged or Classic mode, by applying a sepia tone to the background images for Classic.

Warcraft III: Reforged Patch Notes
Version 1.32 – January 28, 2020

Relive the events of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne with Warcraft III: Reforged. Experience the epic origin stories of Warcraft, now more stunning and evocative than ever before, with vivid recreations of every hero, unit, building, and environment.

Updates
Battle .net

  • Install, update, and launch Warcraft III from the Blizzard Battle .net app.
  • Includes integrated Groups and Chat.

Campaigns

  • Restored three prologue missions from the original Warcraft III Demo: Riders on the Storm, The Fires Down Below, and Countdown to Extinction.
  • Updated terrain, mission difficulty, and added auto-saves for all missions.
  • Updated art and layout of major cities from three of Warcraft’s iconic cities: Dalaran, Silvermoon, and Stratholme.
  • Updated all campaign characters and visual assets.

Collections

  • Equip hero skins, choose your favorite portrait, and browse unlockable campaign and matchmaking rewards.

Languages

  • Locale support added for Spanish (Latin America) and Portuguese (Brazil).
  • Locale support updated for Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish (Spain).

Menus and Options

  • Added “Grid” or traditional hotkey layouts.
  • New gameplay settings for unit health bars, team colors, hero status bars, and cooldown display.
  • Classic Account linking to keep your historic wins.
    • Legacy accounts will expire in 90 days, so link as soon as possible.
  • Toggle between Classic and Reforged mode for graphics and campaign content.

Versus - Competitive Matchmaking

  • Queue for heads-up battle with the new matchmaking system for 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, or 4-person “Free For All” melee.
  • Create your group and join 2v2, 3v3, or 4v4 together.

Known Issues
We’ve posted our Known Issues List in the Warcraft III Bug Report forum. Please ensure your drivers are up to date before reporting issues.

22 Likes

No ladder, huh? Again? 3 months later…

113 Likes

LMAO

10 characters

51 Likes

Ayy. More footprints changes. I like where this game is going.

76 Likes

more footprints pogchamp

38 Likes

patch highlight sepia background removed cya next month

34 Likes

LMAO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

Shout out to WGDF

21 Likes

Removed Collection as well, so if you grinded your panda, goodluck on it again :slight_smile:

26 Likes

All my wins and losses are gone good job blizzard…
1000 win icons GONE :smiley:

44 Likes

Please bring ladder again.
Please bring anonymous FFA again.
Please bring matchmaking by region again.

42 Likes

AH-HA-HA, bye bye my progress… Blizz, are u serious?

33 Likes

How are you going to remove the win/loss totals and icon collection? Like wtaf

20 Likes

You are walking over us with “FOOTPRINTS” ROFL
where my icon!

15 Likes

Wow, thank god for the waterfall fix and more foot prints.

…but where’s ladder?

20 Likes

Really glad that you guys are still working on this game. Ladder/profiles are the only thing I care about at this point. Clearly most people agree. Please don’t give up on this game without addressing that!

17 Likes

So, no campaign fixes? What the hell?

15 Likes

Pathetic patch, pathetic announcment and against all the annaouncment u were working on (at least u were telling us to work on) NO ladder… what? no ladder? what Activions Blizzards?
what?

12 Likes

Wtf, 2 GB for nothing?!?!?!?!? Can you atleast fix this damn mother of holy fps main screen. Im not looking into buying a high end computer for a 2 decades old game

32 Likes

Disappointing Blizzard…

11 Likes