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Warcraft III Invitational - February 27 and 28
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Over 15 years since the release of Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III has a new major patch coming and your favorite players are throwing the first Warcraft III Invitational to celebrate it!

Hosted by casters Neo and Remo of Back2Warcraft, join us on February 27 and February 28 on Twitch for a slew of special events, including Free-for-All, 4v4’s, and other friendly competitions. Well-known Warcraft III competitors from around the world will be getting together live at Blizzard HQ to showcase their talents in friendly competition!

We love and continue to support our Warcraft III community, and we’re excited to see classic competitors like Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen, Park “Lyn” Joon, and Kim “ReMinD” Sung Sik try out all the new PTR changes for themselves—including balance adjustments to many heroes, widescreen support, and more – all playable now on the PTR!

Be sure to tune in for your own sneak peek and check out our PTR patch notes for more information.

Attendees
  • Neo [Observer] Germany
  • Remo [Observer] Germany
  • Happy [Undead] Russia
  • Foggy [Night Elf] Ukraine
  • HawK [Human] Russia
  • Effect [Human] Sweden
  • ReMinD [Night Elf] South Korea
  • Lyn [Orc] South Korea
  • FoCuS [Orc] South Korea
  • LawLiet [Night Elf] South Korea
  • Grubby [Orc] Netherlands
  • MaDFroG [Undead] Sweden
  • Insomnia [Human] Bulgaria
  • Tak3r [Orc] Germany

Warcraft III - Patch 1.29 PTR
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Hail Warchiefs, Lichs, Commanders, and Keepers,

Warcraft III's PTR is back and ready for your scrutiny. Join us in testing widescreen support, hero balance changes, and updates to Map Pools for 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's and Free-for-All. We've also added some experimental modes like 24 player support for custom games.

We hope you enjoy. We will be watching here for general feedback, the Editor thread for mapmaker feedback, and the Balance & Map Pool thread for that topic (details below).

Windows
https://battle.net/download/getInsta...ram=WARCRAFT_3

Mac
https://battle.net/download/getInsta...ram=WARCRAFT_3

Specific Changes & Improvements

Widescreen Support
  • Added bookends to the in-game interface
  • Added black pillars in menus to prevent stretching

24 Player Support
  • Game lobbies revised to support 24 players
  • Team colors revised and expanded
  • Color selection is an ongoing effort, feel free to leave specific suggestions with color codes

Balance & Map Pools

World Editor Upgrades

Bug Fixes
  • Clans may now be created
  • Mac clients launch on 10.11 and beyond

Known Issues
  • Unable to change resolutions in native fullscreen
  • PTR only supports English version of the client
  • This will be the last version to support Windows XP
  • The Mac PTR client requires manually running the launcher to patch

Earn Rewards with the Overwatch League on Twitch
Twitch and Blizzard are providing rewards to players that watch Overwatch League matches.

  • Collect League Tokens by connecting your Battle.net and Twitch accounts
  • You’ll get one League Token at the end of every live map finish. Some lucky viewers will get 100 tokens for every final map they watch per match .
  • Everyone watching can work together by Cheering with Bits to unlock Overwatch League skins not yet available in game
  • Your own Cheering progress unlocks Overwatch exclusive hero emotes and team-branded loot as well
  • League Tokens can be used to unlock Overwatch League skins, which cost 100 Tokens per skin.



Heroes of the Storm - Voice Chat
Voice Chat has come to Heroes of the Storm!



Dark Legacy Comics #621
DLC #621 has been released.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Warcraft III Invitational and PTR, OW Leauge Rewards, Heroes Voice Chat, DLC #621 started by chaud View original post
Comments 17 Comments
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Holy shit. 24 players?? Could have used that back when I made maps for the game.
  1. Skulkesyk's Avatar
    4k resolution incoming? ;o
  1. Meintastic's Avatar
    so.... is this patch going to make the game playable? cause last time I checked bots still overran the game making every custom game mode unplayable. How about the bug which prevented players from hosting their own games?

    have either of these been addressed yet?
  1. Teri's Avatar
    Warcraft 3 updates will open the door for a remaster & better server infrastructure.
  1. Appelgren's Avatar
    Why should i care? Bring something new instead...
  1. DesoPL's Avatar
    Overwatch League... This piss me off so much.
  1. Spellbraker's Avatar
    Actually excited to watch this Invitational and play the patch. Here's hoping that they announce the development of Warcraft 3 remastered or a Warcraft 4 at the event.
  1. Gravity2015's Avatar
    Lets go grubby!!!
  1. Stobbz's Avatar
    Couldn't care less about the streamers , all thats wanted is remastered or a new functional game Warcraft 4 , I have bought a virtual ticket and taken myself to Amsterdam every year to get lit for any news of this, and to be greeted with, we invited some streamers for a new patch just sounds like some April Fools Joke
  1. Icoblablubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Meintastic View Post
    so.... is this patch going to make the game playable? cause last time I checked bots still overran the game making every custom game mode unplayable. How about the bug which prevented players from hosting their own games?

    have either of these been addressed yet?
    wtf are u eve talking ... if u couldn't host your own game its on your end because either firewall port block or u simply didn't post forwarded the port in your modem settings .. don't blame Blizzard and be happy that all these ENT bots etc are hosting games .. i don't see how they ruined custom games? there are very very minor % of bot games where the game mod is set by the bot 99% of the maps usually red still picks mode so don't talk shit if u know shit
  1. authority portal's Avatar
    ie. inc WC4
  1. matheney2k's Avatar
    WC4 is never happening you delusional nerds

    Wtf is up what that dlc comic though? I didn't get the punchline.
  1. Doctor Funkenstein's Avatar
    "Yo, look how woke we are at Blizzard, yo! We didn't invite a single American, Englishman, or Canadian to the 'invitational.' WOKE, SON! WOKE!"
  1. verganas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    WC4 is never happening you delusional nerds

    Wtf is up what that dlc comic though? I didn't get the punchline.
    I think because the new titan is larger than Sargeras (and the world scaled to her) they are now even smaller than everyone else
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Jabberwock View Post
    "Yo, look how woke we are at Blizzard, yo! We didn't invite a single American, Englishman, or Canadian to the 'invitational.' WOKE, SON! WOKE!"
    Produce better players then.
  1. Kpmk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    WC4 is never happening you delusional nerds

    Wtf is up what that dlc comic though? I didn't get the punchline.
    They gotta make something with the warcraft IP when wow finally dies. And you have to read the previous 3 comics or so to get it. I was super confused at first too.
  1. Asotcha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    WC4 is never happening you delusional nerds

    Wtf is up what that dlc comic though? I didn't get the punchline.

    Its part 5 of a short storyline he did---for context you may want to go read from the first one. The punchline of sorts for this specific one is that the two gnomes and Velen are all way shorter now compared to everyone else after all that crazy world growing/shrinking. I dunno if there will be a part 6 but probably. Fun stuff

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