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Warcraft 3 - Patch 1.29
Pete Stilwell released patch notes for Warcraft 3. You can purchase the game and expansions on the Blizzard Store.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Hail Warchiefs, Lichs, Commanders, and Keepers,

Our sincere thanks to the Classic forums, the pros, the mapmakers, the players, r/WC3, Discord (Warcraft 3 United), and the horde of other fans who reached out to help make this patch Rexxar approved. Classic is by your side on this journey.

Grab your favorite beverage and snacks, there's a lot to cover:

Specific Changes and Improvements
Widescreen support added. To prevent stretching their have been changes to the interfaces:
  • Added bookends to the in-game interface
  • Added black pillars in menus

Game lobbies expanded to support 24 players. We’ve added 12 new team colors. Thanks to Erkan and others for contributing to the new palette:
  • Player 13 - Maroon
  • Player 14 - Navy
  • Player 15 - Turquoise
  • Player 16 - Violet
  • Player 17 - Wheat
  • Player 18 - Peach
  • Player 19 - Mint
  • Player 20 - Lavender
  • Player 21 - Coal
  • Player 22 - Snow
  • Player 23 - Emerald
  • Player 24 - Peanut

Notes
  • Ladder standings have been reset; good luck and have fun on the climb
  • Replays are incompatible between major game versions
  • This will be the last version to support Windows XP
  • Automated tournaments will resume next week

Bug Fixes
  • Clans can be created
  • Mac launches
  • Korean locale launches
  • Various missing textures located (Thanks to TriggerHappy for the test map)
  • Default resolution no longer resembles Felwood
  • Ladder maps cleansed of sneaky tower locations near starting mines

Known Issues
  • Temporarily disabled Fixed Aspect Ratio in Video Options
  • Chaos Kodo Beasts are showing as idle workers in campaign missions
  • Unable to input text while keyboard settings are under different languages in zhCN and koKR locales
  • Certain elements in World Editor overlap
  • Set/GetAbilityOnXXXX functions are renamed to Set/GetAbilityActivatedXXXX
  • SetUnitNameAll is disabled for now
  • PlaySpecialEffect is disabled for now
  • PlaySpecialEffectWithTimeScale is disabled for now
  • Crash: With an ability that has "Disabled"=false, attempting to set "Disabled" to false again will crash the World Editor
  • UnitDisableAbility does not hide an ability with Hide=true and Disabled=false
  • Default map directory is for from maps when creating custom games
  • Resolution does not change properly when switching between windowed and full screen
  • Tooltips for hero abilities may not be updated

Hero Balance Changes

Mountain King
Movement Speed
  • Increased base speed from 270 to 290
Stormbolt
  • Level 2: Reduce damage from 225 to 210
  • Level 3: Reduce damage from 350 to 325
Thunder Clap
  • Level 1: Increased damage from 60 to 65; Increased area of effect from 25 to 30
  • Level 2: Increased damage from 100 to 125; Increased area of effect from 30 to 35
  • Level 3: Increased damage from 140 to 175; Increased area of effect from 35 to 40

Paladin
Attack Speed
  • Reduced cooldown from 2.2 to 2.0 seconds
Movement Speed
  • Increased base speed from 270 to 290
Divine Shield
  • Level 2: Reduced duration from 30 to 25
  • Level 3: Reduced duration from 45 to 35

Blademaster
Mirror Image
  • Reduced Mana cost from 115 to 100 for all levels
Critical Strike
  • Removed + damage item interaction from multiplier calculation: (Avg Damage + Item Damage)*Critical Multiplier = Total Damage
  • Prior calculation: (Avg Damage *Critical Multiplier) + Item Damage = Total Damage

Far Seer
Feral Spirit
  • Level 1: Increased unit healths from 200 to 250
  • Level 2: Increased unit healths from 300 to 350; Reduced unit level from 4 to 3 to reduce enemy experience reward
  • Level 3: Reduced unit level from 5 to 4 to reduce enemy experience reward
Chain Lightning
  • Reduced damage reduction from 15% to 10% per jump for all levels
Far Sight
  • Level 1: Removed mana cost; Added a cooldown of 60 seconds
  • Level 2: Removed mana cost; Added a cooldown of 45 seconds
  • Level 3: Removed mana cost; Added a cooldown of 30 seconds

Shadow Hunter
Serpent Wards
  • Level 1: Increased damage from 11-13 to 14-16; Increased health from 75 to 90
  • Level 2: Increased damage from 23-26 to 27-30; Increased health from 135 to 165
  • Level 3: Increased damage from 41-45 to 48-52; Increased health from 135 to 200

Tauren Chieftain
Movement Speed
  • Increased base speed from 270 to 290
War Stomp
  • Level 1: Increased damage from 25 to 30
  • Level 2: Increased damage from 50 to 60
  • Level 3: Increased damage from 75 to 90
Reincarnation
  • Reduced spellcast from 7 seconds to 5 seconds

Crypt Lord
Movement Speed
  • Increased base speed from 270 to 290
Carrion Beetles
  • Level 1: Increased health from 140 to 170; Increase movement speed from 270 to 290
  • Level 2: Increased health from 275 to 330; Increase movement speed from 270 to 290
  • Level 3: Increased health from 410 to 490; Increase movement speed from 270 to 290
Impale
  • Level 1: Increased damage from 50 to 75
  • Level 2: Increased damage from 80 to 120
  • Level 3: Increased damage from 110 to 165

Dread Lord
Movement Speed
  • Increased base speed from 270 to 290
Carrion Swarm
  • Level 1: Increased maximum damage from 300 to 400
  • Level 2: Increased maximum damage from 600 to 700
  • Level 3: Increased maximum damage from 1000 to 1200
  • Mana Cost reduced from 110 to 100 for all levels
  • Now damages mechanical units
Sleep
  • Cooldown reduced from 6 seconds to 4 seconds for all levels
  • Level 1: Reduced duration from 20 (5) sec to 15 (4) sec; Reduced mana cost from 100 to 80
  • Level 2: Reduced duration from 40 (10) sec to 35 (8) sec; Reduced mana cost from 75 to 65
  • Level 3: Reduced duration from 60 (15) sec to 55 (12) sec
Vampiric Aura
  • Level 1: Increased life steal from 15% to 20%
  • Level 2: Increased life steal from 30% to 35%
  • Level 3: Increased life steal from 45% to 50%

Lich
Movement Speed
  • Increased base speed from 270 to 290

Demon Hunter
Mana Burn
  • Increased mana cost from 50 to 60 for all levels

Keeper of the Grove
Intelligence
  • Increased default value from 18 to 19
Tranquility
  • Added 3 seconds of invulnerability on spellcast
  • Reduced duration from 30 seconds to 15 seconds
  • Increased healing per second from 20 to 40
Entangling Roots
  • Level 2: Reduced duration on units from 24 seconds to 18 seconds; Increased duration on heroes from 3 seconds to 5 seconds; Increased damage per second from 15 damage to 20 damage
  • Level 3: Reduced duration on units from 36 seconds to 30 seconds; Increased duration on heroes from 5 seconds to 7 seconds; Increased damage per second from 25 Damage to 30 Damage
Force of Nature
  • Increased Treant attack damage from 14 to 16

Priestess of the Moon
Attack Speed
  • Reduced cooldown from 2.46 to 2.33 seconds
Scout
  • Increased speed from 270 to 300
  • Level 1: Reduced mana cost from 100 to 50
  • Level 2: Reduced mana cost from 75 to 50

Warden
Blink
  • Level 2: Reduced cooldown from 10 seconds to 7 seconds
  • Level 3: Increased cooldown from 1 second to 4 seconds

Dark Ranger
Life Drain
  • Increase damage done per second and lower mana cost
  • Level 1: Increase damage per second from 25 to 30; Reduce Mana cost from 75 to 50
  • Level 2: Increase damage per second from 40 to 45, Reduce Mana cost from 75 to 50
  • Level 3: Increase damage per second from 55 to 60, Reduce Mana cost from 75 to 50

Firelord
Incinerate
  • Level 1: Increased bonus damage multiplier per stack from 1 to 2; Increased death by incineration damage full area from 90 to 120; Increased death by incineration damage half area from 180 to 240; Increased duration from 2 to 4
  • Level 2: Increased bonus damage multiplier per stack from 2 to 3; Increased death by incineration damage full area from 90 to 120; Increased death by incineration damage half area from 180 to 240; Increased duration from 2 to 4
  • Level 3: Increased bonus damage multiplier per stack from 3 to 4; Increased death by incineration damage full area from 100 to 120; Increased death by incineration damage half area from 180 to 240; Increased duration from 2 to 4
Soul Burn
  • Level 1: Increased duration on units from 14 seconds to 16 seconds; Increased duration on heroes from 6 seconds to 7 seconds; Increased damage from 100 to 125
  • Level 2: Increased duration on units from 16 seconds to 18 seconds; Increased duration on heroes from 7 seconds to 8 seconds; Increased damage from 225 to 270
  • Level 3: Increased duration on units from 18 seconds to 20 seconds; Increased duration on heroes from 8 seconds to 9 seconds; Increased damage from 375 to 450

Goblin Alchemist
Movement Speed
  • Increased base speed from 270 to 290
Healing Spray
  • No longer heals enemy units
  • Heals Alchemist
Acid Bomb
  • Level 1: Increased Damage from 5 to 8 (total damage 75 to 120; Secondary damage 3 to 5)
  • Level 2: Increased Damage from 10 to 13 (total damage 150 to 195; Secondary damage 6.5 to 8.5)
  • Level 3: Increased Damage from 15 to 18 (total damage 225 to 270; Secondary damage 10 to 12)

Goblin Tinker
Movement Speed
  • Increased base speed from 270 to 290
Cluster Rockets
  • Now targets air units
  • Level 1: Increased damage from 35 to 45 damage per second
  • Level 2: Increased damage from 65 to 75 damage per second
  • Level 3: Increased damage from 100 to 110 damage per second

Naga Sea Witch
Movement Speed
  • Increased base speed from 270 to 290

Pandaren Brewmaster
Movement Speed
  • Increased base speed from 270 to 290

Map Pool

World Editor Upgrades
  • Object Limit: 30,000
  • Neutral Units: 2,048
  • Neutral Buildings: 384
  • Player Units: 4,320
  • Player Buildings: 2,400
  • Items: 1,024
  • Map Size Limit: 480 x 480
  • Tile Slot Limit: 16
  • Max Execution Limit: 3,000,000
  • Max Food Limit: 999
  • Max Resource Limit: 9,999,999
  • Array Size Limit: 32,768
  • "Always show Health Bars" now shows Mana Bars as well

New Natives

You made it! Don't worry, that last bit was a completely different language for me too... What are you still doing here? Go play some Warcraft.

Cheers,
Classic
This article was originally published in forum thread: Warcraft 3 - Patch 1.29 started by chaud View original post
Comments 78 Comments
  1. CaptainUnbreakableBalls's Avatar
    Does this mean I can place more trees in Warcraft Editor? Because that would be neat..
  1. anaxie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Venziir View Post
    Wait what? That's news to me.

    Even Blizzard says it kinda doesn't work https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20749768926
    ive beaten it a year ago. it works fine.

    1.29 update is gross if you dont do multiplayer at the moment.

    Rendersedge already provided 16:9 widescreen for WC3. all the menus and scorescreens are letter black box at 4:3 its so offputting.

    and the UI is smushed. the minimap is near the center of the screen.

    gonna have to rollback to 1.28.5
  1. kraid's Avatar
    A little offttopic: the people who owned original starcraft (buyed through battle.net) did they get the remaked version for free?
    Cause I'll buy WC3 if I get a remake for free.
  1. Mustardisbad's Avatar
    Wow this is interesting, its been forever since the last update. I wonder why they are working on it again..
  1. Villager720's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kraid View Post
    A little offttopic: the people who owned original starcraft (buyed through battle.net) did they get the remaked version for free?
    Cause I'll buy WC3 if I get a remake for free.
    Nope, you'll always have to pay for the "new" stuff.
    And I'd hold out for WC3 anyways - when remastered SC came out, original SC went free.
  1. cretos87's Avatar
    Dear Blizzard, I already own this, please add it to the battle app so I don't have to download a installer exe
  1. kraid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Villager720 View Post
    Nope, you'll always have to pay for the "new" stuff.
    And I'd hold out for WC3 anyways - when remastered SC came out, original SC went free.
    I see, thanks.
  1. anaxie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kraid View Post
    A little offttopic: the people who owned original starcraft (buyed through battle.net) did they get the remaked version for free?
    Cause I'll buy WC3 if I get a remake for free.
    no you had to buy remaster and its the exact same game. it just adds a box you can check that literally toggles the new enhanced graphics in realtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustardisbad View Post
    Wow this is interesting, its been forever since the last update. I wonder why they are working on it again..
    they have launched 7 patches in the last year.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnitte View Post
    They should have announced the patch April 1st for full effect...
    theyve been patching wc3 for the last year or so. most of which was to fix stuff they broke with 1.28
  1. Mustardisbad's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by anaxie View Post
    they have launched 7 patches in the last year.....
    Oh, oops, I thought I recalled something about them not releasing anymore patches... but obviously that is wrong lol. Did they ever crack down on the massive amount of bots hosting games?
  1. Castrum's Avatar
    Did I go back in time or something? This patch was released like two months ago.
  1. Oakshana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrPaladinGuy View Post
    Maybe it's time to actually play this since back when it came out I was too busy with Team Fortress Classic and Halo.
    Oh man... it feels like WC3 should have predated those two... but it didn't. I feel old now.
  1. Darsithis's Avatar
    Where do you get the patch from? I own the original CD copies of the games (registered to my bnet back in 2011) but I can't find a download link to the patch anywhere.
  1. anaxie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    Where do you get the patch from? I own the original CD copies of the games (registered to my bnet back in 2011) but I can't find a download link to the patch anywhere.
    Just click the battle net button
  1. Yousef's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Castrum View Post
    Did I go back in time or something? This patch was released like two months ago.
    That was the PTR.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    Where do you get the patch from? I own the original CD copies of the games (registered to my bnet back in 2011) but I can't find a download link to the patch anywhere.
    You update them by connecting to Battle.net on the games.

    If it throws an error your way try running them as admin.
  1. anaxie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    You update them by connecting to Battle.net on the games.

    If it throws an error your way try running them as admin.
    A newer build of 1.29 is on ptr right now so prob be patched again a week or so.
  1. Mercadi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by anaxie View Post
    ive beaten it a year ago. it works fine.

    1.29 update is gross if you dont do multiplayer at the moment.

    Rendersedge already provided 16:9 widescreen for WC3. all the menus and scorescreens are letter black box at 4:3 its so offputting.

    and the UI is smushed. the minimap is near the center of the screen.

    gonna have to rollback to 1.28.5

    Same thing Blizzard did for Diablo 2. Waited for the people who did modern resolution support mod to retire, and rolled out a new patch that broke it.
  1. Castrum's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yousef View Post
    That was the PTR.
    I guess I’m more shocked by the fact that so many here seem to be hearing about this for the first time. I recall it being a pretty big deal here and elsewhere.
  1. Tatakau's Avatar
    I'm sure Blizzard have a whole team dedicated to working out how to fuck things up.
  1. ali725's Avatar
    If their doing this i feel they wont do a wc3 remaster but not sure.

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