BlizzCon 2019 - Warcraft III: Reforged Deep Dive
Join developers from Warcraft III: Reforged as they discuss the creation process. Learn more about the game and its upcoming launch.

  • Adding Undead next week and Night Elf shortly after. 3v3 and FFA coming next week as well.
  • On the animation side, don't break what was originally there.
  • Time on the damage point on the animation had to match the original.
  • There is an attachment system on the characters, so the weapons can be attached to the character and projectiles can spawn from that weapon. The timing remains the same between both versions of the game. Projectiles will hit at the same time, but may look different.
  • Character animations and models could be updated, as technology has come a long way. Characters have fingers now, so they can wrap their fingers around the weapon.
  • A lot of the models in the original game were the same, just scaled up or tinted to show they are different. This time there are unique models for everything, over 2,200 models now!
  • The team had to make sure you can still recognize the silhouette. Some units had to be tweaked, as they were hard to recognize when in battle.
  • Blademaster had to be tweaked to change the run animation to be more similar to the original.
  • Single account system, race based MMR.
  • Different MMR for 2v2, 3v3, FFA.
  • Blizzard has learned a lot about matchmaking over the years. Hopefully good matchmaking will help new players have a good experience.
  • Team colored health bars. Old days had green health bars that were on or off, but now you can have them colored per team.
  • Special hero healthbars will make it easy to tell what unit is a hero.
  • The team wants feedback on how matchmaking is going.
  • The old chain sounds and other parts of the old UI will remain. The team will continue to improve on the UI as feedback comes in.
  • If you've pre-purchased, you'll get in to the Warcraft 3:Reforged beta.
  • Scary moment with SC:Remastered. Capped the framerate actually capped input, the pros noticed that input was being lost.
  • So far the beta still feels like Warcraft 3.
  • The team got involved with the current mapmaking community and figuring out what they were blocked by.
  • Before if you wanted to make an RPG map, you wanted to grant +5 health for completing a quest. You'd have to go into the map editor and make a ton of units with 5 more health. Now you can just change an individual unit's health.
  • The team put some community maps in the 1v1 map pool. The team wants to hear what the best community maps are so that they can include them.
  • You can control where your opponents will spawn
  • New camera tools for map makers. Tower Defense towers, new models, Orc/Dwarf carts, and more.
  • The team can't wait to see what the community will make with the new tools.
  • There are now High Elf swordsmen models.
  • Balance is an iterative process. Starcraft was hard to balance with 3 races, WC3 has 4!
  • Crystal Orb feedback mostly consisted of "Trash" and "Vendor". The team thought about making a big change, but thought it would take away from what it was. The real issue is that it was showing up too late. Scouting is really important early on.
  • By the end of the beta, you'll have everything in your hands from a multiplayer perspective.
  • The team knows people are here for cinematics and the campaign, so we got a little sneak peek.

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  1. Eazy's Avatar
    I hope they give us Undead and Night Elves models.
  1. Sarethion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy View Post
    I hope they give us Undead and Night Elves models.
    Back2Warcraft tweeted that the undead will come next week and night elves in 3 weeks, info supposedly comes from some group Q&A at Blizzcon.
  1. Sentynel's Avatar
    I need a release date.
  1. Metallourlante's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sentynel View Post
    I need a release date.
    Same, and I also need to know if there is going to be a physical collector's edition box with that juicy Arthas statue I've seen leaked on the interwebs
  1. Sentynel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Metallourlante View Post
    Same, and I also need to know if there is going to be a physical collector's edition box with that juicy Arthas statue I've seen leaked on the interwebs
    Also that, yea. Hope it comes to other regions!
  1. Obelisk Kai's Avatar
    I've heard many of the most attractive features of the game, including a campaign compatible with modern lore, an updated script and cinematics have all been scrapped.

    If true, it's just a reskin.
  1. Netherspark's Avatar
    Anyone know a stream to see this one live?
  1. Eazy's Avatar
    Single account system, race based MMR.

    That's kinda bad. I've got a few accounts back then, one for tournaments, one for ranked matches and one for the lolz. That's really weird.
  1. Sanguinerd's Avatar
    I tuned in late but god damn it took me a while to realize that guy is Grubby havn't seen that guy in so long.
  1. loppy88's Avatar
    Nothing going on? Anything on the release date?
  1. Aleloron's Avatar
    Man, what about Warcraft and Warcraft II? They announced about a decade ago that they were working on the games to make them available to play on Windows and never mentioned it again. I thought this anniversary would be the perfect time to bring them back out; I’d pay good money to play them again, even on my damn iPad.
  1. Codah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Obelisk Kai View Post
    I've heard many of the most attractive features of the game, including a campaign compatible with modern lore, an updated script and cinematics have all been scrapped.

    If true, it's just a reskin.
    I hate that they aren't making it more WoW aligned. That was such a cool idea to me.
  1. Theoris's Avatar
    There he is! Chunky Detheroc in all his glory!
  1. BigAssBoy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aleloron View Post
    Man, what about Warcraft and Warcraft II? They announced about a decade ago that they were working on the games to make them available to play on Windows and never mentioned it again. I thought this anniversary would be the perfect time to bring them back out; I’d pay good money to play them again, even on my damn iPad.
    Warcraft and Warcraft II are both on GoG if you want to play them on current systems
  1. Easo's Avatar
    God damn camera operator skipping art and screenshots. A bit annoying...
  1. Aleloron's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BigAssBoy View Post
    Warcraft and Warcraft II are both on GoG if you want to play them on current systems
    Are you serious?! You are my hero! I’m 41; I kinda grew up on those games. Thanks!
  1. Sanguinerd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Easo View Post
    God damn camera operator skipping art and screenshots. A bit annoying...
    The camera operators this Blizzcon have been pretty damn terrible.

    I was trying to follow the draw-along panel(yes I was bored) and the camera kept cutting to the god damn public or the host instead of showing me what the guy is drawing that I was supposed to follow along with.
  1. lllBlackSunlll's Avatar
    As long as they stay away from SCIIs editor, I am excited for the changes.
  1. BigAssBoy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aleloron View Post
    Are you serious?! You are my hero! I’m 41; I kinda grew up on those games. Thanks!
    yep, save a dollar by getting the bundle of both together

    Arthas and Illidan cinematic update
  1. KrayZ33's Avatar
    There we are. The cutscenes are truely being re"forged" (Illidan vs Arthas etc.)

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