Balance changes, retextured maps, and more.
The first official Public Test Realm (PTR) for Warcraft III is now live.
According to a post on Blizzard’s official forums, the PTR features balance changes for start locations and the difficulty of creep camps, as well as adjustments to item diversity. Several other improvements, including new textures for map clarity have been added as well.
The forum post also highlights a few issues that Blizzard is aware of and working to fix, with improvements to matchmaking and latency on the horizon.
It’s been fifteen years since the launch of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Just a couple months ago, a job listing surfaced, suggesting Blizzard may be looking to remaster Warcraft III and Diablo II, though job postings from Blizzard have used similar wording in the past. With StarCraft Remastered launching in a couple days, a Warcraft III remaster certainly doesn’t appear to be outside the realm of possibility.
Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.