It's more than just a refurbished version of the game.
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Warcraft 3: Reforged will officially debut on January 29, 2020. This will be a significant event, as gamers are eagerly awaiting the coveted release, which was supposed to happen late last year. However, Blizzard has announced that, driven by the desire to put the final touches to the game, they are moving it to the end of January.
Will it be worth it to get interested in Warcraft 3 again? Here are five major differences between the games, which should give you a satisfactory answer.
1. all-new models, animations and graphics
The change is visible at first glance. Blizzard decided to completely replace the models in Warcraft 3: Reforged, which makes the renewed version of the game look completely different from the original. The characteristic fairy-tale style was abandoned in favor of a more realistic design.
This modification affects not only the main characters, but every unit in Warcraft 3: Reforged, as well as buildings and other objects, and even the interface. So it's safe to say that visually we are dealing with a different game. Is it better? It's hard to say, because the original is still popular. What's interesting, in the settings you will be able to select a special option that will restore the look we know from Warcraft 3!
2. Changed dubbing, or "work, work" all over again
Warcraft 3: Reforged will also offer changes in the soundtrack. Most of the issues that will be heard in the game have been re-recorded. Some dialogues and characteristic issues have also been changed. As a result, we will hear the game in a completely new way.
In this case, opinions are divided as to whether it was a good change. Warcraft 3 had a lot of distinctive voices, which were abandoned to make room for new people. They will have quite a challenge to convince players who are in love with the classic. Fortunately, some voices will remain intact.
3. the story campaign will be modified
Blizzard has confirmed that the story campaign in Warcraft 3: Reforged will be modified. All this is done so that the old story can be told anew and in a more accessible way. At the same time, the whole thing is to correspond to the events of World of Warcraft, so some stages will be adjusted accordingly. Keep in mind that the brand has changed over the past sixteen years.
As an example, Stratholme will be used, which has undergone a major overhaul. The legendary city associated with Arthas' transformation has been adjusted to match what we saw in World of Warcraft.
4 Balance and gender of characters
Warcraft 3: Reforged will also receive an extensive package of balancing updates to make all units in the game more equal. This is all so that players don't have a problem with disparities when playing a particular faction. This is also quite important for the resurgent e-sports scene.
In addition, we already know that the gender of characters will be selected randomly. While playing the story campaign we'll have to direct the fate of Arthas or Illidan, during free play we'll be given a Death Knight or a Demon Hunter. However, the system will decide which gender will be given heroes during our match. So it may happen that we'll get a female version of the Death Knight and Demon Hunter. However, this does not have much of an impact on the fun, except for the visual aspect.
5. all content in one place
Warcraft 3: Reforged will include all the content of Warcraft 3, which means access to not only the base game, but also The Frozen Throne expansion pack. In addition, a new, more extensive map editor and modes will be available. Blizzard provides support for 4K resolution, as well as full online mode support.
We will be able to play easily in skirmishes with other players. What's more, the version of Warcraft 3: Reforged will enable joint play with people who own the original game. In addition, all modes and maps created by players will be fully functional in the renewed version of the game.
Are you interested in Warcraft 3: Reforged, or will the original be enough for you? It is worth noting here that most of the changes will be able to simply turn off, and as for the modifications to the story, they have been introduced in order to maintain consistency and compatibility with World of Warcraft. It's also a good argument to check out for yourself what has changed, so don't make yourself convinced any longer, just come back to Azeroth!