Warcraft III: Reforged is a stunning reimagining of the revolutionary real-time strategy game that laid the foundation for Azeroth’s most epic stories. It is a remake in the truest sense, featuring a thorough visual overhaul, a suite of contemporary social and matchmaking features, and more. Command the Night Elves, Undead, Orcs, and Humans as alliances shift and armies clash in this timeless real-time strategy game.

Post news Report RSS Blizzard Wants All Mods And Custom Maps To Work With Warcraft III: Reforged

Existing mods and custom maps, including the original DOTA, should work with Warcraft III’s upcoming remaster.

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In an interview with PCGamesN during this year’s BlizzCon, production director Tim Morton spoke about Blizzard’s lofty goal in wanting existing Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos mods and custom maps to be compatible with the studio’s remaster of the real-time strategy classic, Warcraft III: Reforged.

The remaster, announced at this year’s BlizzCon, is more than just upscale with new models and UI work. According to PC Gamer, Blizzard is revisiting key moments in the campaign and reworking the layout of certain maps – sometimes so that they more closely resemble the same locations as depicted in World of Warcraft. Voice acting is being re-recorded, and cutscenes are being re-rendered.

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“One of our goals is to support all the custom maps in Warcraft III.”

These large-scale changes will bleed into the remaster’s multiplayer experience, however, which may cause certain incompatibilities with existing custom maps and mods. Morton says:

“There’s so many genres that came out of the custom maps for Warcraft III. So, also updating the foundation for custom maps in Warcraft III [Reforged] will be another big vector by which people will come to the game ... We’re working to make sure custom maps have full support in Warcraft III Reforged, and just as in StarCraft Remastered, there’s a wide variety of stuff that people have done since the original editor came out. So we’ve got our work cut out for us, but definitely one of our goals is to support all the custom maps in Warcraft III.”

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This kind of support is such a key goal for Blizzard that players of the original Warcraft III will actually be able to play against opponents who are playing Warcraft III: Reforged. Designer Michael Scipione says that Blizzard’s mantra here is “don't break the game,” there will be specific tweaks and balance changes made that could affect existing custom maps and mods. Scipione elaborates:

“There is a lot of custom maps out there, so we're going to have to respond to areas where, if something perhaps doesn't work, we'll look into responding to that. But the idea is that these two groups of players should be able to be friends and play with each other.”

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Morton adds his own two cents:

“As much as possible, we’d like to make it plug-and-play ... But there’s still some work for us to do there.”

Warcraft III: Reforged will launch sometime in 2019. We’ll keep an eye on just how compatible existing custom maps and mods will be for the game once it’s closer to launch. In the meantime, we invite the ModDB community, and creators of existing Warcraft III mods, to consider revisiting their work and updating it for Warcraft III: Reforged on the site. We’ll be sure to round up the best mods and maps once the game releases.


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Vuud
Vuud

(buried)

Meh.

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CptIstvanofArdeal
CptIstvanofArdeal

Would be nice though but i don't think that they can support all costum maps bacause of the sheer volume of maps there are literally thousands of costum maps out there.

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GawainLancelot
GawainLancelot

Maybe they can program the game so that all previous assets and coding are compatible, kind of like how some mods for Skyrim were instantly compatible with the remaster. In that case it doesn't matter if there's one or one million maps, all of them would work.

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mr_catmunch
mr_catmunch

Also means they can't really do too much new with the game, otherwise they'll probably break a load of these mods. Paying for a texture pack bois

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Koloricsi
Koloricsi

They literally did just that with Starcraft... the amount of maps has nothing to do with it whatsoever. I imagine it will be harder for them to do so tho.

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Nobelissimos
Nobelissimos

They are killing the original game to sell this crap. I won't be buying it, despite wanting a modern remake/remaster of the game. The way blizzard has gone with this has been all wrong and I have zero trust in the company anymore. Really isnt surprising considering all the other blunders they have done recently.

They broke a ton of custom maps too with their buggy *** "updates".

This remaster is going to be like starcraft 2. The boring repetitive scene of players are the only ones going to be playing it for ladder, and the only custom maps will be tower defense, MOBAs and desert strike.

If you don't believe me go look at starcraft 2, its the same 5 or so repetitive maps played boring people. Warcraft 3 has (or rather, had) many, many brilliant maps, a LOT of effort and time had gone into them by many people, and now a lot of it is gone.

A real shame. I don't think I will ever buy a activision/blizzard product again unless they seriously fix this which I highly doubt. If this proceed they way they plan to, then the only way to play Warcraft 3 will be on a private network called Wc3connect.

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mr_catmunch
mr_catmunch

Doesn't look very good graphically and I bet their gonna push a load of multiplayer ****, defo not worth the pricetag over the old one u can grab for a few quid.

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