Warcraft III: Reforged has been in the works for quite some time, and it now finally has a launch date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020. This title is a recreation of two previous titles: Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne and Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. When the game does launch, it will be available starting at 3:00 PM PST on that date.
Blizzard had originally planned to get the game out into the world before the end of 2019, but it looks like that won’t be the case.
Warcraft III: Reforged takes you back to a tumultuous time in Azeroth’s history, when a dark shadow eclipsed a peaceful land, the world trembled before the coming of the Burning Legion, and heroes risked it all to prevent the death of their world.
Soon you’ll be able to relive the definitive real-time strategy classic, with revitalized visuals, an epic single-player campaign spanning over 60 missions, rebalanced online play, a suite of contemporary social and matchmaking features, a vast universe of player-created games, and more.
The standard edition of the game costs $29.99, and you can pre-purchase it right now from Blizzard’s online store. Or you can fork over a bit more money — $39.99 — to get the Spoils of War Edition. This has a ton of exclusive content, and not just for Warcraft III: Reforged, but also a variety of other games, including Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, and others.
Here’s the full list of bonuses:
- Warcraft III: Reforged
- Champion of the Horde Thrall Hero Skin
- Daughter of the Seas Proudmoore Hero Skin
- Fallen King Arthas Hero Skin
- Emerald Nightmare Cenarius Hero Skin
- World of Warcraft
- Meat Wagon Mount
- Player Icons: Human, Orc, Undead, Night Elf, and Lich King
- Animated Sprays: Footman, Grunt, Ghoul, and Archer
- Diablo III
- Mal’ganis pet
- Third War card back
- Heroes of the Storm
- Anub’arak Hero
- Jaina Hero
- Thrall Hero
- Tyrande Hero
- StarCraft II
- Alliance Console Skin
- Horde Console Skin
- Sentinels Console Skin
- Scourge Console Skin
- StarCraft: Remastered
- Spoils of War Console
If you pre-purchase either version you get access to the ongoing beta test for the game, too, ahead of its public launch in early 2020.
At the time of publication the official landing page for the game says that the title will be available for Windows PCs and Macs, however the system requirements for either platform have not been set in stone just yet.
So, what does Reforged bring to the table? Well, players will get upgraded visuals (as you can see at the top of this article), be able to play as Orcs, Humans, Undead, and Night Elves. There is over four hours of “reshot cutscenes” along with updated voice-overs, along with the epic campaigns.
There are custom maps, a world editor, and multiplayer matchmaking as well.
Are you looking forward to the launch of Warcraft III: Reforged?