Warcraft III: Reforged comes out January 28, 2020, Blizzard confirms

It was November of 2018, as the BlizzCon celebrations for that year began, when Blizzard announced that it was remastering one of its most beloved titles, Warcraft III. Initially slated to release in 2019, the title has now been confirmed to be coming late January next year.

If you're not familiar, Warcraft III is a real-time strategy title that was initially released in 2002, and the events of which - along with those in the first two Warcraft games - inspired the creation of one of Blizzard's crown jewels, World of Warcraft.

Warcraft III: Reforged contains both the Reign of Chaos campaign from the base game, as well as The Frozen Throne expansion. The events in the latter depict Arthas' journey to becoming the Lich King (spoilers). The remaster includes not only an updated UI and map editor, but also gameplay rebalancing, better matchmaking, and some of the newer features added in the Battle.Net launcher since the original incarnation's launch.

There two versions to choose from: a Standard edition priced at $29.99, and a Spoils of War edition priced at $39.99. The latter gives folks the following bonuses (in addition to the game itself of course):

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

Overwatch

  • Player Icons: Human, Orc, Undead, Night Elf, and Lich King
  • Animated Sprays: Footman, Grunt, Ghoul, and Archer

Diablo III

  • Mal’ganis pet

Hearthstone

  • Third War card back

StarCraft: Remastered

  • Spoils of War Console

StarCraft II

  • Alliance Console Skin
  • Horde Console Skin
  • Sentinels Console Skin
  • Scourge Console Skin

Heroes of the Storm

  • Anub’arak Hero
  • Jaina Hero
  • Thrall Hero
  • Tyrande Hero

If you're curious when exactly the game will launch in your specific timezone, there's a handy image to reference:

via Blizzard

Warcraft III: Reforged launches January 28, 2020 via Blizzard's very own Battle.Net client, and is now available for pre-order. Folks who pre-order either edition of the game will get access to the ongoing multiplayer beta.

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