What Players Should Know About Warcraft 3: Reforged

WarCraft III: Reforged was released at the beginning of last year, but it is not a new game. It is the newest version of the original WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos. 

The initial response from players used to the older versions was very negative, as certain popular aspects of the original game have been left out 

In February 2020 the developers, Blizzard, announced that the technical and missing features which cause the negative responses would be addressed in future patches. They emphasized that they wished to preserve the spirit of the original.

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Nevertheless, many game lovers are playing the game or want to purchase the game. It is a Free for All (FFA) game and thus all the players are playing against each other,  

In this article, a few tips are shared on what to do to be in a better position to win this Blizzard game.

History and Background

In January 2020 WarCraft III: Reforged was released as the newest edition of WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos and its follow-up The Frozen Throne. With this new release, revamped graphics were added.  

New campaign gameplay settings were also added. Modern online Battle.net features were incorporated. The map of Azaroth and the heroes’ appearances were kept close to the original WarCraft III concepts. 

The campaign’s missions were visually updated. However, some features such as the competitive ladder, and the replay saving option were left out.

In Warcraft III: Reforged the campaign now has three difficulty settings. One of the settings is the “story mode” and is designed for newcomers to the game. In the “hard mode,” the player is prevented from using cheat codes.

How to Install Warcraft III: Reforged

You have to install Warcraft III: Reforged through the Blizzard Battle Desktop App. You must own either Warcraft III: Reforged or a Reign of Chaos CD key. 

If you’re the owner of a  Reign of Chaos CD key, you must redeem it on your Blizzard account. Then you can log in to the Battle.net app. 

The game can only be downloaded to a computer, laptop, or tablet.  It is important to remember that the game is not playable on mobile phones.

Tips to Help You Win the Game

Pick Your Target Right

To pick the right target to attack can be the key to win the game.  Don’t attack randomly. Scout for the stronger players and those with the most resources. Keep on scouting. The targets which are your largest threats change during the game.

Look Out for Attacking Players 

To stay on the winning side, you must know which players target you directly. Try to think like the attacker. This will help you to determine your next move. 

Don’t Engage Unless You Can Take Them Out of the Game 

Unless you can take them out of the game, don’t attack another player’s base. Hero harassing seldom works in FFA-games. 

Watch Your Upkeep

If you aim to have high upkeep, remember you will run out of gold. You have to plan to have resources for the whole duration of the game. FFA games often last an hour or longer.

Use Towers Correctly 

Building towers are not bad, but ensure that you use them only where they can help you with your strategizing. Newcomers to the game will often leave your expansion alone and find another player to attack. 

Towers will not win you the game, but they could give you a few more seconds when needed.

Adapt When Needed 

Take the time and effort to learn all the maps. Then adjust your strategies on when you should expand according to the different maps.  If you can tower a player next to you, you’ll own more of the map than most players. 

Scout the Two Spots Next to You

The middle spot is often bad, but ensure that you know which players are right next to you. Then you will have the opportunity to adjust your plans.  When you scout at the beginning of the game to see who is next to you, make sure that you are not seen. 

If you are spotted, run in the opposite direction so that it seems as if you’ve come from that direction. 

Use Other Players’ Combats 

You will sometimes observe two players in combat. You can use this to your advantage. By assuming the one player will take damage from the other, you can wait and come in to finish off the wounded units with your army. 

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Conclusion

WarCraft III: Reforged is an FFA game available via the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app. By using tips like the ones above you can quickly become a skillful player.