Blizzard Announces Warcraft III: Reforged Release Date, Delayed To Next Year

Blizzard Announces Warcraft III: Reforged Release Date, Delayed To Next Year
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Originally announced at BlizzCon 2018, Warcraft III: Reforged has finally had an official release date. The massively popular real-time strategy game will release on January 28, 2020, at 3 PM PST.

Blizzard explains on their blog post that they needed the extra development time for the game’s finishing touches. They also mentioned that they tried to meet the original deadline of 2019 to get our hands to the strategy game but emphasizes, “As always, our goal is to honor the high standards you hold us to.”

During its announcement in 2018, they told fans that the re-release would reforge the stories of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, and will align with the current WoW storyline. However, Robert Bridenbecker, executive producer and vice president of Classic Games, said that it’d be the same story as the original release.

Instead, players will be greeted with a single-player campaign covering over 60 missions, “revitalized visuals,” rebalanced online gameplay, and a “suite of contemporary social and matchmaking features.” As it has always been, it will also promote player-created custom games for everyone.

Players can now pre-order Reforged in two options. The first is, of course, the standard edition for $29.99, which only includes the game itself. For $39.99, players can buy the upgraded Spoils of War edition, which consists of a plethora of goodies for other Blizzard games.

Here’s a complete list of all the extra items you get for $39.99:

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

For an additional $10, you can get the coveted World of Warcraft Meat Wagon sounds like a great deal! A regular in-shop mount alone costs $25.

Eager fans of the game have already pre-purchase Reforged for $40 for its Spoils of War when it was first available. With the extra money they paid, they have the privilege of being invited first to the beta access of the game’s multiplayer mode. Back in November, when beta tests are available, players can dive into 1v1 and 2v2 matchmaking. Races open were Orcs, Undead, Human and Night Elf.

If you purchased BlizzCon 2019 in-person ticket or the Virtual version, you could also gain access to the beta.

Blizzard confirmed that the 2020 edition of the RTS game would work on 4k resolution and a complete overhaul of the user interface. All the units, maps, and even texture will be reworked for today’s standards.

Over at Warcraft III’s Twitter page, fans are insinuating that the developer promised it would release before December 31, 2019. A few fans are encouraging Blizzard to better the game than rush its release.