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Blizzard Still Updating Warcraft III

One of the most popular RTS games of all time is still receiving updates.

15 years ago, Warcraft III came out for the PC. The game is so popular that it is still being supported to this very day. The developers have released a new patch for the game, allowing players to test tweaked maps as well as new map pools before they go live, essentially giving the game its own Public Test Realm (PTR).

PTRs are common among newer Blizzard titles and are used to beta test new game elements such as new maps, raids, or heroes. This patch sets up a PTR for Warcraft III for the first time and developers will begin by using it to test Map Pools for 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s and Free-for-All.

This is not the first major update rolled out in recent years to support the 15-year-old title. Last year, an update was released to make the game compatible with today’s operating systems. Since Warcraft III came out when Windows XP was the OS of choice, it only made sense to update it for Windows 10 and the latest release of Mac OS X because the game is still widely played among Blizzard fans.

If you still play Warcraft III you can download the new update for PC and Mac right now. If you don’t and are maybe considering trying a blast from a past you can still pick it up for $9.99 USD.

Given Blizzard’s recent history of announcing remakes or remasters of its older games, could Warcraft III could be next on the list. Let us know what you think in the comments below and join us on Discord, on our Facebook page, or Twitter.

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Jose "AWPerative" Alvarez

A lifelong gamer and avid soccer and basketball fan, Jose is a staff writer for DVS Gaming.

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