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Warcraft III Invitational - February 27 and 28
Originally Posted by Blizzard(Blue Tracker)
Over 15 years since the release of Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III has a new major patch coming and your favorite players are throwing the first Warcraft III Invitational to celebrate it!

Hosted by casters Neo and Remo of Back2Warcraft, join us on February 27 and February 28 on Twitch for a slew of special events, including Free-for-All, 4v4’s, and other friendly competitions. Well-known Warcraft III competitors from around the world will be getting together live at Blizzard HQ to showcase their talents in friendly competition!

We love and continue to support our Warcraft III community, and we’re excited to see classic competitors like Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen, Park “Lyn” Joon, and Kim “ReMinD” Sung Sik try out all the new PTR changes for themselves—including balance adjustments to many heroes, widescreen support, and more – all playable now on the PTR!

Be sure to tune in for your own sneak peek and check out our PTR patch notes for more information.

Attendees
  • Neo [Observer] Germany
  • Remo [Observer] Germany
  • Happy [Undead] Russia
  • Foggy [Night Elf] Ukraine
  • HawK [Human] Russia
  • Effect [Human] Sweden
  • ReMinD [Night Elf] South Korea
  • Lyn [Orc] South Korea
  • FoCuS [Orc] South Korea
  • LawLiet [Night Elf] South Korea
  • Grubby [Orc] Netherlands
  • MaDFroG [Undead] Sweden
  • Insomnia [Human] Bulgaria
  • Tak3r [Orc] Germany

Warcraft III - Patch 1.29 PTR
Originally Posted by Blizzard(Blue Tracker)
Hail Warchiefs, Lichs, Commanders, and Keepers,

Warcraft III's PTR is back and ready for your scrutiny. Join us in testing widescreen support, hero balance changes, and updates to Map Pools for 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's and Free-for-All. We've also added some experimental modes like 24 player support for custom games.

We hope you enjoy. We will be watching here for general feedback, the Editor thread for mapmaker feedback, and the Balance & Map Pool thread for that topic (details below).

Windows
https://battle.net/download/getInsta...ram=WARCRAFT_3

Mac
https://battle.net/download/getInsta...ram=WARCRAFT_3

Specific Changes & Improvements

Widescreen Support
  • Added bookends to the in-game interface
  • Added black pillars in menus to prevent stretching

24 Player Support
  • Game lobbies revised to support 24 players
  • Team colors revised and expanded
  • Color selection is an ongoing effort, feel free to leave specific suggestions with color codes

Balance & Map Pools

World Editor Upgrades

Bug Fixes
  • Clans may now be created
  • Mac clients launch on 10.11 and beyond

Known Issues
  • Unable to change resolutions in native fullscreen
  • PTR only supports English version of the client
  • This will be the last version to support Windows XP
  • The Mac PTR client requires manually running the launcher to patch

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