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‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ release date: Why supporting the remaster is important for the competitive scene

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“Warcraft 3: Reforged” might come out in November, which means that the beta version will be arriving soon. Although nothing has been announced by Blizzard just yet, there’s a high chance that the remaster will arrive during BlizzCon 2019.

“Warcraft 3: Reforged” has been tagged with a $30 price for the Standard Edition, while the Spoils of War Edition comes at $40. The latter will provide a few goodies for anyone purchasing it, including four skins for the game’s hero units, as well as other bonuses for “World of Warcraft,” “Hearthstone,” and more.

While others may label “Warcraft 3: Reforged” as a quick money grab for Blizzard, it’s actually important to support its launch as Blizzard may be observing the sales to justify the creation of “Warcraft 4.” Of course, this is merely speculation at this point, and there’s no telling what other plans Blizzard has for the RTS franchise.

Warcraft 3: Reforged’s fate depends on how it’s going to be received

Still, “Warcraft 3: Reforged” direly needs massive support from its following, especially for the competitive scene. The WGL Summer 2019 only had $30,000 prize for Happy after putting on a clinic throughout the event.

While the Russian humbly calls himself a mere streamer, he performed well above his expectations and brought down top-tier Chinese and Korean players, including the legendary Moon in the finals. A $30,000 prize for such a performance is almost criminal for Happy. Or for any pro players for that matter. Indeed, Happy and Moon came to the WGL Summer 2019 with no sponsors and dominated the entire event. Hardcore fans might change that if they show massive support once “Warcraft 3: Reforged” rolls out.

Warcraft 3: Reforged needs tremendous backing from the RTS community

With RTS games like the “Age of Empires” franchise receiving renewed interest from Microsoft, the genre is currently undergoing a slow change, and it’s high time that it comes roaring back into the mainstream scene. That’s not difficult to do what with streaming games popular as ever. Add the fact that “Warcraft 3: Reforged” is injecting the game to and introducing a new ladder system, and this desire isn’t too far off.

Hopefully, the community takes up the call and rally behind “Warcraft 3: Reforged.” If not for the fresh coat of paint, do it for the entire RTS genre.

By J Russ Isberto
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