‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ release date, gameplay: Official system requirements on PC and Mac still not finalized
After more than a year of waiting, fans of the “Warcraft” universe are finally getting their hands on the full version of “Warcraft 3: Reforged” in less than a week. The game is a remaster of the original title from 2002, with the completely rebuilt visuals promised to play in 4K. So this is one of the times when questions about system requirements are much more pertinent.
‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ system requirements: What to expect
Interestingly, Blizzard Entertainment has yet to announce the minimum and recommended specs needed to enjoy the remastered experience of the game fully. But fans are not entirely clueless as an earlier report listed the said information, albeit still needing an update from the developers if it would also serve as the final system requirements.
A few days after “Warcraft 3: Reforged” was announced at the 2018 BlizzCon, Blizzard reportedly (via Wccftech) revealed the system requirements for the game. At the minimum, PC players will need Windows 7, 8, and 10 for the operating system, an Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU, a 256MB GPU of NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or ATI HD 3650 Pro, 2GB RAM, 3GB free disk space, 1280 x 720 display resolution. The reported minimum requirements for Mac players include macOS 10.12, Intel Core 2 Duo, GeForce 8600M GT or Radeon HD 4850 with 512MB memory, 4GB RAM, 3GB storage, and 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution.
However, the linked source from the same report leads to a page of Battle.net support that, as of this writing, still appears empty for both PC and Mac. Blizzard can be expected to make another announcement before the game’s full release, especially since “Warcraft 3: Reforged” is advertised to support up to 4K resolution. But the above-listed specs requirements could be suggesting that the game will also play even on much lower display and resolution settings.
‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ release date and exact times
Many fans were quite disappointed that “Warcraft 3: Reforged” was not released in 2019, as Blizzard promised. On the bright side, players will only have to wait a few days to access the full version of the game.
“Warcraft 3: Reforged” will not feature a retconned story. The gameplay will be composed of a similar campaign from “Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos” and its expansion “The Frozen Throne, but in much better graphics on both the characters and the environment. The game goes live simultaneously worldwide at 6 p.m. EST on Jan. 28.