Warcraft 3 Reforged is now available for Mac!

by | Jan 29, 2020 | Strategy

Warcraft 3 Reforged, the remaster of 2003’s Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos, is now available for Mac. The game was released yesterday, January 28, 2020, and can be downloaded from Blizzard’s official site.

It’s tempting to downplay remasters as just updates of old games. But Warcraft 3 was a big deal and Warcraft 3 Reforged promises to be one too.

Warcraft 3 completely revolutionized real-time strategy games and introduced many of the characters, locations and concepts that went on to play major roles in Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and Hearthstone.

On top of that, Warcraft 3 also offered unparalleled mod support, which lead to the creation of Defense of the Ancients and the birth of the MOBA genre itself.

Warcraft 3 Reforged on Mac: What to expect

Needless to say, Warcraft 3 is still considered a cult-classic. This explains why the announcement of Warcraft 3 Reforged created so much hype.

The game promises to keep the same gameplay as the original, but supplement it with revamped graphics, improved modding support, an altered campaign, and balance changes. When it comes to gameplay, Blizzard aims to create an extremely faithful remaster. So much so, that Reforge players will be able to play multiplayer against those running the original version of the game.

Warcraft 3 Reforged Mac comparison

On the other hand, the game’s graphics will be completely overhauled. The game will support 4K, every unit, map, and texture have been rebuilt, and all cut scenes have been remodeled. All of this will be optional, of course, as you’ll be able to toggle between remastered and original graphics.

What else will be included?

On top of the base game, the critically-acclaimed Frozen Throne expansion is also included. You’ll also have access to map and mod editors and online multiplayer powered by Battle.net.

Warcraft 3 Reforged Mac system requirements

These are the game’s official system requirements

  • Operating System: macOS 10.13 (latest version)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 750M or AMD Radeon R9 M290X
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB HD space
  • Resolution: 800 x 600 minimum display resolution

At first glance, these requirements may seem high for a remaster, but you can still expect it to run well on all modern Macs. For example, Starcraft 2 is another forgiving strategy game from Blizzard.

Warcraft 3 Reforged Mac download

Reforged is available on Battle.net now for $29.99 for the Standard Edition or $39.99 for the Spoils of War Edition. Both include the original Reign of Chaos campaign and The Frozen Throne expansion.

The Spoils of War edition also includes extra hero skins and goodies for other Blizzard games such as a Diablo 3 pet, Heroes of the Storm heroes, StarCraft 2 console skins, a Hearthstone card back, and sprays and player icons for Overwatch.

It is worth mentioning that the game was released in a poor state. Hopefully, Blizzard will announce improvements during the upcoming Blizzcon 2021.

Are you planning on picking this up? Perhaps you’re already playing the beta? If you are, let us know in the comments section how the Mac version runs!

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  1. James

    I have Macbook Pro from 2011. Will I still meet the requirements?

  2. Benn

    Lost it’s soul…

    WCIII world editor represents freedom of mod creation. Unfortunately, WCIII: Reforged on Mac was absent of world editor, which is the soul of this game.

  3. Pedro Soares

    I have an iMac 2011 and can’t play, is my graphic card to old?
    This is my graphic card : AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB

    • star-affinity

      It seems sure you’re out of luck. Blizzard have switched to using Apple’s Metal API for the rendering of Warcraft 3 Reforged which the graphics card in your iMac from 2011 doesn’t support.

      • star-affinity

        ”It seems” not ”it seems sure”. Damnit, always finding the typo when it’s too late – is it some kind force of nature?

  4. nicholas warren

    Hi there, i have the new wc3 on macbook but when i go to plat tower defense games, why can i not shift click to build towers quickly like on pc?

    What do i need to press to build quickly, I am getting destroyed cause i cannot click build fast enough.

  5. Omar

    hi can someone tell me if my 2019, 13 inch MacBook Pro can run it? it passes all the requirements at a glance except for maybe the video card
    2.4 GHz Quad Core Intel Core i5
    8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
    ntel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB

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