Following the horrific reception of Warcraft III: Reforged, Blizzard has posted an apology to players on its official forum regarding the current state of the game and what they’re going to do to fix it. The developer knows that the patience of its customers are wearing thin, however, so it has set up a support page that allows Reforged owners to get an instant refund on the game.
Optimistic fans who are convinced that the remake will be saved can stay tuned for an update to the remake’s visuals, which have been criticized for looking different than the original. Blizzard is blaming this on a bug and promises that a patch will be going out soon.
“One of the concerns with Reforged that we’ve seen are the visuals when selecting Classic Mode. We’ve identified the bug causing the colors and shading to look different from the original Warcraft III, and we’re testing a fix that will be incorporated in a larger patch addressing this issue and others. We expect to release that late this week. The patch will also address many other known issues, such as fixing some portrait animations and audio bugs, implementing some UI fixes, and more. Please keep an eye out for the patch notes for a detailed list of all the bug fixes.”
Blizzard is also planning to restore missing online features, such as leaderboards and clans. These were effectively stripped from the game when the original Warcraft III client was dropped.
“Another area of concern we’re seeing is regarding online features such as leaderboards and clans, which applies to all Warcraft III players, including those who haven’t purchased Reforged. At BlizzCon we talked a lot about how the team is actively working on standing up the back-end to ensure a smooth transition to this new MMR system, much like we did with StarCraft: Remastered. As with Remastered, these and other features will be included in a major patch for Reforged, which will also address the issue for players of the original game. We’ll share release plans as work progresses in the coming weeks—please be assured that the team is hard at work on standing these features up.”
Some are calling Warcraft III: Reforged one of the worst games of all time. That’s because the failed remake currently has a user score of 0.5 on Metacritic, a record low based on 22975 ratings.