Hot on the heels of Blizzard adding modern platform support for Diablo II, the developer has confirmed that Warcraft III is finally getting modern Battle.net support, alongside the modern components that come with the platform.
Featured above, Vice President of Technology Strategy & Planning at Blizzard Entertainment, Robert Bridenbecker (who is also heading the classic games division in Blizzard), confirmed the features seen in the Netease client open beta will be releasing natively, in Warcraft III, in a patch on March 15th.
For those confused over the manner in which this was confirmed – Warcraft III is still huge in China, so it makes sense Blizzard would test out these new features (which are integrated in modern Battle.net) like friend lists, matchmaking, and so on, via the Chinese client.
Bridenbecker also mentioned “this is only our first stop” in new support and features being added to the classic and beloved RTS.
It’s worth mentioning that hints of this modern integration for the game were seen back in 2014 – when a new update for Warcraft III added backgrounds and icons for Battle.net to the client.
Warcraft III was originally released back in July of 2002.