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Blizzard releases Warcraft III: Reforged's PC System Requirements

Not many games release with support for Windows XP these days

Blizzard releases Warcraft III: Reforged's PC System Requirements

Blizzard releases Warcraft III: Reforged's PC System Requirements

Warcraft III: Reforged's PC system requirements have been revealed, confirming that the remastered classic will be a breeze to run on modern PCs, despite the game's graphical upgrades. 

Strangely, Blizzard has listed the game with support for both Windows XP and Vista, even though Blizzard's Battle.net client is no longer built with these legacy OS' in mind. All it will take is an unfriendly Battle.net to completely break XP/Vista support, making their system requirements selection a strange one. 

Being built on the same engine as the original Warcraft III, it is understandable that the game ships with extremely low hardware requirements, with the largest changes to the game being the addition of high polygon models (a huge upgrade over the original), new cutscenes and other boosted graphical options. This means that the game should be exceptionally easy to run on modern gaming PCs, especially on the CPU side.  

Even when looking at the game's recommended requirements, we can see that the game requires a mere 2GB of RAM on modern 64-bit operating systems and support for a DirectX video card that supports resolutions of 1024x786 on Windows 8 or newer OS', both of which sit well within the capabilities of laptops with integrated graphics cards.  

With Warcraft III: Reforged, PC gamers shouldn't need to worry about being able to run this game, as anything that is worth calling a gaming PC should be able to run this remaster with ease, even at high resolutions. 

Minimum Requirements


Operating System: Windows Vista®, Windows® XP (latest service pack)
Processor: Windows XP: Pentium II 400 MHz Windows Vista: 800 MHz processor
Video: DirectX video card with 800 x 600 resolution
Memory: Windows XP: 128 MB RAM Windows Vista: 512 MB RAM
Storage: 1.3 GB available hard drive space
Internet: Multiplayer requires a low-latency internet connection rated at 28.8 KBps+. LAN play requires a TCP/IP connection.
Resolution: 800 x 600 (1024 x 786 for Windows 8) The game requires a minimum resolution of 640 x 480

Recommended Specifications

Operating System: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest service pack)
Processor: 1 GHz processor
Video: DirectX video card with 800 x 600 resolution — 1024 x 786 for Windows 8
Memory: 32-Bit Windows: 1 GB RAM 64-Bit Windows: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 1.3 GB available hard drive space
Internet: Broadband internet connection. LAN play requires a TCP/IP connection.
Resolution: 800 x 600 (1024 x 786 for Windows 8) The game requires a minimum resolution of 640 x 480

The remaster will release sometime in 2019, or as Blizzard puts it, "on or before December 31, 2019", with the game supporting both MacOS and Windows 7 or newer operating systems at launch. Technically speaking, the game still supports Windows XP and Vista, but these OS' are unsupported by Battle.net.

Warcraft III: Reforged will include both Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne, offering the complete Warcraft III experience. 

You can join the discussion on Warcraft III: Reforged's incredibly low PC system requirements on the OC3D Forums.    

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