Warcraft III patch information

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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

This page is about the Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos / The Frozen Throne patch information.

1.29.2

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.29.2
Released: May 3, 2018
PTR: April 27, 2018
Version: 1.29.2
Build: 9231

Official patch notes
Official PTR patch notes

    • Note: Installing the entire game fresh requires a game key for Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne.

1.29.1

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.29.1
Released: April 23, 2018
PTR: April 19, 2018
Version: 1.29.1
Build: 9160

Official patch notes
Official PTR patch notes

1.29.0b

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.29.0b
Released: April 10, 2018
Version: 1.29.0
Build: 9055
  • Note: This patch is called 1.29.0; 1.29.0b is to distinguish between other versions.

Official patch notes

1.29.0a

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.29.0a
PTR: March 15, 2018
Version: 1.29.0
Build: 8920
  • Note: This patch is called 1.29.0; 1.29.0a is to distinguish between other versions.

Official patch notes

1.29.0

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.29.0
PTR: February 21, 2018
Version: 1.29.0
Build: 8803

Official patch notes
Specific World Editor Improvements
Map Pools & Balance Updates

1.28.6

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.28.6
PTR: August 25, 2017
Version: 1.28.6
Build: 7933

Official patch notes

1.28.5

Released: July 6, 2017
Version: 1.28.5
Build: 7680

Official patch notes

Bug Fixes
  • File paths and usernames think more globally in game and World Editor
  • World Editor properly imports custom assets again
  • Switching between Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne no longer causes a crash

1.28.4

Released: June 20, 2017
Version: 1.28.4
Build: 7608

Official patch notes

Specific Changes & Improvements
  • Some changes to fix Windows XP and patching issues
  • The artificial latency on all Battle.net realms has been reduced from 250ms to 100ms

1.28.3

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Released: June 20, 2017
Version: 1.28.3
Build: ????
Specific Changes & Improvements
  • Game turn rate adjusted to match LAN settings of 12 turns per second
  • New installers available for PC and Mac
  • Consolidated Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne into one game executable and one World Editor
  • Toggle added to main menu to switch between Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne
  • Added memory to relaunch the game version that was closed during the prior play session
Bug Fixes
  • File paths containing non-Latin characters will now function normally
  • Entering windowed fullscreen will no longer minimize the game
  • Data that escaped the Polish mopaq was found and convinced it is necessary for an optimal gameplay experience
Known Issue
  • Consolidating to one executable breaks existing game shortcuts

1.28.2

Released: May 10, 2017
Version: 1.28.2
Build: 7395

Official patch notes

Bug Fixes
  • Wetlands map added back to the map pool data
  • Raise Dead ability no longer desyncs players in a game between Windows and OSX
  • WorldEdit’s Test Map function will write unsaved maps to %APPDATA%\Temp
  • Aspect ratio checkbox available in Polish again
  • Fixed a crash on Mac when displaying the CD Key dialog in the Russian, Polish, Korean, Traditional Chinese, or Simplified Chinese
Known Issues
  • If the error, “Something went wrong...” while patching occurs, run “Warcraft III Launcher.exe” within the installation directory to complete the update
  • During XP installation, if the error, “Cannot validate version” occurs, run “Warcraft III Launcher.exe” within the installation directory to complete the update
  • Tabbing out of the game doesn’t mute game sounds
  • The Mac client is having some problems playing audio files that will be addressed in a future patch

1.28.1

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Released: April 27, 2017
Version: 1.28.1
Build: ????
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed installer crashes and bugs
  • Fixed CDKey related bugs
  • Fixed stability issues related to missing data in the Polish build
  • Fixed German RoC installer launching TFT
  • WorldEdit map testing will work with non-default map names
  • PreloadGenEnd() will now save into the User Data folder
Know Issues
  • Non-Latin Windows usernames are not working

If Mac OSX does not launch the game, and gives an error that CDKeys could not be found:

  • Rename the .app from "Warcraft III.app" to "War3.app"
  • Run the game and quit
  • Rename .app back to "Warcraft III.app"
Undocumented changes

Order IDs bug: Maps broken or partially broken by 1.28 should also be fixed.

1.28

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Released: April 5, 2017
Version: 1.28.0
Build: ????
Specific Changes & Improvements
  • Added view options: windowed fullscreen (default), windowed (-window), and native fullscreen (-nativefullscr)
  • Added cursor clamping in game while windowed; unclamped in menus
  • Data migration now removes the need to run as admin to access saved games
  • Improved installation and patching performance
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed WorldEdit to include proper icon and strings for Map Script Validation
  • Fixed command cards to be hidden again with special coordinates (0, -11) and (-2147483648, -2147483648) within CommandFunc.txt; invalid coordinates will now be ignored
  • Fixed disconnects from Battle.net at the conclusion of games
  • Fixed the cinematic player to keep the entire video on screen at any resolution
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Windows GameDVR from functioning properly
  • Fixed various bugs and exploits
Known Issues
  • Players must run as admin during patching process
  • Players with Mac 10.11 may need to restart their computer the first time after patching/installing to successfully run the game"

1.27b

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Updated: December 14, 2016
Released: December 13, 2016
Version: 1.27.1
Build: 7085

Official patch notes

December 14, 2016

Specific Changes & Improvements

  • Bug fixes and General Maintenance
  • Raised file size limit from 8mb to 128mb.
  • Added Script Verify to World Editor
  • Custom blp files will no longer crash on Mac
December 13, 2016

Specific Changes & Improvements

  • Bug fixes and General Maintenance

1.27a

Released: March 14, 2016
Version: 1.27.0
Build: 52240

Official patch notes

Specific Changes & Improvements
  • Throw away that old PowerPC Mac in the closet, we’ve created a new installer to support Mac 10.10 and 10.11
  • Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
  • Fixed a crash caused by Chain Lightning
Known Issues
  • Windows 8.1 and 10 saved games are still stored in a location that requires running as system admin
  • Some graphical issues with the cinematics are still occurring
  • Changes to gamma settings will not take effect in windowed mode
  • Cyrillic characters are still not displaying
  • Disabled ambient sound while a MIDI issue is being resolved
  • Mac 10.9 and earlier are not supported
  • Mac build does not support the editor

1.26a

Released: March 24, 2011
Version: 1.26.0
Build: 6401
Fixes
  • Hex will no longer provide a speed boost to a Hero if cast at the end of Metamorphosis or Chemical Rage effects.
  • Reverted the 1.25b fix, "Hex will no longer extend the duration of Metamorphosis."
  • Fixed an issue where some Mac patches could lead to disconnections during Battle.net games.

1.25b

Released: March 8, 2011
Version: 1.25.0
Build: 6394
Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to ally with opponents when alliances were locked ("share hack").
  • A gold exploit with buildings has been fixed.
  • Widescreen (stretched) resolutions should now be available in the Video options.
  • Scroll of Town Portal will no longer be consumed when casting fails when used at the same time that your Hero is Hexed.
  • You can now purchase items from shops while Hexed.
  • Hex will no longer extend the duration of Metamorphosis.
  • Hex will no longer disable mana or health regeneration of Heroes.
  • Wisps Detonate ability will no longer drain mana from Heroes while under the effects of Potion of Invulnerability.
  • Warcraft III will now write its registry keys on launch.
Balance Changes

Humans

  • Improved Masonry Upgrade health boost decreased from 20% to 10% for all 3 levels
  • Siege Engine Level increased from 2 to 3
  • Rifleman HP increased from 505 to 535

Orcs

  • Blade master Wind Walk duration reduced from 20/40/60 to 20/35/50
  • Raider Ensnare Cooldown increased from 12 to 16
  • Spirit Wolf Rank 1 Wolf Level decreased from 3 to 2

Night Elves

  • Warden Shadow Strike mana cost increased from 65 to 75
  • Druid of the Talon Faerie Fire duration decreased from 120 to 90

Items

  • Ivory Tower gold cost increased from 30 to 40.
  • Tome of Experience now gives Heroes 100 experience points, down from 150
  • Orb of Venom poison duration decreased from 8 to 6

1.24e

Released: March 11, 2010
Version: 1.24.4
Build: 6387
Fixes
  • Fixed an exploit rendering buildings non-interactable ("tower hack").
  • Fixed an exploit allowing a player to bypass a summon ability's cooldown ("summon/cooldown hack").
  • Fixed a client crash related to workers failing to build in an unintended way ("new crash hack").
  • Fixed an exploit allowing the Blood Mages's Phoenix to be resurrected instantly ("phoenix hack").
  • Fixed a bug allowing players to select an invalid matchmaking race resulting in all the player's units and buildings becoming sheep ("sheep hack").

1.24d

Released: January 21, 2010
Version: 1.24.3
Build: 6384
Fixes
  • Fixed a client crash related to queuing too many invalid build commands ("crash hack").

1.24c

Released: December 1, 2009
Version: 1.24.2
Build: 6378
Fixes
  • Fixed a problem with the "Chapter Six: The Culling" human campaign map that was preventing it from loading.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed JASS functions to return incorrect values under certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the TriggerEvaluate native to return incorrect values under certain conditions.
  • Fixed a minor memory leak when using GroupEnum natives.
  • Fixed a crash when using the CreateImage native on PPC Mac.
  • Updated Mac World Editor to work with recent JASS changes.

1.24b

Released: August 25, 2009
Version: 1.24.1
Build: 6374
World Editor Changes
  • Increased max map file size from 4 MB to 8 MB.
  • Added the ability to store hashtable handles in a hashtable.
  • Added GetSpellTargetX and GetSpellTargetY natives.
  • Added a new base handle type “Agent” of which many types now extend from.
  • Added a SaveAgentHandle native which can be used for saving most handle types.
  • Added a JASS optimization dealing with global variable change events.
Fixes
  • Fixed a few false positives caused by the "return bug" fix.
  • Fixed a crash related to hashtable reference counting.
  • “Shadowing” global variables with local variables no longer is possible.
  • Fixed a type conversion dealing with operators (i.e. adding a handle with an integer).

1.24a

Released: August 4, 2009
Version: 1.24.0
Build: 6372
World Editor Changes
  • Added new JASS hash table functions to replace the lost functionality from fixing unsafe type casting.
    • Hash Table - Save Item Handle
    • Hash Table - Save Unit Handle
    • Hash Table - Load Item Handle
    • Hash Table - Load Unit Handle
    • Hash Table - Get Handle ID
Fixes
  • Fixed an exploit related to unsafe type casting that allowed users to execute arbitrary code in maps.
  • Fixed the JASS unsafe type casting exploit ("return bug").
  • Fixed several World Editor crashes.
Additional
  • “Shadowing” global variables with local variables no longer is possible.
  • Fixed a type conversion dealing with operators (i.e. adding a handle with an integer)
  • Added the ability to store hashtable handles in a hashtable
  • Added getSpellTargetX and getSpellTargetY natives
  • Added a new base handle type “Agent” of which many types now extend from.
  • Added a SaveAgentHandle native which can be used for saving most handle types
  • Added a JASS optimization dealing with global variable change events.
  • Increased max map file size from 4MB to 8MB.

1.23

Released: March 20, 2009
Version: 1.23.0
Build: 6352
Features
  • Battle.net now uses a new banner ad system.
Fixes
  • Fixed an exploit where an altered custom map would be seen identical to the original custom map.
  • Fixed an issue where some patches could not apply on Intel Macs.

1.22

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.22
Released: June 30, 2008
Version: 1.22.0
Build: 6328

1.21b

Released: February 6, 2008
Version: 1.21.0
Build: 6300
Features
  • The game no longer requires the CD to play.

1.21

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.21
Released: Janaury 22, 2007
Version: 1.21.0
Build: 6263

Official patch notes

1.20e

Released: June 22, 2006
Version: 1.20.0
Build: 6074

Official patch notes

Fixes
  • Fixed an exploit that could happen in multiplayer games.
Maps
  • (2)TerenasStand
    • Added some trees to high ground above Red start location to prevent a siege unit attack imbalance.
    • Replaced Mercenary Camp type from Village to Lordaeron Summer.

1.20d

Released: April 21, 2006
Version: 1.20.0
Build: 6070

Official patch notes

Fixes
  • Fixed an exploit that could happen in multiplayer games.

1.20c

Released: January 9, 2006
Version: 1.20.0
Build: 6065

Official patch notes

Fixes
  • Fixed a crash that could happen in multiplayer games.

1.20b

Released: December 12, 2005
Version: 1.20.0
Build: 6056

Official patch notes

Fixes
  • Fixed a crash that could happen in multiplayer games.

1.20a

Released: October 3, 2005
Version: 1.20.0
Build: 6048

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

Reign of Chaos

Notes

  • Patched to be compatible with fixes in The Frozen Throne.
The Frozen Throne

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a Bug that disabled Spirit Walkers from resurrecting other Spirit Walkers.

Maps

  • (6)WizardsRetreat
    • separated two creep camps near both corner starting locations to prevent them from calling each other for help when one is attacked.
  • (6)Gnollwood
    • separated two creep camps near merchant buildings to prevent them from calling each other for help when one is attacked.
  • (6)BlizzardTD
    • Fixed phase-shifting units to behave normally when attacked.
  • (12)WormWar
    • Fixed a bug that causes player worms to become immobile after using powerups while respawning.

1.19b

Released: September 21, 2005
Version: 1.0.19
Build: 6046

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

Fixes
  • Fixed a crash that could happen in multiplayer games.

1.19

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.19
Released: September 19, 2005
Version: 1.0.19
Build: 6041

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

1.18

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.18
Released: March 1, 2005
Version: 1.0.18
Build: 6030

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

1.17

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.17
Released: September 20, 2004
Version: 1.0.17
Build: 5988

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

1.16

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.16
Released: May 10, 2004
Version: 1.0.16
Build: 5926

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

1.15

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.15
Released: April 14, 2004
Version: 1.0.15
Build: 5917

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

1.14b

Released: January 10, 2004
Version: 1.0.14
Build: 5846

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with recalling control groups and quickly pressing 'TAB' to change your selected subgroup.

1.14

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.14
Released: January 7, 2004
Version: 1.0.14
Build: 5840

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

1.13b

The Frozen Throne only

Released: December 19, 2003
Version: 1.0.13
Build: 5818

Official patch notes

Fixes
  • Fixed an issue related to copy protection.
Announcement
  • We are aware of some new issues that came up with the release of the 1.13 patch. We will be releasing a 1.14 patch in the near future that addresses some of these issues, including:
    • Custom save games from version 1.12 (including those from Orc Act I) incorrectly recognize Hero Agility, causing slow attack speeds after the 1.13 patch is applied. This will be fixed in the 1.14 patch.
    • Town Portal always places your units to the lower right side of your town hall instead of the location you clicked, as it previously did. This will be fixed in the 1.14 patch.
    • If you research the Skeletal Mage upgrade, then you will no longer be able to use the Raise Dead skill on the corpses inside a Meat Wagon. This will be fixed in the 1.14 patch.
    • When a unit with Unholy Frenzy is Polymorphed or Hexed, the unit permanently loses 75% of its attack speed. This will be fixed in the 1.14 patch.
    • If an Orc player uses the spell Spirit Link, and one of the linked units is a Troll Berserker with the Berserk ability active, then all units linked with that Troll will take the increased damage penalty associated with the Berserk ability. This will be fixed in the 1.14 patch.
    • If a unit casting a channeling spell dies from Mana Flare, the channeled spell lingers in the area permanently. This will be fixed in the 1.14 patch.
    • The Call to Arms command does not work if you click the button an EVEN number of times. This will be fixed in the 1.14 patch.
    • Any other confirmed issues that we can fix in time for the release of the 1.14 patch.

Regarding balance, we are currently assessing the state of balance of 1.13 based on user feedback, online testing, and the review of replays. Although we will make some number of balance changes in 1.14, these have yet to be determined.

We appreciate the community's patience and support in our endeavor to further tune the play balance, enhance the feature set, and increase the stability of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

1.13

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.13
Released: December 16, 2003
Version: 1.0.13
Build: 5816

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

1.12

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.12
Released: July 31, 2003
Version: 1.0.12
Build: 5636

Official Reign of Chaos patch notes
Official The Frozen Throne patch notes

1.11

Released: July 15, 2003
Version: 1.0.11
Build: 5616
Fixes
  • Classic Campaign unit damage has been adjusted to match 1.01 values.
  • Some custom maps would crash because they had pre-1.10 data embedded in them.
  • Czech-only: fixed a crash with the display news items.
  • Fixed a number of text strings within our localized versions.
  • Fixed a number of hotkeys within our localized versions.

1.10

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.10
Released: June 3, 2003
Version: 1.0.10
Build: 5610

Official patch notes

1.07

Released: July 1, 2003
Version: 1.0.7
Build: 5535

This version was the gold master of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. This version was released along with the first set of boxes for the expansion.

1.06

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.06
Released: June 3, 2003
Version: 1.0.6
Build: 5551

Official patch notes

1.05

Released: January 31, 2003
Version: 1.0.5
Build: 4944

Official patch notes

Fixes
  • Fixed a problem with viewing certain replays.

1.04c

Released: January 30, 2003
Version: 1.0.4
Build: 4905

Official patch notes

Fixes
  • Dates now use the system date format.
  • Fixed some issues related to IME text input.
  • Fixed some minor text wrapping issues that were occurring with Asian languages.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to keep Castles and Keeps alive for abnormal lengths of time while those buildings were under attack.

NOTES: Replays are incompatible between major game revisions. (1.03 replays cannot be viewed with the 1.04c version of Warcraft III.) Custom save games will not load from versions 1.03 and below.

1.04b

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Released: November 7, 2002
Version: 1.0.4
Build: ????

1.04

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.04
Released: November 4, 2002
Version: 1.0.4
Build: 4709

Official patch notes

1.03

Main article: Warcraft III patch information/1.03
Released: October 9, 2002
Version: 1.0.3
Build: 4653

Official patch notes

1.02a

Released: September 6, 2002
Version: 1.0.2
Build: 4563

Official patch notes

Added
  • Added localized Battle.net messages.

1.02

Released: August 16, 2002
Version: 1.0.2
Build: 4531

Official patch notes

Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to abuse dragons with Devour.
  • Fixed an issue with dragons that could cause them to divert attacks.
Balance Changes
  • Necklace of Immunity, Tome of Greater Experience, and Goblin Land Mines no longer randomly drop in multiplayer games.
  • Scroll of Resurrection & Scroll of Animate Dead item level increased.
  • Bridges are no longer destroyable on the (6)Stromguarde.w3m map.

NOTE: Replays are incompatible between major game revisions. (1.01 replays cannot be viewed with the 1.02 version of Warcraft III.)

1.01c

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Released: July, 2002
Version: 1.0.1
Build: 4484

Official patch notes

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with copy protection for certain DVD drives.

1.01b

Released: July 10, 2002
Version: 1.0.1
Build: 4483

Official patch notes

Bug Fixes
  • Fixes a problem where players were disconnected from a game as it was starting and thus getting a loss.

1.01

Released: July 5, 2002
Version: 1.0.1
Build: 4482

Official patch notes

This patch contains various data and code updates necessary for play on Battle.net as well as some minor balance changes.

1.00

Released: July 3, 2002
Version: 1.0.0
Build: 4448

This version was the gold master of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and was released along with the first set of boxes and the Collector's Edition.