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Warcraft 3 can now be recreated in Starcraft 2

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Warcraft 3 mods are incoming

For years now Warcraft fans have been hoping for any word about Warcraft 4 from Blizzard. They’re still painfully stringing us along, but at least now some far more talented individuals than I have recreated Warcarft 3 in a far more modern engine. That’s because the official assets for the game have finally been let loose, letting anyone go wild with mods.

The official Warcraft 3 assets have been released for Starcraft 2’s Arcade mode, which is home to some truly outstanding creative mods already. The modding community has begged Blizzard for these assets for years now, as building the game from absolute scratch isn’t impossible, just unbelievably difficult.

The assets contain all hero models for the four primary races, all neutral creature models as well as structures, spell effects and custom user interfaces. All the sounds for ambient music, effects and voices are included too, making it the complete suite of tools for any modder to have a wet dream over. This allows virtually anyone to re-create one of the greatest strategy games of all time in Starcraft 2’s engine – which would be a considerable upgrade. One that Blizzard might be working on as well.

Right now the assets are only available to those in the Public Test Realm, but Blizzard is excited to see what happens when it’s opened up to all and sundry.

“We are so excited to see what our community is going to make that we wanted to give you a head start. Once these assets become available to the public, we are going to spotlight the best content in what we are calling, “Memories of War.” The PTR is your chance to start playing with your new tools and to start making amazing experiences.”

So while the community works on recreating Warcraft 3, how about an update on whether Warcraft 4 will ever be a thing? Throw us a bone Blizzard.

Last Updated: February 3, 2015


  1. The thing that worries me about WC4, which I will sell anybody else’s kidney for, is what effect WoW is going to end up having. As long as WoW remains pofitable, surely they wouldn’t dare to create a game with events taking place after WoW’s timeline? And if they go back timewise, whereto?
    Hmmm thinking about it, I’m more concerned about what kind of story we’re going to end up with. WC3 had scores of fascinating and believable characters, and it was easy to get invested in the epic tale unraveling before you. SC2, even with its incredibly fun and polished campaign, I felt totally paled in comparison to WC3 when came to the story and characters. It’s like comparing Vyfster with Villa Rosa 😛


    • Matthew Holliday

      February 4, 2015 at 09:22

      its likely that there never will be a wc4.
      WoW is warcrafts replacement, its the same story. the timeline doesnt change, it just continues further.
      although they could just continue on as they have, the lore is already there in WoW, so they could just pick the next story arc out of it and make WC4 out of it.

      I thought SC2 was pretty great, while it wasnt quite as liekable as warcraft, there were alot of things i think they did right.
      also, warcraft had heroes, that makes the game feel more personal.


      • Matewis Jubilai

        February 4, 2015 at 09:40

        That’s precisely the problem. The next story arc will never go to a new Warcraft game, while it’s still feasible to work on a next WoW expansion.

        I fear that you are right, or failing that, that it is going to be a looong time before we see WC4, if at all.
        Oh well, at this stage I’d be stoked to just see some sort of re-imagining of WC1/2/3 with the SC2 engine.


        • Spy Master Tokashi

          February 4, 2015 at 09:52

          I would love to play WC1,2,3 with the SC2 engine. Man o man, I will be happy if that happens


  2. AceZero911

    February 3, 2015 at 18:14

    Does that mean we will get Dota 3 in the Starcraft 2 engine, or would it just be Dota 1 HD? 😛


  3. Darren Peach

    February 3, 2015 at 19:13

    • Spaffy

      February 4, 2015 at 07:50

      can’t…… stop…..watching……



  4. Matthew Holliday

    February 4, 2015 at 09:20

    tbh, i wouldnt call it one of the greatest strategy games of all time.
    the strategy, while not bad, comes in at a scant 3rd next to the story and characters.


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