Blizzard’s Robert Bridenbecker has revealed in a new video message that Warcraft 3 is getting a new patch.
Bridenbecker, who is Blizzard’s head for Classic Games, made the announcement to the Chinese eSports Warcraft 3 community. What seems unusual about the announcement is that the last time Warcraft 3 received a patch was in March 25, 2011, or nearly five years ago. Bridenbecker also revealed that this update, named Patch 1.27, will be released simultaneously worldwide on March 15, 2016.
Our source found a confirmation of the reported patch as early as last January. However, back then this came from a report in Chinese, that had to be machine translated. With Bridenbecker himself appearing onscreen, this time it is all but confirmed that the patch is on its way.
Greetings Warcraft 3 player community in China, my name is Robert Bridenbecker and I’m at the classic games group here in Blizzard. Thank you very much for your support over the past decade of playing Warcraft 3. Over the past few months you may have noticed we’ve introduced a new battle platform, it’s introduced features like matchmaking, the ability to communicate with your friends, the level that is unparalleled to anything that we have done with Warcraft 3 in the market before. And on top of that we’re proud to announce that on March 15th the next patch for Warcraft 3 will be available on the market simultaneously with the rest of the globe. This is only our first stop and we look forward to having a long journey. Thank you again for all of your commitment and we look forward to seeing you online.