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Warcraft 3 characters invade StarCraft 2

StarCraft 2 players can now populate the real-time strategy game's science fiction universe with a fantasy flair, thanks to thousands of Warcraft 3 assets now available in the game's public test realm.

According to a post, the addition includes all original Warcraft 3 models, as well as sounds, music and more. Although the assets exist now in the StarCraft 2 PTR, a service in which players can test patches before they're released to the public, developer Blizzard Entertainment already has plans for its wider release.

"We are so excited to see what our community is going to make that we wanted to give you a head start," the post reads. "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."

Those who want to immerse themselves in nostalgia and access StarCraft 2's public test realm need to create a PTR account and then install the necessary files through the desktop client.

Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos was released for Mac and Windows PC in 2002. The RTS received an expansion pack, The Frozen Throne, the following year. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty was released on the same platforms in 2010. Its first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, arrived in 2013. A second expansion, Legacy of the Void, is currently in development.

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