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Warcraft 3 Reforged’s multiplayer beta begins this week

Orcs and humans will be available

An orc and human face off in a screenshot from Warcraft 3 Reforged Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard has announced that the multiplayer beta for Warcraft 3: Reforged will start “this week”, though scheduling on that access may vary between regions. Warcraft 3: Reforged is a relaunch of the original Warcraft 3 from in 2002, with overhauled graphics set over the same units and tactics.

The multiplayer beta will go live with some serious limits. Only orcs and humans will be available to play, and the game modes will be limited to 1v1 and 2v2 matchmaking.

While the single-player campaign is a major focused of Reforged, with edits made to add scope to the storyline, the multiplayer was a successful part of the original Warcraft 3 and still sustains a community of players to this day.

Over the coming weeks, Blizzard will expand on the game with the undead and night elf armies. Invitations to the beta will be sent out in waves; players who pre-ordered the “Spoils of War” special edition of Reforged will be prioritized, followed by those who have pre-ordered the standard edition.

The Spoils of War edition adds cosmetic items to other Blizzard titles, as well as hero skins for four characters in Warcraft 3: Reforged.

Reforged was originally announced at BlizzCon 2018, and the beta will be going live around BlizzCon 2019. Since

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