Blizzard testing changes for map pools (and other things).
Blizzard Entertainment has opened up a Public Test Realm server for Warcraft 3, it’s critically and commercially acclaimed real-time strategy title that also happens to be 15 years old. No, we don’t know why so don’t bother asking.
The PTR will look at testing things for map pools in 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s and free for all on Windows and Mac. Though Blizzard has been releasing patches for Warcraft 3 recently – and teasing a remaster for the game like the upcoming StarCraft: Remastered – it’s still interesting to see this level of support.
Blizzard is also tracking issues for the game like latency needing work to meet more modern standards, the matchmaker logic needing improvement and Automated Tournaments and Ladder Boards not being functional for the PTR. It’s made some progress with the latency as of patch 1.28 but further work needs to be done.
To see what balance changes have been made, check out the list below. You can also view the complete roster of maps in their different sizes here.
General improvements and gameplay objectives