Blizzard has started sending out invitations to the Warcraft III: Reforged multiplayer beta. This is a remaster of the strategy game Warcraft III from 2002. When the game will be released is still unknown.
Blizzard announces that this week it starts by handing out invitations and now all the necessary sessions of this beta are being streamed on video platform Twitch. The invitations, which will be sent out gradually in the coming weeks, seem to be open only to those who have ordered the game in advance. Those who have pre-ordered the Spoils of War edition will be the first to get access.
The company says that the beta still has some limitations, such as limited access to the orcs and people in 1v1 and 2v2 matchmaking. Race undead and night elves will also be added in the coming weeks, and more game modes will become available.
Warcraft III: Reforged will include not only the basic game Reign of Chaos, but also the Frozen Throne expansion. In addition to the multiplayer, the game contains a total of 62 single-player missions. As part of the remaster, the graphics are updated, field changes are made and there will be renewed voice-overs and cutscenes.
It is not yet known when the remaster will be released. The game was announced last November at Blizzcon, with the message that it would be released sometime in 2019. During an interview in November last year, Blizzard producer Pete Stilwell announced that the beta would be released in early 2019. As the multiplayer beta will only be available now, it is more likely that the game will be released sometime next year.