Warcraft 3: Reforged has had a pretty rough week after its launch as it has become the worst game on Metacritic. Fans are obviously deeply disappointed with the game.
Now, Blizzard has responded to the criticism with a developer update post on its official forum. In it, the team says they are sorry that some players don’t enjoy the game, they address some of the issues and reveal some of their plans.
“Before we go on: the team is excited that Warcraft III: Reforged is finally upon us and we’re fully committed to supporting the game for a long time to come. The next few patches and updates we’ll discuss below are just part of our ongoing plans,” reads the statement.
They address one of the issues with Reforged which is the visuals when selecting Classic Mode. They say that they’ve identified the bug that causes the colors and shading to look different from the original Warcraft III, and they’re testing a fix that will be a part of a larger patch addressing this and other problems. It is expected to be released late this week.
Also, another concern they mention is online features such as leaderboards and clans, which are important to all players, and they plan to release a patch for that too in the near future.
However, Blizzard doesn’t plan to bring back features such as automated tournaments and the Reign Of Chaos ruleset because they “saw very low usage” and that “eliminating the maintenance for underused elements has helped us streamline our overall support of the game and focus on areas impacting the most players.”
Finally, the team says that they know that this update doesn't address all the issues but they are committed to solving problems and listening to the community, and they’ll keep everyone up to date about what's next for Warcraft 3: Reforged.