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Warcraft III Invitational and Patch 1.29 PTR Highlights



Patch Highlights



PTRs, while common on most Blizzard games, are a recent addition to Warcraft III. This patch brings many QoL changes to the game, including Widescreen support and 24-player limit, and balance changes as well.

  • Currently it seems that you're required a valid key from Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne to play the PTR


Patch Highlights



  • Native 16:9 Widescreen Support
  • 24 Player Limit
  • Mana Bar Display
  • New and Improve Map Pool
  • Clans may now be created
  • Hero Balance Changes
  • Launch of the Mac Client
  • World Editor Upgrades


  • It is also worth noting that this will be the last version of Warcraft III that supports Windows XP, which may indicate more drastic updates in the future.


PTR Links





PTR Screenshots




Blizzard



Hail Warchiefs,

Warcraft III's PTR is back and ready for your scrutiny. Join us in testing widescreen support, hero balance changes, and updates to Map Pools for 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's and Free-for-All. We've also added some experimental modes like 24 player support for custom games.

We hope you enjoy. We will be watching here for general feedback, the Editor thread for mapmaker feedback, and the Balance & Map Pool thread for that topic (details below).

Windows
https://battle.net/download/getInstallerForGame?os=win&locale=enUS&version=PTR&gameProgram=WARCRAFT_3

Mac
https://battle.net/download/getInstallerForGame?os=mac&locale=enUS&version=PTR&gameProgram=WARCRAFT_3

Specific Changes & Improvements
Widescreen Support
Added bookends to the in-game interface
Added black pillars in menus to prevent stretching

24 Player Support
Game lobbies revised to support 24 players
Team colors revised and expanded
Color selection is an ongoing effort, feel free to leave specific suggestions with color codes

Balance & Map Pools
Head here for details and focused discussion: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20762006793#1

World Editor Upgrades
Head here for details and focused discussion: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20761976724#1

Bug Fixes
Clans may now be created
Mac clients launch on 10.11 and beyond

Known Issues
Unable to change resolutions in native fullscreen
PTR only supports English version of the client
This will be the last version to support Windows XP



Blizzard



Hail Warchiefs,

Here are details on changes to the pools and balance. Please try to keep feedback in this thread. Cheers.

Human Heroes
Mountain King
Base Speed: (Buff) Base speed increase 270 to 290

Stormbolt:
Level 2: (Nerf) Reduce damage from 225 to 210
Level 3: (Nerf) Reduce damage from 350 to 325

Thunder Clap
Level 1: (Buff) Increase damage from 60 to 65; Radius 25 to 30
Level 2: (Buff) Increase damage from 100 to 125; Radius 30 to 35
Level 3: (Buff) Increase damage from 140 to 175; Radius 35 to 40

Paladin
Attack Speed (cool down): (buff) Change default from 2.2 to 2.0
Base Speed: (Buff) Base speed increase 270 to 290

Divine Shield
Level 2: (Nerf) Decrease duration from 30 to 25
Level 3: (Nerf) Decrease duration from 45 to 35

Orc Heroes

Blade Master
Mirror Image: (Buff) Mana Cost (all levels) 125 to 115

Critical Strike
Current; 40avg + 10 from items (40+10)*3=150
Change; 40avg +10 from items (40*3)+10=130

Far Seer
Feral Spirit
Lowered XP rewarded to enemy hero
Increase Unit Level 1 & Level 2
Increase HP Level 1, 200 to 250
Level 2, 300 to 350
Stats Level: Lvl 2; Stats: Level 4 to Stats Level 3
Stats Level: Lvl 3; Stats: Level 5 to Stats Level 4

Chain Lightning
Level 1: (Buff) Decrease Damage Reduction per Target from .15 to .10
Level 2: (Buff) Decrease Damage Reduction per Target from .15 to .10
Level 3: (Buff) Decrease Damage Reduction per Target from .15 to .10

Far Sight
Level 1: (Buff) No mana cost; Cooldown 60 seconds
Level 2: (Buff) No mana cost; Cooldown 45 seconds
Level 3: (Buff) No mana cost; Cooldown 30 seconds

Tauren Chieftain
Base Speed: (Buff) Base speed increase 270 to 290
Reduce duration for reincarnation to occur - 7 seconds to 5 seconds

War Stomp
Level 1: (Buff) Increase damage from 25 to 30
Level 2: (Buff) Increase damage from 50 to 60
Level 3: (Buff) Increase damage from 75 to 90

Undead Heroes

Dread Lord
Base Speed: (Buff) Base speed increase 270 to 290

Carrion Swarm
(Buff) Mana Cost (all levels) 110 to 100
(Buff) Can now target mechanical units

Sleep
(Buff) Cool down (all levels) 6 sec to 4 sec
(Buff) Mana Reduction 100, 75, 50 to 80, 65, 50
(Nerf) Duration 20(5), 40(10), 60(15) to 15(4), 35(8), 55(12)

Vampiric Aura: Increased bonus for DL
Level 1: (Buff) DL 15% to 20%
Level 2: (Buff) DL 30% to 35%
Level 3: (Buff) DL 45% to 50%

Crypt Lord
Base Speed: (Buff) Base speed increase 270 → 290

Carrion Beetles
(Buff) Increased HP and movement speed
Level 1: (Buff) Increase HP from 140 to 170; Increase movement speed from 270 to 290
Level 2: (Buff) Increase HP from 275 to 330; Increase movement speed from 270 to 290
Level 3: (Buff) Increase HP from 410 to 490; Increase movement speed from 270 to 290

Impale
Level 1: (Buff) Increase damage from 50 to 75
Level 2: (Buff) Increase damage from 80 to 120
Level 3: (Buff) Increase damage from 110 to 165

Lich
Base Speed: (Buff) Base speed increase 270 to 290

Night Elf Heroes
Priestess of the Moon
Attack Speed (cooldown): (Buff) change default from 2.46 to 2.33

Keeper of the Grove
Hero Starting Attributes: (Buff) Intelligence 18 to 19
Tranquility
(Buff) Add a 3-sec invulnerability to the start of the cast
Duration:(Nerf) 30-sec to 15-sec
Heal: (Buff) 20 to 40 heal/per sec

Entangling Roots
Unit Root: (Nerf) Lvl 2; 24-sec to 18-sec
Unit Root: (Nerf) Lvl 3; 36-sec to 30-sec
Hero Root: (Buff) Lvl 2; 3-sec to 5-sec
Hero Root: (Buff) Lvl 3, 5-sec to 7-sec
Da Per-sec: (Buff) Lvl 2; 15 Da to 20 Da
Da Per-sec: (Buff) Lvl 3, 25 Damage to 30 Damage

Force of Nature
(Buff) Treants; 14 Damage to 16 Damage (12.5% increase)

Warden
Blink
Level 2: (Buff) Reduce cooldown from 10 sec to 7 sec
Level 3: (Nerf) Increase cooldown from 1 sec to 4 sec

Neutral Heroes

Naga Sea Witch
Base Speed: (Buff) Base speed increase 270 to 290

Pandaren Brewmaster
Base Speed: (Buff) Base speed increase 270 to 290

Goblin Tinker
Base Speed: (Buff) Base speed increase 270 to 290

Cluster Rockets
Allow targeting air units
Level 1: (Buff) Increase base damage from 8.75 to 11.25 → 10 damage increase
Level 2: (Buff) Increase base damage from 16.25 to 18.75 → 10 damage increase
Level 3: (Buff) Increase base damage from 25 to 27.5 → 10 damage increase

Goblin Alchemist
Base Speed: (Buff) Base speed increase 270 to 290
Healing Spray: No longer heals enemy units

Acid Bomb
Level 1: (Buff) Increase Damage from 5 to 8 (Total Damage 75 to 120; Secondary Damage 3 to 5)
Level 2: (Buff) Increase Damage from 10 to 13 (Total Damage 150 to 195; Secondary Damage 6.5 to 8.5)
Level 3: (Buff) Increase Damage from 15 to 18 (Total Damage 225 to 270; Secondary Damage 10 to 12)

Firelord
Incinerate
Level 1: (Buff) Increase Bonus damage multiplier from 1 to 2, Death Damage Full Area from 90 to 120, Death Damage Half, Area from 180 to 240, duration from 2 to 4
Level 2: (Buff) Increase Bonus damage multiplier from 2 to 3, Death Damage Full Area from 90 to 120, Death Damage Half, Area from 180 to 240, duration from 2 to 4
Level 3: (Buff) Increase Bonus damage multiplier from 3 to 4, Death Damage Full Area from 100 to 120, Death Damage Half, Area from 180 to 240, duration from 2 to 4

Soul Burn
Level 1: (Buff) Increase duration increased from 14(6) to 16(7); Increase Damage from 100 to 125
Level 2: (Buff) Increase duration increased from 16(7) to 18(8). Increase Damage from 225 to 270
Level 3: (Buff) Increase duration increased from 18(8) to 20(9). Increase Damage from 375 to 450

Dark Ranger
Life Drain
Level 1: (Buff) Increase damage per sec from 25 to 30; Reduce Mana cost from 75 to 50
Level 2: (Buff) Increase damage per sec from 40 to 45, Reduce Mana cost from 75 to 50
Level 3: (Buff) Increase damage per sec from 55 to 60, Reduce Mana cost from 75 to 50

Map Pools
1v1
(2)TerenasStand_LV
(2)Plunderisle_LV
(2)TheTwoRivers_LV
(2)RoadToStratholme_LV
(2)EchoIsle
(2)TirisfalGlades_LV
(2)Amazonia(COMMUNITY)
(2)LastRefuge-1.3(COMMUNITY)
(4)Floodplains1v1_LV
(4)TwistedMeadows
(4)TurtleRock

2v2
(4)PhantomGrove_LV
(4)Avalanche_LV
(4)TurtleRock
(4)Duskwood_LV
(4)BridgeTooNear_LV
(4)FrozenClover_LV
(4)TidewaterGlades_LV
(4)LostTemple
(4)TwistedMeadows
(6)Duststorm_LV
(6)GnollWood

3v3
(6)ThunderLake_LV
(6)GnollWood
(6)Monsoon_LV
(6)DarkForest
(6)UpperKingdom
(6)RuinsOfStratholme
(8)Mur’gulOasis_LV
(6)RollingHills
(6)TimbermawHold
(6)StranglethornVale
(8)Battleground_LV

4v4
(8)Feralas_LV
(8)Northshire_LV
(8)Sanctuary_LV
(8)TwilightRuins_LV
(8)Battleground_LV
(8)Deadlock_LV
(8)GolemsInTheMist_LV
(8)Mur’gulOasis_LV
(8)MarketSquare
(8)GoldRush
(8)Friends
(8)BlastedLands

FFA
(4)Deathrose
(6)Duststorm_LV
(6)EmeraldShores
(6)StranglethornVale
(6)Monsoon_LV
(6)ThunderLake_LV
(8)Deadlock_LV
(8)Mur’gulOasis_LV
(8)TwilightRuins_LV
(8)Battleground_LV

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