Now Warcraft 3 gets a new patch - four years after the last one

Shut up and take my Gul'dan silver.

Hot on the heels of the new update for Diablo 2, Blizzard has released a patch for its wonderful real-time strategy game Warcraft 3 - four years after the last one.

Like the Diablo 2 patch, Warcraft 3's 1.27a update, out today, focuses on modern system compatibility.

Here are the patch notes (unfortunately there's no widescreen support!):

Specific Changes and Improvements

  • Throw away that old PowerPC Mac in the closet, we've created a new installer to support Mac 10.10 and 10.11.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.
  • Fixed a crash caused by Chain Lightning.

Known Issues

  • Windows 8.1 and 10 saved games are still stored in a location that requires running as system admin.
  • Some graphical issues with the cinematics are still occurring.
  • Changes to gamma settings will not take effect in windowed mode.
  • Cyrillic characters are still not displaying.
  • Disabled ambient sound while a MIDI issue is being resolved.
  • Mac 10.9 and earlier are not supported.
  • Mac build does not support the editor.

"It's exciting to bring some additional support to another core Blizzard game, and we thank you for your encouragement and patience as we continue working behind the scenes on these types of updates," Blizzard said in a post on Battle.net.

So what does this mean for Warcraft 3? Should we expect game-changing updates in the future?

Blizzard said it is working on a balance change and new map pool for Warcraft 3, but that's still in progress. More soon, we hope!

To get you in the mood, here are all the Warcraft 3 cinematics. Enjoy!

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