Warcraft 3 finally gets widescreen support

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Praise the Old Gods! Warcraft III’s latest update has finally added widescreen support.

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Blizzard released the patch notes for Warcraft III’s latest update (1.29) yesterday, but one particular change caught the eye of fans – widescreen support.

That’s right, Warcraft III now offers a widescreen option to improve visuals and stop the UI being stretched for those using wider screens – which often distorted the game. Bookends have also been added to the in-game interface and black pillars have been added to menus.

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In addition, the latest update adds 24 hero lobbies (with 12 new team colours). Here are the inventive new team colours:

  • Player 13 – Maroon
  • Player 14 – Navy
  • Player 15 – Turquoise
  • Player 16 – Violet
  • Player 17 – Wheat
  • Player 18 – Peach
  • Player 19 – Mint
  • Player 20 – Lavender
  • Player 21 – Coal
  • Player 22 – Snow
  • Player 23 – Emerald
  • Player 24 – Peanut

The update also squashes some bugs, and makes some much-needed changes to hero balance including units such as Paladin, Far Seer, Mountain King, and Blademaster.

You can check out the full list of patch notes here.