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Warcraft III receiving first patch in four years next week

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Warcraft III will receive its first patch in four years on March 15, clocking up 14 years since its 2002 release.

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The action-strategy game that helped spawn an entire genre of MOBAs, and whatever else has appeared out of the Dota primordial ooze, is getting patch 1.27a on Tuesday.

Rob Bridenbecker, head of Blizzard’s classic games group, made the announcement in a video addressing China’s Warcraft III community.

The classic games group has also revisited Diablo 2 recently, which will received a non-content patch in order to ensure the game can run on non-legacy Windows systems 7-through-10.

Job postings for the classic games group made in the last few months suggest Blizzard is ramping up their attention to old franchises and supporting them on new systems.

The division was formed in November of 2015, and it appears they’ve been busy since ensuring that older titles will continue to be available for play.

Warcraft III’s popularity in China sees the game still played at multiple esports tournaments throughout the year. Last year’s World Cyber Arena in Yinchuan offered the highest prize pool the game has ever held at $100,000.

Bridenbecker notes in the video that this is only the first stop of many on a ‘journey’ of some sort. Warcraft IV?