So, you want to download some Warcraft 3 maps? Custom maps & modes is a long-held tradition in RTS games, & in fact it was a custom map/mode combination for Warcraft 3 called Defence of the Ancients that gave rise khổng lồ what we now know as the MOBA. But even as these spin-offgames rocket khổng lồ new heights, people still want to tải về new & interesting maps for Warcraft 3, a tradition that seems to lớn have continued through khổng lồ Warcraft 3: Reforged.
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There are hundreds if not thousands of options for custom Warcraft 3 maps, và plenty of places to go grab them. Rather than try & list out some đứng đầu individual maps, we’ll look at the key repositories and summarize some of the options.Unlike what typically happens with mods, custom maps for Warcraft 3 specifically are meant to go in the Warcraft 3 folder in your user documents area.
The typical install path will look something likeC:UsersDocumentsWarcraft IIIMapsbut if you’reon Mac, this is located at: /Users//Library/Application Support/Blizzard/Warcraft III/Maps
The best Warcraft 3 maps
We’ve found a handful of places where you can grab some excellent custom maps for Warcraft 3. Let’s take a look at them…
The Hive Workshop is a forum-based community that mainly caters to Warcraft 3 players, but they also have a Starcraft 2 section as well. It offers everything from fully made custom maps, khổng lồ individual assets such as icons, 3d models, even spells. It recently launched a new version of itself into beta in 2020, offering an improved service for users.
Users can phản hồi and rate individual maps, và you will be able to see how many downloads an tác phẩm has. Filtering tools will let you see what’s currently popular, và there is a well designed tag system lớn further help you find what you’re looking for.
This repository doesn’t feature powerful filtering và searching tools like Hive does, but it does offer a way to lớn host maps, as well as coordinate multiplayer lobbies. It works by plugging into BattleNet itself, so you first need lớn get your bản đồ hosted there và then it’s automatically archived on WC3 Maps.
Its mission statement reads: “The main goal of wc3maps.com is to lớn archive every maps being played on Warcraft III’s Battle.net platform as well as provide statistics & meta data about each map.”
Epic Waris another manual repository, much lượt thích Hive, & features various filtering tools and categories, as well as user ratings and tải về numbers. Users can upload maps fairly easily, although ‘campaigns’ are not supported yet.
It’s worth noting that many maps can be uploaded in a state that means the World Editor cannot mở cửa them for further editing, but the trò chơi itself can run them just fine. This is because some authors protect their work so it can’t be easily copied. The official site FAQ has more information.
Warcraft 3 Reforged map Database
This is a newer repository that launched in the wake of Warcraft 3: Reforged’s release in early 2020. It’s database is a bit more modern và easier lớn navigate than some of the others, & features plenty of searching và filtering tools to help you find the maps you want.
Warcraft 3 Reforged maps Database also has special sections for officially featured maps, the “best” maps (up khổng lồ 250) & there’s also a Discord you can join as well.
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There are more repositories out there, & we may địa chỉ cửa hàng more as we look at what they have khổng lồ offer, but just by browsing the above ones you should be able to find enough content to keep your Warcraft 3 sessions fresh.
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Updated: Dec 21, 2021
Strategy games aficionado Joe was previously editor of Wargamer & has written for RPS. Enjoys Hearts of Iron 4, Kerbal Space Program, Halo, & long walks on the beach.
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