Blizzard deploys the Warcraft 3 1.29 update – Patch notes

Blizzard deploys the Warcraft 3 1.29 update – Patch notes

Blizzard is continuing their support for Warcraft 3 with the release of a hefty patch taking the game to v1.29.

Major points to note in this update is the addition of widescreen support, game lobbies have been expanded to support 24 players, there are now 12 new team colours, the ladder standings have been reset, and there are of course hero balance changes.

This update will also be the last one to support Windows XP although I doubt many gamers are still running that these days.

The main points from the patch notes can be seen below and for hero changes check the main post as it’s quite lengthy. Note the patch should update through the Warcraft 3 launcher.

Warcraft 3 1.29 Patch Notes

Specific Changes & Improvements

Widescreen support added. To prevent stretching there have been changes to the interfaces:

  • Added bookends to the in-game interface
  • Added black pillars in menus

Game lobbies expanded to support 24 players. We’ve added 12 new team colors. Thanks to Erkan and others for contributing to the new palette:

  • 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


  • Ladder standings have been reset; good luck and have fun on the climb
  • Replays are incompatible between major game versions
  • This will be the last version to support Windows XP
  • Automated tournaments will resume next week

Bug Fixes

  • Clans can be created
  • Mac launches
  • Korean locale launches
  • Various missing textures located (Thanks to TriggerHappy for the test map)
  • Default resolution no longer resembles Felwood
  • Ladder maps cleansed of sneaky tower locations near starting mines

Known Issues

  • Temporarily disabled Fixed Aspect Ratio in Video Options
  • Chaos Kodo Beasts are showing as idle workers in campaign missions
  • Unable to input text while keyboard settings are under different languages in zhCN and koKR locales
  • Certain elements in World Editor overlap
  • Set/GetAbilityOnXXXX functions are renamed to Set/GetAbilityActivatedXXXX
  • SetUnitNameAll is disabled for now
  • PlaySpecialEffect is disabled for now
  • PlaySpecialEffectWithTimeScale is disabled for now
  • Crash: With an ability that has “Disabled”=false, attempting to set “Disabled” to false again will crash the World Editor
  • UnitDisableAbility does not hide an ability with Hide=true and Disabled=false
  • Default map directory is for from maps when creating custom games
  • Resolution does not change properly when switching between windowed and full screen
  • Tooltips for hero abilities may not be updated
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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • Karel Hladký

      How the fck i can now change my Aspect Ratio if u disabled it in video options???????? WHat a update omG.. .

      • Paul Younger

        Hmm wonder if I should reinstall this….

        • Karel Hladký

          i reinstall it and nothink change.. .i try regedit and nothink help i rly start h8 this mtrfcker who make this update 😀

          • Nich

            Once you are in a game the issue is fixed. They added black pillars in the menus to fix stretching. They mention this in the patch notes if you could actually read what you are commenting on. How about you actually play a game before b*tching and complaining about nothing.

            • yokris0

              You need to shut the f up. It was fine before and didn’t need this pillar shit. Also, THANK YOU BLIZZARD!! I can never play this game again because guess what? IT CRASHES: THANKS!!!!!!!!!

              • Devin Swanson

                Lol you got problems

              • yokris0

                lol you look like a crackhead