Warcraft 3: Reforged is the reincarnation of the titan of the RTS genre that is Warcraft 3, with all of the new bells and whistles. The game features all 7 campaigns from the base game and the expansion. There’s even an option to switch between classic and reforged graphical modes. If you’re getting into Warcraft 3: Reforged for the first time, it might help to make sure your rig is up to snuff. Check out the system requirements for Warcraft 3: Reforged to find out.
When you’re playing Warcraft 3: Reforged, you do not want to waste any time as you’re playing a real-time strategy game, so you need to spend every second doing something important. A great way to not waste time is to not solely rely on your mouse to lead you to victory but to use your hotkeys. You will get behind when fighting opponents who have memorized every hotkey, and they can swiftly order their troops around the map if you only use your mouse.
There are two sets of hotkeys that you need to know: Menu commands and Game commands.
Menu commands – They are all the interacting with your game, to save it, load a new game, activate the help menu, toggling the sound, etc.
Game commands – They are all about controlling your armies, your heroes, selecting idle units, tell your heroes how to act and much much more.
Here are all the menu commands available to you.
|Hotkey||What it does|
|Alt + F4 or Alt + Q||Exit Warcraft 3: Reforged|
|Alt + O||Open Options Menu|
|Alt + S||Open the Save Menu|
|Alt + L||Open the Load Menu|
|Alt + H||Open the Help Menu|
|Ctrl + M||Toggle Music on/off|
|Ctrl + S||Toggle SFX on/off|
|Esc||Go back a menu|
|F9||Toggle Quest Log on/off|
|F10||Toggle the Game Menu on/off|
|F11||Toggle the Allies Menu on/off|
|F12||Toggle the Chat Menu on/off|
Here are all the game commands available to you.
|Hotkeys||What it does|
|Alt (hold)||Override formation movement during an action|
|Arrow Keys||Scroll game view|
|Backspace||Cycle through town center buildings|
|Ctrl (hold)||Send an order to currently active subgroup|
|Ctrl + Any Number||Assign selected units to a group|
|Ctrl + C or Alt + C||Center on the selected unit (portrait at the bottom)|
|Ctrl + Enter||Send a message to allies only|
|Ctrl + Selected Unit||Select all units of that type|
|Delete||Rotate the camera to the right|
|Enter||Open the game message system|
|F1 to F7||Select heroes. Press twice to center on them|
|F8||Select idle workers. Press twice to center on them|
|Insert||Rotate the camera to the left|
|Middle Mouse Button||Hold down to scroll the game view|
|Mouse Wheel Down or Page Down||Zoom in the game camera|
|Mouse Wheel Up or Page Up||Zoom out the game camera|
|Number||Select group. Press twice to center on them|
|Print Scrn||Take a screenshot of your game|
|Shift + Any Number||Assign a unit to a group|
|Shift + Enter||Send a message to all players in a game|
|Shift + Select Unit||Add or remove a unit from the current selection|
|Spacebar||Center on last notifications|
|Tab||Switch between subgroups|
You can also modify these hotkeys with your preferred choices. To do tbis, open up the main menu screen, click on the button with three lines in it on the lower right to open up the menu. Click on the input option, and at the bottom, you should be able to see the choice to preset your keybindings. You will have to add a file to your Warcraft 3 game called CustomKeys.txt under the CustomKeyBindings file.