How to switch from classic to reforged graphics in Warcraft 3: Reforged
Blizzard has just released a new version of Warcraft 3: Reforged, complete with an entire graphical overhaul. But fans of the original version need not despair, as you can opt to swap between the old look and the new HD version at any time. Here’s how to switch from classic to reforged graphics in Warcraft 3: Reforged.
We’ve already been through a few guides for Warcraft 3: Reforged, so here’s another one for you. Previously we covered all the singleplayer cheats in the remaster. For you new folks there’s a guide on the minimum recommended specs to run the game. There was even a quick primer on which content was included in the new release from the older version. Now we’ve got one more for you. How to switch from classic to reforged graphics in Warcraft 3: Reforged.
The game will start up, with the remastered variant of the visuals already applied. To use the original graphics of the game, you want to start from the main menu. Options will be found on the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Look for the three bars and click on them. Within that menu, at the bottom left section of your options, there’s the choice to go between classic and reforged. Switching between the original and remastered versions of the visual style in Warcraft 3: Reforged is just that easy.
Players who want that classic look can opt for it at any time. You can even swap between the two palettes at any time. Even during the middle of the campaign, although you will have to restart the game for some changes to apply.
Interestingly, there’s a bit of a quirk between the two versions. There are actually two versions of the game. It seems that Blizzard simply bundled the original version of the game into the new Reforged executable and files. For example, if you complete the game with the reforged graphics, and then switch to classic, all of your save progress in the previous campaign run won’t be there. So just make sure to choose which look you want to play offline with early, to avoid losing any progress if you want to switch over.
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