Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos is the critically-acclaimed and bestselling real time strategy game from Blizzard Entertainment. Originally released in 2002, it follows Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. The storyline follows the struggle of four races — Humans, Orcs, Elves and the Undead — in the fictional world of Azeroth and their fight against the Burning Legion, a demon army bent on world destruction. Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne is the expansion pack to Warcraft 3, featuring new campaigns, maps, new races and upgrades. Warcraft III can be played in single player mode or multiplayer mode on Blizzard’s online gaming community, Battle.net. There are several places where you can download the full games and Warcraft 3 Download brings you the best ways to get Reign of Chaos and Frozen Throne.
The easiest way to get the game is to purchase Warcraft 3 from the Blizzard Website or Battle.net. If you find the $19.99 price tag too steep, you can buy boxed games (CDs) at discounted prices from retail stores like Amazon, Wal-Mart and eBay. Another way is to download Warcraft 3 from sources other than the Blizzard website. There are many such sites and multiple ways of downloading. You can download Warcraft 3 torrent files from a torrent site or warez files from forums.
Download from the Blizzard Store or Battle.net (Legal Way)
To buy the game from the Blizzard Store, go to the Blizzard Website (http://us.blizzard.com/store/browse.xml?f=c:1,f:1) and click on the “Games” tab. On the right side of the page, click Warcraft Universe to go to the Warcraft store page. Here you’ll find all Warcraft games and merchandise. Choose Warcraft 3 or Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne from the list. If this is your first time buying from the Blizzard Store, you will be asked to create an account on Battle.net. Battle.net is Blizzard’s online gaming community where you can play Warcraft and other Blizzard games with other people. Enter your information (personal and financial) on the page and pay with credit card.
You can also buy the game directly from Battle.net (https://us.battle.net/account/management/get-a-game.html). If you don’t already have one, sign up for a new account. Enter your name, email address, age and compete address. After submitting the information, you will get a confirmation email to activate your account. Once your account is activated, click the Games & Codes tab, select Warcraft 3 or Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne and click “Buy Now.” You can purchase both games for $19.99 each with a credit card. After paying, your download will start automatically.
Digital games are downloaded using a program called Blizzard downloader. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, the number of file sources and the file size, downloading the full game can take from a few minutes to a few hours. Make sure your connection is fast and to avoid download interruptions. When the download is finished, you’ll see it saved in on your local drive. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the game. When you click “Play Game,” it will automatically download the latest patch (no need to download separately).
Reign of Chaos Digital Download: http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=110000090
Frozen Throne Digital Download: http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=110000049
Alternative Methods to Download Warcraft 3
Downloading Warcraft 3 torrent files is one alternative to downloading from the Blizzard website. Some people download Warcraft 3 torrents to avoid paying for the full game. Others may have their CD keys but not the game, so they download a copy from torrent sites. If you still have your CD key but not the game, you can just log in to your Blizzard account and download a new digital game from the store.
For those who are new to torrent downloading, a torrent or bittorrent is a file that locates parts of the file you want to download. Note that you are downloading parts of the file from many different users instead of the full game file from a single user. If you’re downloading the Warcraft 3 full game for example, you need a torrent file for Warcraft 3 (found on websites like Kat.ph, The Pirate Bay and others) and a torrent downloader (like uTorrent). Once you have the torrent file, it will start locating bits of the full game file from online users.
Torrent downloading is a form of peer-to-peer file sharing, and one of the ways for people to share movies, games, software and documents on the internet. Instead of storing physical files in a central server and feeding these files to downloaders (like what LimeWire used to do), files are sourced directly from people like you. When you’re finished with your download, you can leave your torrent downloader open so others can also download the file from you. Those who download are called “leechers” (appropriate name), while those who share are called “seeders.” So you see it’s a give and take method of file downloading. It’s free, too.
File sharing and torrent downloading is controversial for obvious reasons, and torrents are not really popular with regulatory organization like the RIAA and MPAA. In fact, there are many incidents where torrent users were taken to court for copyright violation and infringement. But the public is undeterred, as you can see from the amount of new torrent files (and users) added on torrent sites every day. Besides the possibility of landing in jail, there are other risks you should be aware of before downloading torrents. Viruses, spyware, adware and malware are usually distributed with torrent files, and sources (even “verified” ones) are often unsafe. Make sure you have a reliable antivirus software installed and running (and a malicious software removal tool just in case).
How to Download Warcraft 3 Full Game Using Torrents
Torrent downloading is super easy once you learn how to do it. If you’ve downloaded files from IRC (Internet Relay Chat) before, torrent downloading is a piece of cake. It’s basically search, click and download. You’ll need the following:
- Torrent downloader program like uTorrent
- Torrent website to get the torrents from like Kat.ph
- Fast internet connection (you can use dial-up, but it can take literally a week or more if you’re downloading Warcraft 3)
Step 1 – Download a Torrent Client
There are several clients to choose from: Tixati, Vuze, BitComet, TurboBT and others. If you’re using a PC, we recommend uTorrent. If you’re using a Mac, try Transmission Bittorrent. For Linux people, Deluge torrent is reported to be very compatible to your OS. First, some words about uTorrent. Also known as microtorrent, uTorrent is currently the most popular torrent downloader. It has everything you need to download whatever digital file you want. It’s also compact, requiring only 1 MB of memory and space on your drive. This means you can multitask without affecting your computer’s performance significantly, if at all.
Okay, let’s get right to the downloading part. Go to http://www.utorrent.com/utorrent-free and choose the free version (or the premium if you’re rich). Click “Download” and save to your hard drive. Follow the instruction to install the file, and then run the program.
Step 2 – Find a Warcraft 3 Torrent File
Once you have the downloader up and running, you need a Warcraft 3 torrent file (the extension is .torrent). There are many places where you can get this; our top favorite is www.kat.ph, previously called www.KickAssTorrents.com. Other sites are www.torrentz.eu, www.thepiratebay.org, www.isohunt.com and many others. Go to any of these sites and type “Warcraft 3” (or Warcraft 3 frozen throne) in the search bar. Hit enter to see results. Depending on the type of file you’re looking for, you’ll see a list going down all the way to the bottom of the page or zero results. Warcraft 3 has been around for a decade, so it’s pretty easy to find and there are plenty of sources.
Don’t just go and download the first torrent on the list; it’s good to be picky. You’re looking for a torrent with the a) most number of seeders (more sources mean faster download) and b) most number of thumbs-up ratings (higher ratings usually mean better quality and no virus). Take a look at the comments section, too. Torrent files come with (often) detailed metadata (descriptions) so it’s easy to see if there are missing or corrupt files. Descriptions also tell you if the game is for PC, Mac or some other OS. Sometimes special instructions are also included, like how to crack the full game or if you need to download another program to get the game running. It’s no fun to download a file for eight hours only to find out that it won’t work on your computer.
Step 3 – Download the Warcraft 3 Torrent
Once you’ve picked out the best Warcraft 3 torrent file, open uTorrent. Now go back to the torrent site and click “Download.” On Kat.ph, there’s a big brown download bar and a smaller bar on top of the page with a tiny magnet icon beside it. The same thing happens whichever bar you click on, but the magnet link is usually easier. Magnet links may take a few seconds longer to start while the metadata is generated. When you click the download bar without the magnet link, your web browser will download the torrent file to your Downloads folder or whichever folder you’ve set for downloads. Navigate to this folder and double click the torrent file (or use drag and drop) to open it with uTorrent or your downloader client.
If it doesn’t open this way, just save the file to your desktop and open with uTorrent. Warcraft 3 and Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne are 1 GB each, which means the download is not instant. On an average connection, it usually takes an hour or two. You don’t have to babysit uTorrent while Warcraft 3 is downloading, so go do something else while you wait.
Warcraft 3 Download Links:
Warcraft 3 Full Game torrent:
Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne Expansion with DoTA and Latest Patch torrent:
Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne Expansion (No Install Needed) torrent: http://kat.ph/warcraft-iii-the-frozen-throne-expansion-no-install-t2936886.html
Warcraft 3 Full Game + Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne Expansion for Mac torrent: http://www.torrenthound.com/hash/11304a9b91aa8c8cc2c5c3d680f02c4b1434ca84/torrent-info/Warcraft-III%253A-Reign-of-Chaos-%2526amp%253B-The-Frozen-Throne-with-Keys-for
The Potential Dangers of Torrents
As we’ve mentioned above, torrent downloading isn’t risk-free. You can get viruses and malware and you can be taken to court if you are caught downloading and distributing copyrighted material by the authorities. All Blizzard games are protected by copyright, including Warcraft 3 and Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne. If you don’t already own the game, downloading a free copy through torrent is illegal in most countries. In short, you’re fully responsible for what you are downloading and sharing. This guide is intended to be for informational purposes only.
According to a privacy researcher at the Harvard Business School, torrent sites are the most dangerous places to visit on the internet because they do not have a reputation to uphold. Even though the files are labeled scanned or “verified,” it’s best not to trust them. If you must download a file, use a secondary computer with updated antivirus software. Then scan the files and wait a few days before running them. The reason is it can take a while for your antivirus to recognize the malware as a threat.