Warcraft 3 Reforged: Is Port Forwarding required for Hosting Games?

Oh my god, a new age has come! xo xo xo
In Warcraft 3 Reforged everyone can host games!

The common Warcraft 3 Port Forwarding hosting problem:

“Hey do you wanna play at?”
“Yes mate of course let’s start! Do you can host?”
“No do you can host?”

This chat happened everyday since the release of Warcraft 3! xD
The problem:
The problem was, that someone who wanted to host WC3 custom games, arranged team games or tournament games, had to open the ports 6112. That sounds easy but everyone had to open TCP and UDP ports for 6112, and even if people did that it did not mean that it worked. There are so many internet providers and routers that make it really really hard to be able to host for the most players.

The Reforged Hosting Issue could push teamgames!

This was a big problem for 2on2, 3on3 and 4on4 arranged team games as well as tournament games: Because of the low number of people who were able to host, it was nearly impossible to find games. 3on3 was dead long time ago, only 2on2 is an active ladder.

The consequence is that all people are playing 4on4 random team, because of the fast searching queue!

In Warcraft 3 Reforged everyone can host games:

The solution:
Blizzard has officially announced that in Warcraft 3 Reforged the Port Forwarding problem will be eliminatedEveryone who owns the game, will be available to host custom, at and tournament games and play with his friends! This will be so great, I was one these guys who opened the ports but did not manage to be able to host. xD

What do you guys think about this great announcement?

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1 year ago

Hosting does work for me. But not many ppl play anymore it seems. I figured wc3 reforged would of brought back a lot of old players that use to play Reign of Chaos or Frozen Throne. They do have Refreash feature for lobby chat, but you have to have at least 1 person join for it to work. ( !close all & !openall

2 years ago

and I still cannot host. Does not work. Who made this so diffcult.