Warcraft 3 Patch 1.28.6 PTR Link to Patch 1.28.6 PTR battle.net post The public test realm for patch 1.28.6 is out now! This means that you can test the new patch on a separate server (Mac & PC PTR installers are is included on the battle.net post, green link is above). The two biggest things that come in 1.28.6 are both ladder centric. One being a new map pool for ladder, and the other being various changes to existing melee maps, also for ladder. They include a selection 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and FFA maps. In a sense, it is a balance patch, but not one where the stats of the four races units and heroes are altered. You can read the changes in detail on the battle.net post up top as well. Blizzard also stated two other things: That they're looking into fixing game search times and lowering the latency even more. The takeaway: After months of updates aimed at improving compatibility and technical aspects, (besides the 8mb map size limit being lifted) the first major wave of content arrived. There's still lots more to improve, but it's great the progress made finally being turned into significant substance. We await the modding and the custom game scene to see similar progress in the near future. Current 1.28.6 PTR map pools: - 1v1 Map Pool (New) - 2v2 Map Pool (New) - 3v3 Map Pool (New) - 4v4 Map Pool (New) - FFA Map Pool (New) August 18: PTR is back up!