Blizzard Entertainment has posted a tweet on their Warcraft III Twitter page that they have an upcoming patch in the works. They stated four key components that patch 1.34 going to cover: clans, custom games options, matchmaking quality of life, and improving the current player reporting system.
The developers have announced a public testing realm will happen in some time in November before the new patch goes life officially. There also has been no mentioning of any race balancing which is a common implementation throughout the game’s history of patch updates.
The last balance update Blizzard addressed was patch 1.32.10. The patch was mostly targeted towards Human, Undead, and Night Elf balancing. Orcs did get some changes, but was the least affected out of the four races. It was also released on April 14, 2021.
The last patch Blizzard has made for Warcraft III: Reforged was on August 17, and the current version players are playing is on the 1.33 patch. The current patch added a ranking system to the game that was previously featured in the vanilla version of Warcraft III.
Patch 1.34 is coming soon. It includes:
⚔️ Custom games join-by-name functionality
⚔️ Matchmaking improvements
⚔️ Player reporting system
— Warcraft III: Reforged (@Warcraft3) November 4, 2022
Patch 1.33 also added additional quality of life features like zoom which allows the player to adjust their isometric view and fixing various bugs.
Warcraft III: Reforged was released on January 28, 2020, and is a remake version of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion pack, The Frozen Throne. The original users were forced to be updated with Reforged’s user interface and matchmaking system.
Back in 2018, Blizzard senior producer Pete Stilwell stated Warcraft IV is unlikely to happen and preferred to release Warcraft III: Reforged as a priority over making a new real-time strategy Warcraft experience.