Software Update: Warcraft III 1.24a

Blizzard has released a new patch for the real-time strategy game Warcraft III. The patch, for Reign of Chaos and the add-on The Frozen Throne, is available as a full patch or as an update from version 1.23a. You can of course also update within the game itself by clicking the button. Version 1.24a adds new JASS hash table functions and fixes three issues:

PC World editor changes:

  • Added new JASS hash table functions to replace the lost functionality from fixing unsafe type casting.
    • Hash Table
    • Save Item Handle
    • Hash Table
    • Save Unit Handle
    • Hash Table
    • Load Item Handle
    • Hash Table
    • Load Unit Handle
    • Hash Table
    • Get Handle ID


  • Fixed an exploit related to unsafe type casting that allowed users to execute arbitrary code in maps.
  • Fixed the JASS unsafe type casting exploit (“return bug”).
  • Fixed several World Editor crashes.

Version number 1.24a
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Vista
Website Blizzard
License type Freeware