Black Screen In Warcraft III: Reforged

Updated: 2 months ago
Article ID: 258552
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Common Problems

  • I can hear audio but I only see a black screen when trying to play Warcraft 3 Reforged.

This can happen if you are playing Warcraft III: Reforged in fullscreen mode. To resolve this, please follow these steps:

  1. Press Win+R
  2. Enter %userprofile%\Documents\Warcraft III\ and press OK
  3. Open the file War3Preferences.txt
  4. Look for the line saying windowmode=2
  5. Change the command into windowmode=1
  6. Save the change and restart WarCraft III: Reforged

If windowmode=1 does not work, try windowmode=0. If the line is not in the txt file, you can add the line in the [Video] section yourself.