Evidence continues to mount of a forthcoming announcement regarding Warcraft 3 Reforged. The latest example comes from within Overwatch, where four new animated sprays feature units from Warcraft 3 Reforged.
The sprays in question are available to view in-game in Overwatch. Overwatch players simply have to select the "Special" options in order to see them. However, they're otherwise inaccessible, meaning there's likely a unique way to unlock these Warcraft 3 Reforged animated sprays.
The four sprays are tied to the four different playable races in Warcraft 3. There's a Night Elf archer unit spray, a Human footman spray, an Undead ghoul, and an Orc grunt. Each of the four sprays is animated to show the individual unit's attack animation. The four sprays notably feature the Warcraft 3 Reforged updated versions of each unit. They've been remodeled for Warcraft 3 Reforged's improved visual quality, though it's unclear if they scale up to 4K given the low quality of the recorded footage.
How players will unlock these 4 animated sprays is the main question. The Reddit user who initially posted about the sprays on the social media site claims that they have purchased the Warcraft 3 Reforged deluxe Spoils of War Edition and that it did not unlock the sprays for them. The Spoils of War Edition doesn't advertise that it includes any Overwatch sprays, but it remained a distinct possibility. Possible alternatives include joining a Warcraft 3 Reforged beta or playing the game at launch.
Possible paths to acquire these Overwatch sprays almost all insinuate that a forthcoming release of Warcraft 3 Reforged is nearing. It adds to the argument that's already been established by a recent datamine showing what looks to be the in-game client for a Warcraft 3 Reforged beta. The beta client does not include campaign content, but does open up Versus mode and the game's Replay system. Despite the all evidence, however, no official details about a Warcraft 3 Reforged beta or launch date have been announced.
With rumors swirling about Warcraft 3 Reforged and a potential forthcoming launch, all eyes are turning toward BlizzCon 2019. BlizzCon 2019 starts on November 1st this year and by all accounts, it's going to be a very big event. Blizzard itself hasn't talked much about the event, but Kotaku's Jason Schreier has commented on how Blizzard is planning "a lot of big announcements" to make up for frustrations with BlizzCon 2018. Of course, that might change given Blizzard's currently embroiled in a major controversy. Warcraft 3 Reforged news, at the very least, appears to still be planned soon.
Warcraft 3 Reforged has no current release window but is planned to launch on PC.