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Warcraft III - Mini Beta FAQ & New Unit
10:06 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

A mini-FAQ focusing on the upcoming beta-test for Warcraft III was posted earlier this week in the forums of Somewhat humorous in scope, the FAQ answers such questions as "Why did you ignore my question?" as well as more pertinent questions.

Though there is no mention of what platforms the beta-test will cover, it does mention that the beta will start sometime this winter. Sign-ups will not actually start until the beta itself is ready.

In other WC3 news, the latest new unit revealed at the official site is sure to make more than a few gamers recoil in horror. Given the gruesome name Meat Wagon, this Undead unit will be used to harvest corpses from the battlefields. Here's the official blurb:

One of the strangest and most dire tools utilized by the undead Scourge is the dreaded Meat Wagon. This rickety contraption is used to collect and store recently slain corpses from the field of battle. At any time, corpses can be pulled from the Meat Wagon and raised into undead warriors. When upgraded, the Meat Wagon can also 'fling' diseased corpses at enemy units by use of a crude catapult device. An invaluable support vehicle for the Scourge, the Meat Wagon strikes fear and woe into the hearts if even the most resolute defenders.
There's also an animated pic of the Meat Wagon available, which aptly displays just how creepy this new unit looks. Just picture a cheese grater coupled with a food processor and an old wagon and you've got a pretty good idea of what it looks like.

As far as release dates go, the final version of WC3 is still set to release sometime in early 2002, or as the mini-FAQ states, "2002 or when it is done."

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