Warcraft III: Reforged hosting custom games within the client

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I recently installed Warcraft III: Reforged and everything works fine except hosting custom games within the client. I don't have issues with any other game, on or offline. Any help for allowing this besides uninstalling CE (which isn't an option)?
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Kevin Fuge

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Posted 4 months ago

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Robert B, Official Rep

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Kevin,

Thanks for reaching out. Not sure this'll solve it (because I haven't seen this exact issue before) but start with an upgrade and let me ask two questions. Because, if I found the correct account, you're using Windows version 8.1.15 and you can upgrade to 8.1.30 without uninstalling. There wasn't anything major in that new version, but sometimes it's the little tweaks that make a difference. Just log in and go to the Downloads section, 8.1.30 should be at the top of your screen. Hit the blue "Download Now" button to get that going.

The two questions I have for you are:
  1. Do you have any other filtering program besides CE on the computer or the router?
  2. Does the computer have an antivirus (AV) program? If so, do you know if it was configured to "play nice" with CE? Some AVs are pretty aggressive and look at CE as a threat. Those situations can often be ironed out by configuring the AV.

If you don't want to work through the forum, feel free to use our live chat service. It's a blue chat bubble in the lower, right-hand corner of the screen (home screen, My Account, or support articles).

Robert
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Kevin Fuge

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Downloaded the update. The answer to your 2 questions is no. Other than windows's own defender/firewall, I don't have any other AV or filtering program that I know of.
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Hi Kevin - I have the same issue with WC3-Reforged.  Based on Battle.net forums, this is a very common issue.  It may be game related and not Covenant Eyes.  If you find a solution, please let me know because I'd like to do custom games as well.
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Kevin Fuge

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I did an extensive review with the CE techs yesterday and it was concluded that due to the way Blizzard has set up custom games, it is pretty much impossible to configure CE to allow them. Basically, Blizzard has tons of IP addresses and DNS servers and they all use proxy to connect custom games. CE auto blocks all proxy servers. So unless there is some other work around, we're just stuck in this regard. Bummer, but it is better than having everything blocked I guess!