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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.
Warcraft III campaigns
Reign of Chaos

1: Exodus of the Horde
2: The Scourge of Lordaeron
3: Path of the Damned
4: The Invasion of Kalimdor
5: Eternity's End

The Frozen Throne

1: Terror of the Tides
2: Curse of the Blood Elves
3: Legacy of the Damned
4: The Founding of Durotar

Warcraft III TFT The Founding of Durotar Campaign

Campaign menu.

Warcraft III Reforged The Founding of Durotar Campaign

Campaign menu, in Reforged.

The Founding of Durotar is a bonus campaign in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.


After the Battle of Mount Hyjal, Thrall led his orcs to the south of Kalimdor. There he founded the nation of Durotar. The orcs face many problems of different kinds that need to be dealt with, whether caused by fearsome beasts or the human forces. During the campaign, you fill the role of Rexxar, a beastmaster and his bear companion Misha, as well as Rokhan, a shadow hunter from the Darkspear tribe and one of Thrall's finest scouts.


The bonus campaign differs from the main part of the game as it is viewed in perspective (i.e. buildings appear in correct proportion to units) and the traditional strategy style of the game is largely replaced with adventuring, questing, leveling and unraveling the story. The object of the campaign is to complete quests while developing your heroes' abilities, similar to the World of Warcraft style of play.

Heroes cannot die, as they are automatically resurrected by nearby Resurrection Stones.


* Act two and three were added in patch 1.13. You need to update in order to continue the story.


Founding of Durotar TCG

Founding of Durotar TCG card, with Thrall and Rexxar.




Notes and trivia[]

  • To obtain this bonus campaign, Warcraft III must be updated to at least version 1.13 and must have The Frozen Throne.
  • Hero level limit was changed from 10 to 15.
  • The Frozen Throne originally wasn't going to feaure an orc campaign because of time constraints and because the development team couldn't think of a way to include the orcs in the main "Arthas-versus-Illidan" storyline that wouldn't feel contrived. However, during the development of Reign of Chaos, the team came up with new gameplay ideas that wouldn't function in a traditional RTS game and decided to make an orc campaign that had more RPG elements and was completely separate from the main story. Level designer Tim Campbell was the one who primarily pushed for the idea and designed the majority of the campaign, with some assistance from other designers.[1][2]
    • As a result of this design choice, this is the only campaign in The Frozen Throne in which Illidan, Kael'thas, Vashj, and the Scourge do not appear.
  • Vol'jin's witch doctor model was a game mechanic to distinguish him from Rokhan. Vol'jin is a shadow hunter.
  • Rexxar and Rokhan are the only heroes that are playable throughout the entire campaign.
  • In order for Chen Stormstout to be playable, players must first complete his associated optional quest in To Tame a Land.
  • Cairne Bloodhoof will be unable to have all of his hero skills maxed out. This is because in previous missions extra hero points were given for completing them.
  • After the last cut-scene instead of viewing the score screen players will be transported to the mission selection of the Founding of Durotar campaign.
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  • Legacy of the Damned must be beaten in order to access the bonus campaign.
  • Misha is included in all cut-scenes.
  • Misha travels with the heroes between maps.
  • Unnamed ogre at the Darkspear village is named Crol'ka.
  • After the last cut-scene players are taken to the score screen.
  • Ogg'marr, Tharg, Do'gol, Draz'Zilb are included.

Patch changes[]

  • WC3tFT-logo Patch 1.13 (2003-12-16):
    • The Frozen Throne
      • Acts II & III, the conclusion acts to the bonus Orc campaign contained in The Frozen Throne, are included in this patch. To play these levels, you can simply click the "Chapter Two - Old Hatreds" link from the Bonus Campaign screen. If you have completed Act I, your Heroes will carry over to Act II. Otherwise, your Heroes will be default-level Heroes with basic starting items.

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