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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

War2BNE chatroom.

Warcraft II: Edition was the first Warcraft game to feature connectivity to the original

The following are the various icons that appear next to usernames in the chatroom.


War2 specific[]

Icon Description
W2axes Indicates the stats of the user.
Each half-axe represents one win.
W2swrd One and two swords represent nine
and ten wins respectively.
W2rank If the user is ranked on the ladder,
their rank will appear over this icon.
W2rnk1 The user was ranked 1st on the ladder.
W2iron The user was ranked on the IronMan ladder.
W2irn1 User was ranked 1st on the IronMan ladder.
W2spwn User playing a Spawned copy of Warcraft II.


Icon Description
W2bliz Blizzard employee
W2oper Channel operator
W2ignored Squelched user
W2chat User connected to through
non-normal means, i.e. not using a game.
W2drtl User playing Diablo.
W2dshr User playing the Spawned version of Diablo.
W2star User playing StarCraft.
W2sshr User playing StarCraft Shareware.
W2jstr User playing StarCraft Japanese.
W2sexp User playing StarCraft: Brood War.
W2d2dv User playing Diablo II.
W2d2xp User playing Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.
W2war3 User playing Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.
W2w3xp User playing Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.


The following appear to the right of usernames, indicating their ping.

Icon Lag
W2low Low
W2med Medium
W2high High
W2plug Unable to play games.

Other games[]

The following appear in other games, representing Warcraft II players.

Avatar Appears in
W2bn Diablo and StarCraft
D2w2bn Diablo II
Bnet-war2bne Warcraft III