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


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


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

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

Other games

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

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