A world editor (or level or map editor) is a software used to design the virtual world of a video game. Blizzard use different world editors for their games, such as StarEdit for StarCraft games, and various ones for Warcraft games as listed below.
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
There was no official Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Map Editor ever released by Blizzard, but a couple of open source third parties. The only official editor ever released was a unit editor that came with version 1.15 of the game.
The Warcraft II Map Editor allows users to create their own scenarios by editing the map, units, and even sound effects. Custom scenarios are called PUDs, and can be exchanged from system to system.
- Main article: Warcraft III World Editor
The Warcraft III World Editor is a powerful tool that allows manipulating almost every aspect of the game. It can be used to edit existing maps or to create custom maps and campaigns.
An alternative to the official editor would be a third-party software such as HiveWE.
World of Warcraft
- Main article: WowEdit
- StarEdit – official StarCraft editor, although no longer provided since StarCraft: Remastered and instead Blizzard recommends using a third-party editor.
- Galaxy Map Editor – official StarCraft II editor