All Warcraft 3: Reforged hotkeys

React fast in Warcraft 3: Reforged by using hotkeys to control your units.

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You don’t want to waste any time while you’re playing a real-time strategy game. It’s all about optimization, so when you’re playing Warcraft 3: Reforged, you need to spend every second doing something important. A great way to do that is to use your hotkeys rather than relying on your mouse to solely lead you to victory. If you only use your mouse, it’s easy to get behind when fighting opponents who have every hotkey on their keyboard memorized, and they can swiftly order their troops around the map.

There are two sets of hotkeys you need to know: Menu commands and Game commands. Menu commands are all the interacting with your game to save it, load a new, active the help menu, or toggling sound. Game commands are about controlling your armies, your heroes, telling them how to act, select idle units, and much more.

Menu Commands

These are all of the menu hotkeys you have available to you.

Hotkey What it does
Alt + F4 or Alt + Q Exit Warcraft 3: Reforged
Alt + O Open Options Menu
Alt + S Open the Save Menu
Alt + L Open the Load Menu
Alt + H Open the Help Menu
Ctrl + M Toggle Music on/off
Ctrl + S Toggle SFX on/off
Esc Go back a menu
F9 Toggle Quest Log on/off
F10 Toggle the Game Menu on/off
F11 Toggle the Allies Menu on/off
F12 Toggle the Chat Menu on/off

Game Commands

These are all of the hotkeys you need to know to control your troops and give them orders with a quick button click.

HotkeysWhat it does
Alt (hold)Override formation movement during an action
Arrow KeysScroll game view
BackspaceCycle through town center buildings
Ctrl (hold)Send an order to currently active subgroup
Ctrl + Any NumberAssign selected units to a group
Ctrl + C or Alt + CCenter on the selected unit (portrait at the bottom)
Ctrl + EnterSend a message to allies only
Ctrl + Selected UnitSelect all units of that type
DeleteRotate the camera to the right
EnterOpen the game message system
EscCancel commands
F1 to F7Select heroes. Press twice to center on them
F8Select idle workers. Press twice to center on them
InsertRotate the camera to the left
Middle Mouse ButtonHold down to scroll the game view
Mouse Wheel Down or Page DownZoom in the game camera
Mouse Wheel Up or Page UpZoom out the game camera
NumberSelect group. Press twice to center on them
Print ScrnTake a screenshot of your game
Shift + Any NumberAssign a unit to a group
Shift + EnterSend a message to all players in a game
Shift + Select UnitAdd or remove a unit from the current selection
SpacebarCenter on last notifications
TabSwitch between subgroups

You also have the option to modify these hotkeys with some of your preferred choices. When you open up the main menu screen, click on the button with three lines in it on the lower right to open up the menu. Go to the input option, and the bottom, you should see the choice to preset your keybindings. You need to add a file to your Warcraft 3 game called CustomKeys.txt under the CustomKeyBindings file.