W3X File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a W3X file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .W3X files.

What is a W3X file?

Files that contain the .w3x extension are created with the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne computer application. Warcraft III is a role-playing video game that is published by Blizzard Entertainment.

The W3X files contain the game maps and scenarios that have been created for use within the Warcraft III video game. Some of the information that is contained in the W3X files can include map information such as region details, terrain info and other map objects.

The .w3x file extension is also commonly used for the DotA Allstars game mod, which allows users to customize heroes for competitive gaming experiences.

How to open W3X files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension W3X for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different W3X openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension W3X

While we know of one file format using the .W3X file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .W3X file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of W3X files. Remember, different programs may use W3X files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with W3X-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with W3X-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!