W3X File Type

- The quick facts

What are W3X files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a W3X file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the W3X file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your W3X file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different W3X openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

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