Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal adds two new campaigns as well as several mutliplayer maps to Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. The new campaigns introduce ten new heroes into Warcraft, 5 for the Alliance and 5 for the Horde. The Alliance heroes are as follows:
- Alleria (Ranger)
- Danath (Footman)
- Turalyon (Paladin)
- Khadgar (Mage)
- Kurdran (Gryphon Rider)
The Horde heroes are as follows:
- Grom Hellscream (Grunt)
- Kargath Bloodfist (Grunt)
- Teron Gorefiend (Death Knight)
- Dentarg (Ogre Mage)
- Deathwing (Dragon)
Heroes cannot be killed in the campaign due to their importance to the story apart from Khadgar in the Human campaign.
The expansion pack begins at the conclusion of the second war between Orc and Man. The Dark Portal, although seemingly destroyed, has left a rift between the world of Azeroth and the Orc homeworld of Draenor. The Alliance organizes to end the Orcish threat forever by sending an invasion force. Meanwhile, Ner'zhul and his clan have gained dominance over the tribes of Draenor; their bloodlust fuels attempts to open even more portals to other worlds.
Eventually, Ner'zhul gains important magical relics that allow him to create even more portals. His greed leads to the ultimate destruction of Draenor as the planet is torn asunder by the power of the portals that have linked to the Twisted Nether. The Human Alliance, realizing the Orcs will attempt to escape their doomed planet by, once again, invading Azeroth prepare to defend the portal into Azeroth. As the human forces hold the line against relentless Orcish advances, Khadgar seals the gateway. In the last moments of Draenor, Human and Orc alike either scrambled to whatever rift remained open, or continued their feud till certain death.
- Windows 95
- Pentium 60 MHz
- 16MB RAM
- 2xCD-ROM Drive for Gameplay (4xCD-ROM for Cinematics)
- Local Bus SVGA Video Card (DirectX Compatible)
- Microsoft Compatible Mouse
- DirectX Compatible Sound Card