16 new screenshots – Horn of the Abyss v1.7 – Factory siege screen reveal

If I understand correctly, these screenshots were shown during the Polish World Championship in Heroes III. We finally see the siege screen of the Factory town, and also the repair of the Dreadnoughts by the Mechanic. I can’t identify the explosion in the same picture, what could it be?

It’s not much, but at least we know that Factory is still being worked on, maybe we’ll see more news now.

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Factory is the unreleased 11th faction for Horn of the Abyss, which is planned to be released in either late 2023 or early 2024, and confirmed to be released in game version 1.7.0. This new faction will have the Wasteland as its native terrain, which was released in HotA version 1.6.0. The town’s theme combines nature with an attempt to harness its power, which is reflected in the two “trees” of creatures and their upgrades.

Factory’s steampunk technology and Wild West style is likely a nod to the unreleased Forge town, as in the drawing board phases both a steampunk and a sci-fi version were designed. However, the steampunk concept was abandoned due to sci-fi technology and themes appearing in the Might & Magic series, as well as the futuristic looking Heavenly Forge, that serves as the basis of the town.

The only nod to a wild west steampunk theme is an obscure piece of artwork for the tavern that was quickly discarded in favour of a concrete building.


  1. er

    when will hota 1.7 be released? aprox date?

    1. Niklas

      The date is not set. But it will not be in 2023. Thats all we know for now.

    2. Letho

      I’m just glad it’s getting worked on. I know team promised to finish Factory in honor of Docent Picolan but seeing actual progress gives me hope, especially since they’ve been silent for so long.

      1. Outis Nemo

        Given how much progress has halted since his passing I’m guessing 1.7 will be the last update for a long time, maybe even ever; hopefully they at least ensure they get that right. It’s always sad when someone who drove a project forward as much as Docent goes away.

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