Best Heroes of Might and Magic mods for the upcoming Christmas holidays 2022 edition

The holidays are approaching, there will be a lot of free time, so why not use it for any of amazing Heroes mods. I chose the best Heroes III mods (easy to install) and I also added modifications for Heroes II, IV, V and Heroes VII.

1. Heroes III ERA 3 Launcher

ERA 3 Launcher
How to install (youtube)

ERA 3 Launcher is the easiest way to play In the Wake of Gods (ERA 3). It’s stable, has a lot of new improvements, and already has plenty of modifications*, so you don’t need anything else.

*Advanced Classes mod, TrainerX, Battle Queue, XXL map mod, Game Enhancement mod, WoG Graphics Fix and more…

2. Heroes 3 Horn of the Abyss

Horn of the Abyss
HotA mod is not compatible with any other modification except HD mod
How to play online (youtube)

Horn of the Abyss is an unofficial – yet a true – Heroes of Might and Magic 3 expansion. It is made by a mostly Russian composed crew with various talented people. The expansion features – to name a few things – a completely new town ‘Cove’ (Pirates). HotA fixes bugs, adds a host of new expansion content, features an updated editor – and much more.

3. Third Upgrades mod for ERA 3

Third Upgrades mod
TUM is compatible with ERA 3 Launcher and Advanced Classes mod
How to install Third Upgrades mod (youtube)

If you want more creatures, more artifacts, more everything…, be sure to try Third Upgrades mod (check YT videos). Each faction now contains the 3rd upgrade unit + the eighth alternative unit.

4. Might & Magic: Heroes 5.5

Heroes 5.5
Installation and upgrade guide

Might & Magic: Heroes 5.5 is an unofficial expansion pack for Heroes 5 Tribes of the East or Heroes 5 Complete and a spiritual successor to the popular WoG modification for Heroes 3. The pack will include many new adventure objects, new larger battlefields, new heroes, new classes, new specializations, new skills, new artifacts, new adventure spells, new HD textures and a greatly improved RMG with more than 60 ‘visualized’ Templates.

5. fHeroes 2 engine

fHeroes 2 engine
How to install fheroes2 with campaign animations (youtube)
You will need the original version of Heroes 2 from GOG.COM to play.

Free Heroes of Might and Magic II Resurrection is not only a remake of the original Heroes 2 game for current platforms but it also includes modifications of the game interface so that players can use certain mechanics in the most comfortable and intuitive way.

6. Heroes 4 HD mod (GL Wrapper)

Heroes 4 HD mod
How to install Heroes 4 HD mod (youtube)
modification is compatible with Heroes 4 Equilibris mod

Heroes 4 HD mod allows play Heroes of Might and Magic IV on 16:9, 16:10 screens. It is based on HoMM IV GL Wrapper, so it requires it. But download package has already the last version of GL Wrapper, so you don’t need download it separately.

7. Heroes 7.5 Ultimate Edition

Heroes 7.5
5 new towns for Heroes 7.5 Ultimate edition preview (youtube)
modification is only compatible with Heroes 7 Complete (Trial by Fire)

The Heroes 7.5 project is still under development. This expansion contains the existing DLC ​​that adds a new factions – Inferno, Tower, Sanctuary, Temple and Xel. It also changes the AI ​​and difficulty levels. Adds special units to each faction that can be recruited from cities. And much more, and there are still plans for new stuff. See for yourself and try the “Ultimate Edition” expansion!

Bonus: New Year mod for Heroes 2

Heroes 2 New Year mod
Heroes 2 Gold GOG version
works great with fheroes2 engine

The New Year Mod for Heroes of Might and Magic II is a Christmas-themed graphical conversion of HoMM2 assets intended to keep the original graphic style. The idea of this mod was born suddenly, when a few fellow forum members on Russian community in December 2014 thought about a new form of an offline tournament which would be able to revive the HoMM2 gaming community to some degree.

Bonus 2: New Year HD mod for Heroes 3

Heroes 3 New Year HD mod
How to install Heroes 3 New Year HD mod (youtube)
works great with ERA 3 Launcher

Graphic modification that adds animated winter main menu video, graphics created for Heroes 3 HD Edition by UbiSoft to the ERA 3 / Wake of Gods. This can be seen mainly in the graphics of the battlefields, heroes portaits and town screen, which is finer. Modification is still in development.

Bonus 3: 7 released games inspired by Heroes of Might and Magic

7 released games inspired by Heroes of Might and Magic during 2021/22


  1. Andrey

    HD-mod updates with changes compatible with new HotA: 17.11, 26.11, 07.12, 13.12. Something happening.

  2. Andrey

    There will be no new HotA release in nearest future. Campaign is not yet ready.

  3. Andrey

    In beginning of December we [HotA Crew] estimated our potential and found out that we can’t finish Factory Town (even Campaign) to New Year Eve. Without crunch next HotA cannot be accomplished. We don’t want to be devastated though. December 31 is beautiful date but HotA Crew need more time, crunch is tough price that will lead HotA to ‘The End’.
    HotA Crew can allow release of Town only without Campaign. There’s a lot of work, Campaign and maps are unfinished. Release of Factory Town only is one of the ideas, it can be unrealistic too.
    There will be no New Year post because in past year similar post was met cold.
    Factory Town theme is finished. It was made by one of the members of HotA Crew. Paul Antony Romero track for Factory will be Campaign theme. I, Don_ko, almost finished Factory Siege Screen.
    Фабрика на новый год не выходит, более того – в планах нет и “новогоднего поста”. В начале Декабря мы оценили силы, поняли что завершить город (не кампанию) к НГ реально, но потребует кранча котоырй приведет к полному выгоранию части участников. Уместится в “волшебную дату” ценой дальнейшей жизни проекта явно не лучшая цель. Команда допускает (теперь) раздельный выход обновления с городом и обновления с Кампанией, но это всего лишь “допущение” такого сценария, а вовсе не утверждение. С кампанией, с ёё картами, работы все же еще очень много.
    “Новогодний пост” же в группе и в прошлом году не был встерчен с особым энтузиазмом, смысла нет будоражить людей “оповещением о посте” в котором все так-же не будет релиза. Те кто ждут и так ждут, те кто уверен что разработка заброшена – их разуверит релиз, а не абстрактный пост на новогоднюю тематику.


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