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The most important Heroes ]I[ mods of 2024
Also this year, I have prepared a list of Heroes 3 modifications that are definitely worth following. I will keep the page up to date and add new modifications if necessary. If you know about the modification that I miss here and is worth it, be sure to write in the comments. Let’s start:
|Horn of the Abyss
|How to install Heroes 3 Horn of the Abyss step-by-step
|Latest version: 1.7.0
|Expectations in 2024: After the December release of version 1.7 with the Factory, we will probably see only a few balance patches in 2024. The HotA team deserves a rest after what they have created for the Heroes community. Thank you!
Horn of the Abyss is a global add-on for Heroes of might and magic III that extends classical gameplay elements and adds some of its own. The expansion features a completely new Cove and Factory towns with campaigns, new artifacts, neutral creatures, adventure map objects etc.
|ERA 3 Launcher
|How to install ERA 3 Launcher steb-by-step
|Latest version: 2.9x
|Expectations in 2024: It is likely that this year we will see version 3.00, which will bring a huge amount of news. Here’s a little teaser. ERA has a great future ahead of it!
ERA 3 Launcher contains the latest version of ERA 3, HD mod with Online Lobby, ERA Scrips, Unleashed Map Editor, Mixed Neutrals mod, XXL maps support, Game Enhancement mod, Advanced Classes mod, BattleQueue mod and more in one installation package! And the best thing at last, the ERA 3 Launcher also includes an auto-update feature, so you don’t have to worry about searching for updates, everything will be done by itself.
|The Succession Wars mod
|How to install The Succession Wars mod with HD mod step-by-step
|Latest version: 2.8.2 (from 31.12. 2022)
|Expectations in 2024: It’s hard to say if we will see an update this year, but if yes, it will be an update that will concern the Witch faction and a complete town screen graphical overhaul. And maybe there will be more remade maps from Heroes 2.
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Succession Wars is a total conversion of Heroes III dedicated to the fairy-tale atmosphere and graphic style of its prequel, Heroes II.
The mod adds a lot of new content, such as creatures, castles, and artifacts to name a few, and provides fresh gaming impressions as well as a great amount of nostalgic feelings at the same time.
|Legacy of the Silence
|How to install HoMM3: Legacy of the Silence mod (YT tutorial)
|Latest version: beta 0.1p
|Expectations in 2024: This year we should expect version 0.2 which will bring 4 new towns, adapt Advanced Classes mod v1.09, fixes bugs related to battle replay, town ban function etc.
Legacy of the Silence features 13 New towns (NO replacement) with full unit line up and heroes, 8th level units for each town, new creature banks, 9 new spells, 2 new skills, 9 new war machines, 90+ new artifacts including 10+ new artifact set (not combo) etc.
|Advanced Classes mod is included in Heroes 3 ERA Launcher
|How to install: If you have ERA 3 Launcher installed, you just have to enable the modification via Mod Manager.
|Latest version: 1.09
|Expectations in 2024: The modification is basically complete. We can only expect small updates/fixes that will concern compatibility with Legacy of the Silence or ERA3 Launcher.
Advanced Classes Mod, a gameplay enhancing mod, that features revamped skill and spell systems, new artifacts and artifacts set, 2 dozens of new and reworked specialities, 6 new subclasses with uniquw abilities and more. The idea of this mod was to create 2 new skill ranks — Master and Grandmaster, which are gained right after Expert rank, as well as a completely new hero class — adventurer.
|How to install VCMI and mods using VCMI Launcher (YT tutorial)
|Latest version: 1.4.3
|Expectations in 2024: Over the last year, VCMI has come a long way, it’s more stable, tweaked with a lot of mods that you install with one click. This year I mainly expect bug fixes and new towns, especially Factory from Horn of the Abyss.
The purpose of VCMI project is to rewrite the entire Heroes of Might and Magic III engine from scratch, giving it new and extended possibilities to support mods and new towns already made by fans but abandoned because of original game code limitations.
|Third Upgrade mod
|Third Upgrade mod LITE
|Latest version: 2.17 (2.0 LITE)
|Expectations in 2024: The mod brings an LOT of new content and a larger number of bugs are associated with it. This year, I strongly believe that we will mainly see fixes.
Third Upgrades mod LITE version only include third upgrades for creatures (no fourth upgrade included). If you want to play the full experience of Third Upgrade Mod (tons of new content such as artifacts, neutral upgrades, creature banks, etc), you must download Third Upgrades mod.
|Master of Puppets
|How to install: download and launch the self-extracting archive from link below, enter the path where your HoMM 3 game is installed, run MoP.exe.
|Latest version: 3.07
|Expectations in 2024: In September of last year, after more than 5 years, the first images of version 4 with the mysterious name Call of Ktulu appeared. Maybe we will see a playable version this year, but it could also be in another 5 years.
Master of Puppets is a global HoMM 3 mod, initially based on WoG, featuring: 200+ new artifacts, including 15 combination artifacts and 30+ grail replacements, 7 new spells and 2 new secondary skills, and ability to learn all secondary skills, 80+ new creatures, including raid bosses and new siege machine etc.
|the modification is still under development
|Expectations in 2024: We will most likely not see a playable version this year, but we could see a complete list of Palace units, heroes and also the town screen graphic. Expectations are huge.
Day of Reckoning project is a new modification for Heroes 3 Complete. You can expect new creatures, heroes, artifacts, graphics…Vori elves.. etc… There will be more information coming out in the near future.
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