Take part into a thrilling new adventure in the world of Ashan with the Hammers of Fate expansion. Discover uncharted territories and experience new ways of playing Heroes of Might & Magic V.
Queen Isabel's war is over and the Griffin Empire is on its knees. The Empire is paralyzed by a vicious civil war, having barely recovered from the massive conflict against the demon hordes and the undead legions.
Isabel, now worshipped as a Saint, leads a merciless inquisition to purge the Empire of any trace of corruption. Rebel forces gather at the fringe of the realm to counter the Queen's fanatics. Meanwhile, from the north awakens a new power. After centuries of isolation, the Mountain Lords once again fuel their forges and blow their war horns...
New faction: Introducing a brand-new Dwarves faction, made up of heroic warriors and rune magic adepts who stalk the deepest mountains and most hostile regions of the North
A brand-new adventure: Featuring 15 new missions, new heroes, and improved cut-scenes, the new campaign will lead you even deeper into the dramatic events that began with Heroes of Might and Magic V.
Extended game experience: With new spells and abilities, 5 new single-player maps, 10 new multiplayer maps, new buildings, new artefacts, and new neutral creatures, Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate gives you the tools to develop new tactics and further your game experience both online and offline.
Improved mechanics and gameplay: Thanks to new features such as Caravans and a random map generator, you will enjoy an even smoother experience and unlimited replayability. In addition, the simultaneous turn feature will speed up your online games.
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: Nvidia GeForce 3/4/FX/6 series (GeForce 4 MX not supported), ATI Radeon 8500/9000/X series,Matrox Parhelia Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. These chipsets are currently the only ones that will run this game.
UPLAY client required to play.
Hammers of Fate is a direct upgrade to the base game of HoMM5, adding new units, new missions as well as items and maps. It also improves the performance and fixes some of the issues of the base game. It is of the same high quality production wise as the base game, with the new race (the Dwarves) rendered in beautiful 3D and a nice soundtrack, there's plenty to see and do. The map generator is especially good for local hot seat games which me and my brother have taken full advantage of, meaning you don't have to play the same maps over and over again. With the extra content and performance improvements there's no real reason not to get this expansion when you buy HoMM5 along with the 2nd, Tribes of the East :)
Heroes of Might and Magic V were the return to the right path from the mistake that Heroes of Might and Magic IV are often considered to be. The fifth part looks great, plays well and has several good expansions. Hammers of Fate is one of them. This expansion is focused on the race of dwarves, who are mostly about stubborn and resilent warriors and runes. You get an interesting new adventure with well over 10 missions, and a lot of additions to the gameplay: new skills, new spells, new maps (both single player maps and multiplayer ones), new items, new creatures, new map generator and a completely new concept: caravans. This addition manages to keep the same high quality as the base game, so if you like Heroes of Might and Magic V, don't hesitate and get Hammers of Fate.
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