- Switched the gameplay balance from Tabletop Wargame 8th Edition to 9th Edition,
- new multiplayer map,
- additional troops for Chaos and Necron armies,
- improved artificial intelligence.
Due to the failure of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, it is highly unlikely that Relic Entertainment Studio will be returning to this franchise in the near future. Luckily for its fans, the previous parts of the series (especially the first one) are kept alive by a large modding community. This is made clear by the release of a new version of the Redux Mod.
The modification is designed for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Storm of Souls. It was created as an unofficial remaster of the first part of the series. The project introduces new, more accurate textures, adds better models, maps and sounds. The UI has also been heavily optimized to work with the 1920 x 1080 resolution. The mod improves icons, increases troop count by 50% and allows players to zoom beyond the original camera distance.
The mod improves both the graphics and the gameplay.
Redux Mod introduces major changes to gameplay as well. All factions, game balance and many mechanics have been thoroughly overhauled. These mods are based on statistics and rules from the tabletop wargame Warhammer 40,000. There is also a large selection of new units and maps.
The current version of the mod is 1.22.3. The main gameplay change is the move from the eighth edition of the wargame to the latest ninth edition. The Dark Eldar’s units are now better and the mod introduces a major armor stat overhaul. The mod also adds new units for the Necron and Chaos armies. It also comes with the eight-player map Kozzak Deadlands. The artificial intelligence has also been greatly improved, particularly in terms of optimizing unit recruitment.
- Redux Mod – Download the mod.
- Redux Mod – official site of the mod.
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Storm of Souls – Game Guide