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WORLD OF WARCRAFT’S Elwynn Forest Gets a Makeover in Unreal Engine 4

PC mods are always a sight to behold. From the mods that simply update an aging game, to the ones that let Thomas the Tank Engine rain fire down over all of Skyrim, there is a mod for just about anyone or anything. World Of Warcraft is no exception to this rule. Recently, a modder named Daniel Luchau decided to give one of the game’s most famous environments a visual facelift through the use of Unreal Engine 4. The Elwynn Forest is the starting point for every human character and, with human being the most commonly chosen race, it is therefore the place most players have seen.

Luchau chose to import models from World of Warcraft that were retouched and combined them with pieces from the Unreal Engine 4 demos. While this is not the most polished Unreal 4 can make something look, it is still fun to see differences in graphics. Details and textures are not too crisp, and the windows look watery instead like glass, but there is a moment when flying through the trees that the video is rather breathtaking. Like the video says, it is still an early build. Players will recognize Goldshire, the second quest town in the area and also the town most of South Park’s “Make Love Not Warcraft” episode took place in. Outside of that we also see Westbrook Garrison, with the infamous wanted poster for Hogger outside.

What do you think of the video, and of this version of Elwynn, as brought to you by Unreal Engine 4? Let us know in the comments below.

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