Heroes & Generals is a free-to-play MMOFPS where Germany, United States and Soviet Union fight for victory in one grand online war. You fight and make friends as a team, and no matter if you play as Infantry, Tank crew, Fighter pilot, Paratrooper, Recon, or General you make a difference in the war.
User reviews:
Mixed (58,159 reviews) - 67% of the 58,159 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 18, 2016

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Play Heroes & Generals

Free to Play

Recent updates View all (202)

October 20

Five tips to improve your starter weapon

Having trouble killing your opponent with your starter weapon? Say no more and start reading these five tips to improve your starter weapon.

1. Aim for the kill

Shooting limbs or shooting heads – it makes a big difference when you want to kill your opponent as fast as possible. Bullets to arms and legs inflict the least damage to a soldier. Try aiming for the chest, it is a nice big target. If you have a steady hand, aim for the head. A bullet to the head is always a guaranteed kill.

2. Bring extra bullets to the fight

If you have a lot of targets to shoot at, you may run out of ammunition. Getting fresh ammunition can be a dangerous thing to do, so why not carry some extra ammunition with you. You can add more (or less) ammunition pouches to your weapon. Beware: Extra pouches increase equipment points required to equip the weapon.

3. Upgrade your weapon

Your starter weapon (SVT-40, M1 Garand or Gewehr 43) is already a powerful weapon, but with the use of upgrades you can enhance it to your liking. Without any upgrades it requires three shots to the chest to kill an opponent. However, there are upgrades available that allow you to make a kill with only two shots to the chest. Every upgrade has an upside and a downside.

For example the Scout II-s barrel increases the damage and range of your weapon, but decreases the precision and stability.

The downside effects are noticeable, but the benefit of the extra damage and range will make you a lot more powerful on the battlefield. Be careful though, upgrades wear out and you'll need credits or gold to repair them if you want to keep using them.

4. Improve your rate of Fire

Other upgrade options as the one described above is the rate of fire. If you find that your weapon is not firing fast enough, you can decide to for example equip the 'Field Trigger Job'. It provides extra rate of fire for your weapon, but at the cost of stability of your weapon.

5. Enhance Precision or equip a Scope

You can enhance the precision of your starter weapon by upgrading it with a Field Adjusted Sight, making it easier to hit your targets. Or you can equip a Scope – perfect if you wish to use the gun on longer distances, but not always the optimal solution for close combat.

Quick extra tips
  • The more upgrades you equip, the more expensive your repairs will be. So make sure that you feel, that the upgrades you choose improve the experience you have with the weapon.
  • You can name your weapon! The name of your weapon will be shown to the player you kill.

This is part of a series of blogposts focusing on tips and tricks for playing Heroes & Generals and getting the most out of your gaming experience. The series will feature content for both newcomers and veterans alike.

43 comments Read more

October 13

Five tips on getting started in Heroes & Generals

Entering the battle for the first time, clinging to your new rifle and having that rookie feeling in your gut?

First tip of the day – don’t get shot! Below are five additional things that you might find useful to know when starting out in Heroes & Generals.

This is the first of a series of blogposts focusing on tips and tricks for playing Heroes & Generals and getting the most out of your gaming experience. The series will feature content for both newcomers and veterans alike.

1. Use a civilian truck or bicycle to get to the combat zone!
Try to find bicycles or civilian trucks, they will get you to the battle a lot faster than running. A bicycle can carry two soldiers and a civilian truck can hold you and seven teammates.

PS: Need a lift? Use F to whistle.

2. Look for extra supplies
Out of ammunition or in the dire need of some health? All maps offer a variety of places where you can find Ammunition or Health crates. Also be on the lookout for panzerfausts enabling you to fend off tanks and vehicles.
3. Gaining player levels unlocks features in the game
Player levels is a way to ensure you gradually learn the game and are not pitted against the big boys right away. You start off on player level 1 in the Bronze Matchmaking Group and level up as you play the game. Each level unlocks features such as battle types in the game and earns you rewards.. Your matchmaking group also increases as you level up, and you get to fight more experienced opponents.
4. Grenades are a perfect way of saying hello
If you’re cornered or wish to clear a building, grenades are the perfect weapon to surprise your enemy. Beware that the explosion from your grenade can kill you as well – so stay clear.

You unlock grenades by reaching level 3 of the Infantry Assault ribbon, experience towards this is gained by actively assaulting with your Semi-Automatic rifle.
5. Upgrading your starting weapon makes it more powerful
When you use a weapon in battle you unlock upgrades for them. Upgrades can be used to improve your weapon making them more precise or increasing the damage it does to your enemy. Your starter weapon can be much more powerful with upgrades, and it may just give you a little extra edge when you enhance your weapon to suit your play style.

129 comments Read more

Steam Greenlight

About This Game

Heroes & Generals is the ultimate WW2 game – a free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter set in WW2, where Germany, the United States and the Soviet Union fight for victory in one grand persistent online war fought by players across the world.

No matter if you play as Infantry, Tank crew, Fighter pilot, Paratrooper, Recon, or as a General taking strategic decisions – everything you do makes a difference in the war.

There is a great variety of authentic weapons and vehicles accessible in the game such as the effective US M1A1 Thompson submachine gun, the legendary German Panzer V Ausf G. ‘Panther’ tank, the excellent Soviet Yak-9B fighter plane, and even a bicycle! The arsenal is constantly growing as updates for the game are released regularly.

In Heroes & Generals your team always has your back. Every single player makes a difference, but you win, lose and make friends as a team. With a growing and welcoming community and a focus on teamplay, Heroes & Generals wants to bring players together and have them make friends from all around the globe.

Make a Difference – Fight for Friends!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU w. SSE3 instruction set- dual-core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 4810/NVIDIA 9600 GT or above (with >512mb RAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 series or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated Sept. 2016! Learn more
Mixed (58,159 reviews)
Review Type

Purchase Type


Display As:

(what is this?)
29,586 reviews match the filters above ( Mixed)
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past day
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
62.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
A short and breve introduction for those new guys who wants to play this game ;-) enjoy

there're 2 types of victory in game :

1. Your team had successfully captured all your enemy team's victory point (which is a targeted alphabet marked with a star )

2. Your team had successfully exhausted all your enemy team's resources , like men , tanks , planes , vehicles , they all have a certain number at start and when it's all used , you can no longer use it .

there're 5 types of units you can choose to play in battlefield :

1. Infantry , the basic of all army , can carry all kind of weapons and purchase vehicle like jeep or motobike as a mobile depolyment base , taking AA gun or buy AA truck to shoot down the plane , using RPG destroy armor , slaugthering you enemy with SMG/LMG or anti-snipering your foe with rifle and a scope... learn how to use it , and let it bring you glory and victory .

*Although as a new player you could be killed by nearly everyone you can see .

2.Paratropper , assault squade , born in air and out from plane , can depoly to anywhere you want , but remember its an easy target and everyone can see you before you successfuly landed on the ground . usually got only one object : kill everyone you see in the victory point zone or die try it .

*Sometimes you may be killed while falling , but at least you can still redepoly to your carrier plane -----because sometimes , your team's carrier plane could be all killed by enemy pilot , then you can no longer jump and will be removed from the game.

3. Tankcrew , of course you're imaging a fortress , a fierce beast , an unstoppable tiger tank , but stop it . veterans have ten thousands ways to ruin your tank but they usually use one : take a moto or jeep to your side , throw some sticky mine or AT grenade and you can say goodbye to this world while he resupply his ammo by using the ammo crate behind his car or bike and start a journey to another poor guys in another iron coffin . pray not to meet soviet soilders on the battle field , they are all the experts on this .

*dont forget the planes , their bombs are lethal to you as well as enemy Tank Destoryers .

4.Recon squade , light infantry , head hunter , the best and easiest to earn money ,only one thing , dont try to push the line with your armor car , you may think its something swift and cool even with pretty good firepower but hell no , everytime i see it in my canno scope I can take it in one round of shot . so unless you like trekking and flanking and can always appear from enemy's behind , then better drive it away from people and ambushing enemy within the cover of forest .

5.Pilot and its plane are the worst part of this game . You can wasted your hundred hours before becoming the master of the sky , then get reported by all the otherone . If you want to know why , it simply because there's only handful ppl who can plays the plane very well , and their score will easily become 3~4 times more than the guy behind him .

It is too hard for me to endure such a incomplete air battle system after played some real good WW2 air battle like War of Thunder or IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey , but if you dont want to see this "masterpiece" you can only play infantry men , otherwise you can only prey that your opponet pilot are not that good to slaughter all of you .

this part is the only reason why I want to uninstal the game , it is too shocking and amazing that I dont even know how to describe further ,

As for the General , it will took you some months' salary to purchase ,and after that you'll have to buy some troops with your own warfund and then pay the warfound to resupply the one who voluneered to fight for your depolyment on map . what you can play you can just look at Ironheart 3 or 4 , of course H&G didn't make it that well but the most difference between this two was the veterns , a group of vetearns on TS or skype vs a group of noobs and newbies , the war can be lost even you have 100 division counter 1 div. on a conflcting area .

Alright , if you have the patience to read until here , then I'll give you my last suggest :

If you enjoy the WW2 as a soilder or sniper, you'd better try Red orchestra ;
If you enjoy the WW2 as a general , you'd better try Iron Heart ;
If you enjoy the WW2 as a pilot or tank crew , you'd better try War of thunder ;
Only if you wants to be a paratropper then this game might still have something good for you .

H&G puts them toghther , I have no doubt that this company have an hornorable goal that wants to emerge all the good elements of WW2 games toghther , to represent us a total world war 2 game that we can play every role within . And I've already given tons of gold to show my respect to the idea even tho its a free game and if you play in some vetern's way to earn the money and exp you dont need to buy anything at all .

But I still strongly not recommend to play this game . Its still awful , time wasting , can ruin your good mood in a single hour , yes , I just bought another day of membership and I've come across some flight demonstration teams . now i still have 23 h of membership but I've already grown tired of this game . Maybe I'll not open it anymore .

HF in this game , I'm tired .
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 22
So i downloaded the game,entered a lobby and started playing.I was getting killed every single time and i was waiting so damn much to get revived..
This is not the only reason to not recommend this game.
One of the reasons are the lots of bugs..well some of them are getting fixed but there are still some bugs like in every game :D
And almost everytime there are no free vechicles so you have to run 131231231 kilometers :D
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,628.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
I think you guys released a little prematurely. There are plenty of bugs and glitches that need to be addressed.

1) Kubelwagons are made of glass, and handle like a bull on meth. Go over a small hill, and you wipe out 180 degrees. Bump into a wall, or another vehicle at .5 miles an hour and it explodes. Get stuck on a rock, under another vehicle or in a ditch, and you have to F11 suicide to leave the vehicle.

2) Recon Class. Laying prone to have a steady weapon is twitchy. Half the time you end up with Parkinsons, and a cannot even site your weapon.

3) Balance. This game heavily favors US and USSR teams. While having these 2 sides face off and battle each other, keeps the game from being a 2 way domination, balance is severely lacking. The German Heer, does not have a steady semi or automatic weapon. Both the M1M2 and the AVS are vastly superior in performance to anything the German team has. The German fighters lack the mobility of both US and USSR planes, leaving the german side with a SEVERE handicap in air power.

You guys may have released your game, but it needs a lot of work to be up to par. I have waited months for balance to be brought to the game, and honestly was shocked when the release date was announced. I hoped there was to be one last update, but once again was let down. I feel you still have huge potential, but these factors are making it hard for this long time player to continue to feel good about the game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
Looking for Pay-to-Win, But with Crap-Tons of Hacks?
Here you go! Aim-Bots, Wall Hacks, Campers with 2-Tons of Different Weapons!!!
H&G were you can Hack and the Hacks at the Company DON'T Stop It!
Run, Don't Walk Away From This Game!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,240.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
The development of the game is only terrible. It is obviously accepted that russian hackers are tolerated.
Many pictures as well as videos were made documenting this unfair playing. It is ironic that during start of game
it shows you a "anti cheat cheking software".

Russina clans like "Red alert" exists of a majority of players definitely using hacks regularly. A so well
designed game gets destroyed by stupid management.

Balancing between fractions is no more existing. axis was nerved over the hole line. russians are able to kill
vehicles with ptrd with 1 shot whil others even with tanks needs 2 shots. As you can see realism is also no
more given.

I just can recommend nor to waste time or money in this game any more!

Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
The worst balance game ever. Grinding is ridiculous.
Go waste yourtime somewhere else
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
Pay and play or
Play and die.

If you dont pay, you get sniped, run over with tank, spanked with shovel etc, because you get a water pistol for the beggining and if you want to get any improvement, you have to spent like ALOT of time in game being the sheep for the wolves..... No thanks.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
1. Installed the game
2. Created an account
3. Instant perma ban (propably because i had some developer tools from my university opened)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
82.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
TL;DR: Game is pay to win, hackers are everywhere, wall hacks, aimbot, lag switches you name it this game has it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 21
Pay2Play. You have fake currency and real one. Fake is earning by playing the game. A. LOT. OF. BATTLES.
You want to upgrade the gun? Pay. You want a new class? Pay! He's using the same gun than the previous class? Still pay to get it.

We're on 2016. And they still think it's good for a long-term. This company don't deserve any money (you can get banned fo purchasing Premium content).

Good idea, somewhat funny battle. But don't expect to be in the end of the game. It's too long and stupid.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Recently Posted
0.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
this game sucks i downloaded it to play but it wouldnt laet me do anything at all gay as hell
Helpful? Yes No Funny
[IDN] ZufarzaReanimation
1.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
It same for battlefield 1 but graphics not same for battlefield 1
Helpful? Yes No Funny
4.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
guud game 8===D
Helpful? Yes No Funny
13.8 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 22
I dislike this game because everyone else does and im too lazy to formulate my own opinion. i give this a 0/10 because everyone says it has too much grinding and bugs.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
2.1 hrs
Posted: October 22
its sexy
Helpful? Yes No Funny
142.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
Played this game for a long time and I really enjoy it. Much better than most other WW2 shooters. Tactical and realistic.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
37.6 hrs
Posted: October 22
This game has tons and tons of problems that, if i addressed, would make this rating a few pages long. I'll be concise about it: the match maker is stupid (puts panthers against t-28s...), russia has terrible everything (just look at how much russia wastes in wars and then loses completely), and everything is completely unrealistic. I've seen people with rocket launchers peek around a corner, fire a rocket instantly, go back into cover within an instant, and then repeat. That isn't how it's supposed to work... you gotta actually aim and hold onto it or else it might rip your arm off... Then there's also the fact that the sound system is terrible. Someone could be shooting you a few feet behind you and you will only hear the shots after he kills you... Also, infantry are completely overpowered. They can carry weapons to kill infantry and weapons to kill vehicles. Just really, why take a big, lumbering tank to fight other tanks when you can spam a few anti-tank grenades and still make a profit. Although this was, up to this point, all negative, I will still mention the good things. The progression in this game is pretty great and i love how there are infantry, tanks, aircraft, etc. all in one battle. I also enjoy how there are different types of vehicles depending on which class you choose. All in all, I will still continue to play this game in hopes that some of the problems will get addressed.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
{Zero} Rivule
2.1 hrs
Posted: October 22
Can't even play it, I have such a poor FPS that when I enter battle I constantly lag whether I move or not. Can't catch a break. I've read tutorials and watched videos of how to make it not lag. Still can't play it. If you have a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ computer like I do, don't waste your time. I also wouldn't reccomend to go buy $700 computer for this stupid shooter. Takes 10 minutes to get into a match and start.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
1.5 hrs
Posted: October 22
Gam iz gud, iz fun tu pla. Get gam.
Helpful? Yes No Funny