Heroes & Generals is a Free2Play Massively Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where the United States, Germany and the Soviet Union all fight each other for control.
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Release Date: Jul 11, 2014

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Why Early Access?

“When we started developing Heroes & Generals it was with the intention of creating a game for the gamers as much as for ourselves. The games we have been creating in the past (back in the IO Interactive days) have all been shrouded in secrecy until they were released and therefore always carried a number of things that players did not like but we were unable to change. Because it is the players that in the end plays the game we think they should have greater influence on the development.

Since the very early days of the project in 2011 (pre-alpha stage), we invited players in to play the game and have involved our community in the making of Heroes & Generals and listened to the feedback from them. So it's a natural extension of the way we develop Heroes & Generals, to also include the Steam Community, by going Early Access.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're approaching the end of our Open Beta/Early Access phase, but it's still too soon for us to put a date on when we'll launch.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We're still tweaking, fixing bugs and adding new features to Heroes & Generals, and even though we feel that the game is now fun and quite stable, we still wish to get all things 'just right' before we call it 'launched'.

We do not plan to do a full server reset when the game launches.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We're in the end of our Open Beta phase, preparing for launch.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Heroes & Generals is Free2Play. We wish to create a healthy, solid and well-balanced game and community, where you can get a great experience playing the game, no matter how much money you spend! There is already an in-game economy in place, where you earn in-game credits and warfunds for being active in the game, by playing FPS-missions and/or handling Assault Teams.

You can also buy gold, which you can use to buy practically everything, usually it give you the option of buying stuff ‘early’, so you don’t need to grind that much. We also offer a Veteran Membership to accommodate wishes of having an all-inclusive package, where you earn xp, ribbon-xp, in-game credits and warfunds at an increased rate etc.

Prices are regularly being tweaked now in Open Beta/Early Access and we will most likely still tweak prices at and after launch.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We encourage the players to participate in discussions in our forum: http://forum.heroesandgenerals.com/

When you write feedback about the game, remember to try and explain your reasons. Constructive criticism will help us build a better game for you.”
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June 30

German Blitz on the move with Everhart – Update!

After we showed you the Soviet GAZ-AAA Cargo and the American CCKW Truck, it is time to present you with the German Blitz truck!



The Blitz truck fits 9 soldiers, two supply crates and a driver – enough space for three German standard Infantry Squads on the move to the frontline!
Keep a Recon Auxiliary Seat to scout and warn you about or eliminate all the threats you could meet on the road.

It unlocks at Chauffeur Ribbon Rank 2 and is available for Infantry soldiers. Just like the other two trucks it works as a mobile deploy vehicle, BUT while cheaper to buy and faster to unlock than the halftracks, it is not armored so it requires a bit of skill to place it where it is both useful for teammates, but also a bit protected from enemy fire!

Historical Facts
The name Blitz, which translates to lightning was found in a prize competition and was first used for this truck in 1930.
During the war about 130,0002.5 ton Blitz Trucks were built until 1944 in Brandenburg. On August 6th 1944 the Brandenburger factory was destroyed in an RAF Air Raid, after which the constructed was moved to the Mannheimer rival plant by order of Minister of Armaments Albert Speer.
The construction of different Blitz models continued until 1975.

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June 29

New Soviet camouflage in Everhart update

In the upcoming ‘Everhart – Knights of the road’ update we are introducing new camouflage uniform options for the Soviet faction.

The new camouflage uniforms are called Palma Amoeba and come in the variants Fall, Mountain and Summer. The uniforms are available for Infantry, Recon and Paratrooper.


Palma Amoeba is based on a short-lived camouflage design that emerged toward the end of World War II. The design is an effective combination of the stair step pattern with the original amoeba pattern.

Have a look below at the new options for the Soviet soldiers!

New Fall Uniforms




New Summer Uniforms




New Mountain Uniforms



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About This Game

Heroes & Generals is a Free2Play Massively Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where the United States, Germany and the Soviet Union all fight each other for control.

The game uniquely merges epic first-person shooter action with a rich strategic layer, where your decisions have the power to turn the tide in an ongoing war among thousands of online players.

Players can choose to play as 'Heroes', fighting in the trenches, flying planes, commanding tanks and other vehicles on the battlefield, or take control of the war as 'Generals', determining the strategic direction and supporting fellow players by managing battlefield assets, army units and reinforcements.

The 'Generals' part of the game is also playable via the companion app 'Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command' which is available for iOS and Android.

As Infantry, Tank Gunner, Fighter Pilot, Recon, Paratrooper or General, your actions can turn the tide of a persistent online war, fought by players across the world!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
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Moist |Trading Bot : ✓
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
It's an awesome first person shooter. thats all i have to say.
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Baker
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
It's horrible. Never even had a chance to load a game that's how bad the wait time is to pair. Don't waste the bandwidth.
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jorijnrixen
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
Developers put their partisan politics above everything else. Prepare to get permanently banned if you disagree with them in any way. Very unprofessional.
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{BAKA} Bot Goldy
( 2.8 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 30
very fun with grenades'
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IKEA Sofa :D
( 20.7 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 30
♥♥♥♥ no
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call of duty black ops on DS
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
as an african american astrounaut i love this game
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Triedan
( 23.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
Ruined my life. Five stars.
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Derpy Hooves
( 59.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
Fun and easy to play, because of basic controls, you get to engage in fun team battles
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Ashin Kusher
( 467.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
This game should be called Queues & Bombs. Chances are you'll get in a game where you sit in a queue 1/4 the time, or get in a game where half of your damn team are pilots and ruin any chance your team had of winning. Another large chance you get into a game where there's one base remaining - those are a fun waste of 5-10 minutes.

Oh yeah - after you've played for a few months you'll really love playing the same 9 maps over and over and over. Then you'll dwindle down your checked maps after you realize 1/2 the maps are sh!t. One day you'll get lucky and get a new map. Wait that happened and the "new map" is about as big as a f'ing paintball field. The game is built on a java platform which is terrible, and likely the reason they have issues adding new maps and such.

The squad system worked OK in the past, so they fixed it. I mean they f'd it up. You can't even queue into games your buddies are in already so you twidle your f'ing thumbs for 30 minutes waiting for them to finish.

Anyways, back on topic. Have I had some fun playing this - yes. Would I recommend it currently for new players - no. The devs need to get their heads out of their bums and listen to what the folks want.
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The Shadow
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
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150 of 170 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,579.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14
Ok, after putting a LOT of time and money into it:

I got perma banned on twitch for asking a simple question, without expressing my honest feeling about the newest "update", which is basically another deep downgrade after "Adams".

So I've still got a year of veterancy around, they treat the people that buy gold to support them like sh!t - because the people are never right and reto can't never ever be wrong.

I've bought the veterancy because I had faith that they won't cluster♥♥♥♥ the game and yet, they can dig even deeper.


Here's a quick overview of the top 5 downgrades:

  1. First Rommel, adding INSANE deployment queues for everyone.

  2. Then they added pooled resources, making 18 tanks vs 18 fighters possible - ohh keeeh... (fyi that's still possible via matchmaker)

  3. Somewhere along the way they screwed up the shaders...

  4. Adams: Adding some weird as hell cone fire - ok maybe, but:
    adding autoaim for idiots that cannot guess where a gun will shoot at while hipfiring when all the bullets HAVE TO leave the barrel; that stuff even introduced a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of WTF - Headshot?! "bugs".

  5. And now... Squad 2.whatever:
    Could have been so easy, remove the class restriction on the squads add a "commo rose", so you can mix and command 'em like in Battlefield;
    but nope, they had to do it the "right" way again - I'm cutting it short:
    • removed the join friend functionality
    • removed ability to pick a battle (can't even join your own ATs without a squad)
    • making squads is now tied to ribbon progress - which is tied to a single soldier instead of a faction
    • added horrific fun with the matchmaker (wooohooo we need moar ping)

Final verdict: don't expect anything but letdowns all the way; 6 months ago, I'd have recommended the game to everyone, but now... forget it - leave the devs to their own ignorance.


Peace.
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63 of 72 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,248.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14
Click "To Battle!"
Wait 30 sec to customize your squad...
Wait another 30 sec to load into the battle...
Wait for 3 team members to fall before you can spawn...
2 minutes later you can finally spawn into the game...
Instantly die after 2 seconds because your spawn is already being camped by enemy tanks and snipers at this point...
Wait again for 3 team members to fall...

You have just experienced the new D-Update... *Slow Clap*

Waiting times have increased dramatically in the D-Update and the game flow has come to a grinding halt. Part of that is due to the squad system which now commonly matches 21 vs 18 players in battles and forces you to wait for 3 team members to fall every time you die...

On top of that you mostly get thrown into matches which were abandoned by their previous players because they are already over or very onesided. The option to choose your own battles is no longer possible if you queue on your own or have no assault teams deployed. You hardly ever get to actually play a match from start to finish. Instead you now have to constantly act as a filler to play the remaining 5 minutes in a lost match that everyone has already given up on.

To crown it all add to the already existing annoying fog and the horrible lighting the new "improved" UI which blocks half your screen with giant A1, B2, C4 markers that cannot be turned off unless you individually aim down the sight while pointing at every single marker...

What the hell happened to this game I used to love...

EDIT:
June 15th "Optimization" Patch:
- FPS decreased again instead of increased (same as the last "optimization" patch)
- Game looks blurry now as if you forgot to wear your glasses
- Constant stutters are back that some users experienced when the D-Update was first released
- Game crashes every 5 minutes

Time to uninstall this piece of garbage and wait for Battlefield 1

Bye
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 15
Squad system is broken. I spent an entire map caping and defending a forward point. Spawning allies in my jeep and ratatatting from the gunner seat. Then about 40 seconds before victory, 'YOUR SQUAD LEADER HAS REMOVED YOU FROM THE SQUAD" and my game was over.

That's after waiting 9 minutes for a server.

I enjoy the vehicles and combat. The microtransactions and poorly implimented mechanics are causing me to uninstall.
This game gives you a hint of really fun gameplay, but ruins it with money and frustration.
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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
279.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
PLUSES:
  • Free to Play,
  • Working with Steam,
  • No premium weapons, vehicles or things like that,
  • You can set name for your gun, soldier, squad and unit,
  • Game about World War II.

MINUSES
  • Game made on java,
  • There is no such a thing like quick support ticket reply. I'm waiting more than 30 days for reply,
  • Overpowered russian nation, they should rename the game to "Losers & Russians",
  • FULL of cheaters,
  • Really bad performance optimization my PC is acting like foundry furnance,
  • Really sh*tty graphics and sounds,
  • ↑ other players are shooting to me from 250 meters, deep fog, 100 bushes and kills me and can't see them,
  • Players rage after new squad system,
  • FULL of cheaters,
  • Pay 4 Win,
  • ↑ War Battles lobbies are full with lieutenant and majors players with 0 kills and 40 deaths stats because they bought ready soldiers,
  • Lack of any Anti Cheat Software,
  • FULL of cheates,
  • ↑ If you type in google "heroes and generals cheats" first link with cheats software is fully working,
  • Overpowered russians weapons and vehicles just like in world of tanks, war thunder of other games,
  • ↑ PPSh-41 and 71 rounds without sign of recoil,
  • ↑ Russian bullets, tanks and planes mades from Stalinium,
  • Fractions can buy weapons other factions, eg. german soldier can buy american bazooka, and us soldier can buy panzershreck, BUT only russians can buy PTRD-41 Anti Tank Rifle, very logic and smart,
  • Lack of quick in battle cheater report, to report "bad guy" you need to send a ticket to the support and you will wait 7 days till they send you reply, and the best part is they can't even tell you if reported player was really a cheater,
  • ↑ but during the battle you can check stuff like player nemesis, favorite weapon, and others, who cares about that?
  • FULL of cheaters, did I mention that?
  • Only 18vs18 lobbies, even in Battlefield 1942 you could play on 64vs64 servers,
  • Ridiculous damage system concerning infantry, tanks and planes,
  • Unbalanced tanks battles,
  • For being an chauffeur you gain anti tank badges but not for destroying enemy tanks,
  • Overpowered badges and too easy way to get them,
  • ↑ Panzerkampfwagen V Panther is shooting every 3 seconds + add to this golden tanker badge which allows gunner shoot 20% faster,
  • FULL of cheaters, did I mention that, right?,
  • Suicide ♥♥♥♥♥♥s rushing your tank with bikes or jeeps,
  • Idiotic spawns,
  • ↑ ♥♥♥♥♥♥s are placing AT mines in the places where tanks/apcs spawns,
  • They say you can hack the game with Cheat Engine...
  • and many many more I'm just afraid I will run out of space...
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
100.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 10
This game had so much potential but the developers are just digging a deeper hole for it. It all started with the nerf on the German faction simply because that's where the good players were. The grinding aspect of the game is also annoying as hell, not to mention the matchmaking component pits all playing styles and abilities in one giant cluster ♥♥♥♥. I used to enjoy it. Quite honestly. And often, I find myself trying to go back, but it's just gone way too far downhill for any hope of salvaging. Not to mention there is a well-balanced mix of trolls, deadweight noobs, and super-pro rage-mode tryhards. And the one class that needs to get rebalanced is recon. A recon and a sniper are two different types. Recons use equipment to help relay what the enemy is doing. Snipers kill people. This game has molded the two together so that recons drive around in gun motor carriages and can one-shot your leg from across the map without you seeing where they are. Really disappointing turnout of a promising game.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
69.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Played this about a half a year to a year ago. I had great fun. Until the support team completely ♥♥♥♥ed up my experience with this game. I had a friend who had a great round one time. More than 90 kills with a fully upgraded Kar98 and say, 3-5 deaths. At that time the upgrades were pretty OP and the Kar98 was able to drop someone one shot from about 200+m away. Low and behold the server started whining and complaining about him being a hacker. When Me, my friend who got banned, and my whole group knew about this buffed AF Kar98. Somehow the support team heard about it and completely permabanned him. COMPLETELY. With absolutely no evidence other than a few screenshots of the leaderboard and the word of a few whiny babies. Through plenty of effort to try and get the ban lifted it was met with nothing but threats of bans and wipes of our accounts. We WERE all veteran players until this happened. We said ♥♥♥♥ you and completely abandoned this game. The devs only care about the moolah. They just stole our money and kicked us to the curb. Shows how much these guys really care about their community. You can really tell a lot about a company by the way the treat their players.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
239.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 15
New update has ruined the whole ♥♥♥♥in' game
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
40.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
Dear Devolpers,
Here is how to drastically improve your game
-Give us the ability to use mics to communicate, at least in squads
-Stop making it so hard to rank up
-Reduce lag across all servers, because its beggining to be a problem
-Stop making spawning in so long

~ From someone who's been rank 4 for too ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ long
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
525.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
Reto-Moto, the developer behind this game, simply are not game developers.

As in, they do not understand the most basic, mandatory elements of multiplayer game design.

They allow entire clans, and teams consisting of MULTIPLE clans, as well as other premade groups of skilled players, to be matched up against completely new players with unmodded starter weapons and no experience or skill.

As a result, NOT A SINGLE MATCH of the action game (the FPS part of this game) is EVER decided by skill.

It's ALWAYS decided by whichever side has premade teams or more high ranking, experienced, decked out players.

I know this sounds like a rant, but my hundreds of hours speak for themselves.
I myself have no trouble against experienced, decked out players, because I am one.
However, I play solo queue, without a clan or premade team, so I always end up in a team consisting almost entirely out of newbies and inexperienced players, while the opposing team consistently has premades from clans or at least 1/3 of the team full of veterans.

This is not fair. This is not balanced. This is objectively wrong game design.

Every single game developer over the past decade has understood this simple issue and does not allow premade teams in team based multiplayer games to be matched against solo queue players.

...except Reto-Moto.

Combine that with the M1/M2 and MG42 -- impossible fantasy weapons that make the game play like Unreal Tournament, while everyone else plays a tactical WWII FPS -- and you get a game so blatantly badly designed that not a single match is ever decided by skill, nor is balanced in any way whatsoever.

Stay away. There's a reason this game has been in Early Access for so long.

The developers have absolutely no idea what they're doing.
They don't have a single actual game designer on their team.
If you view their livestreams, you'll know that their entire development team consists of production specialists (3D modeling specialists, animators, texture artists, map builders, etc.).

They have no idea about the mandatory axioms of game design that every developer worth anything has been implementing in games for over a decade now.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
I got this game solely for my brother. The training course gives you the OP guns but when you get the class, you equip BB guns. The next issue I have is that, this is WWII based and yet we are battling the USSR. Get your facts right. We did hate the commies but they were our Ally in this war. The new update has made it impossible for U.S. to win due to the spamming of tanks that are almost impenetrable.

Conclusion: This game is still in beta and shows alot of promise. If they fix the game mechanincs and balanced the classes and vehicles, this may just may be agood game. Until then I ask those who care about historical battles to wait until the creators of the game fix these issues
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