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 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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June 28

Everhart – Update rolls in Trucks for the US Faction!

The Everhart update introduces the CCKW Truck for the US Faction. Take all your friends on a road trip to the battlegrounds!




Just as the Gaz-AAA, the CCKW can fit nine soldiers, two supply crates and a driver.
As the enemy will expect a full load of soldiers, why not use it as a bluff? When their attention is fully on the truck, run your offensive in this moment of confusion!

The CCKW is unlocked on Chauffeur Ribbon Rank 2 and can be used by Infantry soldiers.

Historical Facts
The truck is lovingly called Jimmy or Deuce and a half within the US Army.
In 1940 the US Army needed a 2 1/2 ton truck with a big cargo space. So the 1939 ACKWX, which was built for the French Army, was converted into the CCKW.
The name CCKW is part of a specfic nomenclatur:
  • C – designed in 1941
  • C – conventional cab
  • K – all wheel drive
  • W – dual rear axis
Everything one needs to know about a truck.

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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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Ethan klein (h3h3)
( 3.1 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 29
best game ever!! =)
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Da Real MBR
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
I honestly don't mind the squad requirements, seeing as I started playing when they were mandatory and feel that the community will get used to it. For the rest it is a great grind and I see myself putting money into it later, not because I need to, but because I want to support the devs.
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NEVER LUCKY IN 420
( 60.8 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 29
i really recommend this game its so fun but the servers have a poor preformance
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MAK85
( 71.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Good game
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Rodwan
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
good game but i didnt know it is BETA version
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Beanyman007
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
The developers have no idea what they want from this game, and have no idea what they are doing.
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Kaboose
( 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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Jeff Goldblum
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Why does a game in Beta have microtransactions? Why does Germany always win? Then again, how did he survive a point blank shot in the chest with a sniper round.

10/10 -Would experience the horrors of war again
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Trevorak
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
This game grinds harder than a veteran stripper (unless you want to pay to win)
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TraceCollinD | Kickback.com
( 55.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
if you like war you will like this
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
120 of 135 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 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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72 of 87 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,044.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
mark these words- RIP H&G May 2016
retoMOTO will give clans gold to keep them around (literally printing money!)

Dont want to beta this= social convention / anti casual / Squad 2.0 / fps < rts
I will still be seen in game cause i want to spend away what i saved
but reto can keep my warbonds i wont be around...
There are many helpful negative reviews i won't repeat all that, suffice it to say
you can find several hundered problems in the new update.
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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,246.5 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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60 of 76 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,590.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
The squad update limits this game severely. It removes the ability to play tanker, pilot, paratrooper, recon, and infantry in the same battle. It actually removes the ability to switch between different characters of the same class if you are squad leader without giving everyone a large xp penelty. Ping has gotten worse by far. The generals side of the map has gotten impossible to use intelligently as surrounding the enemy or deploying troops tactically has no reward and in fact regardless of how you use them you are punished by a morale system.
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35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,343.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
They just completely ruined the game with these new up/downdates!!

Was the best fps ever, as you can see on how many hours i have played.
I'm not gonna write anything else cuz all the negative explanations are here under other peoples reviews.
As a vet of this game, I just wanna click on thumbs down now :(
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
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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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
228.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
WAHT HAVE YOU DONE!!!!!?!?!?!!!!

the lest update have destryd the whole game!!!! now i need to wait ages to spown in my tanks and if i die i need to wait so much AGINE its like you think it take year to destry a tank WEL ITS NOT one god dam solder with 2 simpol stiky bombs and you need to wait somthing like 2-3 minets to spown back i love tanks in this game so much if they are gone...

THE GAME IS GONE FOR ME!!!!! i realy love this game but how much unfare the game is with the germans so OP and the russians to teribol i play only with SUVIDS!! the game was fun but now... **uninstals**
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
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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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
-Bad colours and contrast
-Laggy
-Bad servers
-No UK, Japan and Italy
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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