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.
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Release Date: Oct 18, 2016

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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.

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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.

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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
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7 of 9 people (78%) 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!

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
37.8 hrs on record
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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
251.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 22
Ive played this game for a while now and all I see being added is new weapons that require hundreds of hours to get just one with no upgrades. No bug fixes, no performance increase,no gameplay changes, ive never seen any other game with a pay to win philosophy as bad as this one. I get the devs need to make money but this is not the right way to go about it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
173.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
Bad game mechanics. Very nice guns, tanks etc. The game mechanics are slowing it down. It has potential for a huge community it's just not realistic.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
219.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
terrible system. the spawning sucks. You will join game after game where your either easily winning, or no matter how hard you try it is pure impossible to beat the enemy team. for example, i join a round where it was me(a tanker) with 2 other tankers on my team and they had 5 recon with anti tank grenades. No matter how hard you try in that round you will lose. and lets say you are doing good and the enemy team starts rage quitting so your team has 15 players and their team has 10. Now, only 10 people on your team can be alive because they have 10 people alive on their team and so you can be waiting in queue WHILE YOU ARE IN GAME for about 2 minutes. And in order to join that game you have to be sitting in queue for 5 minutes. And on top of that its a pay to win game. Dont waste your time please.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,080.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
These devs are spawns of cancerous tumors which morphed into humans and then somehow learned how to press buttons on a computer and somehow made a fairly addictive video game.

This is a game I want to love, and I spend tons and tons of hours on it, but I cannot in good faith recomend it to anyone else. The stress, hairpulling, raging, broken cabinets, and verbally abused lovers are not something I can recomend to another gamer. The game itself has a solid base, but the frustrations that come with it are just to much.

Little problems that would take 30 minutes of actual work to fix come in MASSIVE patch increments which are usually MONTHS apart, meaning if you invest in the game, you continue to play the game and experience these minor frustrations that could be fixed at the flick of a switch ( ie: spawns, costs, resources for the generals tab). at this point i can't believe they ever added a third faction.

When something DOES get patched, it feels like in the process the devs trample over every inch of coding in their game in the process, and ♥♥♥♥ up all sorts of stuff. It's difficult to give specific examples of this because i'd have to remember every patch ever, but frankly, every time they patch this game I say to myself "Wow, this is bad, it really can't get any worse than this at least", and EVERY time I am wrong. Game just fully released and moved out of the "BETA" phase (which means nothing) and is on a rapid spiral downward. It is free to play, if you MUST play, DO NOT SPEND MONEY.
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7 of 13 people (54%) 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!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
4 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
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
I have been playing this game for a while now, and i have to give it a thumbs down

This game is mostly a loading screen simulator

When yo ustart the game it asks for you to login, as soon as you login, and anti-cheat loading bar starts and it taks about 1 min
After that the main page opens since this page is more like a browser it takes some time to load all the images after some time when everything is displayed properly you go through your inventory now you cant buy anything since evrything is blocked
No when you press join a game its give you a loading delay, WHAT !!!? a 30 second loading delayjust for the map to staart loading and after everything is loaded and you join a game it gives a 2 min countdown just for you to join the game.

AND WHEN YOU SPAWN and after walking 20 steps BOOM TORSO SHOT dead from a 1 sniper from a mile away who yo ucould not have killed form tha distance even if you would have spoted him before he spoted you, because your starting weapon is ♥♥♥♥.

Well after hours and hours of grinding for credits annd making like 200k credits so taht i can purchase this gun i like for 200k credits YES it costs 200k , the gun is still locked because i have to kill around 2000 peopel with your starter weapon.

ANd no one will help you when in game every one will run off to some corners of the map and start caping and sniping from miles away.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 22
Do you like Battlefield?
Do you have no money to buy Battlefield?
Then this is the game for you!
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Ice Sunrise
1.1 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 23
They are some good games about the WW2, and this is one of them, the multiplayer is, well could be better, and need to fix the online in my opinion but the still a good game 9.5/10
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1.2 hrs
Posted: October 23
It is okay. I'll play it, but I'm level 1, and it takes forever to levelup. I need a new map, less than 5 minutes waiting time for a 5 minute game, and just more "pozazz"
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26.3 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 23
If you're looking for a game to throw down some cash and be a Top Gun, this would be it. Heroes & Generals has GREAT potential as a WW2 based FPS. Pick a nation. Grind (or buy) your role. Grind (or buy) your weapons, bullets, etc. And then blow some heads off 1940's style.

It's a fun game, but you have to question the 'Pay 2 Win' theme they have going on.
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16.9 hrs
Posted: October 23
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34.5 hrs
Posted: October 23
this game is one of the best war games ever made, the only thing that could be improved is mouse smoothing!
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2.9 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 23
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15.5 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 23
Honestly the game is not bad at all. The Graphics are decent. The Gameplay is good with basic and simple capture points objectives. The progress is the only bad attribute in the game since earning money for weapons and modifications takes a LOT of time.

I do recommend the game to try it out, at the beginning it is frustrating because you have a crappy weapon and it takes time to get the upgrades it needs to be decent enough to get some kills.
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6.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
its a good free to play ww2 fps it would be better if it had full controller support for those who are still not very good on keyboard
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Tibbles The Meta Maker
2.5 hrs
Posted: October 23
The game is tedous from the beginning menus to the ingame vehicles, the game it too slow paced and whenever you finally get to the battle after 5 minutes of menu screens 3 minutes of searching and a minute of unnecessary countdowns, you will walk into battle and be mowed down by someone you can't even see.
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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
Love how i have to grind thru 50 levels to even have a chance of unlocking and buying stuff that I want to use. I also love getting sniped by a german from halfway across the map because they sunk a ton of money into the game.....gg boys
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