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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July 22

Rolling in with the Furness update – The Soviet SU-76M Tank Destroyer

In the coming Fist of Steel update named Furness (after the British soldier Christopher Furness) a new Tank Destroyer will make the ground shake – The Soviet SU-76M!

The SU-76 was regarded as a reliable, easy to use and well liked tank destroyer and the second most produced Soviet armored vehicle of WWII. However, its nickname "Suka" or "Cyka", which means as much as bitch reveals its sometimes defiant steering.

In the game, we have the SU-76M, which was the most produced and used in action of all 7 models. It is based on the lengthened and widened model of the T-70 light tank chassis and inspired by the successful German StuG.

The Tank Destroyer is equipped with a ZIS-3T 76mm Anti-Tank Gun and can be upgraded with Armor Piercing Composite Rigid and High Explosive Ammunition, as well as one Supply Crate.

Get you hands on the firepower

Soviet Tank Crewman can unlock the Su-76M on Armor Assault Ribbon Rank 6 and is equipped as a Tank Destroyer.

The SU-76M on the Battlefield

The Su-76M fulfilled different roles on the battlefield, among other close support for Infantry units and as a mobile Anti-Tank weapon. With the right ammunition and tactic, this Tank Destroyer could take out most German armored fighting vehicles. With its low profile, a low noise signature and good mobility, which even enabled the Tank Crewman to bypass German defenses and organize surprise attacks by its ability to pass through swampy areas, this tank destroyer was a token of the Eastern Victory.

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July 12

Special Offer: Summer Warrior Pack and Veteran Year Pack

To celebrate the the 8 million milestone and the two year Steam anniversary we are running a special Summer Warrior Pack offer containing a 10 day Veteran Membership and a bunch of important Ribbon Boosters to kick-start you into an action filled summer on the battlefield.

There is also a Veteran Year Pack with 365 days of Veteran Membership and an even larger bunch of Ribbon Boosters – for the dedicated soldier wanting to kick butt all year round!

The bundles are available in the in-game Store

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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

    • 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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Mixed (2,048 reviews)
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( 28.7 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 23
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( 4.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
I dont have much hours in this game but if I were you I would just save up my money and buy Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm.
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( 157.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
pay to win, pay to unlock(or endless grind).
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( 339.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
H&G in a nutshell

-Ohk rifles, and other crazy weapon mods, 1k+ rpm guns etc.
-Nuclear warhead ptrd anti-tank rifle one shotting cars.
-Everyone running with scoped weapon
-Spawn HE-camping tanks
-Historically accurate, and realistic sticky bombs, destroying king tiger heavy tanks.
-Deploy queue
-New maps coming in 2025

Yeah, anyway, something positive i can say, this game for sure has lot of potential, and we dont have too many ww2 themed "battlefield like" multiplayer shooters out there.
+free to play

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( 133.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
Pay to win game. I advise getting it unless you got a few bit of money to spend.
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[1738] Dr. meme
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
great game with good graphics but very laggy
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( 16.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
My friend claimed for years that the USSR fought the allies as enemies in World War Two, never did I believe him...

But then I came across Heroes & Generals, to find the soviets fighting the allies, as enemies, in World War Two. I'll never doubt my friend again.
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( 32.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
This game is great but going from lvl 1 to 5 without the veteran membership is just complete hell
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( 121.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
First at all, i want to say, that i realy like this game. Its pretty cool and makes fun. But at the moment the game has several problems:

1. Totally overpowered russian side:

The russians got PTRDs, whitch can kill a car or truck with one shoot. And they are very effectiv on regular tanks and APCs. Everyone hates them, except the russians. Also are those russian MPs much stronger than any other MPs ingame. The first MP of the russians,the PPD, usually unlocked after 1 match, has an magazine size of 71 bullets. This is more like an MG than like an MP. You just press your left mouse button and the weapon will kill everything in front of it within 20 metres The second russian MP is the same weapon with even better stats. Also the ABC is stronger than the pendants of the other nations. Oh, and theve got an 3. grade MP, whitch other nation just dont have. Another adventage of the russians.

2. Cheaters:

In some games you will find a lot of them. Ive about 120H will writing this, and in the first 100H i saw less cheaters than in in the other ~20H after. Please fix your anti-cheat-system. VAC-Bans would be a nice addition for example. Or bring in some secret ingame-admins. Im just comming from an totally unbalanced match (against russia) that was full of cheates. The Killfeed was like that (Headshot, Headshot, Overpowered Weapon, Headshot, Overpowered Weapon, Camping Tank,Headshot,..).

Also there are some Bugs and the Performance isnt very good, but i can life with it, because its Early Access and ive got an good PC. Graphics are ok/good. Nothing special.

I realy enjoy this game and like it, but i wont change my review as long as those 2 big problems exist.

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( 99.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
10/10 besst game evver.
Would pay to win again.
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391 of 470 people (83%) found this review helpful
32 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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205 of 252 people (81%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
594.5 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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111 of 143 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,497.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Reto breaks the game more and more. The updates destroy the game. It used to be a great game, now it is a joke of a game. Bugs, broken matchmaker, divided community, scopes everywhere, broken guns, graphics are not as good anymore, list goes on. This game was great, but they destroyed it by doing the opposite of what the community ask for.
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181 of 259 people (70%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
281.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
  • 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.

  • 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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62 of 81 people (77%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
68.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Really happy that the uninstall is still working.

Maybe the devs will make me grind for that too.
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46 of 58 people (79%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 5
Permanently banned for expressing a political opinion casually in chat with someone of like mind. Not even a warning just straight to perma-ban. I had spent money on the game tool. Very unprofessional staff, couldn't even do a temporary ban or any kind of warning. Their political agenda takes priority over the quality of the actual customers it seems.
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40 of 49 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,046.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 9
To keep it simple, the game is not worth to play anymore, they don't even test things anymore before putting it on live server, every update is just more junk that the developers are throwing in the game before even they finish the cleanup from the untested and game breaking stuff that hey throwed in the previous build.

I'm in a process to get rid of playing this game after almost 3k hours spended, really hard when you need to leave because there is no hope anymore.

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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
54.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
After being away from playing H&G for about 3 weeks I logged in to find my account had been banned because of "cheating/hacking". I am an older gamer (50), and have seen the internet from the beginning. I have played many online games in my day and NEVER have I cheated at nor attempted to learn a hack in my life. After submitting a ticket and explaining to RETO about this thier reply was basically tough luck and refuse to even discuss the matter with me. I spent a small amount fo real $ on this game and actually enjoyed it. But after this rip-off and disrespect to me I will take every chance to defam this pices of junk game as well as to speak down to the staff that has any hand in this game. If this is the way paying customers are treated, you would be a fool to have any part of it.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
You dont need to smoke to get cancer you just have to install this game 10/10
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