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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August 31

Upcoming Map Makeover: Hill Skirmish

The Hill Skirmish has been changed noticeably, just as the Forest Skirmish we presented you yesterday.



Around the Control Points, the changes are most striking. Where there were tents before, now stand houses, the capture areas are much larger and structures have been added, such as barb wire fences, sandsack walls, logs and others to create enclosures like for Capture Point A. The green tint indicates the Control Areas in all pictures.



Those enclosures can be entered at various places perfect for ambush. Those area will be fiercely contested and are creating an enjoyable battle experience. Take a look at Capture Point C, which is just made for an exciting back and forth between defenders and attackers.



New players will recognize the Objectives even better and can be an asset for success from the start, which creates a sense of achievement for everybody. Capture Point B, as seen below, is undoubtedly an objective, which will be hard-fought by everyone and the new house and radio beacon add significance to the Capture Area.



Just as on the other Skirmish Maps, the Skirmish Hill Map received a Terrain Overhaul, improving appearance and feel, adding important details to make your re-experience of this well known map pleasurable, smooth and interesting. The overview below should give you a good look at some of the terrain changes made.



We have gone through a massive makeover of all existing maps, adding spawn protection on all maps, new deploy rules for Assault maps, larger Control Point areas, better looking terrain and vegetation. All this will be released in the upcoming ‘Garman’ update.

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August 30

Upcoming Map Makeover: Forest Skirmish

After we showed you the Encounter Map in the series of Map Makeovers, it is now time to present you with the first Skirmish Map – Forest Skirmish.


The Forest Skirmish Map is thoroughly revised. All Capture Points are redesigned, fortifications have been added such as sandbags, barbwire fences, walls, crates and logs for cover and tactical positioning as you can see here on capture point C. The green tint indicates the size of the capture zone on all pictures.



The radio is now on the outside, in the middle of the action and the range has been widened, ensuring fast paced battles around the capture areas. See Capture Point B below as an example.



The objectives are more clearly recognizable, leaving no doubt for newer players, what to fight for and support crates, vehicles and weapons can be found in central positions on the map. Below, you can see capture area A, which is clearly set apart as an objective.



Additionally there are more details in the game, especially around the control points, which bring the game to life and make every location special, even access points such as below.



The map's terrain has been optimized, which will give the game a better appearance. You will notice that the gameplay will appear smoother and the environment will simply look better.

We have gone through a massive makeover of all existing maps, adding spawn protection on all maps, new deploy rules for Assault maps, larger Control Point areas, better looking terrain and vegetation. All this will be released in the upcoming ‘Garman’ update.

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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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Dúlindaer Of Caos
0.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
Every game Starts with an Early Acces Tribute...
Tribute Below.

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.


^^ So we can Milk your wallet and then release the game Half made :D There's no such thing as that which has been Copy + pasted Above.... Valve should ban Steam from even putting up Early Access to games... Like this.
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donny14612
203.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
I love this game cant wait to see final product!!!!
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CyanideAndKids
8.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
bf1 for idiots.
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sporebubu
52.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
they ♥♥♥♥ed this game up in the last year and a half aded a repair sistem witch basically punishes you for going on a killstreak,stupidly higher grind for ribbons and for money,made grenade spam an even better strategy(if you can call it that)matcmaking is still unbalanced as ♥♥♥♥ and weapons are unbalanced and stupid(ex Ptrd anti-tank rifle can 2 shot planes and light vehicles but cant do ♥♥♥♥ to tanks).Not recomending it,and this comes from somewone that has played before it even was on steam.
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SycLoNe
15.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
Awesome Game!

There are a few things i would like to see improved, but overall it's a great game.
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06
45.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
it's a free game and the download is very small so go ahead and make your own decision. there's the potential for a good game here, but there's a lot of things that drive new players away. snipers and tanks shooting you from across the map that you can't even see is a huge issue. it's something that needs to be addressed. there's also the problem of dealing with the tanks. i can personally spend upwards of 10k credits on bazooka rounds and not all are even guaranteed to hit or get experience for the damage they did. the credit cost isn't that big of an issue for me since i can make enough credits easily. what about new and bad players though? there needs to be some sort of balance here with the cost of the bazooka
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Banksea
0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
seen a few videos on youtube but not that enjoyable if bf1 is a flop ill come back
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N3rk :3 www.twitch.tv/then3rk1
3.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
Very nice game
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conTROLLed_substance
653.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
Poor graphics, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ physics, a lot of grinding, but it is fun to play anyway.
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Pills
34.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
Game gives you 500 gold

You spend it in soldiers

Next day you get permanetly for cheating/hacking.


10/10 would get banned again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3,255 of 3,371 people (97%) found this review helpful
147 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,804.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 4
I was once under the impression that people who complained about being banned were actually people just moaning about getting caught, however having played this game for a very long period of time and giving the developers a sizeable amount of money in memberships, I logged in yesterday to find my account had been banned forever. If you are reading this review thinking "here is another cheater who got busted", consider this why would I have clocked up 3000 hours of play time not cheated to one day think to myself I know, I will risk all the hours of grinding to cheat on this game..does that make sense?? NO! It just so happened that I had purchased a very lengthy "Veteren membership" package that cost a fair amount of money before being banned. I appealled the ban but was told:

"Your Heroes & Generals account has been permanently banned for using cheats/hacks.
We are not obligated to provide you with any information as to how you were caught.
Your account will therefore remain banned.
We will not be discussing the matter with you any further."

Full conversation here: https://i.imgsafe.org/11a75be371.jpg

If you think I am lying about this, have a google this is actually how they speak to people with a genuine request for a proper investigation. All I asked for was them to look into the records and have a look because I must have been banned in error and I was also concerned that other members may also get unfairly banned, they simply do not care.

The game was pretty decent and very addictive, play it by all means, but remember this....

NEVER EVER GIVE RETO MOTO A SINGLE PENNY OF YOUR MONEY!

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Quick Update:

I have put in 2 Paypal Cases against Reto, I do not hold any hope of getting my money back, but as long as it locks up some funds on their account while the case is open that good enough.

All the developers responses to this review came to nothing, they just want to make it look like they actually care in public but when communicating privately they do not show any sort of real willingness to help at all, it is all for show.

I have signed up for a new Heroes and generals account played around 8 hours using the same computer no changes what so ever and have no been banned, which makes me think that this ban is some sort of scam, I think they ban people who have achieved all they can in the game in the hope that they will start from scratch and invest more money. If it is not a scam and then could the case that they cannot admit that their anti cheat software doesn't work, because they would have to unban everyone.

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Further Update:

I have won 2 Paypal Cases against Reto Moto and I have recieved my money back for that, shame thats only probably 5% of what I have given them, but something is better than nothing I guess.
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599 of 659 people (91%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
404.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5
dont even bother with this game you play by there rules and you still get banned for cheating/hacking and they dont even provide proof that you did such a thing, its a bloody scam £150 down the drain.
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173 of 188 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
205.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 18
This game is worst spending your money and time on. Reto is wayyyy to trigger happy when it comes to banning players. I was banned for no reason during the time I was in the middle of a move to my new house. I sent a ticket into the support center asking why I was banned and what's the proof.The Reto staff members replied with "Be aware we are not obligated to share proof of how this was found." Over the past 3 months players were coincidentally getting banned after they had talked ♥♥♥♥ about the game. Comment after comments players were getting banned for talking ♥♥♥♥. One player was banned for saying the game would never get out of beta. Another player said the game is going to turn to dust in a matter of months or so. Both were banned after they said those comments and both were never heard again. These are just a couple of reasons why you shouldn't download the game.
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197 of 219 people (90%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
124.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 4
As much as I like this game and how fun it can be, it has so many problems and setbacks that overcome any sense of fun that you might have. Before I start, I must notify I was Perman-banned for 2 letters in my profile name, although I never saw any rules regarding them when making my account (BonkSS). I played off and on for around a year, and eventually gave in and dropped 20$ in it for a Tanker, and less than 3 days later I was permabanned without notice for said name.
Even though I practically didn't even wanna play anymore, they decided to give me my 20$ back, but I had to start a new account with no badges and no progress whatsoever. Keep in mind even though with 100 hours into this game I pretty much didn't even have any progress into my old account anyways.
To add to this, they're asking players to waste their lives and money into a Beta game with countless bugs and graphical errors. (jumping out of a car and you go through the world, tanks flipping off wood fence posts, panzerfausts not killing you at pointblank range) Some of the bugs can be funny, but are a serious problem when it comes to you spending money on the game.
The game has it's ultimately fun moments, but are usually buzzkilled by bad balancing, ridiculous trolls, or camping players trying to farm xp rather than capture a point or help their teammates.
When it comes to graphics, it has an incredibly washed out pallete of colors, and an ugly haze that's usually so thick you can't see farther than 150 meters, and sometimes less than 50 meters. Aiming is a struggle at first, but you catch onto it when you correct your FOV and mouse sensitivity, but hit registers commonly fail.
They fixed how bad it was to grind for certain things, that being said it's easier to play.
This game used to be a really good one, but now we're just left with a money grabbing machine that only works if you feed it your life or your wallet. Note: I will be paying with my life to continue playing this game despite obvious problems.
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135 of 148 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,571.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
I've been playing this game since 2014. The graphics were nicer, the game had a great WWII feel. I love this game, but it is currently awful.

The devs added this "fix" everything Squad 2.0 that the community had very high hopes for. It was supposed to fix the matchmaker. The matchmaker was pretty bad, there were a lot of planes and tanks, but it was playable.

Squad 2.0 was added and everyone was happy, until they played the game. Squad 2.0 was a disaster, it made the existing problems much worse. They "fixed" the new system and... the matchmaker is awful. There are matches that are 6 v 8, all tanks except for 2 people. If this was a one time thing I wouldnt mind. The problem is that this happens to everyone. It doenst matter if you're in the middle of Europe or on the west coast.

The game is hard to enjoy. I dumped hours into this game last summer and loved the game. I can barely get through a 5 minute match. This isn't even fun to play anymore. Spend tons of time grinding to get a Thompson and then realize that there is no infantry to fight....

The devs also add way too many things the community never asked for. If they do add something the community asks for it is often poorly done.

I do not recommend this game. Until they fix this matchmaker there is no reason to play.
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60 of 66 people (91%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 4
Well, I gave it a go, and thought maybe, just maybe, the masses of reviews might be wrong, but they're really not.

Basic matchmaking is seemingly a no-go. Pitting low level players with basic gear against characters with top end gear and hours of experience? That seems like a recipe for bland, monotonous gameplay of getting killed over, and over again without a chance. inb4 get good, I know I suck, but at least pit me against other folk who suck, so we can eventually pick up some better skills and not suck.

Also, there's more grinding than any of the Tony Hawks games combined.

tl;dr dont it's bad
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,060.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
More then 1000 hours in the game and still get banned with no reason . wow really nice i never cheated i never tried i just said that the game become a ♥♥♥♥ and i get banned tnx btw now i know i will not play this ♥♥♥♥ ever again in my life .. and there is a link to someone who have the same problem as i do so check it out .. http://steamcommunity.com/id/chrisbadley/recommended/
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
108.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13
Ignore every video or trailer that makes this game look any good. You done? Ok good. Now scroll down and read all the sensible comments that read on the top that says in big bold letters, "Not Recommended". Got it? Great! Now what I want you to do is to go to your library and delete this game very easy, don't worry im helping you before you spend money and get banned for no reason.And if you happen to already not own this game, I envy you, because this game has caused me so much grief. Im writing this while im in queue for a game 36 minutes down and i bet 36 to go. Also this game can be summed up in a few words. Unbalanced Guns. Hackers. Bugs.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
145.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 6
This game is so shallow, undeveloped, and has terrible gameplay. The devs think that just adding more and more weapons will make the game more fun and intense. Nope.
Not only this, but the weapons mechanics are absolute crap.
The only fun is when you're winning. There isn't ever any interest when you're losing, unlike some other games out there. Also, the game is biased in some country's favor, so beware of that.
Lastly, the gamemodes are terrible and the maps are poorly planned and implemented.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
24.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 2
In the beginning its was fun, the beginning for me was somewhere late last 2015, early 2016. It was also ONE of those games with not so bad grind, I leveled up at an okay rate. I asbsolutly enjoyed every hour spent playing H&G. I aint gonna lie, I became so addicted to the game at one point i spent around 20$ to buy a rifle for each faction (and to support the developers of course.) It was fun and enjoyable. A Almost-Perfect-F2P Shooter-With expectional graphics-In which you didn't have to spend a penny to enjoy, type of game. It was as I was playing BF1 with the sexy transitions from menu to spawn point. At this point almost everyone gave this game a positive review, (myself included) ending up in the "Very Positive" review staus. Then later into 2016, things started going downhill from there. I started seeing "Mixed" reviews in the comment section and people were talking about "Unbalanced Weapons", "Faction Advantage", "Long Grind","P2W Advatages", and so on. I couldn't believe what these reviews were saying. So I went back but only to find those reviews were accurate and true. :( HOW COULD DEVS MESS SOMETHING LIKE THIS UP? The game was near perfection back then. Surely a few bug/glitchs here and there but nothing as MAJOR as this! Its just like one review down below, "Grinding Simulator 2016". Another "Was Good" title sinking into abyss. SSG 08 Aybss. I regret donating 20$ to the Developers. I rather spend it on ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Payday 2 DLC's. I'm on my knees beggin m8, please fix this game, I really want it to be that fun again, just think on how many other F2P titles have a WWll theme MMO with beautiful graphics such as this.

XD
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