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: Sep 22, 2016

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September 23

Heroes & Generals has now Launched!

It’s a great day for Heroes & Generals as the game has now Launched! Join us now to Make a Difference and Fight for Friends!


The Ultimate WW2 Game

While we are excited about all the things to come, join us to take a look at what makes Heroes & Generals the ultimate WW2 game now!

Your Choice of Soldier

A free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter set in the midst of the World War 2, where you can choose to play for Germany, United States and the Soviet Union. Fight for victory as Infantry, Tank crew, Fighter pilot, Paratrooper, Recon or General – choosing the role and playstyle that suits you.

Teamplay is Key

In this fight, your Squad and Team always has your back! Every single one of you makes a difference, but you are always best when fighting together!

Huge Weapon Arsenal

The ever expanding Armory contains more than 60 weapons including Pistols, Hand-grenades, Sub-machine Guns, Semi-automatic Rifles, Assault Rifles, Automatic Rifles, Bolt Action Rifles, Light Machine Guns, Anti-personnel Mines, Anti-tank Mines, Anti-tank Grenades, numerous Weapon Upgrades, and not to forget melee weapons and tools, such as the fabulous wrench.

Massive Vehicle Depot

You can choose from a growing depot of more than 65 vehicles, everything from light, fast, armed, armored, swimming to heavy, hardly destructible, spacious, containing supplies, specialized and camouflaged. Every soldier will find their favorite. And then there is the bicycle, a lean, mean transportation machine.

One Grand War

Every shot, every kill, every single battle won, plays a role in the ongoing War. You are part of this, you make a difference shot by shot, battle by battle in the overarching war, where Generals are discussing strategies, move troops and provide resources for their faction to gain the advantage.


When the battle is over and the War is won, it is time to turn enemies into friends. In our welcoming community with more than 8.5 million players from 194 countries, you can make friends and discuss all things Heroes & Generals with people from all over the world.

Continuously Updated

The game is regularly updated with new vehicles, weapons and features and we are as excited as you about what comes next!
Here’s our Game Director Reto.RedBjarne, to tell you bit about the important milestone of launching the game:


And an important note to all players

Your accounts are just as complete as you left them. You can enjoy the game with all your soldiers, items, progression and earnings.

So come and join us, recruit your friends and leave a review on Steam when you enjoy playing Heroes & Generals.

Want to see how the first 72 Hours after Launch went? Check out This Post!

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September 13

Garman - Map Makeover Update is here!

The new update named ‘Garman – Map Makeover’ (after the American soldier Harold A. Garman) is here! Here you can get a quick overview of all the new features we’ve added for you!

New Features
Spawn Protection on all Assault Maps
We’ve gone through all the Assault maps and added spawn protection for both infantry and vehicles. Read more in the Map Makeover Coming With the Garman Update post.

Updated Town Map
This already very popular map has been improved further with the updated gamemode and especially the Capture Zones E4, A3 & A2 are a lot more fun now.
Take a look at the Town Assault News post for pictures and details.

Updated Factory Map
The gameplay flow has been rearranged to make areas less open for tankshelling, to ease the bottlenecks on the A-line and more cover has been added. Take a look at the Factory News post for pictures and details.

Updated Airfield Map
Here the central area has been completely reworked and the overall terrain has been improved to help block some line of sights in the open terrain.
The objectives (E-bunker especially) has been improved and are a lot more fun to fight over now. Take a look at the Airfield News post for pictures and details.

Updated Forward Airfield Map
The Forward Airfield has mainly seen changes around the Objectives (Stonebridge, Church) and improved Deploy Areas at the beginning of lines prevent being pinned down. Take a look at the Forward Airfield News post for pictures and details.

Updated Mountain Town Map
This map has seen the mos changes of all. More mountain, more town, more fun and less stalemates. Each attack line has a more specific identity and the map in general plays a lot better. Take a look at the Mountain Town News post for pictures and details.

Updated Encounter and Skirmish maps
The Depot Encounter map and the Village Skirmish, Hill Skirmish and Forest Skirmish maps has been updated, making capture zones more consistent and the gameplay more fun! 

Weather and color improvements
The different weather settings for the maps has all been tweaked and updated to bring more vivid colors and less haze to the game and to bring the different graphics settings more in line visually.

New Amphibious QMC-4 for the American faction
The Americans can now cross rivers in their brand new QMC-4 1/4 Ton Amphibious cars. Read more about how to get your hands on one and how it can be personalized in this American Amphibious Vehicle news post.

New Amphibious typ 166 Schwimmwagen for the German faction
A much requested German vehicle also drives to shore with the Garman update. The Typ 166 Schwimmwagen is here.

Amphibious Light tank and car for the Soviet faction
Not to be left behind in deep water, the Soviet army brings TWO amphibious vehicles to battle! Read more about the T-38 light tank AND the QMC-4 (lend lease) here

There is of course much more happening in the update, so continue reading for more details…
Other Changes
Here is a list of some additional features in the Furness update.
  • Added new vehicle water physics system (sinking, engine disabled and friction) for all vehicles
  • Added new weapon finished for Maschinengewehr 34, Maschinengewehr 42, M1918 Automatic Rifle, M1919 MG, Degtyarev DP28 & SVT-40
  • Drag/drop added for weapons, vehicles, and skins in the UI
  • The equipment point status is now shown in each weapon equipped, with the weapon’s individual influence highlighted in yellow
…and much more

For a more detailed changelog take a look at this changelog post

Mobile Command
Mobile Command on Android and iOS runs on a separate update track and has been updated to support the newly added Garman update.


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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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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
193.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 27
I see big majority of bad reviews are coming from players who played a game for 1-3 hrs. I have played this game for a long time (it did not use to be on Steam, I played it since it came out). The game started of pretty good, but when they added it to Steam they kinda messed some stuff up. But around 1-2 months ago the game started getting better. Don't listen to those people that say that you have to grind enternity to get some good stuff. I haven't payed for anything and I have everything you can imagine, from Recon with camo and one shot kill sniper to a US paratrooper with a M1 Carbine (also tanks, cars, smg recon...) and this is one of the best WW2 games I ever played. It might not be the best, but it sure does not deserve this much negativity towards it. And to all who say this is a Pay to Win. Nothing good comes for free, you can't expect to just get in the game and level up like in CoD. Either pay (like you did to buy your CoD, duh!) or work to get the thing you want.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This game is hard. thats the rap of this game, its hard, but not impossible... As a player you are thrown into ww2 with the stock rifle. as you level up you are put into more advanced battles, tanks, cars,planes come into play, it gets harder and harder, but the trick is to SAVE credits, if you ♥♥♥♥♥ about tanks, buy a tank, annoy other players, it takes a while to get stuff. BUT IT IS NOT PAY TO WIN. noobs say it is cause its hard. this isnt COD. it takes skill and stragity to get good.

After countless hours on this game, and some rage, i give this (FREE TO PLAY!) game a 10/10, keep up the good work
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
I don't get all the negative pay to win reviews. I'm wrecking fools with the baseline M1 Garand using an unheard of thing these days called skill. I guess They're just mad kids. Fun game, best played in a squad of friends.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This game was great fun for a time. Sure, some of the animations are a bit janky, and sure, some of the maps might have small gaps through which you can glimpse into the aether, but it was FUN. Think of it like a poor man's Battlefield. Capture points, gear unlocks, vehicles, all good stuff. I can't remember the last time a multiplayer game kept me clued to the monitor for more than a couple of hours, this game did.

But then. Once you level up your profile to a specific rank, your matchmaking group is upgraded into what I believe is called the 'Gold group', meaning that you will be matched against everyone else who has ever hit Gold. That's right, you're ranked by your play time, not your unlocks (which take a really long time, or a lot of RL money), not your skill, by your ♥♥♥♥ing play time.

Once I was placed into 'Gold' it was like I hit a brick wall. Everybody's got tanks, everybody's got fighter planes, everybody's got the best guns, while I had ♥♥♥♥ all. Getting stomped and not being abled to do anything about it is not a whole lot of fun.

What a ♥♥♥♥ing disappointment.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
My Experience -

"Oh boy! I've worked a long time to get this PPD-40! I'm going to be one of the good players with an automatic weapon, surely!"

Immediately gets ♥♥♥♥ed in the ♥♥♥ numerous times by some guy with a light machine gun and numerous tanks and airplanes, also snipers in unseeable locations.

10/10 would get ♥♥♥♥♥ again.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 26
A very tight and fun capture based shooter! If you like Verdun, you'll definitely like this!
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Its a PAY TO WIN game meaning that players tat don't want to splash money on it are instantly killed when joining most games, the SERVER CONNECTIONS ARE THE WORST I have ever played on and I could tell you at least 100 bugs/glitches that crash your game or make it unplayable.

What I find is most ironic is that is was released not long ago at all and its had more problems that what it did before, good job developers, you've just turned what could be an amazing and fun game into a pay-to-winning, server crashing, game bugging pile of s**t.

I congratulate you, really I do.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
134.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
flying a plane, see a smoke near a tree. classic dive bomb... 7 kills + tank.
Amazing game , I have been playing since Beta and i really like how they have turned the GUI and game dynamics.
a must play for all the WW 2 game lovers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
113.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
so this game is fun but at the same time it can be boring

Basically new players need to grind the ♥♥♥♥ out if you want to get pLANESS or tanks or anything at all

i've played the game for atleast 50 hours and i've loved it

I mean who doesn't like to run people over PLUS make people " suicide " but pushing them to a wall while they're on a bike?

i recommended this
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
96.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 27
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3.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
It's a fun game. But there are some issues which could be easily fixed.. That is the grind. This game is NOT newplayer friendly. I think they need to reduce the credit costs on weapons + perks by half.

Other than that, they should make more Encounter maps instead of constantly remaking the same maps.

And 24 hour membership is a joke. It costs 1/5th the amount of the 30 day membership, wtf? At least make it 3 day or lower the cost.
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75.6 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 27
Good but quite slow paced. Mildly rage educing but fun. Great to play with friends enough said.
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75.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
If you are looking for that WWII game to play online here it is, but play at your own risk of raging.
I would like to start out with saying this game can be fun. Feeling that you are part of a large assaulting force is one that most games do not get right, but this one does. And it is a WWII game which there are not many multiplayer ones out there that can still be played.
However, the game does not feel smooth. It looks nice and with getting used to the gameplay is good for the player, but things seem to be off. Just can not put my finger on it though. Still a work in progress then. Another con would be the feeling that it is a pay to win. By all means it is not but you can pay a bit to get weapon upgrades and other upgrades faster. I will not go fully into the grind of the game. Just will say I played back before it was on Steam and I am still just getting to the middle tier gear. And the whole paying thing, well that can sometimes create an overpowered soldier that can ruin the game for anyone, new or old. I know the feeling of putting a dozen rounds onto a guys head only to have him turn around and shoot me twice in the body and I am dead. Can be testing on the temper. Other than that it really is not a bad game. Again, it is fun at times, but can not fully recommend it to people.
Overall, I have to give it a no, because of how unpolished it is. But I wish I could give it a yes just because I have played it back when it was not on Steam. And for all of you who are picking up the game again (good luck, I salute you) be prepared for being called the "problem on the team".
Cheers! And good luck out there!
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0.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
The game crashes all of the time, I can't even make it through a single match.
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26.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
Game is way to unpolished to play. It's fun, but it gets very tedious after playing for to long.

The game mainly consists of
Enemies that always flank, hiding in bushes
Spawn camping
Bad tank gameplay
Long running because spawns are far away
(Mostly) Horrible starter guns (Inaccurate as a pea gun a mile away.) Goog luck hitting anything from any range

Horrible Tank gameplay
Literally anybody can get anti tank weaponry. It's as if every other objective if not every has and anti tank rocket launcher. Not only that but everybody has a ♥♥♥♥ load of grenades, but I can deal with grenades they're not the problem. The problem is that everynody can get anti tank weaponry. Tanks are not tanks, If you see an enemy infintry run up to you then you will be backing up and panicking, even if he doesn't have an anti tank weapon. Literally people will just go around the entire match in bikes or jeeps charging up behind you and just placing bombs. 9/10 times you can't hear them so have fun with that.

Horrible spawns
I've seen most games with better spawn systems. It might just be better spawning directly into a objective.
You want to flank an enemy? To bad there is a spawn point there. Your weapon gets put imediatly down and you can't shoot.
Game is also very prone to spawn campers hiding in bushes or on a vehicle waiting for tanks.

Inaccurate/bad guns
You're not goign to be able to hit anything with some of the starting machine guns. Even if the enemy is 5 feet from you it's still going to be a problem. The starting guns also put out low damage as well, have fun dying.

People hide in them, every game. have fun walking to the next objective getting sniped constantly.

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6.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
I have two words for you SPAWN CAMPING! This Game started out as so much fun, but then after getting to level 5 and finaly getting some okay guns it became a spawn camping, lag switching, aim bot nightmare. The games "physics" are marginal at best, things like jumping to avoid getting damaged in the head exist, head shots don't always kill, and bullet drop isn't always uniform with each shot. This is just to name a few of the game's flaws. This game is fun if you into CoD stily WWII games. If your looking for a game which is worth its "historical gameplay" play Verdun. This still has more content than No Man's Sky, so you have to give it credit there.

Over all I give it a 5/10 stars.
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89.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
A decent WWII FPS with a big grind - very fun as a regular infantryman ignoring the grind. You can be very successful playing for free, as demonstrated by the footage in my review video below!

Heroes & Generals officially left early access on September 23rd, 2016. Here's a look at how far it's come, what some of it's strong points are, and where it fails.

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165.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
How to Know if this game is for you:
Note: If you rage and break your computer when you die quickly uninstall.
1st: Play a round, if you dont get a kill but you get more then 150 XP then your decent.
2nd: If you cant get to rank 4 after 10 hours or so uninstall cause you suck.
Warning: You will get shell shock from Nazi Tanks and Soviet Grenades.
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72.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
This game is simply hilarious if you play it with a couple of good friends and don't take it all too seriously!
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8.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
awesome game, totally cool WWII game.
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