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!

https://youtu.be/J8aU08c1zHY

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.

Community

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:

https://youtu.be/XzHOpVzkNpk

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

    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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Mandalorian
22.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
The game play is alright, but the game is a ridiculous grind-fest unless you put money into it. Let's say, for example, that you want to have some sort of weapon with a scope on it so you can see those tiny little ant-people a little better. Well man, you better be willing to shell out some money, or you're going to spend weeks plugging away trying to get the coin you need to purchase one. It's way over the top when you consider other free to play games that are currently available. I'm sure some people would think it's worth it, but I just don't have that kind of time.
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Rick
12.6 hrs
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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wolfeboy316
7.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
Eh
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bagel
34.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
shoot shoot shottthstott lvl up
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Killbot772
13.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
Really good game lots of potential and fun only thing is no one knows how to play the game.
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ELITE OREO BONG
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
this ♥♥♥♥♥ makes me ♥♥♥♥ like a well trained hoe
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flyfree|Eu20016
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
I dont like this game, i dont recommend it. Unless you like waisting time.
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DaveTheCat
31.8 hrs
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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Lerch2000
44.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
My reasons are my own so I cant recommend this title to anyone, make your own judgement. The game is fine and entertaining the only down fall for this title as far as the game goes are the plane controls they are just bad and probly should be redone. The Management on the other hand is where my problem lies ... but reguardless I do hope you enjoy it.
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Feeling
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
cannot shoot while leaning on balcony :< i can only stand there and watch the enemy shoot me right in the face
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
This game has an unforgiving matchmaking system: after you play with newbies like yourself for 10 hours roughly, it will matchmake you with players with all kinds of high-level weapons and tanks and god knows what else. You'll have to grind hundreds of hours(literally!) or pay real money if you want not to just be a frag on a tiny bicicleta.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
this game has such a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ grind it's unbelievable
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
TO BATTLE!
wait ~1 mins to start
wait another 70 seconds for round to start
ring ring bike
f1 to report that guy
battle ends after 3 mins even though i wait 4 to get in
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Everything terrible has already been said about this game, and rightly so. It only took until 2 hours of game time for it to bore me and annoy me. Heres some points that i took from the game:

- Just about every shooter game on the planet allows you to start off with a pistol, not this game, you gotta grind for it
- The grind to unlock weapons is absolutley tedious
- The starting weapons are poor and are out performed by every other weapon (which someone can pay for)
- Fixed spawnpoints miles away from the battle, youll have to grind if you want to parachute into the cap point
- Servers are usually down or the wait time is enough to make me not want to play at all.

Poorly thought out game in general, id recomend Rising Storm or Red Orchestra 2 for something worth your money.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
an easy game if you pay real money for stuff or just have a ton of extra time and for me the team size is way waaay too small for the map sizes, there is always 3/4ths of the map you will never see/be on.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
The most simply I can explain is that it's something something quite like a mix of battlefield and call of duty but with weird movement, well it does have slow bullet syndrom like CoD where bullets travel 1/2 the speed of a side-step. One other complaint I have is that it feels like a paintball match and even an unorganised one at that, you just easily just run into enemy lines like you're going on a picnic, feels as much like war as a match with airsoft guns.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Ze germans rode ze bikes into ze war and got corpse-launched into space, 8/8 m8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.2 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Dont fall for this game, read the negitive reviews with 1000's of hours played.

Pay 2 Win, full out P2W. A handfull of dollars will make you the super solider that everyone dreams of. From highly overpowered weapons to even vehicles with massive advantages. For example, F2P tank vs P2W tank....no chance, not even with the F2P tank getting the drop on the P2W tank.

Unnecessary grinding, you would think these devs are ♥♥♥♥ing mobile game devs. Fire your weapon once...welp now every part of that weapon needs repairs and that costs ingame currency....that you never have enough of...Hell you even need to buy your ammo for a match. Are you a sniper? well then ♥♥♥♥ YOU, because your income to cost will almost never make up for it. Fired a tank shell.....RIP several hours of grinding. Tossed a grenade? More like tossed your wallet at the enemy.

Super poor optimization, even with an 8core CPU, 16gb of RAM, and a GTX 780, this ♥♥♥♥ still lags and underpreforms. Go look at the system requirements, just about any computer made in the last 5 years will soar past the min specs and anything made in the last 3 should be able to max out the game with no issue at all....but that is a lie, the engine of the game just sucks. Its dated, its poorly coded, buggy, and just not optimized at all. This game was in beta since 2012, been on steam since 2014.

The devs have a "♥♥♥♥ you, we own the game" attitude towards the players, if you get falsely banned (and it happens too often) the devs will not even look into your account, they will tell you that they banned you and thats that. Players who spent $100's of dollars over the years who ended up getting falsely banned, are treated like scum. These people who funded the game, spent 1000's of hours playing, just tossed to the side and told that they will not look into the ban, will not even talk to them. Clearly the devs do not care at all, there is a big difference between taking a firm stance on cheaters and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ on the players because you think they are a cheater.

Blanace, Missing In Action.....there is no balance system here. You really think there would be any type of balance when the game is based on P2W? For a better review, I played a few matches, bad idea, its the same ♥♥♥♥, you would think that in a small non general controlled match, that you would have an even match up of armor and foot soliders.....WRONG, I just had a match where it was 3 squads of enemy tanks vs my team of all foot soliders....at least the match lasted less than 5 mins. People come to games for fun blanaced gameplay, but when you pair up a team of tanks vs infy.....its not fun, in fact the whole idea that you do not ever get a balanced match is enough to make me never play the game again. And I am not talking abuot the general controlled gamemode where generals get to pick which forces go where, i am talking about game modes like assault, where its a quick match between random players.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
I notice a lot of the bad reviews are coming from people complaining about the micro transactions. To that I say the game is free to play so in this day and age it's to be expected. The game itself is fun I've only played a few hours but without paying anything I've already leveled up a bit and unlocked some weapons and other upgrades. It does remind me of battlefield with some insurgency. I really enjoy running up on someone and bashing them with my shovel almost as much as I enjoy the shooting. Really no major complaints here, aiming can be a little rough but not enough to throw off anyone with skill. It's free so at least give it a try if your the slightest interested and make your own judgement.
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