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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10 of 14 people (71%) 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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16 of 26 people (62%) 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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16 of 27 people (59%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
While i tend to enjoy FPS shooters and the like, Heroes and Generals is just...Too arcady. The "level-up" system takes forever, forcing you, the player to stand still and accept your fate when hopning to deal with enemy vehicles, especially at the lower levels. I recommend just forking $20 bucks over and just playing Red Orchestra 2 if you prefer weapon balance and actual communication between players.
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13 of 22 people (59%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
248.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This could have been a great game, but it simply is not. So many flawed implementations and half-♥♥♥♥♥ systems that it really seems like the game is held together with just enough duct tape so that you will spend money hoping you will enjoy it more afterwards. You won't.

Every single thing in this game has a price tag (both game and premium currency) to the point where it just feels like a very greedy game. Fired some bullets that round? Pay for more ammunition. And to repair your gun. And if you used any explosives pay for those too. And pay to repair the jeep you spawned once, obviously. It never ends.

The game starts off moderately fun because there is a tier system so all of the new players are playing against themselves, which is more enjoyable, but it also makes the game appear way more entertaining that it actually is. Once you get into the higher tiers there will be no more fun.

Also, the game looks almost nothing like the screenshots on Steam. Every texture is a dull grey and everything blends into the background. The game HUD takes up way too much of your screen and you can not turn it off. Good luck seeing anyone.

Overall its just a very poorly made game, but the concept has so much potential that I have sunk way too much time into it thinking that it will get better, it MUST get better. It won't.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Matchmaking is ♥♥♥♥! Veterans VS noobs.
Very pay to win. New players cannot compete with vets.
Respawn timer gets longer as more deaths, so losing team is punnished.
Placed into squads in battle, can't leave them till it ends and cannot play with another charactor if on is in battle already, so no leaving a battle that is being spawn camped.
Paratroopers will spawn camp you, they are endgame lvls.
Tanks mostly are useless cause every soldier can solo kill you with AT grenades.
Most tanks don't have coaxial for killing infantry.
As a tanker, within a min an enemy will drive behind you with a AT rocket and kill u.

I keep coming back to this every 6 months, these probs have never been addessed.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
72.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
what have i learned from playing this game:
1. an avarge soldier can run for 5 seconds.
2. a scope to sniper rifle costs 130K dollars. And sniper rifle itself costs 90k dollars.
3. i can't aim very well...
4. equipping wrench or shovel cuts your running time from 5 sconds to 2.
5. german soldiers can survive point blank shot in a head with sniper rifle.
6. a shovel costs 20k dollars and millitary 4x4 jeep costs 25k dollars.
7. you need to repair your grenades , same with bullets...
8. my longest lifetime was 60 seconds. which im proud of it.
9. you die immediatly after getting hit in a leg with a shovel.
10. the "grind or gtfo" game feature.
11. did i mention that weapons cost the same amount as tanks?
12. M1 Garand is Sh*t
Edit : 13. some settings don't work.
14. a soldier has health of an old woman with cancer.
15. after getting shot , you can't recover. And there are from 1-2 health packs on an entire map.

I can mention for hours but im too lazy and i wanted to make sure that people will understand why they shouldn't play this game , i only mentioned theese because they were most important to me ( some of those were sarcastic but still...) , i hope that devs will change some stuff and make this game possible to play , thank you for reading my sh*t review

go play some dota now , or tf2 whatever...
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12 of 22 people (55%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
If you thought you knew grinding, just wait till you play Heroes and Generals.
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15.6 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 28
i would recommend this game but when i am on the road and i want to play a quick game, i can't because i have a macbook, it would be absolutely awesome if they would make this work with apple products aswell
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122.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Heroes and Generals is a World War 2 shooter similar to Battlefield. I have watched people complain about "Pay 2 Win" my entire playtime, and need to clear a few things up. H&G is NOT Pay 2 Win. i have over 120 hours and have never spent a single penny, at first you will struggle, this is a difficult game. However, i have saw people dominating 60+ with the starter rifle. All weapons have the potential, dont blindly buy the more powerfull upgrades, each upgrade comes with a sacrafice, Higher fire rate = Less accuracy, More damage = greater recoil. Once you reach Rank 5 you will be brought out of the N00b Pool. you will then face against tanks, planes and specialist forces. i suggest getting the American, German and Soviet soldier to level 4, that way you have a rough idea what you are going against before hitting rank 5. the grind, gets easier, your main source of income is your soldier salary, as you rank up this increases. 1 hour of game time give you however much, right now im getting around 20k per hour. upgrades are getting easier to afford. The game is most cetainly not pay to win, the amount of people stating this are the guys who just suck in general. if you want some tips, Kotton Gamer on YT is a good watch, he plays H&G. But dont let the noobs put you off. this is an Epic game, with frequent updates adding new Maps, gear, Bug fixes. the Devs are fairly dedicated.
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Quantum Silnian
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
3 things.
1. Nearly impossible to regain the capture points because of tryhards
2. Extremely hard to get new guns due to tryhards
3. Very hard to get kills because of tryhards
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Sept de Pique
177.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
while this game does tend to get a bad wrap from people that make it their goal in life to despise any game with in-game purchases, denoting it as a Pay To Win, and only spending the better part of an hour, maybe two, to try it out before spewing their hate of said game in a short burst of fire and brimstone; I personaly believe that this game is quite entertaining and would be worthwhile to check out. I mean for starters it's free, second, you are not forced to buy the "special in-game currency" before you are able to continue, in gameplay and as a plus, everything that can be bought with "special in-game currency" can be bought with the "standardin-game currency". That being said, this game does involve a decent amount of grind, especialy if you want to obtain the better vehicles/gear. so beware that fact.

P.S. as a side note, the minimum requirements for the game are a bit off in my findings, unless you realy insist on playing at 12 frames using 3 gigs of RAM.

With that I bid you fairwell and good gaming.
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30.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
Want to play against people with top tier items and modifications unlocked even though you're just starting out?
This is the game for you.

Want to grind hard to get those op as ♥♥♥♥ tanks and weapons? Great that will only take you forever because 90% of your opponents are trash and bought the soldiers.

Or do you want to be trash and pay2win?

This is the game for you
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12.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
So after two days of playing this game and 10 hours in I think I have played enough to leave an honest review. Starting out I was a little confused on what the controls were but quickly got to grips with the help of the wiki. In game I could hardly believe that this was free to play as the graphics and level of detail is quite remarkable.

The gameplay is fun although it does have quite a few bugs but none that will really spoil the gameplay. The bug that did annoy me the most was when standing near a wall your weapon would glitch and not let you aim. This also happened when lying down on some hills. Its not a huge bug but it's something that really could do with ironing out.

I also found that when playing as a paratrooper I wasn't able to use my gun on the decline. Now I understand that whilst without an open parachute it would be fair to say that you wouldn't be using a weapon but once a parachute is open I can't see why the character isn't using a weapon? Once you jump from that plane you are a sitting duck. I can't see real life paratroopers jumping without being able to use their weapon. Why can this not be implemented but lower the accuracy.

In larger games the deploy queues are quite frustrating. I was once waiting around 4 minutes for a team member to fall and I just don't want to wait that long. One minute would be fair but two or more is frustrating.

I have seen a lot of people say it is pay to win, which in a way it is and it isn't. You can quite comfortably and enjoyably play without paying a penny and earn enough in game money to purchase the weaponary or accessories you need. I played a few games without spending any money and I had a very good kill/death rate. However, due to not really understanding the game at first I did buy some gold coins as I thought that was how I purchased new weapons. I won't buy again.

Looking at the prices of the gold and veteran membership - it is relatively high and maybe if the prices were dropped then I may be swayed to buy in game money so I can get my weapon looking nice and unlocking some of the other weapons quicker.

Overall, the game is really enjoyable. I have loved all ten hours of it (despite a bit of frustration to begin with) and would recommend this game. I'm not a hardcore army/shooter gamer and maybe that's why I see the positives in the game - so if you are like me you will love it!

- Free
- Always battles to join.
- You can create multiple characters.
- Great graphics and very smooth to play.

- Few bugs still in the game that need to be ironed out.
- In game pricing too high.

I'm not sure if this is already implemented but I would love to see mic action in gameplay. I would love to speak to and hear my squad members so we can discuss strategy.
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Derrick Shitkicker
0.3 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 28
when will it be on mac reeeeeeeeeeeeee
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11.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
Hello everyone.
If you're wondering that should you play this game, the answer is "give it a chance"
If you want to be a solider on the battle field, give your little streng to help your country win the war, try this one.
You may not have op weapons, that's okay, life is not fair. Fight with all you have, and your win will be worth it.
Sorry about my English.
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1,904.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
Been playing this game for a long time and still loving it.
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Karl Gustav Adolf Decker
68.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
American Tank's are op af, please nerf.
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