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: Oct 18, 2016

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October 24

Meet the Developers – Reto.Circinus

You are already devoted to the game and know every bit of it? Now we think it is time that you get to know the team a little better and this is why from now on, we will present you one of our Developers every week. With all the funny, interesting and unexpected bits about each of us.

What’s the story of the tag?
Circinus is a nickname I picked at my previous job, it stands for Compass in Latin and is also a small constellation.

What is your position and what does that mean?
Community Manager, so I do a lot of work around the Community. I primarily manage all the forum moderators, collect feedback on the official forum and the steam forums. Next to that I advise Reto.Goonstah on various Information Security matters.

What was the best thing to work on so far?
Hard to tell, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of quite a few projects in the past and present. Recently I have started working on a project to revise our chat system, which I think is an interesting change and is fun to work at. I also find the public TeamSpeak meetings I have done very interesting (as well as exhausting) and fun to do.

What are you excited about in the future?
There’s so many things I’m looking forward to, but I am in particular excited for the update to the strategy game, which will make it a lot more challenging and interesting to play on the War Map.

What did you do before Reto?
I have worked at a different game before, Runes of Magic, a MMORPG developed by Runewaker and published by Frogster Online Gaming (and later Gameforge). I worked as a Moderator and Quality Assurance there.

What is the best thing about working at Reto?
Without a doubt, the colleagues. The working atmosphere is incredibly comfortable and everyone is very open to discussions about things.

What is your favourite thing about H&G?
What attracted me the most to H&G was the bicycles… I am Dutch after all 😉

What are your hobbies?
I love playing this game! I am also a volunteer at scouting, where I am closely involved to ensure the building and the materials remain in good shape, and I am leading girls from the age of 11-15. I also am a good singer, which I regularly proof on my clan’s teamspeak. Ask them about it 😉

Favourite Games/Games that inspired you to have a career in games?
I’d say America’s Army was one of the games which truly got me passionate about games. It was not until Runes of Magic however, that I decided that working in the gaming industry was actually an option that even turned out to be so much fun.

What’s your favourite film
I am a true film and series lover. I watch everything, from drama to war and romance to thrillers. I’d say ‘Gladiator’ is probably one of my favorite movies of all times, but there’s many more on that list and many series like Dragon Ball, How I Met Your Mother and others …

Random Fun Fact about you
When I went live on the Devstream, pretty much my entire family was watching the stream just to watch me talk about a game they don’t understand.

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October 20

Five tips to improve your starter weapon

Having trouble killing your opponent with your starter weapon? Say no more and start reading these five tips to improve your starter weapon.

1. Aim for the kill

Shooting limbs or shooting heads – it makes a big difference when you want to kill your opponent as fast as possible. Bullets to arms and legs inflict the least damage to a soldier. Try aiming for the chest, it is a nice big target. If you have a steady hand, aim for the head. A bullet to the head is always a guaranteed kill.

2. Bring extra bullets to the fight

If you have a lot of targets to shoot at, you may run out of ammunition. Getting fresh ammunition can be a dangerous thing to do, so why not carry some extra ammunition with you. You can add more (or less) ammunition pouches to your weapon. Beware: Extra pouches increase equipment points required to equip the weapon.

3. Upgrade your weapon

Your starter weapon (SVT-40, M1 Garand or Gewehr 43) is already a powerful weapon, but with the use of upgrades you can enhance it to your liking. Without any upgrades it requires three shots to the chest to kill an opponent. However, there are upgrades available that allow you to make a kill with only two shots to the chest. Every upgrade has an upside and a downside.

For example the Scout II-s barrel increases the damage and range of your weapon, but decreases the precision and stability.

The downside effects are noticeable, but the benefit of the extra damage and range will make you a lot more powerful on the battlefield. Be careful though, upgrades wear out and you'll need credits or gold to repair them if you want to keep using them.

4. Improve your rate of Fire

Other upgrade options as the one described above is the rate of fire. If you find that your weapon is not firing fast enough, you can decide to for example equip the 'Field Trigger Job'. It provides extra rate of fire for your weapon, but at the cost of stability of your weapon.

5. Enhance Precision or equip a Scope

You can enhance the precision of your starter weapon by upgrading it with a Field Adjusted Sight, making it easier to hit your targets. Or you can equip a Scope – perfect if you wish to use the gun on longer distances, but not always the optimal solution for close combat.

Quick extra tips
  • The more upgrades you equip, the more expensive your repairs will be. So make sure that you feel, that the upgrades you choose improve the experience you have with the weapon.
  • You can name your weapon! The name of your weapon will be shown to the player you kill.

This is part of a series of blogposts focusing on tips and tricks for playing Heroes & Generals and getting the most out of your gaming experience. The series will feature content for both newcomers and veterans alike.

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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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58 of 75 people (77%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,083.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
These devs are spawns of cancerous tumors which morphed into humans and then somehow learned how to press buttons on a computer and somehow made a fairly addictive video game.

This is a game I want to love, and I spend tons and tons of hours on it, but I cannot in good faith recomend it to anyone else. The stress, hairpulling, raging, broken cabinets, and verbally abused lovers are not something I can recomend to another gamer. The game itself has a solid base, but the frustrations that come with it are just to much.

Little problems that would take 30 minutes of actual work to fix come in MASSIVE patch increments which are usually MONTHS apart, meaning if you invest in the game, you continue to play the game and experience these minor frustrations that could be fixed at the flick of a switch ( ie: spawns, costs, resources for the generals tab). at this point i can't believe they ever added a third faction.

When something DOES get patched, it feels like in the process the devs trample over every inch of coding in their game in the process, and ♥♥♥♥ up all sorts of stuff. It's difficult to give specific examples of this because i'd have to remember every patch ever, but frankly, every time they patch this game I say to myself "Wow, this is bad, it really can't get any worse than this at least", and EVERY time I am wrong. Game just fully released and moved out of the "BETA" phase (which means nothing) and is on a rapid spiral downward. It is free to play, if you MUST play, DO NOT SPEND MONEY.
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24 of 35 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
123.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
This game is a lot of fun if you play in the morning but once the kids show up the cheats are too common and destroys the game. In the morning the shots are realistic and in the afternoon and evening you get headshot from miles away and the enemy always knows exactly where you are all the time.

Check out youtube to see how easy it is to cheat. Too bad because the game is a lot of fun otherwise.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Heroes & Generals has great audio. That's pretty much the only thing about it that is not unbelievably bad. I'm at a loss to explain how anyone, anywhere, can recommend this game to anybody. It's horribly unbalanced, the UI is awful, the weapons cost an unreasonable amount of in-game money (and real money, come to think of it) and of course subscribers get advantages over plebs in a PvP game.

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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
56.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Absolute garbage. But i actually play it since i am the type of person who will go do everything by himself and feel proud of it. Don't expect smart teammates, you will encounter a huge amount of people who have ZERO clue what they are doing and have no idea or will to actually do the objective.

The game is a somewhat pay to win but with enough time spent you can also achieve what someone has paid for but you will go through a lot of one shot rifles, a lot of hit detection ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t not being active and a lot of unwilling participants in the war.

This game is grind grind grind and other than grinding there is small room left for you to enjoy it. Oh, and you also jump pretty high , something like in counter strike you set the gravity to 200.

Its a nice game to play very casually but if you are an elitist like me, steer clear. You will break your keyboard by the amount of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t you will encounter here.

♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ teammates. Also, there is a huge amount of people who have been scammed by the developers ( check out reddit ) so , don't spend money since you wont be appreciated or treated right regardless.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
175.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
They only have one plane for the airforce even though in WW2 there were so many planes developed and the jumping and moving mechanics feels like im playing heroes and generals with zero gravity. All this game needs is a fix up I honestly dont know why they opened the game when it still feels like a game still in alpha.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,249.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
The development of the game is only terrible. It is obviously accepted that russian hackers are tolerated.
Many pictures as well as videos were made documenting this unfair playing. It is ironic that during start of game
it shows you a "anti cheat cheking software".

Russina clans like "Red alert" exists of a majority of players definitely using hacks regularly. A so well
designed game gets destroyed by stupid management.

Balancing between fractions is no more existing. axis was nerved over the hole line. russians are able to kill
vehicles with ptrd with 1 shot whil others even with tanks needs 2 shots. As you can see realism is also no
more given.

I just can recommend nor to waste time or money in this game any more!

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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,067.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Dreadful. Good concept, but flawed implementation in its entirety. Full of bugs and inherently unbalanced. Play noughts and crosses instead
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
so 1xp for hitting someone okay. half of my total XP taken away because im not veteran (paying real money) okay just not letting me play when i try to press the "combat" button okay,

but making me grind for every little thing for hours on end and thrn trying to get me to pay to rank up. having to spend 40,000 silver to get ammo for my bazooka. having to buy ammo and repair guns NOT OKAY. shoving micro transactions dowm my throat every 2 minues NOT OKAY. making every little item cost thousands and thousands of silver or hundreds of gold ♥♥♥♥ off.

just put a real progression system in, take out the micro-transactions (which you wont because youre money hungry ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s) and make it a full price game. without all the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t of buying things like guns, ammo, vehicles, ranks, perks, ribbons, medals, camos, and anything else i missed and just sell me the god damn game like a normal game

Edit: I was lookign at my play time and found out half my time has been spent in queues.

i tried to play one match today. spent 30 minutes in a queue. when i get in to the match my team is at the last objective and withing 2 minutes of me joining we win and i get sent back to the menu. this game is terrible. 0/10 dont recommend.

Just get arma 3 and the IFA3 lite mod from the workshop. its a way better experience
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
54.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
It is a good game actually, but the only problem, and its a shame too, its that its Pay to win
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
51.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Heroes and missed opertunities.

Do you like to grind? Not in the sexual way but in the "you need 150k for a basic gun but you get 4k pergame even when you finish top of the scoresheets"

Than this is the game for you. Seriously I cannot explain how grind heavy this game is. You are looking at 10 hours of solid play just to get an upgrade to the next gun. Want to play tanks.. or aircraft? Thats about 30/50 hours down the line.. IF you haven't spent all your money trying to make a semi decent gun.

Now lets talk balance.. or lack of it. Want to see pre war 36mm armed German tanks get balanced against 1944 75mm armed American tanks? You may just enjoy this game.

Speaking of tanks enjoy 10 hours of play (added to the time it takes just to unlock them, then the time it takes to earn the money to use them) just to use HE ammo..... Yep, you read that right folks... 40 hours of game play, just to be able to use he ammo. That is of course after you have unlocked the apcr ammo. You know the only stuff that can pen chaffee's so long as they're kind enough to point their armour in the right direction, at close enough range, the sun is in the right direction, you sacrificed a goat. And even then you need 4 pen shots to kill, after the second shot though they have usually found you. Did I forget to mention it only takes 2 shots in return to kill you? Good luck running away.

Oh I did forget to mention vehicle repair.. thats about another 5 hours of gameplay added just to unlock your wrench... sigh. Of course you could just pay gold for all this.. but $70 or so just for a starter tank is steep.

Will I keep playing this, Yes. Not because it is a good game, just because there is nothing similar.
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Run You Fools
3.6 hrs
Posted: October 27
SUCK GAME ! all The Weapons need cash to get ,or u can unlock by LVL up but i played almost 1 h it still at lvl 4
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1.2 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 27
its amazing game
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0.4 hrs
Posted: October 27
Error: Can't bind to port 50009. Is something else using it?
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256.1 hrs
Posted: October 27
nice 10000000000000000000000000000000000 nice
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194.7 hrs
Posted: October 27
I have put some hours in this game, and all i can say its really fun and kinda addicting.
All the game mechanics and WW2 feeling make this game interesting.
5/7 would ride a bike again.
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9.9 hrs
Posted: October 27
ITS ♥♥♥♥ING AWSOME!!!!!!!!XD
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82.2 hrs
Posted: October 26
Well. The Positive Review did not hold Long.
The Game has gotten much more lively. But with the surge of new Players and Filled Servers.
Another Problem also came back.
Cheaters or well to be more Precise. Botters and Wallhackers came back in droves.
Almost every Game you have one or two People in the Game which are Obviously Playing with heavy Automated Support.
From the Guy which keeps Dishing out Headshot using an Full Automatic Rifle from Hundreds of Meters away where even using a Scope you have Trouble Seeing the Enemy.
To the Guy for whom Bushes and Walls dont seem to Exist as he keep Shooting out of or through Bushes and Forests without so much as losing Accuracy.

Today I was standing besides a Teammate. Which had alot of Kills. He had an Stg44 and was Standing on a Hill Slope.
Reliably dishing out Headshot on Enemies I could not even see from that Position due to Trees and Distance.
Nobody can tell me that this is Human level Playing.
Other Day some Guy of the Enemy was Sitting in a Bush which I could not even look into. I only knew he was there because he onehit me in the Middle of the Forest thus me going around and looking for him. Then seeing him Onehit another Player out of that Bush which gave away his Position. After I killed him I sit down in that Bush. Exactly where he was as well. And I could not see anything except that Bush in my Face.

Sometimes I assume that Devs dont realize that you dont Forcibly need an Invulnearbility Cheat to be Hacking.
Removing Bush and Tree Textures from the Game and Replacing them.
Using an Graphics Tool which allows Enhancing certain Colors or Enlarge certain Parts of the Monitor to get an 20x Scope for any Weapon.
This stuff is not something you will find when Googling Cheats for Heroes and Generals. Its something People with a Basic Understanding just use for this.
People sometimes seem to forget that the First Bots for Games were not exactly Cheat Programs for an Game.
But simply an Program which bound a certain Action to a Single Button to make them easier and faster to Execute in the Game without actually pressing the whole set of Buttons yourself.
You dont need a Program which does everything for you or which is especially tailored for a Game to Ruin the Day of Others.

The Devs Immediately Close and Deny that any Cheats or Hacks exist. And Close or Silence any sort of Discussion about it.
Reports remain unanswered because the Official Statement of "No Hacks for the Game Exist" cannot be overruled.
Now. As Discussing or even Talking about this Topic. I am going to Put this down as an Review.

Its Sad to be Honest.
Sure. The Game has some other Problems. Especially Balancing Issues as Germany is Heavily Disadvantaged in the RTS Part. And alot of Weapons are Unfortunately not very Fairly Balanced as some Weapons make alot more Damage etc etc.
But the Game in General is Fairly Good.
All of this being Ruined because almost every Game you got People in the Game which dont Play Fair and because the Devs Refuse to do something about this.

I know this is not easy.
Third Party Programs due to Running outside the Game are not something you can Really Control as an Dev.
And especially against more versed Players who can use their Graphics Output to Change how certain things are Displayed rather than actually changing any Game Files are hard to Deal with.
As this stuff cannot be Dealt with by reading the Program Logs or by Automatic Systems. This sort of thing requires that Real Human People actually go ahead Watching every Replay from Games on which such Actions are Reported and then make the Decision from a Third Person Viewpoint with Human Understanding.
This is Cost Intensive and thus likely the reason why the Devs are rather trying to Suppress Talking about it. Than attempting to deal with it.
But if that is too Expensive for them to deal with. Then Sorry. The Game is not Worth Playing.

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0.4 hrs
Posted: October 26
nise game
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630.2 hrs
Posted: October 26
the lag is real.... it may not seem like it while driving or running, but when you shoot someone so many times with blood flying and they one shot you, then you will figure it out fast. also the aim botters are terrible and no one is doin anything about. if you dont believe me then try and when you are about ready to throw the comp out the window ... think about it then. so many reports on same players by soooo many diff players and nothing is being done about it. the game is also bias agianst american troops, there is even a channel from youtube named Birnyx that done a spoof video on it and he is from over seas somewhere near germany. good luck to new players.... your about to get spanked.one more thing... zero spawn protection, no matter what they say, you will also find out the hard way. spawn killing for days.

forgive the typos and bs like that just read it
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2.4 hrs
Posted: October 26
I shouldn't bag the game too hard because it's free but it is pretty ♥♥♥♥♥
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