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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February 16

Five tips on Close-Quarter Infantry

Close Quarter Combat is inevitable in Control Points – here are five tips on creating a Close-Quarter Infantry soldier.

1: Sub-Machine Guns & Assault Rifles are your new best friends
Each type of weapon has unique advantages and disadvantages. The SMG’s and AR’s are most effective at close range while being able to move. With their larger ammo count and their often fast rate of fire they are capable of taking care of an enemy swiftly. 

2: Explosives are effective
Explosives can be very effective to use – Grenades can help you clear rooms so you don’t have to engage with your opponent face to face. Also anti-personnel mines allow you to protect your back, they will trigger as soon someone walks over it.

3: Melee Combat can be silent but deadly
If you need a swift approach or don’t want players to know where you are, melee combat will help you out. With little sound they are effective at taking care of your opponent without anyone noticing. Knives, shovel or even the wrench can all be used for a silent kill.

4: You might need some wheels
Fighting in close quarters means you have to get into the combat zone quickly. All vehicles are suited for this, but keep an eye out for Halftracks and Cargo Trucks, which can be used to deploy in, so you’re at the frontline without risking exposure to the opponents between your objective and the opponents objective.

5: Consider using modifications
There are many different types of modifications possible. For a close range infantry it’s recommended to focus on damage and rate of fire. However, be careful, because you’ll sacrifice a lot of precision, stability and range.

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February 14

Meet the Developers – Reto.ChristianO

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. So every once in a while we will introduce you to one of the people behind Heroes & Generals.

What’s the story of the tag?
My imagination was taking a day off when I was picking my Reto tag, so I just went with my first name Christian, and added the first letter of my surname Oelund. It might lack creativity, but it helps if you pronounce it with an Italian accent.

What is your position and what does that mean?
I am the Technical Artist and Graphics Designer. I work on the more technical aspects of anything involving assets in the game as well as developing tools and pipelines for the other artists to use. In addition to this I also do some of the research for the stuff that goes in the game.

What was the best thing to work on so far?
This would be the improved flight model and new planes. Although working on the system for the amphibious vehicles was also oddly satisfying.

What are you excited about in the future?
Revising the armor system on the vehicles, adding more vehicle classes, and generally giving the graphics a facelift.

What did you do before Reto?
I co-founded FirearmsMod for Half-life back in 1998 and worked on a few other mods for various engines. Worked at Flux Studios on an unreleased title. Did some work for the Necrovision games. And I’ve spent 10 years in the army, including three deployments.

What is the best thing about working at Reto?
Besides the fact that I get to make video games all day? … well, it’s nice to be around coworkers who are just as nerdy and passionate about their work as I am.

What is your favourite thing about H&G?
I love the combination of infantry, tanks, and planes all fighting in the same battles. And of course, what other war game has bicycles in it?

What are your hobbies?
I design and build custom stuff. I’ve done stage props, build robots, build a life sized anti-aircraft gun as a game controller, and even constructed a 100ft long inflatable whale.

Favourite Games/Games that inspired you to have a career in games?
Quake is probably the game that really got me started, and it is a game that I still enjoy playing.

What are your favourite books?
Anything by Terry Pratchett

Random Fun Fact about you
A U.S. Major General once threw pudding at me.

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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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