Heroes & Generals is a Free2Play Massively Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where the United States, Germany and the Soviet Union all fight each other for control.
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Release Date: Jul 11, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“When we started developing Heroes & Generals it was with the intention of creating a game for the gamers as much as for ourselves. The games we have been creating in the past (back in the IO Interactive days) have all been shrouded in secrecy until they were released and therefore always carried a number of things that players did not like but we were unable to change. Because it is the players that in the end plays the game we think they should have greater influence on the development.

Since the very early days of the project in 2011 (pre-alpha stage), we invited players in to play the game and have involved our community in the making of Heroes & Generals and listened to the feedback from them. So it's a natural extension of the way we develop Heroes & Generals, to also include the Steam Community, by going Early Access.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're approaching the end of our Open Beta/Early Access phase, but it's still too soon for us to put a date on when we'll launch.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We're still tweaking, fixing bugs and adding new features to Heroes & Generals, and even though we feel that the game is now fun and quite stable, we still wish to get all things 'just right' before we call it 'launched'.

We do not plan to do a full server reset when the game launches.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We're in the end of our Open Beta phase, preparing for launch.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Heroes & Generals is Free2Play. We wish to create a healthy, solid and well-balanced game and community, where you can get a great experience playing the game, no matter how much money you spend! There is already an in-game economy in place, where you earn in-game credits and warfunds for being active in the game, by playing FPS-missions and/or handling Assault Teams.

You can also buy gold, which you can use to buy practically everything, usually it give you the option of buying stuff ‘early’, so you don’t need to grind that much. We also offer a Veteran Membership to accommodate wishes of having an all-inclusive package, where you earn xp, ribbon-xp, in-game credits and warfunds at an increased rate etc.

Prices are regularly being tweaked now in Open Beta/Early Access and we will most likely still tweak prices at and after launch.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We encourage the players to participate in discussions in our forum: http://forum.heroesandgenerals.com/

When you write feedback about the game, remember to try and explain your reasons. Constructive criticism will help us build a better game for you.”
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June 24

RBS – Reto Broadcasting Society

Every week dedicated members of our community plan, record, edit and upload or stream videos on everything Heroes & Generals. Some present new features and content, others teach players how to be successful with certain play styles, weapons or vehicles and some are simply good fun.

We are extremely happy and grateful that so many of you make the effort to do this. Unfortunately, many channels are not yet known by many and some players , who would like to, are not streaming yet. We would like to change that! Therefore, we are happy to present our newest community project – the Reto Broadcasting Society.

In this society, we will challenge you regularly to make videos with certain themes or topics, as well as built a platform where you can help each other with your projects and questions. We will use the existing forum thread Videos and Pictures, which is the already established place for all things fan art.

The first challenge is now online and we cannot wait to see all your submissions! Every challenge will have a submission phase; a time frame where you can post your video in the thread. After this phase is over, we are going to collect the submissions and for now a public poll will decide the winner. And now comes the juicy bit. The winner of every challenge will get a special prize, which will always be announced in the challenge description. For the first challenge, you will, among other prizes, win an exclusive membership in our Reto Broadcasting Society – Officers' Lounge or in short RBS – Ol, which is basically a step up the ladder from the public RBS.[/b]

In order to become a member of the RBS – Officers' Lounge, you will have to fulfill the following parameters:

  • 1k or more subs
  • High quality videos
  • Positive coverage and general behaviour within the community
  • Regular coverage
  • A good standing and reputation within our community

The advantages of being a Officers' Lounge Member

In the Officers' Lounge you will also get regular challenges. These challenges will follow the same rules as those in the public RBS, but every submission will get a reward for views and participation. The prizes for the challenges will for example include give-away vouchers to boost your channel, more goodies and cross-promotion via the official Heroes & Generals channels. Additionally, everyone joining the RBS – Officers' Lounge will receive a Welcome Pack to get you kicked off and ready to record. As an exclusive feature, we will sometimes grant the participants access to test servers and sneak-peaks of what's to come.
You can apply for being a part of the Reto Broadcasting Society at: rbs@reto.dk

What about Twitch?

We want Twitch streamers to be a part of this and are currently discussing possibilities for our loyal Twitch community, which is an important part of this network. Since Twitch is more challenging to organize and measure, we have not yet found the best way to get it kicked off. However, there will be more coming and we are keen to hear your ideas, so please share them here.

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June 23

Midsummer Event!

The team at Reto-Moto will be celebrating Midsummer this evening, and we wanted to invite all of you to take part by giving everybody a voucher giving a free one day Veteran Membership!

This voucher gives your account a free one day Veteran Membership and can be redeemed from Thursday June 23rd 12:00 CEST until Tuesday the 28th of June at 09.00 CEST.

Enjoy your Veteran Membership and remember that EVERY squad member with an active Veteran Membership gives a bonus to ALL squad members, so grab your friends, squad up and play!

Voucher redemption instructions
  • Go to http://game.heroesandgenerals.com/ or launch the Steam client.
  • Log in
  • Click the Menu button (looks like a cogwheel) in the top right corner
  • Click on the “Redeem Voucher” button
  • Paste or type in the voucher code MIDSUMMER16 and click “OK”

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About This Game

Heroes & Generals is a Free2Play Massively Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where the United States, Germany and the Soviet Union all fight each other for control.

The game uniquely merges epic first-person shooter action with a rich strategic layer, where your decisions have the power to turn the tide in an ongoing war among thousands of online players.

Players can choose to play as 'Heroes', fighting in the trenches, flying planes, commanding tanks and other vehicles on the battlefield, or take control of the war as 'Generals', determining the strategic direction and supporting fellow players by managing battlefield assets, army units and reinforcements.

The 'Generals' part of the game is also playable via the companion app 'Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command' which is available for iOS and Android.

As Infantry, Tank Gunner, Fighter Pilot, Recon, Paratrooper or General, your actions can turn the tide of a persistent online war, fought by players across the world!

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
Customer reviews
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Mixed (1,979 reviews)
Mixed (49,235 reviews)
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( 6.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
i just got back into this to find the Squad update had occurred.

played for an hour and i just cant even tell what the devs were thinking, i just want simple af mm.

became really glitched to the point of me restarting my pc
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( 28.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
Don't waste your time on this ♥♥♥♥ing piece of ♥♥♥♥ ! #$%^@#$%

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Mentok the Mindtaker
( 228.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
Has it quirks, but its ok now and then. Closest thing to battlefield 1942
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Storm Elite
( 504.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
Reto-Moto, the developer behind this game, simply are not game developers.

As in, they do not understand the most basic, mandatory elements of multiplayer game design.

They allow entire clans, and teams consisting of MULTIPLE clans, as well as other premade groups of skilled players, to be matched up against completely new players with unmodded starter weapons and no experience or skill.

As a result, NOT A SINGLE MATCH of the action game (the FPS part of this game) is EVER decided by skill.

It's ALWAYS decided by whichever side has premade teams or more high ranking, experienced, decked out players.

I know this sounds like a rant, but my hundreds of hours speak for themselves.
I myself have no trouble against experienced, decked out players, because I am one.
However, I play solo queue, without a clan or premade team, so I always end up in a team consisting almost entirely out of newbies and inexperienced players, while the opposing team consistently has premades from clans or at least 1/3 of the team full of veterans.

This is not fair. This is not balanced. This is objectively wrong game design.

Every single game developer over the past decade has understood this simple issue and does not allow premade teams in team based multiplayer games to be matched against solo queue players.

...except Reto-Moto.

Combine that with the M1/M2 and MG42 -- impossible fantasy weapons that make the game play like Unreal Tournament, while everyone else plays a tactical WWII FPS -- and you get a game so blatantly badly designed that not a single match is ever decided by skill, nor is balanced in any way whatsoever.

Stay away. There's a reason this game has been in Early Access for so long.

The developers have absolutely no idea what they're doing.
They don't have a single actual game designer on their team.
If you view their livestreams, you'll know that their entire development team consists of production specialists (3D modeling specialists, animators, texture artists, map builders, etc.).

They have no idea about the mandatory axioms of game design that every developer worth anything has been implementing in games for over a decade now.
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( 226.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
I must say, this game has changed alot sice I dowloaded it about a year ago and it has only changed for the better, I've sertantly enjoyed my 100+ hours on it and my idea to keep in mind is to ignore anyone who says its pay to win because its not, they are just lazy people who can't be bothered to play multiple games in a row or just don't do good in it to earn enough money. That is all from me
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( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
NEver waste your time on this ptw peice of ♥♥♥♥ its just horrible just go play tf2 or csgo
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( 24.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
Its a Trap
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Renero(Buying Skins)
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
The only people that put bad reviews are the ones that can't run the game because their computer probably still has Windows XP. And other people don't know what game optimization is. This is a great game if you can run it smoothly.
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( 5.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
Cruisin' down the street in my Bicycle, shooting the nazi's, hiding from tanks.
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( 1.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
good game!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
175 of 207 people (85%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,341.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
'Devyatayev' Update (05-24-16) = Big Steaming Pile of SH**!

I used to love this game and have spent over 1300 hours playing it. I even spent quite a bit of cash on it because it was a game I could see myself playing for a long time to come. But now - forget it.

I won't spend another dime on this game and neither should you!

1) You must now use Matchmaker for War matches, which severely hampers the whole strategic part of the game.
2) You are forced to be in a squad. I don't necessarily mind bing in a squad but let me have the option to choose - dont' FORCE me.
3) Once in a squad - you are stuck with them. (You can leave but you will not get the bonuses) If you have a terrible squad leader - too bad. You can't leave and go to another squad until the match is over.
4) You cannot switch weapons or characters during a match unless your squad gets an upgrade. On some larger and open maps it's nice to have a long range weapon. Some maps you might need CQ weapon. Before the update you could see what map you were joining and plan accordingly - not now.
5) Have an idiot on your squad and want to kick him? You can...but it comes with a price. You only have so many slots for your squad members and if you kick someone, that slot cannot be refilled.
6) Before this update I had very minimal lag on high ping servers. Now, even good ping will get you lots of lag.
7) Now with this even newer update for DX12...the game is unplayable due to the lag.

I could go on and on but I'm basically repeating what many other people have already posted. The point is; they used to have a great game - now they don't.
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132 of 157 people (84%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,027.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
Seeing as though the devs are deleteing all negative feedback from the forums guess id better place my thoughts here.

Heroes and Generals is a very ambitous game with some great aspects, Its fun to play and will keep you entertained for hours.

Here comes the but

The Developers of this game are so unbelivably bad at what they do, the greatest weakpoint of the game is them. After they decided to shaft all the vets with massive restrictions they then proceeded to sweep all negative reviews under the rug. Reto-moto is some Hitler level corrupt.

It seems every decsions they make for the game was made by highschool footballers high on dope

Do not under any circumstance play this game......you will leave feeling like an empty void of dissapoinment
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101 of 120 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,103.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
The game used to be great, now the dev ruined it and said multiple times that they don't care about community feedback. I would avoid this game. With the new update you even have to grind before you can play with a few friends. You have to grind SO MUCH for anything. You might get a few hours out of fun but that's it. With friends it would be better, but the devs don't want that anymore and put it behind a grind wall.
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107 of 130 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
537.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 27
The new update has ruined the game.Can't believe it took me 500hrs to realise this game was a grind.
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68 of 80 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
928.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 27
Dear Developers..
When i was find this game i was so excited and happy. It was really cool really funny really full of action but after this ''Devyatayev'' update?..

We cant switch soldiers and believe us its NOT funny!

This is a game not real military!
Why you guys take this freedom from our hands? I really cant understand this. Stuck in one type soldier. Whose idea it? You must fire him because he/she/they really dont know anything about gameplay.

And worst of all <if you a tanker> you dead? ok wait for respawn: 120 sec....................................

And dead again? ok wait again: 200 sec....................................................................................................

Dead? wait: 400 sec......................................................................................................................................game over!

Oh by the way sometimes some guys place a mine to your base and BOOM!
Respawn=Dead! And you can wait again without doing anything.

All of i do just waiting about 10 minutes! I just waited today for matchmaking about 16min. and in game waited for respawn 10-12 min... IT IS REALLY BORING! ITS KILLING ALL FUN AND ACTION! I dont want wait i want play! You made a great game but you destroy it update by update! I want back my old good memories. If you want push away players, you are really successful! This is really boring now! Im out.
Sorry for bad English..

R.I.P. H&G
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80 of 100 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
387.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
The game was good , realy good and realy enjoyed it. But then came squad system and they f--ked up.
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47 of 53 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,579.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14
Ok, after putting a LOT of time and money into it:

I got perma banned on twitch for asking a simple question, without expressing my honest feeling about the newest "update", which is basically another deep downgrade after "Adams".

So I've still got a year of veterancy around, they treat the people that buy gold to support them like sh!t - because the people are never right and reto can't never ever be wrong.

I've bought the veterancy because I had faith that they won't cluster♥♥♥♥ the game and yet, they can dig even deeper.

Here's a quick overview of the top 5 downgrades:

  1. First Rommel, adding INSANE deployment queues for everyone.

  2. Then they added pooled resources, making 18 tanks vs 18 fighters possible - ohh keeeh... (fyi that's still possible via matchmaker)

  3. Somewhere along the way they screwed up the shaders...

  4. Adams: Adding some weird as hell cone fire - ok maybe, but:
    adding autoaim for idiots that cannot guess where a gun will shoot at while hipfiring when all the bullets HAVE TO leave the barrel; that stuff even introduced a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of WTF - Headshot?! "bugs".

  5. And now... Squad 2.whatever:
    Could have been so easy, remove the class restriction on the squads add a "commo rose", so you can mix and command 'em like in Battlefield;
    but nope, they had to do it the "right" way again - I'm cutting it short:
    • removed the join friend functionality
    • removed ability to pick a battle (can't even join your own ATs without a squad)
    • making squads is now tied to ribbon progress - which is tied to a single soldier instead of a faction
    • added horrific fun with the matchmaker (wooohooo we need moar ping)

Final verdict: don't expect anything but letdowns all the way; 6 months ago, I'd have recommended the game to everyone, but now... forget it - leave the devs to their own ignorance.

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51 of 63 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
673.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
I normally do not write reviews, but this games idea of "balance" is just so abstract, the aims of the developers so ignorant and against their playerbase, and last but not least: The interface/s so bad that I simply cannot stay quiet on this one.

I have played for quite some time now, and I have one thing to say:
There is no balance anywhere. Not asymetrical, nor symetrical.

The developers, "Reto-Moto", are going against their own players, trying to fix the balance through not thought out updates (see the recent squad update for example.If you are lucky you get a "fair" match. Otherwise the enemy or you have some squads that the other doesn´t)
And then we come to the gameplay. Its a bunch of snipers with different guns, so to say. Snipers rule the map, tankers the building, and Infantry is just a target. Except Infantry snipers. Then there are "wood fairies" (players camping in the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ woods trying to get kills, nothing else) and the AT infantry: Armed with the completely unrealistic AT weaponry.

So how can a grenade that is meant to be used against light tanks destroy the mighty King tiger? I dunno! Ask Reto!

Now that we have come to reto, one thing first:
They dont like us, just our money.

For example: The censoring is strong in this game and the forum. Anything against the developers or their decisions is going to be taken down no questions asked.

War seemed fine, until you realize the recently buffed nation always wins.

Thus, the final statement: If you got alot of money, hate teamplay, like completely unrealistic gameplay, and love fighting 4 tanks with 1 plane: This is the game for you.
Otherwise stay far,far away!
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47 of 58 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,044.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
mark these words- RIP H&G May 2016
retoMOTO will give clans gold to keep them around (literally printing money!)

Dont want to beta this= social convention / anti casual / Squad 2.0 / fps < rts
I will still be seen in game cause i want to spend away what i saved
but reto can keep my warbonds i wont be around...
There are many helpful negative reviews i won't repeat all that, suffice it to say
you can find several hundered problems in the new update.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
292.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 27
it was a good game at start but the makers tend to make the game worse with every update. also the grind is way to long
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