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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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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April 12

Churchill – Inglorious Guns update is here with Johnson LMG, P38 and more

The new update named 'Churchill - Inglorious Guns' (named after the British soldier Jack Churchill) is here! Here you can get a quick overview of all the new features we've added for you! The Videolog will start you off and we then continue with more details below!

VIDEOLOG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF85B788IA8

New Features

  • The American Johnson LMG
    • The Churchill update brings a brand new Light Machine Gun to the game. The American "Johnson LMG". Read more about it here.
  • New German P38 pistol
    • Another very iconic WW2 weapon is here! The German P38 pistol. A modern, effective 9mm pistol that was generally well-liked by everyone using it! Read more about it here.



  • New American Camouflage
    • The uniform designers were hard at work during WW2! This time we're adding 3 experimental US camouflage options! Read more about them here.
  • Weapon tweaks
    • A number of tweaks and updates has been made for the following weapons to make them feel and play better; FG-42, STG-44, AVS-36, PPS-43, M1, M1A1, M1A2 & Kar98.

There is of course much more happening in the build, so continue reading for more details...

Other Changes

Here is a list of some additional features in the Churchill update.
  • After unlocking an enemy vehicle you now automatically enter it.
  • New Assualt Team images in shop.
  • And yes. The Swiss faction was an April Fools joke ;-)
  • Adjusted Day/Night time, so if you play at roughly the same time each day, you will now play in different weather settings

...and much more.



For a more detailed changelog take a look at: this forum thread.

Mobile Command

Mobile Command on Android and iOS has been updated to support the newly added Churchill update.

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April 10

Churchill Update Brings Americans Johnson LMG

In the upcoming Churchill update (named after the British soldier Jack Churchill) we are introducing a new weapon, the Johnson LMG for the American faction.



The weapon requires 6 equipment points and is available for US Infantry & Paratroopers!

US Infantry soldiers can unlock it on the LMG Assault Ribbon at Rank 12 as the 2nd Light machine gun!
It unlocks for US Paratroopers on the Parachute Ribbon at Rank 9.

In the factory configuration it has a rate of fire of 600 rpm and a reload time of 4.3 seconds and the magazine holds 20 rounds. Upgrades are available once you unlock them by progressing on the Johnson LMG Specialist Ribbon.

How does this great new weapon look?



Historical information

The Johnson LMG was designed by a Boston lawyer, and Marine Corps Reserve, named Melvin Johnson Jr. His goal was to build a more effective weapon than the M1 Garand AND a light machine gun using as many interchangeable parts as possible. Having a side-mounted magazine it looks a lot like the German Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 and they have other similarities in the inner workings. But it seems these are pure coincidence as both weapons were designed to try and solve the same problems. The weapon was primarily used by Special Forces and the famous "Devil's Brigade" praised it for its performance in battle.

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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!

Wars Aren’t Won By Tanks Alone!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU w. SSE3 instruction set- dual-core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 2000/NVIDIA 7900 or above (with >512mb RAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • 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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HeadHunter
( 197.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
Great game!
One of the best World War 2 games I've played.
But the game feels way too balanced between the German Faction and the U.S Faction.
Germany should be more OP than U.S Faction.
But it's still ♥♥♥♥ing fun to play :D
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vandale2007
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
Could be the best WW2 MMO in the world. but even with the worlds biggiest grindfest x10000000000, it could still be played if it was not for the p2w ammunition that kills it. MOVE ON or wait for update
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donald trump godz
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
PAY TO WIN
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Imba
( 27.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Hate the game, constantly dying to glitches and unbalanced classes. Recon kills everyone I barely have a chance to spawn without getting sniped. Terrible for new players and infantry men, would never reccomend.
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LordGaben69
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
bro, i keep getting some errors man....not cool man...Lord Gaben will send u to hell if you're not gonna do anything about it!!!!
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Candlejack
( 266.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
There are many negative reviews for this game already, so i will go a bit personal, leaving the facts to other people.

I played this game, longer than the steam time here. I started playing this game, when you had just US vs. Germany. And when tanks had just 4 categories, no tiers in each category. When both faction had different starting weapons and faction bound AT weapons. Ah yes, the unfair battles between the US and Germany. Sadly, US still have too much good stuff while Germany got too much nerfed, i mean, the US gets a third LMG while the Germans get a...third pistol. No joke. And the Soviets are lacking in many areas, tanks are few and not great, their weapons needs love and overall shortage of stuff. And the game have still only one plane for the pilots of each faction, imbalancing it more as each faction plane have different problems while the soviet plane Yak-9 is just too good, even more when you consider, that all planes have the same damn engine.

The handling of game mechanics is a joke with the Dev Team, they don't listen to the community and are not giving answers in their own forum. They managed much, but the problem is, that are too many designers in the team, not programmers. Which explains some weird hitboxes on some tanks and the sideskirts of the Pz4 are bugged, causing self destruction by obstacles, look it up on Youtube if you don't believe me. Spawning is another problem like the team balancing, just cruel almost.

The devs are changing gold/credit prices after their own tastes, without notes in their patches! Don't invest money in it, the devs must start working for it, if they want it. I don't recommend this from my heart. I loved this game once, but this love is long gone, since the broken promises of Squad 2.0 and Armor 2.0 will never come.
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AS.Wrath
( 1,003.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
This game has a place between reccomending and not recommending for me.

Ill start by saying that the game is fun, the feeling of holding down a church building as the last man alive agasint an entire team and going on a huge killing spree cannot be replaced by any other game.

As far as WWII games go i always will belive that Heroes and generals stands at the top of others due to its ambitious ideas. Having an Air battle being fought above you as you pummel enemy tanks with your panther from cover creates a sense of real involvement with the war.

If your looking for a fun WWII shooter that intergrates both infantry, armor and air then look no further, this game will suffice your needs However this is where i come to the negatives. And to cut it down to short, the worst thing about the game is also the best thing. Its too ambitious

From a small team of developers this game is no AAA title. The base of the game is huge and has much content that could be added upon. Due to the idea of the game being so huge, content for specific playstyles comes very slowly. Those who choose to only play aircraft have had the same aircraft form the very beginning of the game which can become stale and boring.

However this is not at the fault of the developers (at least now) i do beleive they produce content as fast as possible, but the fact that the game is buillt off such a crazy idea means that content will come very slowly, and this slow content production can hinder the game.

TLDR: In conclusion you should try this game for yourself, but dont just try it for an hour, give it a week. The more you progress and play the more gear you will unlock and begin to enjoy. However if you wish to stay with the game and wait for new content you may wish to go easy, because you shouldnt expect anything quickly.

(sorry for my terrible grammar and spelling it's 1am)
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ilan147963
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Awesome GAME!!!!
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Donut
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
It's a ♥♥♥♥ing great game :D Even tho i haven't played it that much, i love it.
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Aditya.P
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
why always maintanance?
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Lobster Theremin
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
stupid game, never spending money on that ♥♥♥♥
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EM3
( 201.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Great game
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Red Power Ranger
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
-Installs Game

-Loads Game

-Waits 10 minutes for a match

-Joins said match

-Spawns in and notices bicycle

-Continues to cycle to enemy spawn

-Runs over 5 people with bicycle

12/10 Best Bicycle Massacre Simulator 2016
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Nuuskamuikkunen
( 1,154.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Oh boy where do i begin.

I have the feeling as a long time player that the game gets worse with every Update. Reto-Moto don't really listen to the Community.
Community is very toxic time to time.

Here are the "bad" things.

-This game is not new player friendly.
-There is so many bugs which have been in the game now 1,5 years.
-Only 3 new maps in 3 year. I´m sick of playing the same old boring maps. (5 large maps,1 small encouter map and 3 small skirmish map.)
-No prober spawn protection. (Yes i know you get the 5 second protection only with infantry spawns, not when you are spawning with vehicles.) Spawn camping is common,for example,spawn camping tanks, snipers and enemy put anti-tank mines on you spawn area and you blow instantly, sounds fair right...
-The grind is so horrible the get new equipment, 10-40 hours grinding (without the premium.) to unlock it. And the money as well you have to grind to get it another 10-30 hours. Oh did i mentioned that you have to hit tier 2 to get in the big maps. You have to play those small maps over and over again to get tier 2 one of your soldiers, it takes 15-40 hours (without premium.) And when you hit the tier 2 one of you soldiers get ready for veterans players who have unlocked everything. Yuo have your first gun semi-auto(garand,g43 or svt-40) or perhaps the first sub machinegun. Sounds fair and fun...
-Repair cost is also high, especially for new players.
-No proper anti-cheat protection, you will encouter cheaters/hackers.
-The game has been Beta for allmost 3 years. I know it´s free to play and progress is slow and Reto is small company.
-It´s pay to win game. You can reach and unlock everything with real money if you wish.

Now for the "good" things

-It´s free
-Different roles you can play. (Paratrooper,Infantry,Recon,Tanker and Fighter pilot)

I will change my review if the game goes better after incoming updates, but we will see about that.
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Alle090
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Tried it for a short shooot while, and was almost directly ♥♥♥♥♥♥ of by many diffrent aspects that made me yell more at the game than actually play it.

The performance was good enough, i got a High end rig, BUT I also have 29" ultrawide screens.

* The crossair is not adjustable which ends up filling my screen THE CHARACTERS ♥♥♥♥ING ARMS AND WEAPON, just because I have a UltraWide screen

* Just trying to join a battle with is impoissible as only my game seemed to bug out and not join the other...

* They also have a system (anti cheat?) that BLOCKS the games input, meaning you can move, quit or anything... IF THERE IS ANOTHER WINDOW OVERLAPPING. Many ppl having issue with this in the forums too...

So yea, my experience of this game is NOT good.
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Blueyy
( 40.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
The game is kinda enjoyable until you get to level 5 when it becomes a mess.
you get terrible match making (3v6?) almost everyone is put into servers where they lag, and it takes ages to get into a game.

once you get into war mode you find out how unbalanced it is, US get M1/2 spam cannon and destroy everything in CQB. all the Veteran players have more health and upgraded weapons that kill in one or two hits... still locked behind hundreds of hours of grinding or... pay. how about trying to take out tanks, grab a panzershreck and waste your credits trying to destroy tanks, every shot costs 200+ credits and you get less back from the tank.

graphics from 2005 at best with massive texture pop and fog everywhere.
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Random
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
for an early acces game pretty good
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Sir Spaniard
( 47.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
I really want to like this game, I REALLY DO! But this game is nothing more than a cash grab. The game is littered with balancing issues. Playing as the Germans for a good 3 weeks now, and I have yet to win a single match against the Americans. Whether thats due to the quality of the players, or the weapons being absolute ♥♥♥♥, I will never know, I dont intend to play the game long enough to find out. Moreover, yes its true, the game is F2P, however, I'll let you choose, would you rather play 50+ hours of grinding against OP players with guns completely superior to you, or just buy the gun with the bought currency? Sorry, but I'd rather just not play.
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Petroph
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
I want to review this properly, but I cant. If this game stops having sucky servers where I can have a ping under 90. Introduce more anticheat measures against aimbotters then perhaps I will consider changing my review. Until then, this game can disappear and I would'nt give cares. Has potential, gameplay is somwhat fun, graphics arnt horrid.

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Big Mongo
( 44.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
I can not stand this game. After playing it for over 40 hours and stupidly spending $30 on this crap, I can rightfully say this is a terrible world war 2 shooter, and probably one of the worst I've ever played.

Visuals

The "screenshots" shown above, are nothing like the actual game. The real game is gross to look at, and incredibly dull.
All of the maps are quite similar, and are often too big for their own good. Ragdoll physics in this game are hilariously bad, sometimes sending corpses up to 30 feet into the air from killing them with a basic rifle. Plus, the explosion effects look fresh out of Battlefield 1942. They reuse the same buildings on every map over and over again, so every structure you enter makes you think to yourself "wait a minute, haven't I been in here before?".

The Grind

Now this game technically isn't Pay to Win, because you can buy everything in the game with the in-game money you earn by playing, but you better be ready to grind till your keyboard wears out. I'm talking dozens of hours against people who just casually bought an overpowered SMG for 20 bucks. Oh, and once you grind to that weapon unlock, YOU HAVE TO GRIND TWICE AS LONG TO BUY THE DAMN THING. I assume the game developers do this purposefully to frustrate you into just giving up and spending money on the weapons, and it clearly works as a means of money-making, since they've been in beta for a good 3 years, and seem to have no plans of making a full game that isn't based on grinding against players twice your rank, with weapons ten times as good as yours in every way.

Tanks and Snipers

Fortunately, these are not an issue in the early staged battle(which, may I add, are quite fun if everyone has roughly the same gear and skill level), but once you hit rank five, prepare to see a lot of kill cams of snipers from 150 yards away, and a lot of kill cams from tanks 150 yards away. Due to the maps being WAY too large for their own good, a sniper with enough distance and a clear view will royally ♥♥♥♥ you in the ♥♥♥ unless you plan on hiding in spawn the entire match. This is pretty much the same with tanks, who will mow you down with their MGs. But unlike snipers, who can be killed with conventional bullets, tanks are practically impenetrable. The only things that can harm they are the panzerfausts that only have a few scattered throughout the GIANT-♥♥♥ MAP, or a normal rocket launcher, which, you guessed it, requires extreme grinding or real money to obtain.

Summary

So to conclude, unless you're willing to spend a ton of money on getting OP gear that eventually will wear down and require you to pay more money to fix it, or cry in your spawn, don't get this turd of a game. Please, PLEASE, if you want a good WW2 shooter without any stupid ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, there are many ww2 games that are SO.MUCH.BETTER. Red Orchestra 2, Rising Storm, Brothers in Arms, Medal of Honor, hell, even the original call of duty games, are just a few examples that are better than this junk and actually worth your money and time. Don't bother
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196.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 12
♥ You love clunky game mechanics? [x] Check
♥ You love a mostly toxic community [x] Check
♥ You like hitting a guy 2 times with a 20mm gun but he kills you with one hit of a 7,62mm rifle? [x] Check
♥ You like teamkillers that shoot you, you report them and they kill you BECAUSE you reported them? [x] Check
♥ You like tanks that cannot run over tiny trees? [x] Check
♥ You like a REEEEALLY foggy enviroment? [x] Check
♥ You like moderators that delete posts and ban people because they speak their mind? [x] Check
♥ You love games that are a HUGE grindfest? [x] Check
♥ You like HEAVILY imbalanced games? [x] Check
♥ You love arcade games that sh!t all over realism? [x] Check
♥ You love planes that are freaking useless? [x] Check
♥ You love p2w ammunition? [x] Check
♥ You like to be matched against players that are WAY above your level? [x] Check

Part deux. Need more love. This time, check the [x] boxes yourself:
♥ You love to wet your pents when you sit tight in a TIGER and hear that horrifying "ring, ring" or "vrooom, clink, clink..."?
♥ You love to be killed by a teammate, because you attacked his friend on the other faction?
♥ You love that it basically means no difference if you use that x4 or x8 scope because all you will see is ... foggy grey meshed potatoes?
♥ You love it when you accidentally HE-kill a friendly troop and while you rush to type "Sorry!!" you already hear the "EEEEHH!"-report button. (And after he reads your "Sorry" he replyies "np". Why hit the F2-report team damage button in the first place?
♥ You love being called an +#+@!% by your OWN teammembers. (Seriously, thank god most people don't know how to broadcast a message globally.)
♥ You have TONS of money of - let's say a drug cartell - that you REALLY have to burn now?
♥ You like reenacting the motorcycle scenes of the movie "The Great Escape"?
♥ You always loved to see jeeps jumping over tanks while the driver ninja-rolls out guns blazing?
♥ You love lying down only to understand that you're now handycapped and your gun wont to anything you want it to do?
♥ You love to feel like a thrown rubberball when jumping?
♥ You love killcams that will always show your awesome hiding spot?
♥ You love being followed by a honking Kübelwagenstalker (that also features a gunner that constantly shoots you)
♥ You love not hearing the 4 shots fired at you from 2 metres distance but after dying you can even hear the reload mechanism of a guy 20 metres away?
♥ You love to watch an underaged kid t-bag you in your deathcam?
♥ You love the groundhogday effect so much you would literally die of excitement if you could play the same 5 maps over and over and over again? And over again, of course!
♥ You love to have to leave your tank in order to use your well earned binoculars?
♥ You love to face SMGs with about 100 shot per magazine with your slow G43?
♥ You love that cool cloud of whatever it is that your guns "breathe out" while firing?
♥ You love to ride bicyles and spam the ring, ring, ring, ring ... until a tank tries to run over you?
♥ You love to be spawned in a tank in the midst of obstacles that you have to go around for like 4 minutes until you hear the "chink, chink, chink" on the back of your tank?
♥ You love to be killed by obvious ESP cheaters?
♥ You love to spawn in an airplane that is already burning?
♥ You love to sit in an airplane that has the worst AI navigation system?
♥ Fog. Can't stress that enough. You should LOVE fog alot.
♥ And sunlight. You should LOVE to be blinded by the sun while sitting in the shadows.
♥ You love the red cloud that appears when you hit an enemy while your cool awesome trickshot was not registered?
♥ You love to sometimes need 4 registered hits with a rifle that does 110hp damage?
♥ You love to be scared of a ban because you published a negative review? (Seriously, how long until I can add the "I got banned for sh!tz and giggles" paragraph to my review?)


Well ... I have to say, THIS is ♥YOUR♥ game. Spread the l♥ve.
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Not Recommended
748.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 18
First thing off, don't let the preview screenshots fool you into believing that game actually looks like that. Those screenshots are graphically enhanced... meaning the graphics in the game looks nothing like them.

I started playing this game a year ago, in April of 2015. I have had 730 hours in the game. I have written 2 previous reviews for this game. The first one was a negative one that I wrote after playing the game for 2 months, and spent 200 hours on it. The second review was a positive one after playing the game for 5 months and having spent 400 on it.

Now this is my third review of this game, and I am sad to have to change my overwhelming positive review to a negative one. This game has been slowly going down hill for the past 6 months/updates (since they have an update every month).

Though most of negative stuff I have to say comes from the update 4 months ago (the Adam's Build).

The main problem with this game has always been how the developers at Reto decide to "balance" things. The problem is so obvious to everyone on the forums except Reto to the point that we all joke about it. We call it "Reto Logic™".

The problem with "Reto Logic™" is that they make the most absurd and silly excuses and reasons to do the most crude, unpolished, illogical methods of attempting to balance the game.

For instance, tank drivers can't initiate a manual reload for their turret mounted coaxial machines guns, or autocannons if you have a Panzer II tank. Reto claims that this is done for game balance... but meanwhile all other vehicles' support machine guns can be reloaded at any given time... Even the support gunner machine gun on a tank can be reloaded... So instead of doing something more logical for the sake of balance like giving the tank driver a slower reload, they just completely disable the ability to reload at all... and the only way for you to reload is by wasting all your ammo in your current clip which not only gives away your position, but wastes extra time.

Another example is the American M1919 .30 Browning Machine Gun. Most players complain that the rangefinder (iron sight) on the gun is way to optically obstructive for the gun to be used effectively, and ask for it to be flipped down. Reto says no, tells us that the rangefinder blocking most of your screen is there for balance. So instead of balancing the gun statistically, they decide to basically blind the user instead.

Another example of "Reto Logic™", is instead of simply tweaking stats accordingly they basically decided in the past couple of months just to make every gun unusable. For instance they have been adding muzzle residue clouds to all automatic guns... this wouldn't be a problem at all if they were simply just small highly transparent aesthetic animations.... but no they are large, densely dark residue clouds that are equivalent to a black powder musket discharges that is enough to blind the user.

Not only did they add that. They added a conefire system. Now you may think that conefire means weapon or bullet spread... but no... it doesn't. Conefire is this stupid massive RNG weapon sway, that makes it look like your character's arm is made out of jello... where your character is constantly just moving his arms around in a large drunk wide random circular motion that prevents you from ever getting an accurate precise shot.

So this game went from a good skill based FPS game, to a drunk blind pray and spray RNG simulator all in one update.

And if that wasn't bad enough... The game has extremely poor lighting and sun glare effect. Not to mention black hole shadows.

Where the majority of the game's graphics has this dark grey filter over it which Reto said they added because of "Pixel Hunters", where people use to be able to see enemy soldiers so far off to the distance... like 200 meters away where they appeared to be only a few pixels, and still managed to spot and kill them. So after adding this terrible grey soup filter to the game... most players a lot of times can't even see enemy soldiers at 10 or 20 meters in front of them.

Then add that on with the black hole shadows... where entire bright green, or whitish grey tanks can become almost invisible in plain sight when sitting in the shadows.

Then lets not forget the sun glare... the sun glare is unnaturally bright, and is static. It doesn't dynamically change intensity or shape at different viewing angles. Even when going into a shady spot where the sun isn't shinning on your character, you still get sun glare no matter what. Even if you're in a building with solid walls where the sun doesn't shine. The only time the sun glare goes away is if you have the sun at your back at an angle of somewhere between 175 to 185 degree .

Also this game for the past entire year that I have been playing, they still hasn't fixed the firing sound and animation bug. Where most of shots fired by someone else makes no sound at all and has no muzzle flash. This is extremely detrimental bug to have in an FPS game because it is literally the difference between life and death. Where someone can be standing literally 2 meters away from you, trying to shoot you in the back, and you simply won't hear at all. They might shoot 20 rounds at you before you even hear the first shot sound. Or a magically invisible enemy tank sitting in the shadows 10 meters right in front of you can be shooting its cannon, and you will never even know its there.

So in short why do I not recommend this game? Because the developers at Reto do not have any idea how to balance the game. They use the most bizarre illogical unrefined hack slashed methods to balance the game, by simply removing basic game mechanic functionality, trying to blind players in every way possible, dumbing down the gunplay mechanics to the point where your aiming ability doesn't matter at all since whether you hit or not due to the fact that your soldier holds his gun as if he is drunk and has jello for arms and its pure RNG base.

This game has a lot more problems than just what I mentioned in this review, but this is the stuff that you will encounter first thing off when you start playing the game as an infantryman.

Also if you're considering becoming a tanker in this game... just remember, the higher the tier the tank is, the more expensive it is, the more easier it is to be killed, and the more inaccurate it's coaxial machine gun is. Yeah you read that right... the more expensive and better armored a tank is... the more it sucks and easier to be killed in. Because the bigger and more armored your tank is, the slower it moves, which just makes it easier for infantrymen with sticky grenades (hand held anti-tank nukes) to run up to you and instantly vaporize you as if you're sitting in a aluminium foil toy car.
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Recommended
116.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 18
- Drove in a truck in the middle of the battlefield
- Enemy truck incoming
- Drives next to me
- I horned
- He horned

10/10
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Not Recommended
1,249.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 20
Devs are biased, favorising one faction, nerfing another, and not doing anything for the third. Every update.

Also, problems bugs are not corrected from update to update. They only add new game breaking stuff.

I unlocked everything and enjoyed playing every 3 factions, with more than 1500 hrs of play. So people cannot say I favor one side. But playing usa now feels like cheating... Playing soviet feels like a buffer faction with nothing really good (yes they got the AT rifle, but THATS IT) And playing germany will only break your heart as everything you used to like about them gets nerfed and rendered useless after a while.

I'm really sad about it, but because of the huge imbalances and recurring bugs, I cannot rec that game anymore.

Doesnt mean I would not recommand it again if the problems above are fixed, though. Yes, the game as it is is pretty much flawed, but there IS frequent updates. Who knows, we will see the upcoming builds, and I will change my opinion if things change (alot).
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Not Recommended
104.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 6
The game used to be amazing but recently the updates have just made it worse and took away all the realism from the game. If you enjoy playing realistic and fun shooting games look elsewhere!
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Not Recommended
359.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 6
I really dont know what to write about Heroes and Generals,

on the one Hand it is really enjoyable to Play with some Friends/a Clan - and with this i don't mean playing Staged-Battles. On the other Hand i can and will not recommend this Game to anybody else.

Here are some Points why i can't recommend the Game:

1. Sniper Rifle is usable as Infantry, as American you can get a 2.2x T-Post Scope on it, Germans got the 4x Scope and Russian got a 3.5 Scope. As Recons you can get a 8x Scope - but with a 4x Scope you won't spend Credits to become a Recon who has less Spawmpoints in the most Rounds (Just have a look at the War-Mode. Most Games have over 500 Inf. Spawms and then 24 Sniper Spawms, cool huh?)

2. You can mod the Bolt Action Rifles to be a One-Hit-Killers (OHK) - and to prevent beeing oneshooted you need the Heavyset-Perk. Every Soldier only has 1-Perk Slot and only Premium-Members can equipt 2 Perks. In my Eyes this is a Pay2Win-Mechanism. Not a Premium-Member? Okay, get the Heavyset but dont get any other Perks like...Spraying less with a Rifle? Better Hipfire? Nooo - become a Premium Member to enjoy this. Otherwise you spawm - move 100 meters - get one shooted - repeat. Also as a Recon you want to have this No-Kill-Cam mod or you gonna move after some Kills since they are coming to hunt you down.

3. You can Unlock- and buy everything with Money e.g. the No-Kill-Cam Perk. To Level-Up this Perk you need a lot of Time or just spend 30 Euros and buy it.

4. Overall the Balance of the Game (Tanks, Planes, Weapons) is broken. I can not find any other Word for this, it's just a Fact e.g. the American APC is large as hell and the Driver can easily be killed since everything around him is opened and you just need to Spray a bit with an LMG - the German APC is smaller and the Driver is well protected.

5. Forum-Posts with a bit of criticism get nearly Instant-Deleted. (No, no, no, no, no - our Game is fine! Everything is good - see our Forums! There are mostly positiv Posts! Yes, Funcom .. uhm Reto, it is! [innuendo to Funcoms Age of Conan Forums])

6. A Lot of Vets aboned this Game. They moved on since there are other Games in a WW-Setting which are "better" then H&G e.g. Verdun (Yes, i know - this is WW1 Setting, not WW2 but let's wait for Battalion 1944 or play ARMA + WW2 Mods until then)

7. The Russian Anti-Tank Rifle is a bit Overpowered. And yes, only Russia has such Weapon, as a American or German you need to live with the Bazooka/Panzerschreck but this kind of Weapons are hard to shoot at 100m+. The Russian Anti-Tank Rifle is like a Bolt-Action-Rifle. Spot the Target - Aim - press the Mousebutton and APC's, Jeep's, Bike's are down, also works very well on Light-Tanks and some Med-Tanks. You want to do this on 300meters or 400meters? No Problem! Oh and by the way... it also works very very very well vs. PLANES! Want to kill the annoying Plane above you? Spot the Target - Aim - press Mousebutton and see the Plane falling down, yay!

8. Cheaters and Hackers. Yeah, i know.. you have such People in every Game and mostly in FPS-Games. But since the H&G-Anti-Cheat doesn't seems to work... who cares? Also SweetFX is a Banning-Reason, so why doesn't the AntiCheat event detect SweetFX? You want to use SweetFX? No Problem - just don't tell anybody you do and you will be fine. Also Soldiers are better to Spot while using SweetFX since you won't have this annoying Gray-Veil.

9. Patches and Hot-Fixes. Yes, everybody like them. They can really be a good thing, but mostly you won't find any Patch- or Hot-Fix Notes. Just live with the fact that they changed something without feeling the need to tell the Community what they did. It also seems a bit of uncoordinated, open the Game ... can not Login and the announcement is done 30-45mins. later in the Forum. Uhm, yes... that's not logical. Why not announce the Downtimes BEFORE you put the Servers down?

10. Always the same Maps. To give you a Number: 5


If you are not quenched yet then feel free to try the Game but better play as a Russian Soldier. Don't promote your Soldier to a Recon (unless you really want to drive around with the Scout-Car or want Scout-AT's for the War-Mode) and please, do not spend any Money. Before you think about spending Money have a look at some other WW-Games (Verdun, Battalion 1944, ARMA + Mods etc etc)

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Not Recommended
48.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 8
Game is good other then being banned for 0 reason, wow what a good company.

Edit: Support response-

Hello soldier,

Your Heroes & Generals account has been permanently banned for using cheats/hacks.
We are not obligated to provide you with any information as to how you were caught.

This is strictly prohibited as stated in our Terms and Conditions, found here: https://account.heroesandgenerals.com/termsandconditions.aspx

Your account will therefore remain banned.

We will not be discussing the matter with you any further.


__________

Best regards,
Heroes & Generals Support Center
Reto.Gargamel



Won't even tell me if my new video software I had to get with my new card set it off because it did with BF4, but what ever terrible support/company.
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6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
190.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 8
After wasting 200 hours and donating on this game I woke up by getting banned for "Cheating/Hacking" still no mail from them to tell me the reason the funny thins is that I play this game rarely...
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
348.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 11
they ban you for having good games. i was banned for "hacking" when after upgrading my pc with new hardware and getting a good gaming mouse and keyboard and got banned. i do no recoomend this game. it is horrible game with bad admins and devs. i guess its cheating to do preformance stuff to a pc like make sure all video settings are awesome.

long story short dont get this game and dont put money into it and work on getting this game shut down
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
220.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 10
So, I've been playing a bit more, recently. And it has gotten better since I had last played about 6 months ago. But only marginally. This had made me want to change my negative review to positive - that's how good it had gotten. I had just unlocked the Sherman (Worst thing about it - HE and APCR [APCR is a NECESSITY. You can not play tanks without it.] took a while to unlock) and was having a bit of fun with it. As I was writing a positive review, I decided I should see how it is with a new character. So I decided to pull a raw recruit for Germany, and I'll say how fun THAT was...

So I started off doing the tutorial for the quick level and First Blood badge (As I had done when I was actually first starting off). I then hopped into a match and it was decent. Nothing amazing. The next match wasn't so good. The third match was abhorrent. I came up against PPShs, PPSs, and PPDs with nothing more than a stock Gewher 43. I was mowed down in seconds flat in close range, and in medium or long range I couldn't hit anything (Mostly due to not having the ability to hold my breath). I had just gotten grenades, so that was alright, but my Gewher could do nothing to combat the automatic SMGs, Rifles, and Machine Guns that almost every enemy had. And thus, I decided to change my review to negative.

So here are some pros and cons:

Pros:

- Looks decent, not amazing, but decent
- Very active player base

Cons:

- Everything is expensive
- You don't make much money, next to nothing when starting off
- Garbage starting gear -> Can't compete with anyone else
- Long grind between level to level
- Spawn camping is still a thing, despite devs trying to get rid of it
- Spawn protection exploits
- Airplanes can damage tanks with AP MGs, strafe with HE MGs, and wreck everything with bombs. All on the same plane.
- Infantry have a meriad of ways to destroy tanks
- Back cappers are ♥♥♥♥♥
- Para
- Excessive pandering towards long-time veteran players who basically already have everything
- Grind is essentially the pay wall. Pay up now, or face the grind!

Yes, I mostly pull tanks.
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Not Recommended
105.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 16
Honest Review (Early Access Review. This is not a final review)
- Good Graphics
- Developed by lesser known company (good break from AAA titles)

Reasons NOT to play this game

Gameplay
- Campers
- Tanks kill you from a mile away and there is nothing you can do
- One faction always wins
- Steep Learning Curve
- Maps are too large
- Toxic Community
- Weapons are not balanced
- Grind to unlock good weapons and then you have to pay for it (in game cash that is)
- Game offers you to buy evertying
- Yes the game is F2P. But The game de facto is P2W (Pay to win)
- Developers do not respond to community say
- Once you join a staged battle or war you'll have to wait to play with another soldier
- Once you join a faction in a war. You can only play with the soldiers on that faction

Techical
- Game runs on plugins
- The menu is slow to display data
- In game menu is primitive
- Main menu sometimes is unresponcive

Updates
- Developers shutdown servers without notice and always they say they are updating
- Takes long time for developers to update
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Not Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 6
This game is quite good in a lot of ways, unfortunately it fights tooth and nail to outweigh the good points with bad.

If you are looking for a simple drop in, kick around and get it done WW2 shooter, this is exactly the game you were looking for. Or not, because the cash and game economy are geared to ruin what is otherwise a very fun game.

Let me explain before someone comes up with the pitchforks and torches. Simply put everything in this game costs in game currency, repairs, upgrades, vehicles, the list goes on and on. Put more simply if it is in the game, you will be spending much if not all of what you earn from the in game economy on repairing it. If you go with only the most basic starter stuff, you can keep your costs down enough to actually build up a cash supply. This is because your economy rewards are based on time in match playing, not on things you actually do in match, and all your equipment and ammunition will eat into whatever you get from that at a very rapid pace. This means that unless you are spending large sums of time in match with nothing but the most basic gear you will not be buying or using any of that neat stuff you can unlock.

There is another way though. Everything, and I do mean everything, in the game can be bought for gold. As usual gold is the cash shop currency used by the devs to pay for their F2P title. Unfortunately the devs took all their cash shop and economy pages from the price gougers guide to pay to win economies. Not only can everything be paid for with gold, all the items locked behind the work of leveling and tasks for earning can be instantly unlocked with it as well. This, when combined with the extremely weak in game economy means it becomes quickly impossible to support anything but that basic starter gear, and makes the paying customers with their automatic weapons, bazookas, and Armored Personnel Carriers very obvious in every match you run into them.

Adding insult to injury, the gold itself is quite expensive compared to what you get for it.

On the whole, it is a good game, one I desperately want to like if not love, but I think not.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
188.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 4
I do not recommend this game for the sole purpose of unblanced nations. Their arent any itstanding bias that are clearly shown in the game itself (YAY RUSSIA ISNT OP) The germans cheer. Well its far from that but the unblanced I talk about is the unblancing of guns. It seems like 90% of the american guns are auto's or semi autos with very very fast rpm. If their bolt action their slow but they pack a hugggge punch (makes sense). But the germans seem to have the Gewehr 43 which is decent and adapatble but slow as agenst any carbines or rifles youll be coming aross. The russians use the Pssh or the Pssd Which is a spray and pray much like the american tompson. Im am a german player who can not compete with such great guns. They are easy to use (iv gone on several killing streaks) And I just cant beat the competioion. So if you ok with a somewhat rough but nice game go ahead. If you cant stand ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t then dont even think about installing as youll rip you d*ck off
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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 9
Don't even bother dowloading this game,just as APB Reloaded,it's a pay to win game,where 12 years old boys ♥♥♥♥ on you with they superior guns.If you whant to get some decent guns and clases you will have to spend hundred of hours playng a boring and repetitive game where if you have grenades or especially a bazooka,you will loose money that game...
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 7
This game would be great of the entire thing wasn't pay to win. It seens it would have had potential if they didn't make it P2W. I suggest upcoming WW2 shootings such as Battalion 1944 or Days of War. If you're willing to blow over twenty bucks to get popular weapons used during the war, this is a good game.
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28 of 44 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
175.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 5
This game is a complete let-down.
Why? Well, Once you've started you will already notice the obscene amount of microtransactions avaliable to you (To buy almost anything in the game)

Secondly You will have your starter SA rifle, Which is a 3 hit kill. You're only going to be able to play staged, which is fine. But, You're being put against players with some of the latest gear in the game, Or with stolen weapons of your team which are also end-game quality, And this will happen consistently until you have finally grinded hundreds of hours to obtain even a semi-competent SMG, Where you will still be put against people with endgame gear.

This game is a constant grind, Which dissappoints me, and probably plenty of other people too. If you're looking for a good WW2 shooter, this is not the place.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 12
Got spawncamped by a hellcat, some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ with a Thompson and to put the icing on the cake, barely got anything even when my team did win. Worst game ever, more grind than war thunder, 0/10.

I'd honestly rather shove my ♥♥♥♥ into a meatgrinder.
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
688.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 26
Put a ♥♥♥♥ load of money into that game.
Over 600 hours ingame.
Got banned because "cheating/hacking".
Never cheated or hacked.
Not sure how to feel about it...
Created new account, because this Game is awesome.

10/10 thumps down.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
150.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 22
well, 1st of all sorry for any errors in my english, im not from a country wich english is the main language

so, the first thing i have to say is that i do not recoment, but neither say it is a bad game, as there is no middle option i will give it a no because of the things i will list further on this review, wich there is a few

PROS

the game itself is FUN WITH FRIENDS and have that in mind, if you love ww2 games with realism, this is for you, vision itself can be hard because of shrubery and all that stuff, camo sometimes can make you 100% invisible for the whole match, the game mechanics are solid, bullets are not insta hit and will form an arc if you shoot too far, as a tanker i can say that it is rewarding to have those 1km+ fights just to see how well that works, vehicles themselves got a fair cuantity of details wich make them unique and diferent from other factions (in good and bad ways), every single faction plays diferent from the other, sometimes you will find that for example certain plane got a certain thing, as the other faction plane is totaly diferent, every single soldier that plays well can make the match a victory, this game have strong team work, a soldier that destroys a single tank can turn the fight around completely, factions have diferent guns as well, weaponry in general is interesting too, a fair bit of variety is offered to you in these 3 factions, some of them having unique guns like anti tank rifles, auto carbines, high fire rate machine guns and so on

CONS

well.... lets beggin by the start of the game itself, you have a rifle wich is very bad for the new players, nor care how skilled you think you are with semi autos, other players will aways get you with better weapons, "oh, but the matchmaker will make that not happen"... wich matchmaker? you will EVER fight high rank if not max players, with guns that are extremely overpowered, literaly giving you 0 seconds to react, that type of "point, click, kill" gun, but then you must be asking yourself how to get one of these and well.... grind, lots of grind, so much grind that you will probably say "♥♥♥♥ it" before you get to what you want, ok lets supose you are american and you want an auto carbine, wich is an extremely overpowered weapon, to get that you need to use your 1st rifle for about.... i dunno, 200 missions? victories of course, defeats are extremely bad, if you died a lot or used your gear (spawn cars, tanks, planes or just shoot a lot/throw explosives) there is a change that you will go negative in cash, repairs can be insanely high with modded weapons making it unforgivable to lose, wich comes to the tryhards, most of playes (solid 60% in USA) will be incredibly anoying when losing, spawn camp, OP weapons and so on "oh but they are just playing good" you will say that untill you fight 10 high rankers with OP guns vs your team of new players, wich comes to faction unbalance, ive played all factions so far, as a german tanker i can say "plz spot enemy armor" and it will be a rave of money to me, if you are competitive and dont like to lose go straight germany, out of 10 wars they win 9 ever, if you go usa expect a fair game, if you go rrusia expect to get destroyed, barely any experienced player there and very low population, sometimes you will find yourself you and you friend as pilots, vs 5 enemy infantry, what the ♥♥♥♥? and even worse actualy, there is so much bad stuff that i could say, i gues i should say it all but then the review would be too negative, but a last thing i can say is: remeber that horrible grind of the OP weapons? if you put cash in you can literaly have ALL THE OP GEAR in a lvl 1 character, everything unlocked, absolutely everything i mean, max lvl tanks, 100% modded weapons and so on

but then why not continue? 70% of the bad things you wont bother if you play with a friend of if you realy enjoy ww2 experience games

now about the "BETA" thing, this game still have a lot to fix, add, nerf and buff but i can tell you it does not feel like a beta anymore, probably just another eternal beta like hawken or maybe not, who knows, overall i have fun in this game, but the bad points make it a bad decision to play alone, you will have your good moments, but you should ever expect to win as a german or to get smashed by them
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Not Recommended
521.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 15
Okay...so you're looking for a 'better' WW2 shooter. I'm going to tell you right now this isn't it. The pictures, the 'updates', and the epic look of tanks and infantry rolling out...isn't. Imagine this instead. You spawn in randomly. Poof, out of no where. You spend the first 2 minutes of the game roaming and capping, and only then do you get to start the fire fights. Which are hardly any good anyway... You aim, you fire, you kill...blah blah--oh wait, was that your team mate? No worries, he's immune to bullets, but throw explosives at him and he dies... (Kind of lame friendly fire system if you ask me...) Hey nice K98 you got there...too bad the sight is the size of a grain of salt and you can't aim properly with it. In all seriousness though, things could be a whole ton better...

Spawn points! Horribly placed...main objectives being captured? It puts you WAY too far away for you to be a threat of ANY kind if you come up against a player who knows the spawn locations...in minor points it dosen't even let you spawn into that area to help defend. No, now you've got to spawn at the OTHER control point and take a long walk, drive and risk being blown up by a tank, plane, mine...or just sit there and try to defend that one.

Maps? The maps would be great if the same building wasn't used IN EVERY SINGLE ONE. I can understand reuseable buildings, but they don't even change them...nothing is changed. All they really do is have these model houses, slap them together across a random map, and then call it finished. Hills, cliffs, terrain...all look lumpy and edgy. While decent, it's still an eye soure.

Vehicles! Yes, you can drive...but better not run into anything. One tree and you can be rather dead...nothing happens to the tree though. Can't knock it over or anything...just sits there as a prop cover, in fact most things on the map are stationary and will never move... You can break glass...but don't count on rifle butting it. Unless you have a melee weapon you get to shoot at it to bust it open. HE shells also have very little effect on glass at times...as in one pane of glass breaks from a 50mm High Explosive Shell... Aditionaly the vehicles are very vulnerable. You get shot out or destroyed very easily by anyone with an anti-tank weapon or just a machinegun. To make things worse everyone gets their own Keep and Kubel spawns, so everyone has them...and everyone uses them for one person. To make things even more horrible the enemy will sometimes field high level tanks and your team only has low level ones...making the match one sidded and no fun for anyone...at least for me it's not very fun killing a bunch of M2A2s with a T38 impervious to their fire...

Weapons? A whole ton of them. Pistols, Rifles, Bolt-Action, SMG, LMG, Mounted MGs, Tank guns, bazookas...bombs...grenades everything! Problem again is this is player/level based, so if you get stuck with a lot of people training up their lower level characters you're screwed big time...there really is no restriction on the players or matches, so you can end up with the entire enemy team fielding oneshot rifles...hurray...(might as well just play Verdun.)

So it sounds decent, has bugs to work out, right? Why not play it? My reasoning...first of all the grind. The grind is overly huge. You have near 100 badges to fill out 12 times each, all of which getting progressively harder each time you level them...and some of them you can't even have. They are ENEMY WEAPON BADGES!...for a weapon you have to 1:steal,2:kill with,3:not die...

Secondly, I can't see anything... If you get on a dark map it's only 10 times harder to see ANY target. Houses look like big black boards at which you can't see anything infront of it. Tanks look like the giant rocks, heads look like grass blades...and so on. It's a 'Where's Waldo' every single time you play...and that's no fun. I came here to aim and shoot, not search through thousands of meters of map for ONE guy to shoot at.

Maps are huge...too huge in fact. 20% of the map is used 80% of the time, while the other 80% of the map is used for flankers to go ANYWHERE THEY WANT...including straight to your spawn area...and there are a lot of flankers... They flank as infantry, tanks, snipers, anti-tank...anything...and it's not at all fun to be having to watch your back every single moment like TF2...except the spy has a bloody bazooka up your ♥♥♥ and waiting for you to turn around.

The biggest disapointment though is the updates...every single update I have witnessed MAYBE changes how the game works in a tiny way...such as them removing a slight zoom when aiming iron sights to help you see what you may be aiming at, and fixing hit detection...but they haven't done a whole lot of that... Take the most resent one. Weapons weapons weapons!, the one before that? Weapons weapons weapons! Camo skins, vehicles...they're nice but they still won't take on the big projects, such as making the game play better. I'm tired of spawning into maps knowing that I can not save my main objective because it is just too far away... I'm sick of never being able to see that one man in the shadows shooting at me, but I can't fire back...because I have no idea where he is. I'm ferious at being sent into matches which end within minutes because they just slap you in there without any consideration on how the map is going. There is no balence of power durring matches, there is hardly any gameplay in the stratagy part of the game, and very little has been done to improve mechanics beyond their functional status.

As with most games, the idea is there...the base is there...the community is there, but there are very little actions being taken place to suport the large game these davs have gone for. They're not experienced enough, nor have the staff to do major updates and do more then release two weapons at a time. I apriciate their ambision and courage, but at some point you need to face facts, and the fact of this game is it will be years before it'll get to where ever the devs/community want the game. As with it's genre, it's mixed and exceeding at nothing. If the devs don't figure out where they want to take this game, then it'll sadly in the forseeable future crash and burn.
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