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.
User reviews: Mixed (36,475 reviews) - 69% of the 36,475 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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December 1

The Christmas 2015 Event – Tales from the Front Lines

Increased First Battle of the Day Bonus
From Dec. 1st. to Dec. 24th. each soldier will receive a five fold amount of Gold for the first battle of the day.
Weapons of the Weekend crates
For the first three weekends in December crates will appear on all maps. Starting Friday and running through Sunday, these crates will contain different high tier weapons. This will give players an opportunity to try out the guns they have yet to own.
Christmas weapons sale
We are having sales on weapons throughout December. From Dec. 1st to Dec. 8th. there will be a sale on SMGs. Buy your SMG today and get 25% off! – Check out the blog next week to see which weapons is on sale next week.
Limited Christmas SMG skins
These skins are only available for purchase from Nov. 30th. to Jan. 5th. – Available for the Thompson M1A1, MP-40 and the PPSh-41.
Christmas picture competition
Be creative, send us the best Heroes & Generals Christmas picture you can think of – christmas2015@heroesandgenerals.com. See further details at the bottom of this post.

As Christmas is slowly descending upon our boys on the front lines, we at Heroes and Generals would like to make this holiday season even more jolly with this short Christmas 2015 Tales from the Front Lines story.

We were in some God forsaken forest somewhere in Europe when it began to snow. Most of the company hadn’t received any winter clothing at that point, let alone new pants after the disaster with the cows and the Tiger tank. That was about 3 months ago, now it was almost Christmas, and some of the guys still ran around in civilian coats. But we did remember to wear our own helmets. I remember shouting “Claus, you stupid asshole, take off that friggin’ helmet” seconds before his head exploded like a watermelon bashed with a baseball bat. I didn’t blame Père. It was dark, and Claus didn’t tell anybody that he went to loot the corpse on the other side of the ridge. Come to think about it, it was a pretty nice shot actually. After the Claus incident, I tried to stick close to Père. He was already a crack shot when I met him the first time, but ever since he got that scoped rifle, his aim had only improved. He gave me sense of security here in the foxholes. Damn, I hated those holes, cold, hard, shallow graves – I couldn’t tell if someone took a dump in mine or if it was the rest of someone that was dumped into the one I was sitting in.

“Can anybody actually feel their toes?” From his voice, I could tell it was one of those whiny new guys that walked up behind me. “Shut up!” I snorted at him. “You still have your damn socks”. He grinned as he nodded towards my feet. “Hey, I wasn’t stupid enough to take off my socks after the thing with the cows” he said. “What are the odds, direct enemy mortar hit., Poor Nicholas – but hey, Merry Christmas”. I felt lucky that I at least still wore some sort of excuse for boots. After the thing with the cows, me and some of the guys from 2nd platoon tried to wash our boots and socks. Nicholas didn’t make it into cover when the round hit. We tried to see what we could salvage in the bloody pulp of fabric and the remains of Nicholas – I got some shattered boots and half a sock.

“What’s the deal with Christmas?” I asked. “Don’t you know it’s Christmas time?” the new guy said, “or at least it’s December”. “I couldn’t care less”, I said, “Unless you can magically pull out a steak from your ass”. I knew speaking of food was stupid. Ever since the assault on the town and getting cut off from our supply lines, we had to scavenge for food. It didn’t get easier when the snow began to fall. Noel had kept us alive with his stews these past months. The deal was, you come across anything remotely edible, you give it to Noel, you don’t mention the taste, you just appreciate it’s hot.
“Screw the steak”, the new guy continued. “I would much rather have one of those fancy new super weapons”. STG 44, AVS or M1A2, everybody wanted one of those. I was lucky to have one issued, others – like Claus, that stupid idiot – tried to find them on dead soldiers. With those words, the new guy turned on his heels and walked back into the darkness. If I wasn’t so damn cold I would have tried to recall his name, or at least remembered his face. But I couldn’t work up the energy, the new ones had a tendency to get killed real fast. It was them who put on enemy helmets, it was them who thought that cows were a good idea.

I shared my foxhole with this guy Kris. A kooky, huge, bearded fellow, smelled even worse than Noel’s stews. He had this weird talent, he could fart the melody to almost any song. So as we sat there in the darkness, I could hear the words in my head when I closed my eyes, while Kris did what he did best. Silent pfrrt… night, holy pfrrrt… night, all is calm pfrrrtheeh…! The rounds whistled over our heads, as we scrambled for cover, I could hear and smell that Kris had delivered more than a fart. Come on! – I thought to myself – It’s December, you are not supposed to use full automatic devices to distribute lead to fellow human beings! Angrily I grabbed one of Kris’ SMGs and sprayed in the direction of the enemy muzzle flashes. He had quite a collection of SMGs, among them was a nice PPSh-41, a Thompson and he somehow managed to get a hold of a MP-40. He was quite a sight, walking around with his many weapons sticking out of his brown bag, father christmas from hell.

The gun barked in my hands, the sounds, the flashes, the smell of cordite was all-consuming that night in December. I didn’t notice the pain when the hot lead cut through my skin, it wasn’t until the last round was fired, and an eerie silence fell upon the line, that I noticed the blood covered barrel and saw my thumb in the snow. I resisted the urge to go find Noel, and instead threw the still warm thumb towards the enemy lines. Merry Christmas assholes, consider this my present to you[…]
Screenshot competition – Get creative and show us what you can do!
Send us a Heroes and Generals Christmas picture to christmas2015@heroesandgenerals.com. The best one will receive a price of 2000 Gold. In order to qualify, you must meet the following 3 criteria:
    • Must be a still picture/photo or screenshot
    • Have a Heroes and Generals theme
    • Cannot contain any copyrighted material
Send your submission to christmas2015@heroesandgenerals.com no later than 09:00 AM CET December 21st 2015


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November 30

Zhukov Armored Ambush Update is here with new Soviet & German light tanks, Updated Depot map, New Soviet Ba-6 Armored Scout Car, new Revolver and more!

The brand new update named Zhukov (after the Soviet Marshal Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov) we’ve added a LOT of new features! And here’s a quick overview of the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy!

Check out this brand new videolog detailing the new toys and features in the Zhukov update right here:

New Features
Soviet T-70 light tank
This update brings a brand new high-end light tank to the Soviet arsenal. The nimble, but hard-hitting T-70. Read more about it here.

German Panzerkampfwagen II, Ausf. L. ‘Luchs’
Another great new feature is the last version of the Panzerkampfwagen II, the ‘L’ version aka the ‘Luchs’ (Lynx). Read more about the little beast here.

Ba-6 Armored Scout Car
In this update the Soviet recon will be the first faction with TWO scout cars, read more about the brand new Ba-6 here. 6 wheels and a tank turret, what’s not to love?

New Soviet M1895 Nagant revolver
A powerful 7-round revolver with the option to upgrade the ammunition to the large and powerful Leonov Medved round. Check it out here.

Tank Camouflage
This update adds another batch of camouflage paint jobs for tanks such as the US M24 Chaffee, German Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf. A, US M2A2 Light tank and the Soviet T-38 Model 1937

Updates to the Depot map
Based on player-feedback, heatmaps and other data, we have improved the Depot map to make it even more fun.

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 Zhukov update.
  • Stabilized German R75 motorcycle to stop it flipping so easy
  • Tweaks to onscreen blood spatter effect (toned it down)
  • Capture progress is once again shown in the deploy menu
  • Anti-Cheat updates
  • Upgraded M3A1 Halftrack graphics and handling
  • Panzerkampfwagen II, Ausf. C default ammo boosted damage
  • Panzerkampfwagen II, Ausf. C lowered magazine size from 20 to 10.
…and much more…

Ending support for Windows XP
This will be the last update supporting Windows XP. Microsoft ended their support in April 2014, so there has not been any security etc. updates for more than one and a half years. So, if you’re still running XP now is the time to upgrade as the next update to Heroes & Generals (in early 2016) will no longer be playable on Windows XP.

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

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

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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

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
    • 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
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • 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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560 of 747 people (75%) found this review helpful
108 people found this review funny
1,746.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
I wrote a good long review couple of months ago, ofc it was negative about this crap game, if I could have press that downvote button multiple times I would do so till my finger swallows.
So here's a shorter version of what happened and made me re-write this

I reported a lot of trolls and alts in this game and every time support either doesn't tell you what they have done or tell you this:
Yep, that's them openly saying that "alts dont exist" and that "trolling is OK if you're not in a mood to play properly"
Makes you wonder why would you waste your time playing this crap then, but wait it gets even more funnier or sad, idk how to evaluate this.
So on thier forum after I said the same thing from above a forum admin called me a liar (about support saying such stuff) and insta banned me for two weeks. LOL
After that I made a 2nd account for forum and showed these pictures and asked what will happen to the liar admin that called me a liar and banned me? And when will they start dealing with actuall trolls and alts?

Guess what happens?
Yep they perma ban the 2nd account without explenation and delete the topic
So I made a 3rd account, reposted the same topic they deleted (I made backup cuz I expected them to do that).
Aaaand this happens: http://imgur.com/a/gEz8Q
Yep turns out I was trolling.
Thats my main account, also they banned my IP adress.
After that I made one more account and insulted them good, tahts the only thing they deserve.

Stay away from these mentally disabled clowns.

25th Nov. EDIT since it's too long for comments :P

I was away with work couple of weeks so let me explain now to those why I made more accounts after ban.

First of all this was what ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me and other people that played the game for longer time, this was when I was very close to quitting the game for good. https://youtu.be/ueUw4jIvkTU?t=32
Did you listened to him? Good, I don't have to say much then don't I?
Now I understand that they get a lot of false reports and whatnot trash, but I am not one of those that send taht stuff. In all this playtime I sent maybe 7-8 reports and for 3-4 of them I admit I am wrong. But with other half, nope. So I do understand the guy from video but then again he is horribly WRONG.

Then some days later a topic on forum appeared about those alts amd trolls. So I posted on that topic under " " something similar what the guy said in video and what the support told me in ticket and how they don't do ♥♥♥♥ about trolls, tho I didn't poste the pictures. (NOTE also that for some idiotic reason nobody is allowed to discuss anything about support work and bans on forum, it quite hilarious how in game like for example LoL with millions of players, the playerbase decides about bans, but here where they have barely 10-15k active players at peak times you aren't even allowed to discuss about it, otherwise you get banned).

After a day-two forum admin appears on that topic, wham 2 week ban for me from posting on forum, reason: "LYING what support tells you is not constructive" (same sentence was wrote PUBLICLY in that topic by that dev but also had the added part "time to take a break" at the end of it), I'm sry I can't show you the picture cuz I deleted them when I gave up on this and well I can't acess the forum cuz of IP ban. But yes, those were the EXACT words for the reason of my ban when I logged on forum. And no, for the guy that asked for e-mail proofs, you don't get e-mails from them for bans, at least I didn't, only thing you get is the ban reason when you try to log in to their forum.

So that was defenitly the last straw for me. I was called publicly a liar by a dev and banned for what exactly? Daring to criticize their idiotic support? So since I gave up on the game at that moment anyway I wanted to show the playerbase what kind of people they are paying and for what. I was hoping I would reach to many players since I was a known and very good player and my goal was to more players start qustioning them and start putting pressure on these clown from Reto, because that's the only way they ever did anything-when entire playerbase "riots". And because my main was banned cuz of LYING I had to create 2nd to defend myself. With the 2nd account I posted and quoted my text and dev's response from the original topic, but this time I posted proof, the first picture from this review and my ban reason. WHAM, 2nd account PERMA banned in couple of hours, this time even the reason was not given and topic was alos deleted to oblivion. All I could see was "You have been perma banned from this board", something like that, as explained earlier I can't show you pictures cuz of IP ban.

That was just another reason for me to create 3rd account, their internet Gestapo way of dealing with problems pointed out in public. Ban, ban, ban, who cares about the problems. Anyway I reposted with 3rd account all of it again, same thing happend, topic deleted, perma baned 3td account but this time they also banned my IP and my main, the reason was as you can see in 2nd pic in review "trolling" apparently :steamfacepalm:
I gave up with my fight after that, made another acc from different IP and posted all the nice things to them I could think of. (This was the only account I agree I shouldn't have done, but you have no idea how I felt at that moment).

After all that I made this review. This here is the only thing they CAN'T DELETE and BAN to hide their failures and how they run their bussines and deal with problems.
And it is easy to know they don't do ♥♥♥♥ with trolls and alts since the playerbase is small, after some time you get to know all the players either by good or bad. And I did meet the same old same old trolls over and over again.
The person in the picture I reported was blocking line of fire of everyone in team, jumping around them to show their location to enemy, teamkilling, doing random useless stuff, had a score of ~1/25, had less xp than deaths, openly said in chat he is alting and won't help us and God knows what other stuff I didn't even see him doing.
But hey "He wasn't in a mood to play properly so it's OK"

All I wanted was for this game is to succed, the only reason this is still barely alive even after 4-5 years in BETA!!! Is it's playerbase.
A pitty, great idea ruined by monkeys behind it, monkeys that have no clue what's going on in their own product, that are too lazy/incompetent to deal with problems.

A pitty for 50eu I gave them :(

I am happy this review was seen by many.
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48 of 64 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1,257.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Early Access Review
First off i would like to say that this game have alot of potential, i have close to 3500hours both on steam and browser version. But........
Devs are not doing a great job on implentation. The grind is almost mount everest if you dont buy Vet.membership, which they keep raise the price on along with everything else in that game.

raising prices isnt a problem in itself, but when game state isnt near prices then it become a problem. There are many many bugs, many which are years old and still havent been fixed.

There is no proper roadmap of what to come where, that can be read in latest buildlog, but many times they leave out stuff they think upset players, ninja nerf/buff depending on what faction is getting what.
Lately there been a big issue with alt accounts that go into nmy side of match and destroy stuf. Reto's satnce is that there is no alt account even though its so obvious, but reto seems helpless to find a solution to that problem.

all in all you have to be a masochist to enjoy this, but if you are its a great game. i just had it after 3 years of play, we all thought Reto would stand up and grow, but alas its the opposite. If you report a hack via pm and send links.... boom banned. Dont ever spend $$$ on this game. Its been in Beta for 5 years now and graphcis are actually getting wors than when launched.
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79 of 128 people (62%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
446.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Early Access Review
Fun for awhile then just tedium and dissapointment. Every patch and update breaks more then it fixes and the Devs seem more intent on gougeing player base of time and money with new bells and whitsles then fixing things. On the plus side they do jump on hacking pretty quick when you report it.

Might get better might not but don't spend any of your hard earned money on the game and you may get some amount of fun out of it for a time, assumeing the servers work anyway.

Also virus's is a thing they add some patches and updates...just sayin.
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96 of 161 people (60%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
462.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Early Access Review
(This is from someone who mostly plays Staged battles and not the RTS side)
- Not Pay2Win, it's Pay2NotGrind
- Nice weaponry used (STG, M1/M2, PTDR, AVS-36 etc.)
- Maps are nicely made
- Infantry, Tanks, Planes, Paratroopers, Recons (oh my!)
- Infantry Only Map! :D
- EVERYTHING CAN BE BOUGHT WITH INGAME CREDITS! (this includes Veteran (premium) Membership!)
- Anti tank weapons are found around the map so tanks can be destroyed even if you don't have AT nades or mines!
- Higher rank of your soldier, the more money he earns
- Modable weapons!

- Not very welcoming for new players (stuck on SA for a while...)
- Tanks and planes can be a problem if you don't have the right equipment
- Currently, Germany is the most populated faction with most of the vets, America is mostly full of the newbs, Soviets is least populated but I find it's an average player base
- Got to pay for the weapons you used (mods, ammo, the weapon itself...)

- It can be overwhelming at first but stay for the long run to have the best fun
- It's like a "WW2 Battlefield"
- It encourages playing the objective and not K/D like COD
- You earn more money and xp for capping/defending the objective than just killing the enemy team
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Early Access Review
Its so sad to see this game at the point where its standing because this game has some really great potential.
ATM its a pay-or-grind game. Whats even more sad is that the prices are ridiculous , atm you need to pay 10 bucks to get 1 machine gun (speaking of the tommy gun). I would definitely pay something like 30 bucks if i could play this game to its potential but atm im not spending 100+ dollars to get everything unlocked.
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