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
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Mixed (2,714 reviews)
Mixed (49,173 reviews)
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( 1.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
if you have a ♥♥♥♥ computer dont dowload it but its really fun
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( 133.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
I played this game over 100 hours, I had my fun sometimes, especially in the noob levels (until you hit rank 5) where everybody has nearly the same weapons. From rank 5 on you always meet people with much better equipment so you have to grind a lot to draw even. But sooner or later you may find out that not all maps are fun to play (only 3 for me) and everything repeats again and again...
And especially because of graphics that make my eyes bleed and the poor matchmaking I have to say: Not recommend
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Billy The Kidd
( 30.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
Sadly this game has went downhill. It isn't really about the players anymore.
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( 17.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
Playing this game is fun but it takes a while to get anywhere or to even be able to play in wars.

I like this game but its PAY TO WIN because of all its deals.
This is not a easy game and the rewards from this game are small.

I would still recommend this game because it is set in WW2 and thats my favorite time period.
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
the ♥♥♥♥ing crashlog get ridd of it
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Baskin Robbins Always Finds Out
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
It always crash when im about to play :(
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( 0.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
Thank god its free.

Im usually really tolerant but this just no, its super complicated to join a match because you have to jin some kinda war, then a group, then be a general and more. Used to be grate but the update introduced content for $$$ and laggy gameplay. Used to rate 7/10 because its in beta but now its 3/10 as to join a match will take you 1 hour, and the its not even good.
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( 5.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
Pretty fun for a free game
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( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
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( 6.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
I'm playing with some friends. It's... an okay game I guess. Mostly fun.

Spend a few hours saving up in game currency in order to buy the rocket launcher so we can go and hunt vehicles. It works alright for a bit.

I run out of ammo, and need to spend more in game currency. Alright, I can see that being a thing...

Reloading costs as much as buying it new.

And we all quit out of disgust.

It's tricky knowing how to monetize your game. These developers seem to have taken a cynical approach that feels like it would fit right in with mobile games. Assume hardly anyone is actually going to pay for the thing and that a couple people are going to dump hundreds or even thousands in. And this is reflected in the game design.

It's been awhile since I've played, so it might have improved since then. You'll have to forgive me if I remain skeptical.
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669 of 743 people (90%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,083.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
EDIT 3-6-16 Reto appear to have realised the Veteran players, like me, despise this update, and are supposedly working on some tweaks and edits over the coming weeks. There's hope for this game yet, but I still cannot recommend it until said changes are implemented. Review below:

Congratulations, developers. You just shot your own game in the foot and alienated your loyal playerbase all in one swoop. So much for 'help us make the game you want to play.'

I have played more than one thousand hours on this game between the Patton Build and the Churchill build, and loved it.

I have played TWO games post - Devyatayev update and now hate it.

Before the update you were free to switch between any class you owned on the battlefield provided the resource is available.

Enemy paratrooper planes spotted? No problem, switch to a Fighter Pilot and take them down.

Enemies are swarming the last objective? No worries, I have another Infantryman with an SMG.

Running out of Infantry? No issue, we have paratroopers.

Now, what can we do with the game next? Oh yeah, almost completely disable that feature. Now, if you join a battle alone you are stuck with playing that class for the entirety of that game, and even if you join with your own squad you are severely restricted on doing this.

In other words, you can't join as any soldier other than an infantryman for fear that your team may need an Infantryman, who are, after all, the players that do the majority of capturing and defending. Our team is losing our final objective? I wonder why, oh yeah, everyone is either a pilot or tank commander and cannot switch to their own infantrymen because of this update.

To add insult to injury, players that join a match without a squad are now forced into one – one person of which is made the squad leader. Which probably means you'll have some low-rank soldier who doesn't really have the knowledge or expertise as of yet to command directing you for at least one-quarter of your games. Not saying this is necessarily bad, but having a Pilot ordering me to get out of my plane and capture an objective is not on. And then he kicked me from his squad – something he has the power to do - meaning I don't share in any of the bonuses for following 'orders' etc. Great way of making players feel even more alone on the battlefield, rather than making them feel less alone.

Another instance of the following orders stupidity is if I am playing as my anti-tank Infantryman, which if I continued playing this game I would probably do since I cannot switch to my Tanker mid-game, so I would have to deal with tanks that way. But I cannot capture an objective using mines and a bazooka, which I will inevitably get ordered to do since the new squad leader system rewards players who spam commands. In the eyes of an observer, I will probably look like a selfish pig who doesn't want to assist my team, when it is completely the opposite.

You can avoid this system partially by forming your own squad pre-match with friends, provided any of them still play after this update. Doing so gives you the bonus of knowing you won't end up under the command of some new player who really should be following rather than leading due to inexperience.

The squad system used to be that you could recruit up to 5 of your friends to play as a squad, provided they all have a character of that class, e.g. German Pilot. You would be then free to switch between characters mid-battle, so if there were no enemy fighters you were a bit useless and likely to switch to Infantry to assist your team better.

Now, we have the 'new and improved' Squad 2.0. It means that the number of people you can have in a squad is cut in half to 3 for infantry, the largest squad. But you can pay/grind even more (the grind was bad enough beforehand) to unlock more squad points to pay for a bigger squad, again up to 6 by using up to 10 of your 12 points to add more members to your squad, leaving none left to customise it any other way.

However, you can now add 'auxiliary seats' to your squad, meaning that one person at once can change to the class of that seat, adding up to 3 of these seats. This means that the team will probably spend more time arguing about who gets to use the auxiliary seat than playing the game, something I have already seen happening on the first day after the update. It also means whichever player changes to that class will be under constant pressure from his own team to do well at that class, as they cannot change to it themselves.

It's such a shame to see such a good thing get killed off instantly by one update. And I haven't even talked about all the other bad things in the D build – the new Squad system alone is enough to make my blood boil. In its current state, the game is a waste of storage space, which is why I've uninstalled it.

RIP Heroes and Generals, 11th July 2014 - 25th May 2016
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217 of 258 people (84%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
1,426.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
The little Dev team that couldn't. The biggest problem with this game is the Dev team. They just don't understand what they want this game to be, or the basics of how to make a good game period. Even though I usually get paid to consult I will give this Dev team a free hint. GAME FLOW!!
I love WWII FPS games and the potential here is huge. The artwork is so so but passable. The map creation is lacking. The lighting is horrible. The devs need to remember that a person may play for hours so quit trying to ruin their eye sight with horrible lighting and intense fog. It's not cool looking, it's head ache material and a trip to the eye doctor.
The UI is terrible with all kinds of images getting in the way of seeing what you are trying to do which is playing the game. Huge cap point icons in the way of seeing another player. There is a map yanno?
Notice banners pop up in the middle of the screen blocking what you are currently engaged in. To say that's annoying is being polite. And then there is the Deploy Que. Die in the heat of a great battle and then...wait..wait...and wait...in the deploy que. Rule 101 to a good game...NEVER destroy game flow!! There is never a good reason to destroy game flow.
The Grind and pricing. Oh my, where to start. Yes, you want to cause folks to earn that new weapon but making that grind turn into a career is just wrong. Pricing a pistol to cost as much as a tank is beyond belief. Charging folks to pay for weapon repair after every match is just.... well, dumb. As for the weapons themselves well that's easy...look up the stats of each weapon and set them accordingly. Somehow that thought is lost with this dev team. Vehicles made from cardboard that were designed for rough terrain but the slightest bunp in the road sends you spinning out of control. The things that make you go Hmmmm.
The new trendy excuse.."This game is in BETA" is wearing thin and the gamers need to stop supporting this nonsense. Oh, you want to try our new sandwich? That will be $4.50 and here's your two pieces of bun. The sandwich is still in BETA so maybe next month we'll put a slice of cheese between those pieces of bun and then maybe month after that we'll add some mustard to the...you get the idea. You wouldn't tolerate that for one moment so why are you gamers putting up with it in gameing?
I only consider reviewing a game after many hours to make sure I have given a fair shake to the devs. Sadly, this game is something that could be very enjoyable if it were handed over to other devs that know how a game is supposed to work. Save your time, even though it's free, and go play something made by folks with some understanding of what gaming is all about.
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154 of 183 people (84%) 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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116 of 139 people (83%) found this review helpful
13 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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89 of 106 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 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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95 of 117 people (81%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
533.0 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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86 of 104 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
200.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
I use to love this game
In fact i still really do.
But this new update, the squad update, Really shivered me timbers.
While i still play this game, i can not reccomend it to anyone.
Maybe before the squad update, but after it, No.
Let it be said here, That the "Devyatayev" Update marks the absolute ♥♥♥♥♥♥ downfall for H&G
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62 of 72 people (86%) 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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81 of 102 people (79%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
289.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
Squad 2.0..

More like ♥♥♥♥ 2.0

RIP fun

EDIT: Also there's now a micro stutter in the game. My FPS fluctates randomly from 10 to 30 to 60 to 140. Anywhere in that range. Constantly stuttering. Games ruined.
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74 of 94 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
384.2 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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