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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July 28

This monster is going to sweep you off your tracks – The US M10 Tank Destroyer incoming with the Furness update

Not only can the US faction enjoy the Jumbo, but the US M10 Tank Destroyer will blow their mines!



The M10 was the first vehicle to establish the American style of WWII tank destroyer and numerically the most important tank destroyer of WWII. This tank destroyer is often referred to as the “Wolverine”, but the origins of the nickname are unknown. It is assumed that the nickname was invented after the war, as the soldiers simply called it TD.


The M10’s doctrine is to exchange heavy armor with heavy guns to enable maneuverability and ambush tactics against German tank breakthroughs. Agility and speed is the M10’s defense.

In the game the M10 is equipped with a 3 inch Gun M7 and can be upgraded with Armor Piercing Composite Rigid and High Explosive Ammunition and one supply crate.

Give it to me

Us Tank Crewman can unlock the M10 at Armor Assault Ribbon Rank 6 and equip it as a Tank Destroyer.




The M10 on the Battlefield

The M10 battalions were attached to Infantry to provide additional direct and indirect fire support and attacking obstacles such as fortifications and enemy vehicles. The M10 had its debut in the North African Campaign in 1943, but also took part in the Normandy campaign and the 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion equipped with M10’s blunted a German counter-attack near Le Desert and diminished the German forces in a fierce two day battle.


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July 27

The Furness update introduces more Firepower– The Soviet T-28 Model 1934

After the SU-76M Tank Destroyer, the Furness – Fist of Steel Update also introduces a new Medium Tank for the Soviet Faction: The T-28 Model 1934.



The T-28 was one of the worlds first Medium Tank and just as its heavier counterpart the T-35, a multi-turreted tank. It was similar to the British Vickers A1E1 Independent Tank, which influenced the design of the T-28. The T-28 Model 1934 was the main production model of this early tank.

The T-28 Model 1934 is equipped with a 76,2mm KT 28 cannon and two 7,62mm DT Machine Guns for the support Gunners. It can be upgraded with Armor Piercing Composite Rigid and High Explosive Ammunition, as well as equipped with one Supply Crate.

How can I get my hands on this?

This Medium Tank unlocks for Soviet Tank Crewmen on Armor Assault Ribbon Rank 4.



The T-28 on the Battlefield

The T-28 was predominantly used during the Winter War against Finland. During that time, many of the tanks were knocked out, but due to their easy repair-ability, only 20 were irrecoverably lost. The Finns nicknamed the tank Postivaunu – the mail coach after they captured a lone Soviet T-28 Tank Commander whose T-28 was full of monthly salaries and mail addressed to the 91th Battalion. Another nickname the Finns gave this tank was Kivitalo – stone building, due to its sheer size. While the French still only had the Renault FT, the British some Vickers Medium Mark I & II and the Germans no tanks at all, the Soviets were ahead of the pack with the T-28 until later in WWII.

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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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    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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Mavistone
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
Two words.
TANK. SNIPERS.

Its ridiculous, just running along a forested track with my submachine gun and then BAM! A tank shell hits me like a well placed snipers shot. Respawn and there is literally (no lie) half the enemy team lined on a big hill about 10 metres between each of them all in the new Russian tanks. But dont worry, since the new updates ALL the tanks can pick a SINGLE infantryman off from across the entire map. As long as they can see you, they can hit you no problem with barely any drop off. Ain't that lovely?
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Xit^
( 63.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
I had always wondered about this game when I saw the mostly negative reviews I thought to myself, it can't be THAT bad. Sure enough, it was. There are major issues in the game that are simple fixes but haven't been changed probably because of pure laziness.

This game is nothing more than a cash grab. I understand it's a F2P game and they have to make money some how but the way the game is designed it almost forces you to buy veteran or spend an insane amount of time in game that really no one realistically has. If you don't play a good amount of hours then you are going to be very behind and that will result in a rough matchmaking experience.

That raises another issue, the matchmaking system. Plain and simple it's just a match maker tool. There is no formula, there is no balance, nothing!

Huge groups of experienced clans or premades can go up against brand new players with stock guns and they just don't have a chance. And it's not like it happens every so often, it's literally 8 out of 10 games consist of veteran players vs brand new players. In my 50 hours in the game (at the time of writing this review), I'd say about 5 of them were actual close games. The rest were mostly my team stomping new players or my team getting stomped by vets with everything unlocked.

But wait, there's more!
The majority of my games my team would be down in players. I had a TON of games where it would be something like 8 v 12 since the beginning of the game and nothing changes. We don't get team mates, get stomped all game and it's over. And on the flip side the same thing occurs, my team would have 10 players vs like 5-6 and the games aren't even close. Do you see a pattern forming here?

TL:DR The game is NOT balanced in many different ways (matchmaking, guns, tanks, etc) and will result in a poor matchmaking experience the majority of the games you play unless you either spend money or spend an INSANE amount of time grinding and grinding.
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GamerLunaJurp (Vaporwave)
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
Got on a bike ringed two times and got shot in the head 12/10 would play again.
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Gibson (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ
( 28.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
Uninstalled. The game is unplayable. The movement is super delayed, the gun play is terrible. I shot some guy 3 times in the chest with a rifle at around 20m away, and he popped me with a pistol with 1 shot.

Don't play this game.
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Ioniks
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
They sure do know how to ruin a good game for a quick cash grab.
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[NW]REDNECK
( 132.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
it is way too hard to earn any credits, the only way to get anywhere is to either use hacks, or buy gold
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PowerMan2783
( 53.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
It's a good game.
Players advice:play atleast 30 hours to get something good so start playing
Btw It is pay2win too :)
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Rogans
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
Hello Alll,

I've been playing this game for nearly 4 to 5 months now and I'm going to go through stuff that I think need fixing about the game.

1] The things you can buy on the market guns, bullet, custom for your gun and a lot more but I've seen they really do cost a lot. So in two days I've made over 40k and I could only but a ppsh as the russians I think they really need to lower the guns and custom bit for your guns right down. Because I just feel I would like to go on the game and have a shoot around with a ppsh or a mousin with a scope onit to feel more into the WW1 style. Also to buy a tank commander and buy a pilot is WAY to much even if someone was playing for a week non stop they woulden't be able to get to that kind of cash.

2] There should be more maps and gamemodes I would really like more games modes such as plane battle such as what DICE did to battlefield 4. Also their need to be more maps their is hardley no maps and It just feels boring to play the map over again.I played the same map 5 times in a row along with my team.

3] The amount of tanks and players inside the game in just complete annoying. I've had a game when Russia has 1-2 tanks and the german have over 4. Really? do you think that is fair in that match I could even get to the ♥♥♥♥ing batllefield and you expect me to make all the money to buy the guns. I know this is the RPG's but they take over 1-4 hits depending on the damage.

4] The amout of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t of the guns has just complete confused me. The mosin in real life is a 7.62 round whitch is 1 to 2 shot depending on where to hit. But, I am fireing up close about 20m away and it taking me 3 shots sort it out, This problem need to be fix because, It's stupid how people are killing you with a 9x19mm In 3 hits.

5] Okay the graphics are okay not the best considering But the iron site need to be more close to you so you can see the Iron site. Because I can't really see the SVT Iron site.

6] Heroes and Generals wanted to be a WW1 type of game. But I just feel that you are not in WW1 It feels more like your in call of duty. Witch I didn't like


Thanks,
Rogans
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Dankster Gangsta
( 55.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
I would only recommend this game if you want to waste your life saving's on getting to a good level or buying guns
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CΛИΞ
( 359.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
Love this game, good fun and very addictive. It is free to play but you´ll end up spending some money to speed up your progress and prepare your wallet, it is expensive as hell
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479 of 574 people (83%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
69.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Played this about a half a year to a year ago. I had great fun. Until the support team completely ♥♥♥♥ed up my experience with this game. I had a friend who had a great round one time. More than 90 kills with a fully upgraded Kar98 and say, 3-5 deaths. At that time the upgrades were pretty OP and the Kar98 was able to drop someone one shot from about 200+m away. Low and behold the server started whining and complaining about him being a hacker. When Me, my friend who got banned, and my whole group knew about this buffed AF Kar98. Somehow the support team heard about it and completely permabanned him. COMPLETELY. With absolutely no evidence other than a few screenshots of the leaderboard and the word of a few whiny babies. Through plenty of effort to try and get the ban lifted it was met with nothing but threats of bans and wipes of our accounts. We WERE all veteran players until this happened. We said ♥♥♥♥ you and completely abandoned this game. The devs only care about the moolah. They just stole our money and kicked us to the curb. Shows how much these guys really care about their community. You can really tell a lot about a company by the way the treat their players.
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149 of 191 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,506.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Reto breaks the game more and more. The updates destroy the game. It used to be a great game, now it is a joke of a game. Bugs, broken matchmaker, divided community, scopes everywhere, broken guns, graphics are not as good anymore, list goes on. This game was great, but they destroyed it by doing the opposite of what the community ask for.
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92 of 124 people (74%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
68.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Really happy that the uninstall is still working.

Maybe the devs will make me grind for that too.
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59 of 76 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,067.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 9
To keep it simple, the game is not worth to play anymore, they don't even test things anymore before putting it on live server, every update is just more junk that the developers are throwing in the game before even they finish the cleanup from the untested and game breaking stuff that hey throwed in the previous build.

I'm in a process to get rid of playing this game after almost 3k hours spended, really hard when you need to leave because there is no hope anymore.

NOT WORTH PLAY THIS GAME!
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49 of 61 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
54.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
After being away from playing H&G for about 3 weeks I logged in to find my account had been banned because of "cheating/hacking". I am an older gamer (50), and have seen the internet from the beginning. I have played many online games in my day and NEVER have I cheated at nor attempted to learn a hack in my life. After submitting a ticket and explaining to RETO about this thier reply was basically tough luck and refuse to even discuss the matter with me. I spent a small amount fo real $ on this game and actually enjoyed it. But after this rip-off and disrespect to me I will take every chance to defam this pices of junk game as well as to speak down to the staff that has any hand in this game. If this is the way paying customers are treated, you would be a fool to have any part of it.
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67 of 92 people (73%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 5
Permanently banned for expressing a political opinion casually in chat with someone of like mind. Not even a warning just straight to perma-ban. I had spent money on the game tool. Very unprofessional staff, couldn't even do a temporary ban or any kind of warning. Their political agenda takes priority over the quality of the actual customers it seems.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,003.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11
This game used to be fun. And after putting 1000+ hours in this game, they finally managed to completely turn me away from what I believed would have a very good chance to be an actual game at a certain point. There have been ups and down, but after this 'everhart' update, it feels like I was getting my testicles removed by a hammer....one....at...... time. This update pretty much tried to make the game much more immersive but in reality it just cloaked over the teleportation when you get off a vehicle, bike or tank.There are so many unbalances on what is supposed to be "balanced" matches. The grind on this is so extensive, relentless changes on the Main Menu in order to "beautify" it, long time limits to get into matches, community tends to bias mostly germans (from what ive noticed in all the time if played), etc. One big negative impact is the lack of maps. Over the span of these 2 years that i've played there has only been two maps that were new, TWO YEARS FOR TWO MAPS?! As for trying to implement WW2 historical accuracy, some of the weapons are solid although there has been a lot of calls for "OP" guns that need a NERF (every game will have this). The tanks are positive on my list, but the planes were slow as it was but now they are SLOW, REALLY DANG SLOW. Honestly just dont bother with this game. Save your time for other games that have better game mechanics and you can actually call a game. Still in BETA...SMFH......
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28 of 40 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 5
was a good game. was.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
Developers put their partisan politics above everything else. Prepare to get permanently banned if you disagree with them in any way. Very unprofessional.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
232.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Unfair bias gameplay, extreme pay to win, ect ect... i can't even get started. just dont wast your time with this, even if it's free.
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