We have rolled out the first version of the Guderian build. The main features that we have added is a ‘First Blood’ tutorial mission for new players and the Squad Leader functionality for more experienced players!
The ‘First Blood’ mission is a short single-player mission that lets new players get to grips with the life of an infantry man in Heroes & Generals. They are shown how to pick up new weapons and destroy enemies, as well as how to handle hand grenades, anti-tank weapons and even the Anti-Air weapons. We also introduce how to adjust sights when using weapons with adjustable sights.
The Squad Leader is a new function in the action game. The highest ranked member of each assault team is automatically made the Squad Leader for that team. He can of course decide that he does not want the responsibility and resign, passing the title on to the next player, the same thing happens if the Squad Leader disconnects.
Press ‘B‘ (or your key for binocular) to enter Squad Leader mode.
How do I order people around?
After equipping your binoculars (default key ‘B’) you can start giving out commands.
You point at something with the crosshairs or through the binoculars and press the corresponding button. On the screenshot you can see that I have ordered my squad to defend the ruins in the left of the picture. You can tell your squad to attack an area by looking at it and pressing either the left mouse button for attack or ‘Q’ for defend. If you want to tell your squad to attack or defend an objective, look at that objectives icon and press the button. If I, for example wanted to tell my squad to attack B3 I would look at B3′s icon and press Mouse 1 (left mouse button).
The legend on the left shows the currently available commands.
My squad’s current default spawn is B2 visible by the small ‘home’ icon shown next to B2′s icon. If my squad members don’t do anything they will automatically spawn where I have selected (if possible). If they think my orders are silly (or if I forgot to update the default spawn), players can always access the spawn menu and choose for themselves.
What’s next for Squad Leaders and ‘First Blood’?
These are the first versions of both the ‘First Blood’ series of tutorials and the ‘Squad Leader’. What that means is that we will closely observe how fun they are to play with (and collect info on possible bugs and strangenesses). The next step in ‘First Blood’ is to get it set up so you can play it more than once, and so players that already have a character can try it, and in the future we want to expand it to also show you how to use vehicles and maybe precision shooting at long distance – or what we figure out is necessary based on ao. feedback from you guys. The next step in the Squad Leader is to look at getting a better overview of who’s on your team and what they do so you as Squad Leader can make better informed decisions.