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Oster Feature: MG34 and M1918 Automatic Rifle

We have shown you the new career choice menu and some new environment features that are coming in the Oster build. Now let’s move on to even more exciting things: new light machine guns!

M1918

Light Machine Guns

It’s official: the long-awaited M1918 will be added to the American weaponry in the next update! Meanwhile, the Germans will now be able to carry a single-drum version of the MG34 which can already be found equipped on vehicles (StuGs, SdKfz 250s, sidecars and Kübelwagens).

MG34

The great news is that you will be able to unlock these machine guns fairly early in the game! As you can see on the fragment of the character progression tree below, you will unlock light machine guns when your Rifle Assault combat ribbon reaches level 6. That is to say, all you need to do to unlock the M1918 or MG34 is to keep using your M1 Garand / Gewehr 43.

Stay tuned for more Oster features!

  1. avatarGjoke03-21-2014

    When ?! :D

  2. avatarxXGamexOverXx03-21-2014

    mg42 will be replaced by mg34 or not?

    • avatarReto.Gargamel03-21-2014

      No, the MG42 will still be there.

  3. avataraufar10003-21-2014

    What’s the different with MG42?

  4. avatarGENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON03-21-2014

    GREAT SCOTT MARTY!
    This has got to be BY FAR the best build yet :D
    Dammit, i cant wait

  5. avatarshtaili03-21-2014

    Как же десантники?Где специальное оружие для нас?

    • avatarshtaili03-21-2014

      How did the paratroopers? Where special weapon for us?

  6. avatarshtaili03-21-2014

    Said that paratroopers give fg34 and M1918???

    • avatargoderian03-21-2014

      FG34 =/ MG34
      FG 34 never existed

      • avatardarkclaws04-08-2014

        I think he meant the FG 42 and just got a bit confused with the MG 34′s number lol.

  7. avatarshtaili03-21-2014

    fd 43… sry

  8. avatarBoskoBuha103-21-2014

    Sounds like fun. Looking forward for some testing.

  9. avatarTuupertunut03-21-2014

    I think mg34 is more like a stationary machine gun than an automatic rifle that m1918 is. As you already have a machine gun class it could have been better to give axis the fg42 or stg44.
    Otherwise, it’s still amazing to see new weaponry!

  10. avatardeathmachinept03-21-2014

    1 Point for historical accuracy :)

    I hope in the future reto adds the single fire trigger the Mg34 had and the BAR slow-rate of fire/high rate of fire.

  11. avatarRichFriend03-21-2014

    Yay!

  12. avatarkoiguns03-22-2014

    Wait so HOW MUCH is this M1918 LMG going to be?

  13. avatardemonzakura03-22-2014

    WHEN systeme of cover ? like RED ORCHESTRA HEROES STALINNGRAD

  14. avatarNevetos03-22-2014

    Will there be a Stable build to test it like the one before for Newgarden, or do we just straight up play in Oster build? And it is great to see that you guys held your promise on getting the BAR ready ;)
    PS: When will we find out more about the mystery tanks? Or will they be hidden as Easter eggs in the maps?

    • avatarSQPD03-23-2014

      The M8 is the American and the German is a thing from Battleground Europe that me and my friend kept getting shot by. Idk what it called. Prolly SdKfz something.

  15. avatarJarBobo03-23-2014

    it looks like the new german vehicle is the SdKfz 222

  16. avatarhchris03-23-2014

    Looking good! But now with the introduction of more light LMGs with bipods, when will we finally see the Addition of MG deploy mechanics so the LMGs can be used as they should?

  17. avatarSQPD03-23-2014

    As a Battleground Europe player, I know well that deployed MGs don’t perform very well unless you eliminate all targets who have spotted you. The point of Heroes and Generals is a semi-CoD and semi-Battleground Europe game so they should keep the LMG without bipods.

  18. avatarChrisofIowa03-23-2014

    Yes I am so happy, better save up, I wonder if the BAR will be cheaper than the 1919?

  19. avatarTadamichi_Kuribayashi03-24-2014

    Well, they did add the BAR like they said they would, but where is the FG42 that they said they would add

  20. avatarMakaan03-24-2014

    MG34 ? Hmm, that is not what i expected. I really hoped for STG44 or FG42. Or at least MP41 ??

    I dont want another MG in my hand. Even 42er’s are weird enugh.

    Reto-Moto what is going on there? Where is your sense of innovation?

    • avatarTadamichi_Kuribayashi03-24-2014

      Same here, MG34 was not what I expected, especially because it wasnt one of the weapons that were in the future weapons chat they released a while back. Perhaps it was easier for them to add because in a way it is already in the game? (on vehicles) but I really was expecting something a little different, like an FG42, or even better a STG 44. But instead they give us another Machine gun :( I dont really see a difference between the MG42 and the MG34, unless they give us the semi-auto capability?

  21. avatarTadamichi_Kuribayashi03-24-2014

    Also the MG34 was calibrated to 2000m, I wonder if they will keep that same range >:)

  22. avatarBabylonjoke03-25-2014

    Great,

    But why the mg34? I mean, you have the FG 42 model already, wich can be fair against BAR 1918.

    Why put another Heavy murder mg instead of an rutomatic rifle?

    • avatarTadamichi_Kuribayashi03-25-2014

      They dont actually have a model of the FG42, I don think so atleast. What they have is a modeled up image. On the other hand, the MG34 is actually IN THE GAME already, you just cant carry it around because it is mounted on vehicles. So it would be alot easier to just add the MG34 instead of the FG42. Another reason could be that the FG42 was a paratrooper weapon, but I dont think historical accuracy was the first thing in mind, because the standard weapon for the Axis is the G43, so my guess would be they added the MG34 instead of the FG42 because it was simply easier to do so.

    • avatarTadamichi_Kuribayashi03-25-2014

      They dont actually have a model of the FG42, I don think so atleast. What they have is a modeled up image. On the other hand, the MG34 is actually IN THE GAME already, you just cant carry it around because it is mounted on vehicles. So it would be alot easier to just add the MG34 instead of the FG42. Another reason could be that the FG42 was a paratrooper weapon, but I dont think historical accuracy was the first thing in mind, because the standard weapon for the Axis is the G43, so my guess would be they added the MG34 instead of the FG42 because it was simply easier to do so. I mean they would probably already have their hands full with the Panzershrek, the BAR, and two new armored vehicles.

  23. avatarbasett303-26-2014

    Uhu! BAR but are its must be STG-44 on german side becourse MG-34 its machinegun not automatic rifle :(

  24. avatarbasett303-26-2014

    FG42 dont was been so much maked like STG-44 I
    If german will was been created STG-44 when WW2 start’s, war will be over for USA and all world.
    Becouse STG-44 its almoast same weapon like AK-47 for these days.
    And FG42 same german fail like gigant tank MAUS. :)

  25. avatarChrisofIowa03-27-2014

    How come in the picture I see the MG34 and BAR but where is the MG42 and 1919?

  26. avatarChrisofIowa03-27-2014

    IN the research tree I mean.

  27. avatarJarBobo03-28-2014

    i think all these updates are great and all but i would personally like to see some new maps the ones we have now are getting kind of old

  28. avatarinfidel66603-29-2014

    wow bar vs mg34 …..so much about adding stg 43/44 which would be better counter for bar(as stg 42 could be used as light mg cause of his optional bigger mag)…but another allied/reto balance …..what a joke…

    • avatarinfidel66603-29-2014

      stg 43 could be used as light mg…

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