By now we have covered most of the nice new features you will find in the “O” build of Heroes & Generals: new LMGs, the infamous Panzerschreck, Mechanized Recon ATs with 2 new vehicles, a new career selection menu, supply crates on cars, new buildings on the Airfield map and on the Skirmish maps, improved realism for Heroes as well as adjusted damage values for weapons. But wait! There’s more! We’re also going to introduce a new way to interact with vehicles, in particular when it comes to stealing them… and we have added some features to the head-up display, too!
Inglorious Car Thieves
For friendly soldiers, the option to unlock someone else’s vehicle will only appear if the owner dies or walks away far enough that his vehicle is considered “abandoned” by the game. Enemies, on the other hand, can unlock your vehicle at any time. Once unlocked, a vehicle remains unlocked — for everybody.
We will also make it possible to enter vehicles from any side. If you are the one who deploys the vehicle, the game will automatically put you in the driver’s seat (use the C key to switch). If not, you will be assigned to the gunner’s (or passenger’s) seat,but will need to unlock the vehicle before you can switch to the driver’s seat. Once the vehicle is unlocked, whoever gets there first, gets the driver’s seat.
Among other things, this means drivers can now leave their vehicle and capture objectives without worrying about their own kleptomaniac teammates. And if it’s a foggy night and you need help remembering where you parked, there will be a vehicle icon conveniently floating above your ride. Each vehicle type has its own icon, which matches the one visible in the deploy menu.
To make things even more interesting, we will also introduce the Car Thief Combat Badge, which you obtain by leveling up the Driver Ribbon, and its companions the Tank Thief (Tanker only) and Airplane Thief (Pilot only) Combat Badges, which you earn through the Tank Driver and Dog Fight Ribbons, respectively.
New HUD Messages
Stay tuned for more!