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Comrades! Our factories are hard at work producing new tools which you can use to crush our enemies! In the coming update named Zhukov (after the Soviet Marshal Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov) comes the T-70 Soviet light tank.
The Soviet T-70 model 1942 is a very well-armored light tank. It is protected in some parts by 60mm thick (turret front) sloped armor making it very hard to destroy for enemy light tanks. It is armed with a 45mm 20K/L46 main gun and a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun.
We have just released a brand new Videolog highlighting all the great new features in the Young update.
Watch it right here, and tell your friends!
To see more details of the features in this update take a look at this release post or jump right in and play!
Fixes and updates to the StatsDB are worknig fine, thank your for your patience!
We have today (10NOV15) rolled out an new StatsDB to handle the database backend that is designed to fix these problems!
As you might have noticed the game has recently been suffering from occasional server glitches, stalls and other annoyances.
What happens currently is this: Due to the growing player population, the database servers handling character experience and earnings are stressed/overloaded. No data is lost, as gained experience and earnings are queued up and added to the database slowly if it is too busy, but you might experience for instance an empty Battle Report, even though the data is actually there.
We have been working on an entirely new database system for a while, but the current issues has now made it our top priority to get this finalized, tested and deployed to the live servers. Right now we’re in the final stages of testing the setup and we aim to release it very soon.
How can I see if this affects me?
The issue mainly manifests during afternoon/evening in the European timezones.
Known issues caused by the current stressed database are:
- empty Battle Reports
- being unable to join action games
- being thrown back to the login screen
- character rank experience wrongly displayed as “MAX”
- being unable to add friends
- being unable to select a different character inside the Action game
- being unable to select a new Assault Team from the spawn menu
- unresponsive interface buttons
In the coming update named Young (after US brigadier-general Gordon Russell Young) we are adding several new features to balance the War – an Underdog bonus for underpopulated factions, reworking the paratrooper system and adding even more battlefields.
The underdog bonus is a feature designed to even out the factions to make the campaign more balanced. The goal is to have the same amount of Assault Teams available for all factions. This is of course an impossible goal but we want to get as close as possible to help minimize resource waiting time (at least in the beginning of a war) and make the strategy gameplay more fun for everybody.
We have just discovered a piece of malware in parts of our test environment and identified a trojan.
We want to emphasize that the live servers on Steam and game.heroesandgenerals.com are fine and have NOT been affected.
The problem has been identified and has now been dealt with on the test servers. This is most likely NOT a problem for you, but IF you have accessed and downloaded files from prototype.heroesandgenerals.com, stable.heroesandgenerals.com or test.heroesandgenerals.com there is a risk and we want to make sure you are aware of the issue.
The issue stems from a new trojan identified as Trojan.GenericKD.2797049 (apparently a new variant of Trojan.Win32.Bublik) – as of around midnight (October 14th/October 15th) no antivirus could detect it, but during today (October 15th 2015) more and more have started detecting it, but right now it seems that only around 25% of the available Anti-Virus software out there detects this malware (please see list below).
How to find and remove it?
The free stand-alone Emsisoft Emergency Kit is able to detect this specific trojan (in the version from 04:00 this morning)
What should YOU do?
- Go to – https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/
- Download the The Emsisoft Emergency Kit (approx 160mb)
- RUN the downloaded file and extract the program.
- START the program (default icon on desktop)
- UPDATE it (to make sure you have the correct data files from after 04:00 today)
- Do a MALWARE SCAN on your machine and let it remove any infected files it might find.
- DELETE all test server files located in ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Heroes & Generals prototype’, ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Heroes & Generals stable’ and ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Heroes & Generals test’.
Update: Servers are running fine
Thanks for your patience, and all your help in figuring out what was glitching, so we could get it fixed.
What is happening with servers?
First of all, we’re really sorry that the servers are unstable!
We have rolled out the new StatsDB and apart from a few bugs (that we are identifying and fixing as fast as we can) it is performing REALLY well.
We’re seeing some communications issues between various parts of the server backend and we’re working as fast as we can on identifying and fixing these bugs.
When the server stability has improved we will do something for you all to say we’re sorry and we are also looking at what we can do for those who have had active veteran memberships that they could not use to full effect.
We’re working as hard and fast as we can on getting the issues solved and the problems fixed!
In the coming update named Young (after US brigadier-general Gordon Russell Young) we’re adding a brand-new weapon to the game. The much requested Soviet submachinegun the PPS-43 or as it is known in Russian the ППС – “Пистолет-пулемёт Судаева” (Pistolet-pulemyot Sudaeva) which translates as Sudaeva’s submachinegun.
The Soviet PPS-43 unlocks on the SMG Assault Ribbon at Rank 11 as the THIRD Soviet SMG. It is a compact and light SMG with good handling and range.