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1 Year Steam Anniversary Gold Gift!

Following the ‘Walker’ update, we can celebrate our 1 year anniversary on Steam for Heroes & Generals. Since the Early Access release in July 2014, the community has grown to more than 5.5 million players! We have added a lot of new gear, added a lot of new features, and thanks to our awesome community we have fixed lots of bugs and tweaked gameplay and balancing using performance stats and community feedback.

Once again we thank you for your support and we look forward to deliver more content, more features and, with your help, constantly work on improving the game for many years to come!

So to celebrate this anniversary it is time to give everyone a present:

Voucher-code:

1YEARONSTEAM

This voucher gives your account 200 Gold and can be redeemed from now until Monday the 3rd of August 2015 at 04:00 US EDT / 10.00 CEST.

Voucher redemption instructions

  1. Go to http://game.heroesandgenerals.com/ or launch the Steam client.
  2. Log in
  3. Click the Menu button in the top right corner
  4. Click on the “Redeem Voucher” button
  5. Paste or type in the voucher code “1YEARONSTEAM” and click “OK”

We have trawled through the changelogs and made a highlight of some of the things we have added for Heroes & Generals since the Early Access launch 1 year ago:

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Walker Videolog showing all the new features in moving pictures!

We’ve made a videolog showcasing the features in the Walker update. So if you’re tired of just reading about the new update, the new ribbons, the new scopes, the factory map update, and the tank and vehicle balancing then you can just press play below and sit back and watch it all in moving pictures while listening to the soothing voice of reto.Gargamel!

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Extended Maintenance on Tuesday, July 21st

Attention troops! Next Tuesday as a part of our scheduled maintenance, we will be upgrading some of our database servers, which means maintenance will begin earlier and end later than usual.
We will begin at 03:30 UTC (5:30 in Central Europe) and expect to be done about 8 hours later.

Time Zone Scheduled Maintenance Time
UTC 03:30 to 10:30
Central European Summer Time (CEST) 05:30 to 12:30
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 23:30 to 7:30
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) 20:30 to 4:30

StG44, M1/M2 Carbine, New Scopes, Factory Map updates, New ribbons and more now live in the Walker update!

This brand-new update brings a lot of new features – Sturmgewehr 44 and M1/M2 carbines, Factory Map updates, Tank balancing pass, New scopes AND new ribbons and unlocks! The update is named ‘Walker’ after the American Major General Fred L. Walker, and here’s a quick overview of the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy!

New Features

 

New Scopes

In this update we’re updating and expanding the selection of scopes in the game. We’re introducing a nice selection of low power scopes and limiting the high power scopes to recons. Read more and see the new scopes here.

StG44 & M1/M2 Carbine

This update adds the much requested StG44 assault rifle for the German faction and the M1/M2 Carbine for the American as well as Selective Fire (switch between semi- and full-auto) on supported weapons. You can read more about the new weapons in this blog post.

Factory Map Updates

We’ve gone through the Factory Map and given it a lot of updates to improve balancing and make it a LOT MORE FUN. Check out the details in this blog post.

Vehicle Balance Pass

In this update, all tanks and tank destroyers have been visited by the mechanic and armor plates measured and adjusted, and cannons tweaked and balanced. Read more about the changes here.

New Ribbons & Ribbon level completion

Walker also brings a bunch of new ribbons! We have given each vehicle and weapon their own specialist ribbon to progress that will unlock upgrades for that weapon/vehicle. We have merged some of the ribbons that did not unlock much into the broader Infantry and Armor Assault ribbons. AND now you can complete the individual ribbon levels using gold and currently also credits. Read more about the updates here.

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New Ribbons & unlocks in Walker update

In the coming Walker update we are moving some ribbons around and adding a bunch of new ones.

We are rolling the rifle ribbons into a new “Infantry Assault” ribbon and the tank ribbons into one “Armor Assault” ribbon.

CONVERSION

But what about my progress on the removed ribbons? We’ll take your progress from the individual ribbons and ADD them together, so a lot of you might start the new ribbon at a very high level, we thought this is the most fair thing to do.

ARMOR & INFANTRY ASSAULT

The two new ribbons introduced are the main ribbons for Infantry and Tankers and progress in these ribbons are unlocks weapons and vehicles in the different categories.

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New Scopes coming for all factions in Walker update!

Among all the other awesome new weapons, vehicle tweaks, etc. we must not forget that the Walker update ALSO brings a solid handful of new scopes to the game.

We know the gameplay with scoped rifles is loved by a lot of players, so this is something we have wanted to expand for a while. BUT this said, the different classes still have their different purposes on the battlefield, and we think it is much more fun if these differences are expanded by for example not giving everybody access to all scopes, but limiting the high end scopes to the recon class.

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Free Independence Day Veteran Membership!

To help our American friends celebrate Independence Day this Fourth of July, we’re giving everybody a voucher with a free 24 hour veteran membership!

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Walker’s Wild Weapons! M1/M2 Carbine & StG44!

Rumors have been flying! Whispers heard at night in the barracks. BUT NOW the wait is almost over! 2 new weapons shows up in the Walker update! The American M1/M2 Carbine and the German StG44! These much requested high tier weapons will soon be available to enjoy!

The next update is called ‘Walker’ after the American Major General Fred L. Walker, and here these new weapons will be available!

German Sturmgewehr 44


This is one of the most iconic weapons of World War II and is a truly fearsome beast. Sturmgewehr means “assault rifle” and that is just what it is for – Assault! It fires a shortened down version of the normal German 8×57 IS round called the 7.92x33mm Kurz (short). This gives it less power and range than the rifles firing the full-sized 8x57IS, but it more than makes up for this with a 30-round magazine, selective fire (choose between full and semi-automatic fire)

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