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In Heroes & Generals there are two types of battles that players can join and fight.
Staged battles are auto generated battles that are fought independently of the war with evenly balanced resources for all factions. War-battles are on the other hand based on the actions of the officers and generals controlling Assault Teams in the war. This means that sometimes these battle can be very uneven in terms of resources available for the players and thereby less fun to play.
In the upcoming Xylander update that we are currently testing, Reto.Desji and Reto.RedBjarne are including a round of tweaks and updates to the Town map and the Factory map. In a previous devstream we managed to corner BOTH of them and made them show these changes.
So take a look here
Continue reading for a bit more detail on the changes.
This week is the anniversary of the liberation of Paris in WW2 and to celebrate we’ll give everybody a voucher for 200 gold for free!
PARIS2015 – Expired
This voucher gives your account 200 Gold and can be redeemed from now until Tuesday the 25th of August 2015 at 01:00 US EDT / 07:00 CEST.
Voucher redemption instructions
- Go to http://game.heroesandgenerals.com/ or launch the Steam client.
- Log in
- Click the Menu button (looks like a cogwheel) in the top right corner
- Click on the “Redeem Voucher” button
- Paste or type in the voucher code “
PARIS2015” and click “OK”
Our last event, the Steam Anniversary unfortunately ended before some people got a chance to redeem their voucher so we will let this one run a bit longer than just the weekend, and keep it open all the way to our Tuesday maintenance begins!
Paris? liberation? wut?
The incoming Xylander (named after German general Wolf-Dietrich von Xylander) update brings two new special edition weapons and a few variations for the MP 40.
P08 Parabellum – ‘Eisernes Kreuz’ edition
This update introduces a new exclusive version of the P08 pistol. Customizing pistols by adding new grips or modifying the existing ones was something that officers sometimes did. Here is the first one we’re adding to the game. The ‘Eiserne Kreuz’ (Iron Cross) edition of the P08.
The pistol has an ivory handle with an embedded black iron cross placed so it is visible even when you hold the pistol in your hand in game.
WAIT THERE IS MOAR!
The incoming Xylander (named after German general Wolf-Dietrich von Xylander) update brings a number of much requested uniform variations.
Ever since we introduced uniform (and weapon) variations they have been much loved by players wanting to customize their looks and this time we’re adding a new handful. We know that some players wanted more specific German variations and we have been digging through forum posts where a lively discussions of how the uniforms look and should look has taken place. We also introduce four new Soviet recon uniforms that we think you’ll like as well!
In the next update named Xylander the Soviet faction gets a new rifle as promised. In the last update we introduced the German StG44 and the American M1/M2 Carbine, as a high-level infantry weapons and here is the equivalent Soviet version. The Soviet players will get access to the Avtomaticheskaya Vintovka Simonova 1936 model (Автоматическая винтовка Симонова) aka the AVS-36.
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!
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!