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Malware found on Prototype/Stable/Test servers, Steam/Live servers are safe

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?

  1. Go to – https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/
  2. Download the The Emsisoft Emergency Kit (approx 160mb)
  3. RUN the downloaded file and extract the program.
  4. START the program (default icon on desktop)
  5. UPDATE it (to make sure you have the correct data files from after 04:00 today)
  6. Do a MALWARE SCAN on your machine and let it remove any infected files it might find.
  7. 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’.

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RESOLVED: Server Issues

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.

BUT!

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!

Vehicle skins are coming!

In the upcoming update named Young (after US brigadier-general Gordon Russell Young), we are introducing a much requested feature by the community, Vehicle Skins. You can now customize your vehicles by applying your favorite paint jobs and camo.

Drive into battle in style with one of the 5 brand spanking new skins. We are starting with 1 new skin for the US 4×4, 1 new skin for the Soviet Gaz-67, 1 new skin for the German Kübelwagen and finally 2 new skins for the amazing Kettenkrad. But do have patience, many more are to come in future updates. Who knows, your favorite vehicle might be the next to recieve new skins.

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PPS-43 – New Soviet SMG coming with Young Update

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.

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A tracked motorcycle? New vehicle incoming in Young update! German Kettenkrad!

In the coming update named Young (after US brigadier-general Gordon Russell Young) we’re adding a brand-new vehicle to the game. The aptly named Sonderkraftfahrzeug Zwei “Kettenkrad” HK 101!

Officially designated a light tractor, the Kettenkrad might not be the fastest, but it is definitely one of the most maneuverable and versatile vehicles of the war. With the ability to attach a supply crate and improved off-road capabilities, the Kettenkrad offers a completely different experience when transporting the player into battle. Who wants a regular motorbike, when you can get a motorbike with treads and supplies?

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Improved Spawn Protection and other incoming spawn changes in the Young update.

In the coming update named Young (after US brigadier-general Gordon Russell Young) we’re adding a much-requested improvement to the game. Improved spawn protection! Everybody knows that being spawn-camped can be a rage-inducing experience and can drive otherwise normally sane people to smashing their keyboards and screaming abuse at innocent bystanders.

The new spawn protection will be introduced on the Skirmish maps in this first iteration and then when we have collected feedback and data it will be extended to other gamemodes as well.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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Free Xylander gold voucher for the Labor Day weekend

Xylander Voucher

This week we launched the brand new Xylander update bringing a lot of new features to the game. As this first weekend after release ALSO coincides with the Labor Day in the United States we decided to give ALL players a 200 gold gift!

Voucher code:

XYLANDER – EXPIRED

This voucher gives your account 200 Gold and can be redeemed from now until Tuesday the 8th of September 2015 at 01:00 US EDT / 07:00 CEST.

Voucher redemption instructions

  1. Launch the game on Steam OR go to http://game.heroesandgenerals.com/ in your browser.
  2. Log in
  3. Click the Menu button (looks like a cogwheel) in the top right corner
  4. Click on the “Redeem Voucher” button
  5. Paste or type in the voucher code “XYLANDER” and click “OK”

Labor Day? Isn’t that only for the Soviets?

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Soviet AVS-36, new uniforms, new weapon skins, “Battle Director” and more available in just-released Xylander Update

This brand-new update brings a lot of new features – AVS-36 (and its’ bayonet) to help fight the Sturmgewehr 44 and M1/M2 carbines released in Walker, Town and Factory Map updates, XP-bonuses for War battles, credit earnings update and new “Battle Director“! The update is named ‘Xylander’ after the German Major General Wolf-Dietrich von Xylander (there are not that many people named something with X), and here’s a quick overview of the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy!

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New Features

New Soviet AVS-36

In this update we’re adding the AVS-36 for the Soviet faction to help compete against the StG44 and M1/M2 Carbine. Read more about it here.

New Camouflage Uniforms

We’re also adding a larger selection of camouflage uniforms to help you personalize how your heroes look in the game. Take a peek here.

Map Updates

We’ve gone through the Town Map and Factory Map tweaked a lot of small details based on stats and player feedback. Check it out here.

New Weapon Skins

The AVS-36, the Sturmgewehr 44, the MP-40 and the M1917 Revolver can now be upgraded with new skins, plus we’re introducing an exclusive “Eisernes Kreuz” skin with an ivory handle engraved with an iron cross for the P08 Parabellum.

‘Battle Director’ giving better balanced and more fun War Battles

Staged battles are auto generated battles that are evenly balanced and fought independently of the war. War-battles are on the other hand based on the actions of the officers and generals controlling Assault Teams in the war and can sometimes be very unbalanced.

So we have introduced a ‘Battle Director‘ feature that identifies which battles are fun and suitable to be played. The fun battles can be joined as usual through either the matchmaker or by manually picking a battle, and the battles that are not fun will be auto-resolved by the Battle Director.

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