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Official wiki editing contest!

We have teamed up with Curse and Gamepedia and moved our official wiki to Gamepedia. We mentioned this in Friday’s Devstream on our Twitch channel.

So to celebrate this partnership we are running a wiki-editing contest with our friends at Gamepedia so head right on over to the official wiki at:

http://HeroesAndGenerals.Gamepedia.com

We hope that you will help us bring the wiki forward so it can be used as the goto place for hard facts about the game, tutorials both for new players and specific vehicles or character classes, weapon specifications, vehicle armor, combined arms tactics, map strategies etc.

Prizes

Grand Prize – The five (5) top editors at the end of the contest period will receive an exclusive Curse-branded MP40 or M1A1 Thompson submachine gun to be used in-game, and a 30-day Veteran bonus code and 12,500 or 5,100 Gold.

  • Curse-branded MP40 or M1A1 Thompson in-game weapon (pictured above)
  • 30-day Veteran bonus
  • 12,500 Gold

First Place Prize – The next five (5) editors [ranked 6th-10th] will be granted a 30-day Veteran bonus code in addition to 12,500 Gold.

  • 30-day Veteran bonus
  • 12,500 Gold

Second Place Prize – The next five (5) editors [ranked 11th-15th] will receive a 30-day Veteran bonus code and 5,100 Gold.

  • 30-day Veteran bonus
  • 5,000 Gold

So head on over to the wiki and join in the fun. You can read more about the contest and prizes here.

Twitch livestream today at 1500CEST!

Twitch
IS it friday? YES it is. And that means we’ll do a livestream on our Twitch channel this afternoon (click here to see when this takes place in your timezone).

This time we have received a bunch of questions in the forum and we have gone through and sorted and poked people in the office for answers.

We also have a couple of guest stars lined up; Reto.Desji (not Matt Damon) will talk a bit about a new skirmish map that is in production and we might even get to see the elusive Reto.Splixxen live on cam!

And lastly, if you missed last weeks episode, take a look here:

This weeks episode will of course also be made available on our Youtube channel when it is done.

Maintenance completed ahead of schedule!

We have completed the scheduled maintenance ahead of schedule and are now ready to reopen the servers.

Alongside the backup upgrades we also added a few backend fixes that should help the strategy game run a bit smoother, including a fix for stuck supply units.

To celebrate AND boost the US morale after the last war, here is an AWESOME new video from SemperFi.

Rommel Feature: New Weapons : FG42 & M1 Carbine

In the upcoming Rommel build we are introducing two new weapons: The American M1 Carbine & the German Fallschirmjägergewehr 42. We did talk a bit about them in our live twitch.tv broadcast on Friday, and if you missed the show, you can catch it here on our Youtube channel.

SO let’s start with the new German toy, the:

Fallschirmjägergewehr 42

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Twitch.tv – Devstream #1; Live from Copenhagen

Today at 1500 CEST (click the time to find it in your timezone) we will do our first live twitch.tv broadcast from Reto-Moto Headquarters where we will talk about features in the upcoming Rommel build AND take questions from the community.

Asking Questions

IF you have a question about the upcoming Rommel build that you like to ask the Game Director here’s how to do it:
Just pop into the Twitch.tv channel here AND send your question as a private message to the user ‘heroesandgenerals’ that owns the channel. We will sort through the questions as they come in and answer as many as we can related to the Rommel build. If you write your question in the subject line and with any extra clarifications in the text below you will have a better chance of getting YOUR question answered ;-)

Where?

Here is the link to the stream:
http://www.twitch.tv/heroesandgenerals

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Quesada is online!

The new build named Quesada (after the US General Elwood Richard “Pete” Quesada) is live on the servers! So here’s a quick overview of the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy!

New Features

Paratroopers returning to battle

The Paratrooper class is now back! Their planes are now polished and looks awesome, and there is an AI that controls the plane, to let all paratroopers fight. Read more about the paratroopers AND their uniform personalizations here.

Uniform Variations

You can now customize your soldiers with new uniforms, as we have introduced uniform variations for some of the classes. In this update the US Recon, US Paratrooper, German Tank Crew, German Recon and German Paratrooper characters can get new uniforms, while the rest of the classes will have to wait a bit for variations to be added in future updates.

New ammo types for vehicles

In this update we have started to add more ammo types for the vehicles, plus we have updated the user interface, to make it easier to see which ammo types you have available, how fast it reloades and how you change between them when you’re engaged in battle. It’s not all vehicles that now have more ammo types available, but try to log in and see if there are new explosive toys available for your favourite vehicle. In the coming updates we’ll add more.

Heroes & Generals coming soon to Steam

As many, many players have requested and asked for we are now coming to the Steam platform. Take a look at our Steam page here, and stay tuned for more info! You can already grab one of our avatars for your steam profile by clicking here.

More weapon personalization

The US Bazooka and the German Panzerschreck now have a new set of personalization options and we have also made a special “Gott mit uns” variation of the Gewehr 43, as well as a “Death or Glory” variation of the M1 Garand. Take a look at the Panzerschreck and Bazooka personalizations here.

There is of course much more happening in the build, so continue reading for more details…

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Feature: Personalize your Bazookas & Panzerschrecks!

Tired of looking at the same old Bazooka? Want to stand out from the Anti-Tank crowd?
Then look no further! In the coming build ‘Quesada’ we have added a new batch of weapon personalizations, this time for the Bazookas and Panzerschrecks.

Continue reading to see the rest of the awesome new paint-jobs for the anti tank weapons!

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Feature: Paratroopers are coming back!

LOOK UP!

Paratroopers are getting ready to jump! In the next build named Quesada (after the United States Army Airforce general Elwood Richard Quesada) paratroopers will fly back into action!

Jump into action!

If you have an Infantry soldier at rank 7 or above you can transfer him to the paratroopers! Paratroopers are not as heavily armed as other soldiers and cannot carry Machineguns, Panzerschreck/Bazookas so if you have purchased a lot of heavy equipment for your soldier, it might be an idea to play another soldier up to rank 7 and convert him. Or if you don’t have the time for that you can buy an academy trained paratrooper for gold. Keeping at least one normal infantry soldier is always a good idea to help minimize waiting times when EVERYBODY wants to play with a specific type of soldier.

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