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Upcoming Feature: Open Faction Fighting

One of the most interesting and also most visible features we are getting ready to roll out is the Open Faction Fighting. We talked a bit about this in the last Devstream.

What does it mean?

You no longer have to commit to a faction before even playing your first battle. From the next update (Spaatz Addon #1) you can play Staged Battles (previously called random training missions) for as long as you want and you can add soldiers from all factions into the matchmaker if you just want to play now!

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Spaatz Feature: Limited Faction Resources

It’s time to save up fuel and ration the food. Everyone must do their share for the war effort! Because in the coming Spaatz build, both factions will experience limited resources, giving a new dimension to the Strategy Game. How will this affect gameplay? Read on!

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Steam Packs

As a new or veteran player you might have visited the in-game store and looked at all the cool stuff you could unlock and buy, but don’t feel you have the time to unlock and earn the credits for it – or maybe you’ve wondered what you should buy to get started on a new career.

So we have created 2 x 4 packs (4 per faction) loaded with Characters, Weapons, Vehicles, Gold, Veteran Membership and other cool stuff – all with a considerable discount compared to if you were to buy the items in the packs individually for gold.

These packs are now for sale on Steam as ‘Downloadable Content’, and they all exist in two versions: one for the US and one for the German faction – look under “Downloadable Content For This Game” just below the green “Play Game” button on our Steam store page.

Infantry Rookie Pack

A great starter pack for Heroes & Generals, that gives you a fully equipped Infantryman and an All Terrain Vehicle, plus gold and a Veteran Membership that boosts your XP-, ribbonpoints-, credits- and warfunds-earnings for 7 days.
US faction / German faction

Tank Crew Starter Pack

If you wish to start a career as Tanker in Heroes & Generals, then this pack is for you. It gives you a Tank Crewman with a selection of tanks and a tank destroyer, plus a submachine gun, a handgun and a wrench for repairing tanks. Besides you will also get a good amount of gold and a 14-day Veteran Membership.
US faction / German faction

All Heroes Pack

If you wish to be able to play all roles on the battlefields and don’t want to play for weeks or months to unlock all the Heroes and their weapons, equipment and vehicles, then this pack is for you as it gives you 5 characters with loads of gear and vehicles. It also includes a substantial amount of Gold and a 90-day Veteran Membership.
US faction / German faction

Ultimate Heroes & Generals Pack

This pack enables you to get the full Heroes & Generals experience, where you can play all roles as Heroes on the battlefields AND command Assault Teams as a General without first having to spend hours, weeks and even months of playtime to progress your characters and unlock weapons, equipment and vehicles. You will also get a huge amount of gold to allow for extra premium purchases and Veteran Membership for a whole year (365 days). This pack contains over 200 EUR/250 USD worth of in-game items, Veteran Membership and gold!
US faction / German faction

Feature: New Adjustable Wrench; tool & weapon

In the upcoming build named Rommel we are introducing a new piece of equipment – The Adjustable (or Monkey) Wrench.

The Wrench is a very versatile tool that can be used to repair vehicles from bicycles over cars and half tracks to tanks.

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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: 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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A Beginner’s Guide to Heroes & Generals

Reto.Circinus has been busy these last few days updating and expanding the Beginner’s Guide section of our community forum with new, detailed entries about various topics, ranging from ranks to tanks.

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Patton’s Mountains Update

Mountains! Mountains! Mountains! A train station, an inn, and a whole lot more! A new build is rolling on to the servers right now. The main new feature is a lot of updates to the Mountain Town map, some tweaks to the Airfield map a couple of cool new personalizations for bolt-action rifles and SMGs. So together with the last batch, the should be something for (almost) everybody now :-)

Continue reading for more details on the changes in this build. And!! See you on the battlefield :-)

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