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‘Spaatz’ update is now Live!

The new build named Spaatz (after the American general and first Chief of Staff of the US Airforce Carl Andrew ‘Tooey’ Spaatz) is live on the servers! So here’s a quick overview of the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy!

New Features

New Weapons: German P08 pistol and American M1917 Revolver

The new weapons are of almost iconic nature: German soldiers can now get the classic high-precision P08 Pistol, while the US soldiers will be able to live out their inner cowboy with the hard hitting M1917 Revolver.

Limited Strategic Resources

The ‘Spaatz’ update introduces limited army resources for the two factions. The resources for the Assault Teams are drawn from a shared ‘stockpile’ with only so and so many new resources being produced within a certain time-interval for each faction.

This gives a better balance between the two factions, as the winning strategy is no longer merely to send a massive amount of Assault Teams to the frontline, but now the Generals have to carefully consider where they deploy and direct their troops, as well as to coordinate their joined efforts better.

Ingame message system

We have made a new in-game email system, where you may send messages to other players, also when they’re not online. In order to send a message to someone you need to add him as a friend and he needs to have you added as a friend too. So now you can communicate with the other generals, fellow clan-members or other players who are not online at the same time as you.

New Mission Briefing and Battle Report screens

The campaign and the core action game missions are also brought closer together by the new mission briefing, showing what you fight for in each mission and what the objectives are. On top of that, the enhanced battle report shows details about the results of a battle, as well as give you an overview of your performance after a mission has ended.

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

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Trailer – behind the scenes.

Ever wonder how a video like this one is made? The super talented people at Territory Studio has put together a behind-the-scenes video showcasing (some of) all the hard work that went into making this awesome trailer for us.

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Special Assignment Weekend Winners!

UPDATE 9th of October 2014: It appears that there were some issues with some of the stats in the Infantry contest and the Fighter Pilot contest, so we have now updated the results with new data. The Infantry contest counted caps/cap assists for all characters and not just infantry, where the new list is for infantry characters only. The Fighter Pilot contest counted how many players (pilots) you have killed who are sitting in a plane, where the new list shows how much damage you have inflicted on enemy fighter planes (each plane has 1000 hp).

The top-3 results are almost the same, and we will make sure compensate the ones who are no longer in top-3. The reason for this screw up from us was due to bad communication internally here at the office. We hope you can bear with us and forgive us.

What a fantastic weekend! We have pulled the numbers from the servers, and are proud to announce the winners of the Special Assignment Weekend. CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Steam Packs, and thanks to all who joined and made this special weekend memorable. :)

Infantry: Cap the maps!

FIRST PLACE: Afrika-Korps with 591 caps/capture assists
SECOND PLACE: шрэк with 543 caps/capture assists
THIRD PLACE: Dobr9k with 423 caps/capture assists

Old top-3 counting caps/cap assists with all characters
FIRST PLACE: Afrika-Korps with 591 caps/capture assists
SECOND PLACE: шрэк with 546 caps/capture assists
THIRD PLACE: marko_maverick with 458 caps/capture assists

Tank Crew: Tank Crusher!

FIRST PLACE: meshti with 394 tank kills
SECOND PLACE: davpulido with 316 tank kills
THIRD PLACE: Rialla with 284 tank kills

Fighter Pilot: Dogfight!

FIRST PLACE: nalydIX with 528380 damage inflicted on fighter planes
SECOND PLACE: Westwick with 453687 damage inflicted on fighter planes
THIRD PLACE: SKuDD3r with 452076 damage inflicted on fighter planes

Old top-3 counting pilots killed while in the plane
FIRST PLACE: SKuDD3r with 96 fighter pilot kills
SECOND PLACE: Westwick with 83 fighter pilot kills
THIRD PLACE: nalydIX with 76 fighter pilot kills

Recon: Marksman’s challenge!

FIRST PLACE: Craeze with 1451 headshots
SECOND PLACE: snumaster with 905 headshots
THIRD PLACE: KaleidoScopes with 510 headshots

Paratrooper: Secure the objectives!

FIRST PLACE: shtaili with an objective capture score* of 676
SECOND PLACE: Taikur with an objective capture score* of 651
THIRD PLACE: Teutone with an objective capture score* of 393

* ‘Objective capture score’ is how large an influence you’ve had on capping all the key objectives (O1, O2, O3) in missions where your faction has won as attacker. 100 points are shared between all who capped the objectives in a battle your faction has won as attacker – so if you were the only one capping in such a mission you would get all 100 points.

Officer/General: Seek and Destroy!

FIRST PLACE:
drTannenbaum with Assault Team T.Baum’s Lemmings 01 (Lem01) destroying 2164 resources
drTannenbaum with Assault Team T.Baum’s Lemmings 02 (Lem02) destroying 1892 resources

SECOND PLACE:
Narauk0 with Assault Team 1.GjDiv ‘Edelweiss’ (1.GjDiv) destroying 1781 resources

THIRD PLACE:
Ghro with Assault Team TF Ghro 2nd Infantry (TF Ghro) destroying 1780 resources

PRIZES

For each assignment we give the following packs to the top-3 performers:

1st place: Ultimate Heroes & Generals Pack (US faction/German faction)
2nd place: All Heroes Pack (US faction/German faction)
3rd place: Tank Crew Starter Pack (US faction/German faction)

We will contact the winners this week on the email-address their account is registered with.

Top-100

Below you’ll find the top-100 performers in each Special Assignment:

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Special Assignment Weekend – Win Steam Packs

UPDATE Tuesday the 7th of October: We’re doing an extra “cheat-review” today of the players with the highest score in each assignment to be sure that the numbers are legit, so we will probably not be able to announce the winners today – we aim to do it tomorrow instead.

UPDATE Monday the 6th of October: The contest is now over, and we’ll announce the winners tomorrow (Tuesday)!

This weekend we’re trying something new, while we wait for the coming Spaatz update! We’re running 6 Special Assignments, where the top-3 performers in each assignment will win one of the new Steam Packs, giving loads of Weapons, Vehicles, Characters, Gold and much more.

We will also give players who have registered an account and played at least one battle before Friday the 26th of September a free 3-day Veteran Membership for the weekend to make up for the server-downtime we had due to the DDoS attack two weeks ago.

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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

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.

Scheduled maintenance Wednesday September 10

Wednesday September 10th, 2014 the servers will go down for maintenance, because our database-servers are being upgraded. The main reason for the upgrade is to improve how backups are made so they will have less impact on the running game.

The downtime will start at 08:00 CEST and will last until approximately 16:00 CEST.
Here is a link to World Clock so you can see when this happens in your timezone. We will of course also keep everybody updated on our Server Status Twitter here.

Should anything change in the schedule we will let you know right here & on our the Twitter channel linked above!

Everyone who has Veteran Membership running will have 1 day of Veteran Membership added to their account once the downtime is over.

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