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Memorial Day Weekend

This coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the United States with Memorial Day itself on Monday.

This is a day honoring those who lost their lives in military service, similar to Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth, Volkstrauertag in Germany, the ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand and many other days of remembrance all over the world.

We want to take this opportunity to remember the ones who have sacrificed their lives to secure the future of their nation, not ONLY in the United States but all over the world.

Enter the following Voucher code and get 4 free ribbon boosters:


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Please receive this voucher-code that gives you 4 Ribbon Boosters, which you may redeem at any time BEFORE Tuesday the 26th of May 2015 at 04:00 US EDT / 10.00 CEST, but you may of course still use the Ribbon Boosters after that date.

Ribbon Boosters will accelerate the progress on all your soldiers during combat, giving 50% boost in ribbon experience for 4 hours per booster. The 4 boosters are for the following ribbons:

Physical Training

PHYSICAL TRAINING

Points are earned by running, sprinting and riding bicycles. This ribbon unlocks the Marathon Man and Heavy Set badges.

Defense

DEFENSE

Points are earned by killing enemies trying to capture your control points. This ribbon unlocks the Scavenger and Hoarder Combat Badges.

Tactical

TACTICAL

Points are earned by capturing enemy control points and killing enemies trying to defend their control points. This ribbon unlocks Binoculars and Pistols.

Chauffeur

CHAUFFEUR

Points are earned by transporting friendly soldiers using military and civilian vehicles..
This ribbon unlocks the Iron Fist Combat Badge AND the Halftracks used by Mechanized Infantry units as mobile spawn points.

Redemption and activation instructions

  1. Go to http://game.heroesandgenerals.com/ or launch the Steam client.
  2. Log in
  3. Click the Menu button in the top right corner
  4. Click on the “Redeem Voucher” button
  5. Paste or type in the voucher code “MEMORIALDAY2015” and click “OK”
  6. Click one of the “flash-icons” on the ribbon overview
  7. Click on “Activate booster” in the top right corner, when you’re ready to activate the booster – please note that a booster only last for 4 hours after activation, so use them wisely!

Incoming! New feature in next update: Assault Team Morale

In the next update to the game, one of the new features we are introducing is Morale for Assault Teams. The next update is called “Vasilevsky” after the Soviet general Aleksandr Vasilevsky

All assault teams now have a morale value that shows how combat-ready they are. Here is one of my “Mototized Guard” units happily moving towards Warsaw. This is how it looks on the campaign map.

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More than 5 million Heroes & Generals

We have just crossed the line of 5 MILLION registered Heroes & Generals! That is a lot of players! Thank you for your support and we hope you’re having great fun with the game. With players from more than 172 countries we TRULY do have a World War going and have players from more countries than what actually participated in WW2!

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To celebrate we have been digging around in the database and gathered a few stats for you!

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Update ‘Utz’ introducing the new Forward Airfield map is now live!

This brand-new update brings a much requested new feature – a brand new map ! The update is named Utz (after General Willibald Utz) and here’s a quick overview of the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy!

New Features

New Map: Forward Airfield

The new map is an assault map called ‘Forward Airfield‘ and it represents the small forward airfields built all over Europe during the war. We have published a handful of blogposts detailing the objective on the map so click the links to learn more about ‘the village church‘, ‘the bridge and village&the airstrip‘ itself.

Weapon Tweaks

We have made a handful of tweaks to weapon handling of grenades, semi-auto rifles and LMGs. Read more about the tweaks here!

Character Update

This update also brings an update to the characters in the game. They now look much better running and when standing on sloped terrain due to the improved IK and banking. We have also adjusted the control of the character while jumping to make it look and feel better.

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

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Utz Update Detail: Weapon Tweaks

When attacking or defending maps, including of course the NEW Forward Airfield map, you need your weapons to perform! And while we’re not introducing any new weapons in this build or making any major changes, we do have a collection of tweaks to make the weapons feel better, and hopefully be more enjoyable to play with!

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Utz Update: These boots are made for walking!

Speaking of walking, we have improved the inverse kinematics for the characters making them look much better when turning (banking) and standing on sloped surfaces. So as soon as the Utz Update rolls out, everybody will look much better. Take a look below!


NB: No catcalling at your fellow soldiers please!

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New Forward Airfield map detail: The Bridge

A few days ago we wrote an overview post of the new Forward Airfield map that we are introducing in the upcoming Utz update! Today we’ll take a look at Objective O1 – The Bridge and the village itself. The image below shows the bridge as seen from inside the village.

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New Forward Airfield map detail: The Church

A few days ago we wrote an overview post of the new Forward Airfield map that we are introducing in the upcoming Utz update!


Today we will look into a bit more detail on Objective O3 – The Church and the two lines leading there.
The Church itself is a small village church, but the tower still presents you with a great, if rather exposed, point from where you can scout enemy advances.

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