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Rommel Feature: GENERALS!

Ach-TUNG!

Notice that silence? You can hear flies buzzing. There are thousands of boots lined up on the landing strip but no movement, not a sound. The atmosphere is heavy with the authoritative presence of the lone character who is just now stepping out of his personal transport. Who commands such obedience and discipline? The General, that’s who!

With the imminent arrival of the aptly-named Rommel build, the time has come to unveil a major change in the strategy portion of Heroes & Generals: namely, that Officers and Generals will now be actual characters, with direct command of their own Assault Teams. This means new ranks will now become available. So how does it work? Read on.

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Server Moving!

Thursday 24 July 2014 the servers will go down for maintenance, because our servers are being moved so when required we are able to directly add more server capacity so everyone is able to play!

The downtime will start at 04.45 06.00 UTC and will last until approximately 12.00 UTC.

Should anything change in the schedule we will let you know right here!

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

Technical Difficulties with a Hardware Component

Update [2014.07.16 16.15 UTC]:

The servers hamsters have been fed and some of them replaced but the servers are back to duty! As a thank you for your patience everyone has a 2 day Veteran Membership added to his account. Those who already had it running, will have 2 days extra added. Thank you for your patience and see you in battle!

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Update [2014.07.16 12.30 UTC]:

The servers are still misbehaving. We currently can’t provide an estimated time when the servers will be back up. We will keep you informed on all platforms.

Thank you for your patience.

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Today we experienced multiple server issues which lead to imminent downtimes. Despite IT’s efforts to solve the issue today the servers will remain offline for tonight.

It appears to be that one of our hardware components is experiencing technical difficulties. The servers will be back up and running as fast as possible tomorrow.

We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and will make this up to you. Those who have ribbon boosters and veteran memberships running will not have to worry about their lost time.

We thank you for your understanding and patience with us.

Heroes & Generals is Now Available on Steam!

We have just released Heroes & Generals on Steam Early Access, so we encourage you to install and play the game using the new stand-alone PC client for Steam.

Our shiny new Heroes & Generals – Steam Launch Trailer

The browser client will also still be operational on game.heroesandgenerals.com and both clients give you access to the same version of the game itself and will connect you to the same wars with the same accounts, and it’s of course still free-to-play. You can still use your current account when playing Heroes & Generals on Steam and you will have full access to everything on your account no matter if you play on Steam or use a browser.

The differences between the browser client and the Steam client are:

Stand-Alone Client

The Steam client runs via a stand-alone client and needs to be installed and patched using Steam, whereas the browser client runs via Chrome, IE or Firefox and is installed and patched as usual.

Steam Wallet

When using the Steam client, all Gold-purchases are made with the Steam wallet, offering a lot of different payment options, whereas when you use the browser client you will be able to pay using our usual payment system.

And we wish to shout out a huge “THANK YOU!” to all who voted for us to be Greenlit on Steam. We’re absolutely sure that we have the best community in the world, and we’re extremely grateful for your support!

…So, what are you hanging around here for soldier? Get back to the frontline and help your faction win the war!

The Heroes & Generals Team

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Full STEAM ahead! Help us test the new Steam client

UPDATE – Signup for the Steam client Beta-test is closed. We now have more than enough volunteers. For the rest of you – be assured that you don’t have to wait long for a Steam Early Access release of Heroes & Generals.

As you may or may not know, we’re preparing to release Heroes & Generals on Steam Early Access fairly soon. And for this purpose we need a number of players to help us install and test the Steam version of the game before release.

So if you’re interested in participating in a small test Thursday the 10th of July 2014 at 18.00 CEST / 12.00 EDT, please go to this signup-form and type in your email-address and username.

We will only send 100 keys, so please only sign up for a key if you know that you’re able to join the test Thursday. And don’t worry – you will ALL very soon get the chance to play Heroes & Generals on Steam. ;)

HGSteam

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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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Winners of the SteelSeries 9H headsets

We wish to thank everybody who participated in the server stress test this week. The servers survived and we hit around 2000 concurrent users at peak with a total of 4516 players logging in between 20.00 – 23.00 CEST Tuesday this week.

As promised we would make a draw between all who participated in the event for 3 x SteelSeries 9H headsets, and the lucky winners are:


 

HEADSET WINNERS:
Artctic,
Durchausdurch,
& Erador

We have contacted all three using the email-address they registered and when we have their physical addresses, SteelSeries will ship the headsets to them. Should they not reply before the 1st of July we’ll make another draw and contact the next.

Furthermore, the emails with 3-day Veteran Membership voucher codes went out Wednesday. If you participated in the stress test and believe that you’re entitled to a voucher code due to this, but haven’t received it yet: please check your spam-folder and otherwise contact support.

Once more: We thank all who participated in the stress test and a special shout out goes to our friends at SteelSeries for sponsoring these cool prizes!

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