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December 2nd, 2015 Copenhagen
Heroes & Generals ‘Zhukov – Armored Ambush’ update brings new tanks, tank camouflage and a new weapon.
Heroes & Generals, the successful WWII MMOFPS from independent developer Reto-Moto, has received a new update codenamed ‘Zhukov – Armored Ambush’.
This update expands and improves the light tank gameplay experience on the large battlefields, by introducing the Soviet T-70 and the German Pz. II Ausf. L. “Luchs” light tanks. These both excel as mobile fire support units and allow for new tactical options for the players. Furthermore, a selection of light tanks, including the T-70 and the “Luchs”, can now be upgraded with camouflage.
A well executed ambush hinges on crucial elements such as mobility and reconnaissance. To help achieve this, the Soviet Recon Soldiers now have access to the heavily armed BA-6 armored scout car to match the German and US counterparts.
The Zhukov update, named after one of the most notable generals of World War II – Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, also introduces the Nagant M1985 revolver available for all Soviet soldiers. The M1985 is an extensively used 7-shot revolver that saw service with the Russian Imperial Army and later the Red Army. The M1895 shoots with a high muzzle velocity due to its unusual gas-seal system, making it a powerful close quarters weapon.
The gameplay flow in the newly released Depot map has been tweaked and improved. To prevent spawn suppression, the terrain features have been slightly altered, and the spawn areas have been moved further away from the action at the center of the map. Furthermore, an underground tunnel system has been added to the Depot building to expand the capture zone for a more dynamic gameplay experience.
Additionally, Reto-Moto hosts a Christmas event for all Heroes & Generals players during December, with a series of activities planned throughout the month. Read more about this event here.
The full changelog for the ‘Zhukov – Armored Ambush’ update can be found here.
Press assets for Heroes & Generals are available here.
About Heroes & Generals
‘Heroes & Generals is a free-to-play Massively Online FPS with a strategic multiplayer campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where the United States, Germany and the Soviet Union all fight each other for control. Players can choose to play as ‘Heroes’, fighting in varied roles as soldiers or commanding planes, tanks and other vehicles, or take control of the war as ‘Generals’ determining strategic direction and managing battlefield assets, army units and reinforcements. The game merges first-person shooter action with a rich strategic layer where player decisions can turn the tide in an ongoing war among thousands of online players.
Currently in open beta, Heroes & Generals has over six million players and is available for PC on Steam and through the browser. The companion app that supports the strategy part of the game, Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command, is available here for iOS and Android.
For further information, media and interviews:
Kenneth Ellegaard Andersen, Producer: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: +45 3393 1070
Danish studio Reto-Moto was founded in 1997 and quickly transformed into IO Interactive, which went on to release Hitman and Freedom Fighters. After the sale of IO Interactive to Eidos in 2004 the original Reto-Moto was reformed and based in central Copenhagen. The studio’s inaugural game, Heroes & Generals, has been released for the PC on Steam and is currently in open beta.
Steam Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/227940
‘Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command’ companion app: iOS / Android