Entering the battle for the first time, clinging to your new rifle and having that rookie feeling in your gut?

First tip of the day – don’t get shot! Below are five additional things that you might find useful to know when starting out in Heroes & Generals.

This is the first of a series of blogposts focusing on tips and tricks for playing Heroes & Generals and getting the most out of your gaming experience. The series will feature content for both newcomers and veterans alike.

 

bicycleUse a civilian truck or bicycle to get to the combat zone!

Try to find bicycles or civilian trucks, they will get you to the battle a lot faster than running. A bicycle can carry two soldiers and a civilian truck can hold you and seven teammates.

PS: Need a lift? Use F to whistle.

 

pzfaustLook for extra supplies

Out of ammunition or in the dire need of some health? All maps offer a variety of places where you can find Ammunition or Health crates. Also be on the lookout for panzerfausts enabling you to fend off tanks and vehicles.

 

playerlevel_oct-2016Gaining player levels unlocks features in the game

Player levels is a way to ensure you gradually learn the game and are not pitted against the big boys right away. You start off on player level 1 in the Bronze Matchmaking Group and level up as you play the game. Each level unlocks features such as battle types in the game and earns you rewards.. Your matchmaking group also increases as you level up, and you get to fight more experienced opponents.

 

grenade3Grenades are a perfect way of saying hello

If you’re cornered or wish to clear a building, grenades are the perfect weapon to surprise your enemy. Beware that the explosion from your grenade can kill you as well – so stay clear.

You unlock grenades by reaching level 3 of the Infantry Assault ribbon, experience towards this is gained by actively assaulting with your Semi-Automatic rifle.

 

modificationUpgrading your starting weapon makes it more powerful

When you use a weapon in battle you unlock upgrades for them. Upgrades can be used to improve your weapon making them more precise or increasing the damage it does to your enemy. Your starter weapon can be much more powerful with upgrades, and it may just give you a little extra edge when you enhance your weapon to suit your play style.