Listen Up Soldiers!
Your May Update is here and with it a much awaited focus on the War.
THE WAR IS NOW AT THE CENTER OF THE EXPERIENCE
EVERY single battle, including staged battles, now counts towards the War!
The war map is now accessible for all players right before the battle begins, after it has ended and even when in battle. Open your map at any point during a battle and get info about towns and assault teams involved.
The ingame map also has a new feature: Access the map by pressing “M” and use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Furthermore, when in matchmaking you can see the war map and the ongoing battles including current faction territory.
BIPODS ARE HERE!
A long awaited community request that is now live. New Bipods for Machine Guns and Anti Tank Weapons have been deployed in the field. All LMGs and anti-tank rifles can be mounted. Press the “C“ key to mount and unmount your weapon. With the bipod deployed, it is easier to control your weapon; less sway and less conefire makes it easier to hit your target.
The old M1919A4 has been upgraded to the new M1919A6 model that comes with a bipod and a shoulder stock, and last but not least a better iron sight adjustment. This new version of the Browning Machine Gun also takes advantage of our new rendering, which makes the weapon look really good in combat.
OTHER MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS
A new “Very High” graphics setting has been made available with this update, improving the Level of Detail over all distances for textures, terrain mesh and shadows. This results in less LoD changes, providing smoother and more immersive gameplay as well as less work for compression algorithms when streaming or recording the game which is really good news for streamers too!
We have made improvements to the net-code on our backend which will improve client/server communication.
Weapon audio rate of fire sync, max shots sounds per weapon and other audio improvements have been added. Full-automatic weapons now have a much more even sound frequency.
REMINDER: THE BATTLE OF DUNKIRK IS RAGING
To commemorate the events of May 1940, we have started a new War event. This time we are giving the advantage TO THE US Faction + All players who win at least 20 battles during the event will be gifted a special limited edition 'wartorn' weapon finish. These are amazing and they will be rewarded exclusively after the event!
1.15 is one of the most meaningful upgrades for Heroes & Generals since the game launched, and marks the beginning of a refocus on the War, which is what Heroes & Generals is all about. This is only the beginning, we will iterate and release more cool features that will emphasise the War in the coming weeks.
Until then, get in battles and make it count for your faction!