Reto-Moto has just released a new update for Heroes & Generals, nicknamed 'Rommel' and this time they have primarily focused on giving the ‘Generals’ part of the game an overhaul. The most significant change in this update is the introduction of officer ranks and generals characters.
"I'm personally very excited to finally add generals as characters in Heroes & Generals," said Jacob Andersen, Game Director at Reto-Moto. "The Rommel update is an important update, as it wraps up our vision with the character progression tree, so you may start your career as a foot soldier and work your way up to become an officer and finally a General in order to command armies and wage war resources. "
The officers and generals control the Assault Teams that provide the ressources other players fight with in the shooter missions. So skilled generals can make a major impact on the chances for their faction to win the war by coordinating attacks in realtime with other generals, managing war resources cleverly and maneuvering army units across the, now much larger campaign map, that covers most of Europe.
Besides the Generals characters, the Rommel update also adds the highly requested FG 42 and M1 Carbine weapons for the Paratroopers, new conditions for how you win a war, a much larger campaign map, improved vehicle handling for tanks, a repair wrench for vehicles and much more.
The Rommel update is the first major update for Heroes & Generals, since it was released on Steam Early Access on the 11th of July. 1.5 million players have installed H&G on Steam, raising the total playerbase to more than 2.6 million registered players.
The full changelog for the Rommel update can be found here: http://forum.heroesandgenerals.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=21878
Official Heroes & Generals Twitch Channel
But that is not all - Reto-Moto has launched their official Heroes & Generals channel on Twitch, where they will do live Devstream broadcasts every Friday at 1500 CEST / 3 AM EDT. Here the developers will talk about upcoming or newly released features, answer questions from the community and occasionally show internal gameplay sessions where the developers test new maps, new weapons and vehicles, etc.
Those unfortunate souls who didn't see the first live Devstream, which was aired last Friday, can find it in the "Past Broadcasts" section on Heroes & Generals' Twitch profile for 60 days after the show, and the same applies for all future episodes. The Devstreams will also be uploaded to the official Heroes & Generals YouTube channel and are available here a couple of hours after the show has ended.
The official Heroes & Generals Twitch channel can be found here: http://www.twitch.tv/heroesandgenerals
About Heroes & Generals
Heroes & Generals is a Free2Play Massive Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where Axis and Allies fight for control.
The game uniquely merges epic first-person shooter action with a rich strategic layer, where your decisions have the power to turn the tide in an ongoing war among thousands of online players.
Players can choose to play as 'Heroes', fighting in the trenches, sniping, dropping behind enemy lines as paratroopers, flying planes, commanding tanks and other vehicles on the battlefield, or take control of the war as 'Generals', determining the strategic direction and supporting fellow players by managing battlefield assets, army units and reinforcements.
Tear up the WWII frontlines, manage resources and engage thousands of online players in a persistent war campaign built for shooter and strategy fans.
Heroes & Generals is available for PC on Steam or through a browser, and the companion app that supports the 'Generals' part of the game 'Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command' is available for iOS and Android.
Reto-Moto at a glance
Reto-Moto was founded in 1997 and quickly transformed into IO Interactive, which went on to release Hitman and Freedom Fighters. In 2004 IO Interactive was sold to Eidos, however the founding members of Reto-Moto left Eidos and reformed their old company, bringing in some of the core developers from IO Interactive. Heroes & Generals is the first game from Reto-Moto.