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TLM Partners announced on April 3rd, 2023 that the long running free-to-play World War II strategic shooter, Heroes & Generals, would be shutting down on May 25th, 2023 at 11:59pm UTC (7:59pm EST). The ambitious title has been available in full release since 2016 but hasn’t been profitable “for a very long time” according to one of the developers.
In hopes of updating the aging game tech the team launched a Kickstarter campaign for Heroes and Generals 2: The Next War in February, seeking $2 million in funding for the follow-up. Although the timing is conspicuous, the decision to shut down the original Heroes & Generals is reportedly not tied to what appears to be a vastly under-funded campaign.
This explains the incongruous wording of the team’s announcement below, promising in-game rewards for Kickstarter backers in a game that is on the eve of being shut down.
In today’s update we have added Backer Helmets for everyone who has pledged $5 or more on our HnG 2 Kickstarter. Regardless of the outcome, thank you for believing in HnG 2! All qualified backers will receive a message on Kickstarter with their reward within 24 hours.
And now for the big news…the official shut down of the Heroes and Generals WW2 servers will be on Thursday, 25th of May 2023 at 11:59PM UTC
With the impending shut down of the servers, we disabled the ability to purchase Gold Packs so anyone with gold to spare can make their final purchases effective immediately.
A RESPECTFUL SEND OFF
We want to give everyone, old and new, a chance to go crazy with all the guns, items and vehicles HnG 1 has to offer. The only way to give a proper farewell is through a gold rush!
On May 2nd 2023 ~10AM CEST all player accounts will have UNLIMITED gold until the servers shutdown.
During the ‘Gold Rush’ each account will have a limit to the maximum number of transaction requests that can be sent to the server per day and a limit to the maximum total number of Assault Teams that can be deployed or queued for deployment in a War. This is done to keep the servers stable and the RTS balance in check.
KICKSTARTER MILESTONESteam Announcement – April 03, 2023
In other news we are getting closer to 1000 backers on Kickstarter! We’d like to give a heartfelt thank you for all the support and a special thanks to everyone who shared our Kickstarter campaign and the ones who made their pledge for Heroes and Generals 2! MAKE YOUR PLEDGE AND GET THE LATEST KICKSTARTER NEWS HERE: https://qrco.de/thenextwar
The immediate future doesn’t seem too certain for the Heroes & Generals franchise but the team is still trying to find a way forward even without the Kickstarter campaign. Developer TLM.Hades recently replied to criticisms on the game’s Steam forums stating that “we are still going to see if we can do it in a different manner, most likely not straight away but a few years in the future. I hope that at some point we will see H&G 2, it’s also possible this is indeed just the end”. TLM released their final Kickstarter update on April 19th 2023, mentioning that they “are in talks with several gaming publishers and other studios but have no update at this given time.”
About the Game
Heroes & Generals is a full on, all-out WAR experience. Thousands of players fighting one massive clash of nations. The first to capture 15 cities takes the glory.
Fight alongside newfound brothers from all over the world in multiple battles raging persistently as Generals strategize and deploy resources to assist their men.
As a soldier everything you do influences the war. Every kill you make, every tank you destroy, every town you capture matters. Even glorious defeat, because sometimes to win the war, many must die.
CHOOSE HOW YOU FIGHT
How you fight and the speed of progression is up to you.
Experience the rush of close quarter combat, the pleasure of picking off the enemy at range, the power of unleashing hell from a tank or wreaking havoc from an aircraft. The choice is yours.
MASTER YOUR OWN ARSENAL
You own and master your equipment.
Unleash the terror of the badass Panther Tank, the power of the Yak-9B fighter’s 20mm cannons, or the stealth of an M8 Greyhound. Load out with the deadly PPS-43, the legendary Tommy Gun or the rare but lethal FG-42.
65+ Weapons, 70+ vehicles and aircraft are available to add to your arsenal. If that’s not enough, you can always use your wrench to humiliate the enemy!
- Choose your fight: as Infantry, Recon, Tank Crew, Paratrooper or even a Fighter Pilot.
- Fight in close-quarters, Infantry encounters; in larger skirmishes with vehicles or in huge land and aerial assaults. Win or lose, everything you do contributes to the war.
- Unlock a vast variety of weapons, vehicles, planes & ammo upgrades.
- Earn over 35 different Combat Badges to boost your ability and get the upper hand.
- Choose your allegiance; fight the war for the United States, Germany or the Soviet Union.
- Progress to become a General and gain ultimate power to strategize and deploy resources in battle.
Thanks to serrated_banner9 for submitting this game to the site