Reto-Moto has just released a new update called 'Spaatz' for their popular WWII MMOFPS Heroes & Generals. This update brings a new action packed Skirmish map, new weapons, a new battle briefing screen and an improved battle report for the 'Heroes' players. While the 'Generals' get a deeper gameplay experience with better balanced wars through limited army resources for their faction. All players can now communicate with each other, even when not online, through the new in-game messaging system.
The new Village Skirmish map is set in the fields of rural France with a sunken ruin, a chateau and a small farm as key objectives. This map is designed with less distance between the objectives, making it more tight and more action packed than the other Skirmish maps as all objectives are in danger at all times.
The new weapons are of almost iconic nature: German soldiers can now get the classic high-precision P08 Pistol, and the US soldiers will be able to live out their inner cowboy with the hard hitting M1917 Revolver.
The 'Generals', who devise the grand strategy of the massive campaign, now have to play smarter, as the 'Spaatz' update introduces limited army resources for the two factions. The resources for their Assault Teams are drawn from a shared 'stockpile' with only so and so many new resources being produced within a certain time-interval for each faction. This gives a better balance between the two factions, as the winning strategy is no longer merely to send a massive amount of Assault Teams to the frontline, but now the Generals have to carefully consider where they deploy and direct their troops, as well as to coordinate their joined efforts better.
And to help coordination between the players, a new ingame-messaging system is introduced, so you can communicate with the other generals, fellow clan-members or other players who are not online at the same time as you.
The campaign, where the 'Generals' strategize, and the core action game missions, where the 'Heroes' fight, are also brought closer together by the new mission briefing, showing what you fight for in each mission and what the objectives are when the mission is loading. On top of that, the enhanced battle report shows details about the results of a battle, as well as give you an overview of your performance after a mission has ended.
The full changelog for the Spaatz update can be found here: Heroes & Generals Forum - Spaatz - Changelog
(Thanks to Reto-Moto - Source: Press Release)