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Heroes and Generals orders a tactical strike on cheaters

The World War II MMO Heroes and Generals is fighting more than just the Nazis this week. The team announced that it was performing another ban wave to rid the community of cheaters using third-party software to gain advantages.

“Our policy is zero tolerance, zero leniency, and zero exceptions,” the team said. “Anyone who is found to have, at any point in time, used any kind of third-party software designed to cheat while playing Heroes and Generals will lose their accounts once the cheat has been confirmed. Do not ‘try out’ a cheat, not even once: You will be permanently banned on all accounts.”

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H&G is also abandoning its browser client in favor of a standalone, chiefly because browser plugins are going extinct and maintaining multiple clients was too time-consuming.

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What: Heroes and Generals
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 6:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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