A Guide to Battlefield Heroes
Battlefield Heroes is a team game loosely based on World War II. While the uniforms and equipment look different, the damage the weapons do is the same. The big thing to remember is you are part of a team. Working together will make a huge difference in winning or losing. If you can get a core group of friends to play that are able to communicate outside the game, such as Ventrillo, you will have a significant advantage over the opposing side.
Depending on your style of play, there are three different heroes to choose from, the Soldier, Gunner, and Commando. While each one plays differently, they can all use any of the vehicles in the game and all can benefit from the use of cover and terrain.
In Battlefield Heroes, the Soldier is a support class. He can help others by healing and shielding them from damage. This class is a good class to use with the group. If you keep using the healing ability, you can keep your teammates alive longer. Using your shield abilities will keep them from taking damage. Using cover and making hit-and-run attacks suits this class well.
The Gunner is the guy with the big guns in Battlefield Heroes. Fast-shooting rounds of lead, he is generally good at medium range behind some cover. Of course, if you stay in one spot too long, the commando’s will sneak up on you and get you.
Commandos are the snipers and the only heroes that fight in melee combat in Battlefield Heroes. Commandos need to either stay far away and snipe away at the enemy or sneak up close and come from behind them to kill them in hand to hand. Either way,this is a class that needs to keep on the move or the enemy will hunt you down.
The vehicles in Battlefield Heroes are tanks, planes, and cars. While the tanks and planes can shoot, don’t under estimate the cars. The cars are fast and can be used, with a little skill, to mow down the enemy troops. Hitting an enemy hero almost always kills them if you are moving fast enough in a vehicle. Add two gunners in the passenger seats and a car can be devastating, even against a tank. If you have a gunner in with a rocket launcher, you can be a devastating, fast-moving hard to hit target while you whittle away at the tank. The planes can be deadly and even take out tanks, if you can master the controls.
Don’t forget to get the quests. These will give you extra points to spend in the Battlefield Heroes store and can give you better weapons to use against your enemies. As with most free games, you can also spend a little money to get better items. Spending real world money allows you to get permanent upgrades.