I have pretty much copy/pasted this guide from the official BFH website over to these forums. I figured it would be easier to find them here for the people playing from here
The original guide!
Both Newcomers and Veterans alike are welcome to brush up on their Battlefield
This guide is sure to help you on your way to becoming a true Battlefield Hero.
Battlefield Heroes or, as many like to call it ‘Heroes’ or 'BFH' is a new step in the Battlefield franchise, it is mostly aimed at casual gamers or gamers who like funny, cartoony and not too serious game play. It is not made to replace previous Battlefield titles, like Battlefield 2.
In Heroes we have two factions fighting on the virtual battlefield against each other: The ‘National Army’ and the ‘Royal Army’.
How to start playing?:
First, register an account and start playing!
You can create up to four Heroes and it is currently NOT possible
to delete them. So choose carefully!
Both Factions are equal when it comes to balance. They might use different weapons, but these weapons match each other in strength, ammo, speed, etc.
So, for example: the heavy machine gun of the National Army does the same damage as the heavy machine gun of the Royal Army. The only way the factions differ, is in the way they look, so you will recognize them by their apparel, the way they walk and so on.
Just remember that if it has a red name above it, SHOOT IT!
You can easily recognize your friends by their names written in blue above their heads and the big blue cross when you aim at them.
There are three different classes in Heroes. We have the Gunner, the Soldier and the Commando. Every class has its special features, but they all have some things in common. They can all carry two weapons, and one explosive to use against vehicles or careless infantry. They all are able to use every single vehicle type and they all have special Abilities, but the Abilities are different for each class.
The level cap (highest level you can reach) at the moment is level 30.
On the way up, you will earn Hero Points and unlock new clothing for Valor Points and Battlefunds.
Currently you do not unlock new weapons.
The Gunner is the heavy weapon guy, he has more health than the other classes and carries the BIG guns, like the anti-tank rockets and machine guns. Machine guns are most effective in close-range fights.
He might be the slowest of the different Heroes, but he has the most health, a ranged anti-tank weapon and generally packs a HUGE punch.
Their Abilities are:
– Your machine gun becomes more accurate over longer distance, so you become more efficient in medium or long range combat for a short time, every hit you get on your enemies also grants you a small amount of health.
- You can shield yourself up and absorb extra damage and allow you to grind away at your enemies. This ability can also be shared with nearby friendly units offering them a little extra protection.
– With Explosive Keg you can throw an exploding barrel at the enemy to blow them away and slow them down.
– You and your mates around you will run faster for a short period of time. Great for closing the gap between you and your enemy.
I Eat Grenades
– You will eat every explosive thrown at you by the enemy and heal yourself up with every eaten one, for a period of time.
The Soldier is the all-rounder in Heroes; he can be played as a supporting class, but also can do a lot of damage to his enemies.
Their Abilities are:
– You will push every enemy away sending them sky high, damaging them slightly in the process. Try to blast enemies into walls or buildings to do extra damage.
– 6th sense will help you and your nearby team mates to see every enemy through buildings and walls, for a short period of time.
– The bullets from your SMG start burning and do extra damage to the enemy. If you hit an open vehicle you will ignite all enemies riding in it. Be aware if two Soldiers shooting at one target with Burning Bullets: only the first Soldier who hits will light up the enemy, the burning damage of the second Burning Bullets does not stack with the first one.
– With this you will heal yourself as well as team mates around you. The more team mates you heal, the more health you, yourself will receive. Additionally, you also gain points for healing team mates.
– You spam multiple grenades at your enemy with one throw, but be aware that as soon as you switch to this Ability it will be activated and the cooldown start, as soon as you switch away from it, even if you didn’t throw the grenades.
The Commando is considered by some to be the "sneaky" class in Heroes. He is not necessarily made for direct close-combat assault, instead he is a really good supporter from far away. nonetheless, if handled correctly, their knife can do quite some damage.
He is the fastest of all the Heroes, but also has the least amount of health.
Their Abilities are:
- You will run faster for a short time, able to sprint away from enemies who are getting to close and it will deploy a weak shield that absorb a small amount of damage.
– You can mark targets so your team can see its position through buildings and terrain, for a short period of time. At higher levels this ability can mark multiple enemies at once.
– You become invisible to the enemy until you shoot or they get too close at which point you will become partially visible. At higher levels the distance in which you become partially visible is reduced.
– You can put a lethal Poison on your knife’s blade and do additional damage over time to the enemy you are attacking.
– You can put down an explosive trap for enemy troops. When they stray too close, Kaboom… surprise! this also infects the enemy with a deadly poison causing damage over time.
– Give your sniper rifle a damage boost for a short period of time, Best served with head shots.
Every class has their own unique Abilities; Abilities can be compared to skills in other games. It is a special effect which gives your Hero, or in some cases the whole team an advantage. You can upgrade your abilities with Hero Points in five different steps.
To upgrade an ability click on the little plus [+] button next to it. As soon as you learned a new ability you need to ‘drag and drop’ it into your equipment bar (the one with the weapons etc. in it), so you will able to select the new Ability in game by pressing the key assigned to the slot.
While using Abilities, keep in mind you will most likely cancel the current ability if you start a new one.
You can reset your Abilities at any time: simply click the 'refund' button in the upper right corner (the one with the two arrows) of your Abilities screen.
Widgets are special items that require replacement based on either time or player use. You can find them in the Store under the Widgets tab. In Heroes you can find the following widgets commonly used:
Heals your Hero for an amount of health, this widget will stop working when you take damage, enter a vehicle or use certain abilities. Bandages can also stop the damage over time effects of certain abilities.
With wrench you can repair the vehicle you are driving for a certain amount of hit points, the wrench will stop working when you leave the vehicle or the vehicle takes damage.
Terrific Tonics give your hero an instant boost of of health. Be warned though... tonics are not so cheap so use them wisely.
After you buy it, you do not need to equip this. You get bonus experience, as long as this widget is active.
After you buy it, you do not need to equip this. You get bonus VP, as long as this widget is active.
Hero Points (HP):
Hero Points are those points you need to upgrade your abilities, you get them on every even level (2, 4, 6, 8 etc.). With every single Hero Point you can upgrade an ability or unlock a new one if you haven’t unlocked them all already.
Valor Points (VP):
Valor Points are the Points to get items like weapons, certain widgets, certain emotes and some of the clothing items from the store. You earn them, the easiest way to do this is by completing missions, but you also get them for just playing.
Battlefunds are the points you can buy all the cool clothes and emotes with, but you can also use them to purchase experience or Valor Point boosts.
But you won’t be able to buy weapons or other things that give you a direct advantage on the battlefield.
During a round you will see that there are several flags on the map you and the enemy can capture. If a flag is captured by your team, your team’s banner will proudly wave on the top of the pole, but if you see the enemy’s flag waving at you from the top of the pole, it is time for you to capture that flag.
You can capture the flag by standing next to it, but be careful, the enemy will most likely defend their territory.
If your team hold more flags than the enemy, the enemy will lose more points (tickets) for every enemy Hero your team bring down. But holding flags alone will not lower the tickets of the enemy team you need to get out there and fight for victory.
A tip about the flag system;
As soon as a faction holds 3 out of 4 flags, the opposite team will lose 2 tickets for every death instead of 1 ticket.
So keep those flags! They will change the game, a noob team vs a flagless regular player team will win with the flag advantage! ^^
When your Hero has fallen to the enemies might, you will ‘respawn’ after a few seconds. All your ability cool downs are set back to zero, your weapons are reloaded and you are good to go and take revenge. In the first seconds you will be invulnerable to protect you from being shot down instantly.
You will most likely spawn close to a flag your team owns, but you can’t choose which one it should be. Sometimes you will drop out of the sky and deploy your parachute, this is a spawn camp protection feature and it will happen when the enemy overruns your spawn point.
The team that has their tickets reduced to 0 first loses the round. They are displayed at the top of the screen next to your teams’ flag. Tickets will be reduced for every man a team loses, so don’t go and hide, stand up and fight!
Currently there are 3 different types of vehicle, Tank, Jeep and Plane.
The most important thing to say about vehicles is, the spawn is bound to player spawn, so a vehicle can only respawn when a player respawns at the same flag/base. But there are several other rules affecting the vehicle spawn, so you won’t find a vehicle every time you spawn.
Only planes respawn after a certain amount of time.
There are currently 10 types of weapons: Pistols, Shotguns, Sub Machine Guns, Heavy Machine Guns, Sniper Rifles, Knives, Rocket Launchers, Grenade Launchers, Grenades and TNT. Certain weapons can only be used by certain classes and all weapons have unlimited ammo.
At any one time you can equip 2 main weapons and one explosive. Pistols, Shotguns, Sub Machine Guns, Heavy Machine Guns, Sniper Rifles and Knives are all classed as Main Weapons while Rocket Launchers, Grenade Launchers, Grenades and TNT are classed as explosives.
In the tutorial you can learn how the in game part of Heroes works, if you are new to the game you should give It a try, you can enter the tutorial by clicking the little ‘Play tutorial’ box next to the ‘Play Now’ button (in the game) and then hit ‘Play Now’.
You can end the tutorial anytime by hitting the ’ESC’ button.
Numbers on the battlefield:
During a round you should see there are numbers popping up when you hit somebody, those numbers indicates the damage you did and the experience you gain. So for example you will also see this numbers popping up when you capture a flag.
Those numbers can be:
– Normal hit, capping a flag
– Critical hit
- The enemy is close to death
- If you have an Exp Boost for your character you will see green numbers next to your Heroes avatar in the top left corner, indicating the bonus EXP you have earned.
The store is the place where you can get all the cool items to give your Hero that unique look, boost your experience or Valor Points or get different weapons. You will find different categories and can browse through different tabs to find what you need.
Keep in mind:
For some things you need Valor Points and for others you have to purchase Battlefunds.
You can get emotes in the Store under the emote tab. You can use emotes for communication, for example, requesting a medic, or just to show your enemy what you think about him.
But the most funny way to use emotes is to taunt your victims, after you showed him what explosives, and bullets to the face can do.
Missions are a good way to earn more VP then you would during a normal battle. There are many different kind of missions and as you level up you will unlock new missions. You can equip a maximum of 3 missions at any one time and you can easily select your missions in the "Mission" tab of "My Stuff" by dragging and dropping them into free mission slots.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and a great place to get to know you're fellow Heroes. Just remember the awesome search function and read those stickies, so you can help keep it a clean and happy place for everyone!