Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon (FHSW) is an unofficial continuation of the famous Forgotten Hope (FH), a Battlefield 1942 modification. We say unofficial since FHSW is developed by FH fans, not the original FH creators. In 2007 it started as a small addon but since then it has grown to be one of the biggest mods of all time!

What makes this mod special is that it adds lots of - but not only - Secret Weapons which saw limited or no action at all during WW2 like jet fighters and super heavy tanks. Some of the maps feature "what-if" battles like a landing operation on the Japanese mainland or attacking a secret German base in the African desert.


  • Over 650 different vehicles at land, sea and air featuring lots of Secret Weapons of WW2!
  • 130 maps, from tight infantry action over pure tank and plane combat maps to full scale naval battles. Or everything at once!
  • 150 hand weapons with new reload and moving animations for all (AT) rifles, bipods for MGs and (reworked) deployable weapons like mortars and heavy machine guns
  • 12 nations: Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Soviet Union and USA
  • Completely overhauled, more immersive sounds and effects
  • New techniques: switchable ammo, towable AT guns, altimeter for planes, napalm & cluster bombs, bayonets and much more
  • Heavily modified combat to enhance realism while not being overly complicated
  • Unique gameplay: Control the mysterious 1000-tonne tank "Ratte", use the Me 323 to transport tanks to the front line, fly Kamikaze missions against heavily armed Battleships or ... simply take a horse.

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Active: Every weekend at 8 pm CET


Active: Every day at 8 pm JST

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25 comments by eYe.ris on Sep 17th, 2014

FHSW 0.552 released!

After a long wait the FHSW devs have finally released version 0.552. There was also 0.55 and 0.551 but I skipped them because they were very buggy and laggy and the devs said they would release a bugfix very soon.

I'll list all the news since the last release to give you an quick overview of what has been added:

But there are also a lot of things added which haven't been mentioned in any news yet or we didn't cover properly on moddb like the new Panzer II late variants or Japanese tankettes. Also see the pictures below for some examples.


(thanks to MinefieldJoe for the translation)

New level bombing mechanic

One huge gamplay related addition is the new bombing sight which allows proper level bombing for heavy bombers. On the minimap you can see two new icons which show the current position of your plane (reticle) in relation to the horizon (half blue/black circle).

If you go for a bombing run both indicators you have to be aligned which means your plane flies level.

Use then the bombing sight (left mouse click) to aim at your target. The center of the reticle is where the bombs will approximately hit.


Be aware that bombers with this new bomb sight can't be used as dive bomber anymore. Because of a built-in game mechanic you'll always miss the target. Practice and stay over the clouds! Then flak and fighters will have a hard time shooting you down.

How to install?

Please follow the instructions of this guide.

In short, you need:

  • Battlefield 1942 1.61b (CD) or 1.62 (Origin)
  • Forgotten Hope 0.7
  • Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6
  • Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552

Gamespy shutdown?

As you've probably heard Gamespy shut down the online support for BF1942 which means either your game locks up or it doesn't show any servers when updating the in-game server browser. But as always the community puts EA to shame and within days a solution was available, huge thanks to the creator s[sk]. I included the fix into the FHSW installer so no additional steps are required to play online. Go to here if you want some information about the changes he did.

Where to play?

As you might or might not know FHSW is a pure multiplayer mod, the game crashes if you try to play singleplayer. There are two servers but you'll only see players on them on specific times.

The European server hosts events regularly with a lot of people participating the next one is right around the corner, see you there! To avoid any timezone confusion use this timer as reference:


Alternatively there's the Japanese server which is always full at about 8pm Japanese time. Be aware that you'll get kicked with a high ping which you usually have when connecting from Europe or the America East.

FHSW 0.55 released
FHSW 0.551 released
FHSW 0.552 released

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Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2)

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2)

Sep 14, 2014 Full Version 7 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 first.

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2)

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2)

Sep 14, 2014 Full Version 12 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 and Part 1 first.

Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6

Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6

Sep 13, 2014 Full Version 4 comments

A new installer for the Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6 which is compatible with the Origin and CD version of Battlefield 1942. This mappack is required...

Forgotten Hope 0.7

Forgotten Hope 0.7

Sep 12, 2014 Full Version 2 comments

A new installer for Forgotten Hope v0.7 which is compatible with the Origin and CD version of Battlefield 1942. Forgotten Hope is required to be able...

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dickyaria1945 Mar 24 2015, 9:02am says:

make this work in single player please

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modmakin Mar 9 2015, 5:48am says:

People please...
Don't downvote this awesome pure epic mega ultra WW2 mod just because
it doesn't have bot support. You CAN imagine and say out what it will be like to have bots but don't downvote it. It's ruining the popularity of the mod.

And the dev team will not care if you even 'please' for a 100 times
for bot support. Go code it yourself.

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buschhans Mar 5 2015, 8:23pm says:

There is a solution against the gamespy shutdown. You can play all the mods online and the server will be back.
You need at first the basic game BF 1942 –> 1.61 Patch (only if you have the release 2002 edition) –> Online Patch 161b (Anthology) –> Origin Players: or for CD Players or for Origin Players: (thats for find back the server in your Gamespy Browser, fix your widescreen, and give compatibility to Win 7/8 Users) –> go in the bf1942 folder and overwrite the old bf1942.exe with the new one –> right click on the Desktop BF 1942.exe –> Properties –> compatibility –> set start as Win 1998 (v) and as Admin (v) –> click ok thats it you are back again online!

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oluja_95 Mar 5 2015, 12:16am says:

OMG this mod plus sp - coop support would be awesome

could someone please put me out of this misery and make bot support

i really enjoy playing it online but there are rarely players who play it or only 2 - 3 in huge *** maps

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deathdude87 Feb 1 2015, 11:59pm says:

so that windows 7/vista high resolution fix didn't.. quite work despite saying it was successful. I still have the default resolutions.

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deathdude87 Feb 2 2015, 1:49am replied:

I reinstalled twice, same thing. clicking .exe still boots up origin, no servers appear, and no widescreen addition.

Im running the .exes on admin mode and no compatability as it says.

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deathdude87 Feb 2 2015, 2:06am replied:

actually it looks like the main bf1942.exe didnt get replaced even though there sthe backup one and the backup one is just the normal one too.

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eYe.ris Feb 3 2015, 11:45am replied:

Hmm that's weird, the installer creates the backup exe in the same query as it replaces the original one so I have no idea how that would be possible.

But you can download and replace it from here manually:

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deathdude87 Feb 8 2015, 5:24pm replied:

That helps! Everything works now! Thank you! :D

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Highest Rated (11 agree) 10/10

Perhaps the best mod ever created.

Dec 27 2010, 11:38am by Panzert

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No proper bot support, if included its worth playing.

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#FHSWinfo Now we introduce new British Tanks!

Mar 26 2015, 10:00am

#FHSWinfo 公式ブログにて新規実装予定モデルを公開致しました。「ドン亀出撃!」

Mar 26 2015, 10:00am

#Berlin-1945 : FlaK40高射砲を削除

Oct 27 2014, 5:01pm

#Bombing_The_Reich-1945 : 枢軸軍航空機を0.55初期状態に差し替え, 高射砲塔を再配置, 連合軍艦艇を再配置, 空中リスポンする連合軍爆撃機の種類を一部変更, 連合軍は空中にリスポンする4発重爆撃機と地上にリスポンする双発中爆撃機を使い分ける事が出来る

Oct 27 2014, 5:01pm

FHSW 0.552 RELEASED!!! some city map crash fixes and a little tweaks

Aug 30 2014, 10:41am

RT @FHSWman: 【連絡】FHSW0.551について、いくつかのマップでロード中に強制終了する不具合が確認されました。原因も確認済です。この不具合はサーバ側のみでの対応が不可能であるため、近日中に修正パッチを用意する予定です。ご迷惑をおかけして申し訳ありません

Aug 20 2014, 6:18am


Aug 8 2014, 10:49am

本日ついにGamespyマスターサーバが閉鎖され、BF1942のサーバブラウザが使用できなくなりました。引き続きマルチプレイをするためにはプレイヤー側でも対処が必要です  対処法をブログにまとめてありますので、ご活用ください

Jul 26 2014, 3:22am

FHSW0.55について、PrinceUmeboshi serverでは今日からしばらくの間、不具合があると確定したマップは出来るだけ外したマップ巡回となる予定です。ご迷惑をおかけしております

Jul 25 2014, 1:16am

#Bombing_The_Reich-1945 :水平爆撃型A26にバグがあるため通常爆撃型に置き換え, ミニマップに枢軸軍進入禁止エリアの表示を追加, 工場の耐久力を下方修正

Jul 8 2014, 2:27pm

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