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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20 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 3 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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D*Maier Creator
D*Maier Apr 14 2011, 6:31pm says:

Today, the 15.April at 6pm GMT is a
Battle of the Bulge - Event
on [FHSW] Europ Server ;)

+2 votes   reply to comment
polita123 Apr 8 2011, 10:10am says:

just a simple question. How can I open the front part of the messerschmitt 323 or the gigant in El Alamein ?

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D*Maier Creator
D*Maier Apr 11 2011, 12:55pm replied: +2 votes   reply to comment
Psycho-Pat Apr 8 2011, 8:08am says:

hi can you make a map for solo plz so is boring i cant play solo or i will need to remake all your mods with ma team so can you fix it or i rework all your mods thx

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polita123 Mar 19 2011, 5:22am says:

Can you please add the Maus tank the tank that has 10 feet height and if possible the V1,V2 rockets and the V3 cannon?

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D*Maier Creator
D*Maier Mar 15 2011, 1:22pm says:

Everyone noticed the earthquake, the following Tsunami and
the looming nuclear catastophe in Japan?
Since FHSW is a japanese mod, it's a very big problem for the mod.

Bad News: The Princeumeboshi.jpn FHSW server is down or even destroyed.
The FHSW-team stopped work on Version 0.5

Good News: All FHSW-devs survived :D

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Suribatchi Mar 14 2011, 2:14pm says:

Hi there ..
I downloaded the FHSW mod for BF1942 yesterday and I was overly excited to play it .. Installation went fine and all was well.. I launched the game from the shortcut created after the install finished and went in to the game .

As I am very new to all this Internet and mods business , I dont know what to do ...
When I created a game on the co-op mode setting in the multiplayer it started loading the map and the loading bar sterted to move and then after about 2 mins the bar stops , the screen flickers black and then a " Dont send " Error pops up !!! What do I do ?? I really want to play this game !!!! =(

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D*Maier Creator
D*Maier Mar 15 2011, 1:11pm replied:

Sorry but FHSW doesn't support coop,FHSW is a multiplayer only expansion for FH0.7. So when you want to play it you need to join a server
(click on multiplayer and update server list, on the right side you can choose the mod filter for fhsw). The only active FHSW server in the moment is [FHSW] Europ FHSW. They play usually on weekends from 5pm gmt till late evening.

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Agent_RSX Jul 16 2011, 11:30pm replied:

This is not true. The previous fhsw mod (0.37b -i think) supported coop. I know because I ran coop fhsw server. This one should too! If it doesn't simply reinstall the previous mod. Oh wait a minute......I just found a server side dl for this new mod i will host some coop tonight! Watch for Pilot Graveyard server and join the fun!

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polita123 Apr 11 2011, 9:01am replied:

why can't I join the server? it says invalid cd key.

+2 votes     reply to comment
D*Maier Creator
D*Maier Apr 11 2011, 6:17pm replied:

Is your game purchased legally? when yes: can you join a normal(no mods) server?

+2 votes   reply to comment
polita123 Apr 11 2011, 9:23pm replied:

yes I can join a normal battlefield 1942 server.

+2 votes     reply to comment
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Perhaps the best mod ever created.

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No proper bot support, if included its worth playing.

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