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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FHSW Europe

Active: Every weekend at 8 pm CET


Active: Every day at 8 pm JST

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FHSW 0.61 released!

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FHSW 0.61 released!

FHSW 0.61 has been released with the main goal of fixing a lot of bugs. But the devs also added a lot of new things, the highlight being the new map "Fall of Berlin" which recreates the final battle of World War II in Europe in a very convincing manner.

How to install?

This is a patch for FHSW 0.6 which is required to be installed. If you’re new to FHSW please follow the instructions of this guide.

Change log

I’ve tried to translate most of the changes from the Japanese dev blog, I can’t guarantee that everything is correct. The source is linked at the bottom of this news.


  • planes on aircraft carriers are locked into position until you move the elevator. This can be used to rev up the engine before take-off which is very helpful when the carrier is moving.
  • slightly increased anti-personnel damage of guns with caliber 57 mm and below
  • damage of tank HEAT ammo increased
  • fixed visual and audio issues of large caliber artillery shells
  • rockets with a caliber of 28 cm and above penetrate walls now
  • fixed a bug where the ammo selector wasn’t visible in some ships
  • fixed bugs with deployable mortar
  • the three machine gun variants of the deployable machine gun kits no longer share the same ammo pool to improve game stability
  • several kill log errors have been corrected
  • medic packs slowly regenerate itself now
  • fixed some animation bugs with infantry weapons

United States

  • M4A1 mortar carriage: fixed an issue where turning the vehicle with A/D keys was inverted
  • M16 MGMC: fixed an issue where the vehicle would damage itself while firing
  • B-25G: penetration and splash damage of the 75 mm gun increased
  • WACO glider: "brake rockets" adjusted

Great Britain

  • added Willys Jeep mounted with recoilless rifle RCL 3.45in Mk 1
  • damage of 17 pounder tank gun slightly increased
  • HMS Lion: network bugs fixed
  • special forces kit: now issued with Browning High Power
  • De Lisle: increased accuracy while crouching or proning


  • added Fa 223 "Drache": large helicopter with room for up to 7 people
  • added Borgward IV: radio controlled vehicle which can drop explosive charges

  • added Panzerjäger Wanze: Borgward IV chassis armed with a battery of six Panzerschreck rockets

  • added Jagdtiger Entwurf II: alternative design of the Jagdtiger with engine in the front and superstructure moved to the rear

  • added Jagdtiger (improved): proposed design with 12,8 cm L/66 gun
  • added K98 AT rifle grenade: power similar to Kampfpistole AT warhead but better aiming at long distances and longer reload time
  • added Faustpatrone 42: small disposable AT weapon, penetrates about 100 mm of armour

  • added MP 40: variant with increased rate of fire but lower accuracy
  • E-25: problems fixed where the tank would slip while standing still
  • PT16: durability increased
  • 2 cm Flak 38: gun sight changed
  • Fw 190 D-9: engine power slightly increased
  • He 111 Z: launch and control of the Hs 293 missile can be done from the second seat now
  • random infantry weapon kits revisited to improve game stability


  • added Type 2 20 mm AA gun: AA gun based on German Flak 38. It has a central fire-control system which lets you operate six guns at once.
  • late Yamato model and code revisited to reduce lag especially for the captain
  • Yokosuka D4Y: fixed a bug where the bombs could not be rearmed at airfields
  • Nakajima B6N: fixed self-repair function when gunner seat is occupied
  • model and code of all (hybrid) aircraft carriers revisited to reduce load

Soviet Union

  • added T-35 (1939): new model
  • added T-35 E: proposed design with more armour and stronger engine
  • added T-35-95: proposed design with 95 mm F39 tank gun
  • T-34/85: fixed wrong armour values
  • T-44: fixed wrong pistol port positions
  • MiG-3: improved flight performance


  • added ARL 44: heavy tank which was produced almost immediately after the liberation of Paris, armed with 90 mm gun

  • added AMX 13: light tank with magazine fed gun

  • added AMX 50: planned successor of the ARL 44 with powerful 120 mm gun and good front armour, the sides are very vulnerable however


  • L3: fixed collision mesh

Map-related changes

  • added Fall of Berlin 1945: The last stand for the German army at the Reichstag in Berlin.
  • Operation Rattrap: It’s now possible to damage the Ratte from the outside with high caliber guns such as the Churchill AVRE or 9 inch turrets.
  • Desert Hill: Converted to post-WW2 conflict between West and East
  • Way to Paris: Allied forces strengthened
  • Midway 1942: AA destroyer added to Japan, has no weapons to attack ships
  • Salerno: from the official add-on “Road to Rome”
  • Operation Varsity: multiplayer stability increased
  • Operation Varsity: Allies want to secure bridges over the Rhine, can you stop them?
  • The Forgotten Jungle: fixed problems which caused game crashes

FHSW 0.61 released!

FHSW 0.6 released!

FHSW 0.6 released!

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FHSW has been released and there's a lot of new stuff which the devs haven't shown us in previous news. Warning: A lot of pictures.

Kawanishi H8K "Emily"

Kawanishi H8K "Emily"

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With the Kawanishi H8K "Emily" the Japanese Airforce gets their first four-engined airplane in FHSW 0.6. It's also the very first flying boat in the mod!

Map: Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf

Map: Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf

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Usually a single map is not enough to write a news about but this one is very special. It introduces several new vehicles and has amazing visuals you...

Improved Bazooka & recoilless rifles

Improved Bazooka & recoilless rifles

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This time the FHSW developers present us new anti-tank weapons for the infantry.

RSS Files
FHSW v0 61 Patch

FHSW v0 61 Patch

Patch 6 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.61 (patch). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 + Forgotten Hope + Mappack...

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 2/2)

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 2/2)

Full Version 3 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 2/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 and Part 1 first.

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 1/2)

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 1/2)

Full Version 4 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 1/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 first.

Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6

Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6

Full Version 11 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

Full Version 8 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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Where can I find servers for this mod?

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friend as far as i know there are 3 servers, one located in europe, japan and china. but I usually play only 2 of them on weekends, that's when people get together!


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hello tell me please that you are going to add bot support to this mod because it looks very good but it would be much better if one could play all maps with bots

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Please tell me which map is IJN kii?

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eYe.ris Creator

It was on "Monster des Stahles" at one point but it doesn't seem to be there anymore in the current release. It's still in the game files though so you could let it spawn if you know how to edit maps.

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How do you download this bf1942 mod because it is pretty good and people still play it even the Japanese 😂 and what kind of computer will it work on

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eYe.ris Creator

Here's a installation guide I wrote:

It contains everything you need.

Well, what kind of computer do you have? Almost every PC (that is not 20 years old) is able to play it but a fast CPU definitely helps in reducing the loading times.

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Can you play these Maps in single player?
I have installed only the map pack for now.Will It work with the FHSW mod?

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eYe.ris Creator

You can play regular FH with bots on some of the map pack maps. FHSW has no bot support.

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