- This article is about the special character in Hero Mode and Mutant Escape Mode. For the normal variant of this character, see here.
The Hero comes equipped with a FAL Camo and one Mutation Vest (HM, stackable with its counterpart item). The FAL CAMO can't be dropped. In addition, anyone in the match can see where the Hero is due to a Hero tag on his head.
Role in Hero Mode
Upon starting the match, all players in room have the chance to become the Hero.. Being the Soldier's leader, the Hero takes responsibility in helping his comrades fending off the mutants till the timer runs out. Use your rifle carefully and keep the grenades for dire situation. Hunt down the mutants if their number isn't high, and take the chance to refill your ammo every once in a while so you can keep going with your teammate. When in defense, always keep an eye for Maidens and Assassins, and use grenade launcher to push them out if they happen to sneak in your defense place.
Role in Mutant Escape Mode
Hero is now offered to last few survived soldiers in MEM, which they can turn into by pressing E (similar to the process in HMX to become Commando). The Heroes in this mode has better equipment, including the upgraded FAL Camo that holds 80 rounds per magazine and has faster reload, grenade launching speed, plus they cannot be infected, they can only be killed. Hero also starts with 14000 HP, doubled the amount of Commando/Nemesis' HP - this is likely for balancing purpose as the number of mutants are twice as much.
In CF Vietnam, Hero is available as a special character, alongside Commando, Nemesis, Fury Ghost and the special form of The Fates, Switcher and Subject Alpha. Like Fury Ghost, players need to equip a special Tattoo for Hero to be usable in normal modes, which makes his face unrecognizable. Unlike the said character, Hero does not feature any special perk globally; however, when used in Hero Mode, players will always become Hero once the countdown hit Zero.
Currently there is only one player in CF Vietnam who has Hero character in their storage after winning a VIP race in August 2018.