Challenge your tactical skills in historical PvE campaigns or defeat the enemy in competitive PvP matches - Blitzkrieg 3 is an online WW2 RTS made for true admirers of strategic mastery!
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Mixed (47 reviews) - 63% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: May 6, 2015

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Early Access format allows us to promptly react to players’ requests: in the few months after the game was released on Steam EA, we added a new multiplayer mode, fixed a lot of bugs, and considerably expanded our military vehicle fleet by adding rocket artillery and high-level base units. Our community is a full participant in the creative process and is helping us create a game that you will want to come back to over and over again.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The release is planned for Q1 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In addition to some evident fixes and improvements, the final version of the game will feature:
  • Winter Maps
  • More weather effects
  • Fragments of real historical documentaries
  • Improved entrenchment system for troops
  • New music
  • Revised commander interaction system
  • Revised interface, etc.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version features several missions in the single-player campaign and three fully-operational multiplayer modes:
1) Assault on other players’ fortifications (when both the attacker and the defender are online).
2) Assault on fortifications with defences directed by the AI (when the defender is offline).
3) Classic Skirmish Mode.
Plus, you can even now assign game commanders to attack and defence, each of them with dramatically different tactics and approaches to the interaction between unit types.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of the currently available editions (Standard and Deluxe) will remain the same for so long as the game is on Early Access. After the game is officially released, its price may be raised.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We can proudly state that ours is currently one of the most quickly developing projects on Early Access: regular updates become available at least once a month, from new types of units to completely reworked game balance significantly changing the game mechanics. Many worthy suggestions from our community (commanding defensive units, placing trenches, rocket artillery) have already been implemented in the game.
All players’ comments on our web pages are considered and discussed very seriously; you can always socialize with us in an informal atmosphere on our social network platforms on Steam Discussions, Facebook , and our official forums.
From time to time we test the game directly on the battle server. This is an excellent chance to crush defences belonging to a producer, game designer, or programmer and help them see how to improve the game’s balance!”
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March 18

Tutorial added!

Changes in the game:
1) You can now complete a tutorial for each faction at the start of the game. It will help new users familiarize themselves with the basic mechanics and quickly get a feel for the game. This option won’t be offered to players who have already completed the starting missions for each of the factions.

2) 2 new side missions for the Allies were added:

1. Photo hunt
July 1943. After the Allies landed in Sicily, the Italians began to evacuate important military installations onto the mainland. Our scout plane was able to take photos of the Italian ports and nearby enemy forces, but on the way back, the scout plane and its escort were shot down. Your mission: find the crash site of the scout and retrieve the photos.

2. Silent incursion
In the fall of 1944, the Allied forces liberated most of France, but the Germans still would not retreat. There are large clusters of Axis forces in the area where you are about to conduct an operation. Fortunately, the groups of troops are divided and we have a chance to deal with them separately. If you manage to hold onto victory, you will soon be able to completely neutralize the enemy in this region.

3) The sandy map "Desert port" for Skirmish mode is available again.

4) Owners of the deluxe edition of the game can now get a reward for winning in battles - M6A2E.

Technical details:
1) The system for sound notifications about important events has been improved.
2) A lock is now shown over the units that can’t be taken with you in certain missions.
3) Obstructions are no longer marked on the minimap, and their health points are not displayed either.
4) Missions and PvP battles download faster now.
5) Two types of avia supports were strengthened:
- Significantly reduced smoke screen latency. Now it is on the battlefield almost instantly.
- Increased view radius for reconnaissance aircraft.

Known issues:
1) Skirkish modes 2x2 and 3x3 may not work correctly.
2) Custom game may not work properly.

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February 22

9 new missions added!

We have introduced tips in the first missions - buttons, icons, and areas are highlighted to help newcomers find their way around faster.

9 new missions were added!

1. Failure of attack
In this mission, you must destroy the enemy’s huge ammo depot to ensure a successful offensive on the front.
2. Desert base
In this mission, your objective is to capture a German base that has great strategic importance. There are several checkpoints on its approach routes that won’t be easy to pass. Beware of enemy aircraft!
3. On the approach routes to the city
German troops have firmly dug in and are operating under aircraft cover. You must break through the opposition and free the city from occupation.
4. Operation in Messina
Your objective is to reach the German command headquarters, where a high-ranking officer is now. You must capture him and take him to the command headquarters to give a statement.
5. Rescue operation
One of the allied special groups was able to obtain important intelligence, but the group was discovered. The opposition is keeping the soldiers in a bunker in the interior of the island. They won’t hold out for long! You must rescue them and deliver the intel to the commander.
6. Battle of Aachen
At a break in the Siegfried Line, your army stumbled upon a heavily fortified site in the Aachen area. Fierce fighting is taking place on the approach routes to the city. Despite this, your special group managed to get into the city. Now you have to secure your positions.
7. Yelnya Offensive
In this mission, your objective is use a tactical ploy to lure the enemy away from the town and toward our minefields. Then force the weakened garrison out of the town.
8. Easy prey
December 1941, Libya. A British offensive runs along the entire front line. Combined units from Australia, Greece and Great Britain are pushing the German divisions toward Tobruk. Your mission is to break through to the German outpost, capture it, and hold it until reinforcements arrive.
9. Firestorm
In early August, 1942 Goth’s tank army performed an intense march and flanked Soviet troops to the southwest of Stalingrad. Command has decided to ambush it with Katyusha mortars near the Abganerovo train station. Your mission is to provide cover for the Katyushas and, with their help, stop the German assault.

A map for Skirmish Mode, "Port in the desert," was added! You will find out more about it in a separate news post.

New units were added for Deluxe edition owners.
You can get a hold of them, like with any other unit, by fighting in PvE and PvP.

  1. Improved synchronization: downloading and updating players’ readiness status will go a little faster.
  2. The "Army Reserve" window in the battle is now automatically hidden if the player gives an order or clicks an object on the battlefield.
  3. Support on the globe was moved to the right side of the screen.
  4. The display of infantry units in homes was modified.
  5. Icons for effects from vehicles and the forest were modified.
  6. A number of bugs were fixed.

  1. The "reconnection" function was added. If a user loses connection with the game, he/she can return to the battle within 2 minutes (for PvP) or continue gameplay from the moment of the disconnection.
  2. Voicing of important events in the game was added. For example, "Your troops were attacked" and "Enemy aircraft spotted."
  3. The ability "Throw anti-tank grenade" was added for the assault infantry.
  4. In PvE missions, the number of reinforcement points for the missions are now displayed.
  5. In the window for the commander’s rewards, the units that you already received for moving up a level and the reward for subsequent levels are now displayed.

Known issues:
1. If you reconnect, the game may struggle upon loading the client after ending up a skirmish match. But don't worry - all the rewards and the raiting points will be added correctly.
2. There may be problems with registration in 2x2 and 3x3 skirmish modes.

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Digital Deluxe Edition

  • A Special single-player mission involving the Dora railway gun,

    the largest artillery weapon of World War II (under development)
  • Exclusive Commanders

    Konstantin Rokossovsky, Erich von Manstein, and Bernard Montgomery (already available)
  • Unique combat vehicles

    the T-34-76 screened tank, the M6 heavy tank, and the “Sturer Emil” (under development)
  • In-game rewards

    such as Silver Nickname (your nickname highlighted in silver in chat windows) and a Heroic Leader Statue for your base – an authentic monument of one of the iconic figures from your side of the war (already available)

About This Game

Blitzkrieg 3 is a continuation of the legendary series of World War II RTS made for true admirers of the strategy genre. Challenge your tactical skills in historical PvE campaigns or defeat the enemy in competitive PvP matches!

Blitzkrieg 3 is being created with the active participation of the player community: after just a few months of Early Access, we introduced a new multiplayer mode, raised the level cap for base development, and completely reworked our combat system to make it more realistic.
Decide the fate of this project together with us!

Determine the outcome of the most important battles of World War II in 3 global single-player campaigns that cover the main period of World War II from the invasion of Poland in 1939 to the triumphant capture of Berlin by Soviet forces in 1945. You choose your side in the conflict - the USSR, the Axis, or the Western Allies! Take command of one of the armies and win in the legendary special forces operations of World War II that were recreated from archival materials on historically accurate maps. The best strategists will get additional rewards for perfectly cleared missions!

You will lead more than 200 models of realistic combat vehicles into battle. All of them were developed on the basis of historical technical characteristics, with more than 100 models of armored vehicles and self-propelled guns, 40 different types of Infantry and assault squads, as well as a variety of different fortifications and defenses. Each unit has performance characteristics recreated in detail, such as rate of fire, armored capture, field of vision and others that let you feel like a real commander. Your soldiers aren't just bargaining chips. Each of them can move his way up from a greenhorn novice to a battle-hardened veteran. Assemble and train your army and form your own squads to complete the mission. Only a properly chosen squad can perform combat missions that commanders faced during World War II.

Choose your side in the largest war in the history of mankind and fight against real opponents from all over the world. Improve your tactical skills in the classic mode "Skirmish" 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, fighting with friends and other players for control over the map. Or master your defense skills in the asymmetric "Assault mode" mode that is unique to the strategy genre, where one player attacks and the other defends his fortifications. Attack fortifications of players from around the world and build up your own defense so that it's too tough for any enemy to break through - it's a challenge worthy of a true strategist!
Never stop fighting even when you turn off your computer! While you are studying or working, the commander you assign takes control over your base. Place defensive lines in potential attack directions and let the AI finish what you have started.

Use every opportunity to defeat the enemy: Consider features of the landscape, weather conditions and viewing ranges of different types of forces to carry out the most daring tactical operations. Attack the enemy when he doesn't expect it. Use stealthy scouts and place infantry not only in the trenches, fortifications and pillboxes, but also in civilian buildings! Or launch a sudden attack with a bomber or landing troops. But remember, no matter what combat tactics you choose, the success of every security operation is in the proper interaction between the units and the ability to predict the enemy's next move.

Learn tactics from legendary strategists! Appoint Zhukov as the commander of your forces and defeat Manstein! There are more than 20 commanders in the game, with unique features and combat tactics based on command styles of their historical prototypes. Complete tasks in single and multiplayer modes and earn the loyalty of different commanders, each of them can give you useful bonuses and additional features for the battlefield. Rokossovsky, Rommel, Montgomery - the choice is yours! Each commander has his own specialization and favorite combat tactics that make the tactical development of the game even more diverse, providing additional opportunities for interesting combinations.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: WindowsXP (Service Pack 3) 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2,66 Ghz or AMD Phenom™ X3 2,4 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 240 / Radeon HD 6570
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • OS: MacOS 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • OS: MacOS 10.11
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 780M Mac or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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