Lead an elite special unit and determine the outcome of legendary battles in World War II. Stalingrad, El Alamein, the Ardennes and Berlin — your heroic action will help to achieve victory which is impossible for regular troops.
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Release Date: May 6, 2015

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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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December 3

First Allies campaign missions are available!



Greetings, officers!

Hurry up to be the first ones to try out the first Allies’ missions!
Repeat Wavell’s heroic deed and capture the Italian headquarters in Libya!
Save comrades from the occupied territories of Crete!
Help free the besieged Tobruk!
Bring long-awaited victories to the Allies!

We present you a brief historical background on each one of the three missions!

1. The Libyan Operation



In September 1940, Italian forces under the command of Rodolfo Graziani invaded British-controlled Egypt. However, after advancing only a few dozen kilometres into the country, the Italians stopped their offensive and set up camp.
Despite being clearly outnumbered—36,000 Allied troops against 150,000 on the Italian side—the British commander Archibald Wavell decided to strike with full force at the enemy forces.



Your objective is to capture the Italian HQ, thereby changing the course of the war.



2. The Battle of Crete. Operation Mercury



In order to establish complete strategic control over the Mediterranean Basin and definitively drive Allied forces out from it, the German command decided to occupy Crete.
However, it proved unassailable: the British navy was in full control of the coastal waters, while a garrison of 42,000 Allied troops had been stationed on the island itself. To break through the defences, the Germans decided to conduct a large-scale airborne operation.
Despite heavy losses, Hitler’s army succeeded in its plan. Chances to save the civilians, as well as some of the troops, are extremely small.



You will be tasked with evacuating staff officers and AA gunners from an airport that has been captured by the Germans. Remember that a fierce battle is being fought all around you, so you must act with extreme caution! Your intervention is the only chance to preserve the lives of at least some of the troops on the island.

3. The Relief of Tobruk. Operation Crusader

In March 1941, German troops under the command of Erwin Rommel routed the British and drove them out of Libya. The British garrison in Tobruk found itself under siege.

The first attempt at relieving the siege was unsuccessful. After meticulous preparations, British forces conducted another offensive on the 18th of November, but failed to achieve victory again. On the 21st of November, Rommel counterattacked and tried to seize the initiative.



You will be tasked with conducting a difficult but important operation. In order to break the string of defeats, German forces must be cut off from their reserves—or the Allied armies will be reduced to mere handfuls of soldiers. The Germans are persistently attacking the 4th Indian Division, and chances of victory are diminishing by the day. If you manage to deny fuel to the enemy, the Allied forces will be able to continue their attack and liberate the besieged Tobruk.



Hurry up to be the first ones to claim victory on the new territories!
See you on the battlefield!


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December 1

Update 0.9.4



Gameplay changes:
  1. Added Quick Save feature!
    Below is the explanation of how the Quick Save feature will work.
    You have only one savegame slot available at a time.
    You can load the game:
    During a mission;
    If you fail a mission you made the save in;
    If you quit the game or connection to server was lost.
    Please note that if you LEAVE THE BATTLE (not the game, but the battle), your Quick Save will be ERASED.

  2. Added three first missions for the Allies!
    They are: Libya, The Battle of Crete and The Relief of Tobruk.

  3. Reworked rewards system: now rewards are more diverse, while rare units drop chance is increased.

  4. “Hold Fire” button now functions differently.
    If you order your unit to hold fire, it will stop attacking other targets until you cancel that order. You can cancel the order by clicking “Hold Fire” button again, directly ordering your unit to attack or by giving an order to attack an area with E button.

Fixed issues:
  1. SPG no longer approaches a position of a unit it attacks if the unit leaves visible area.
  2. In Rebellion in Warsaw mission you can save the Home Army even after you saved Armia Ludowa now.
  3. Fixed a bug when units could occasionally get stuck during Luga mission.

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Reviews

“It's a clever strategy game that's trying out a mostly unseen kind of asynchronous multiplayer krieging.”
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“Nival do recognise the shift in how players are willing to use their time, hence their current approach to multiplayer.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Blitzkrieg 3: An MMORTS That Might Actually Work!”
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Digital Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition includes the following items:


  • 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)
  • A special single-player mission involving the Dora railway gun, the largest artillery weapon of World War II (under development)

About This Game


Choose your side in the largest-scale war in the history of mankind and fight with real players from all over the world!
Build your fortifications, gain access to advanced military developments, and earn the right to be assigned to more critical sectors of the front.
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!


Other improvements and tweaks:

  • winter Maps
  • more weather Effects
  • fragments Of Real historical Documentaries
  • improved Entrenchment System For Troops
  • new Music
  • revised System Of Interaction With commanders
  • revised Interface, Etc.


  • Skirmish Mode

    This classic PvP mode returns to Blitzkrieg 3 to surprise you with its unprecedented level of interaction with objects on the game map. Capture empty defensive fortifications, strike your enemy with a howitzer salvo, seize a foothold in bunkers, and use AA guns to cleanse the sky of enemy aces!
  • Attack and defence of fortified areas

    The multiplayer game is a simulated front line where one player attacks key strategic points and the other defends them. Assault the fortifications of players from all over the world and build up your own defences so that any attacking enemy gets clobbered. Now there’s a challenge worthy of a real strategist!
  • Three Historical Campaigns 1939-1945

    Take command of a special purpose unit of one of the sides and fight in the key operations of World War II. From the invasion of Poland to the battle for Berlin: while the regular troops are writing the history books, you will be the one who makes sure they write the right thing.
  • Continuous Gameplay

    Operate from your base and direct your troops on the global map to go on missions like completing the historical campaign and assaulting other players' fortified areas. Get state-of-the-art military equipment for your victories in missions and network battles and lead your soldiers to the very end of the war!
  • Game Commanders

    Appoint Montgomery as the commander of your forces and defeat Manstein! Rokossovsky, Patton, and other World War II generals, each with his own unit assignment and favourite combat tactics, make the tactical development of the game even more diverse.

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System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: keyboard, mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: MacOS 10.11
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 780M Mac or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: keyboard, mouse
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