WWII Online is a realistic MMOFPS with large scale combined operations (Land-Air-Sea) and a huge zone-less map. Fight in the global war (Campaign) with over 100 historically accurate weapons and vehicles. Subscription based, with a continuous Free Play option. Now available - Sign up today!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Negative (185) - 26% of the 185 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (1,345) - 41% of the 1,345 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 6, 2001

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“WWII Online has a long history of development and over the years, the game has changed and progressed with the help of our community. As we approach a release on Steam, Early Access will allow us to be able to introduce the Steam Community to our game and allow us to solicit important feedback from this new group of players before a full release.

Our development team has been committed to very transparent communication throughout the development process and are excited to solicit feedback from not only our team members and veteran players, but also the Steam Community to help create a unique and immersive combined arms experience for all of our players!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate that we will be in Early Access for at least 6 months as we make changes and improvements to game play and infrastructure”

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

“We have laid out an ambitious roadmap for development that includes additional weapons, infantry characters, vehicles, integrated voice communication, and an expansion on how many users can be online in the game world at one time.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently the game is stable and playable. There is plenty of content available. The game is also actively being developed and updates are being prepared that will add more playable content for users as well as bug fixes when they are necessary. The development team is actively engaging the community to help set priorities and solicit suggestions for new content and tweaks to game play.”

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

“No. The pricing will be the same both during and after the Early Access period.”

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

“The WWII Online community has always been a large part of the game. The current development team is made up almost exclusively of people who started out as community members and players. This fact has led our team to highly value communication and transparency between the development team and the community. Everyone on our development team, from the top to the bottom of our organization, is both involved with and a part of the community. We already have a track record of involving the community in decisions regarding game play and vehicle sets, and we intend for this to continue as we release on Steam.”
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January 16

Community Report January 16th, 2018

CRS 2018 Roadmap
With a new year comes new challenges and new triumphs for the Rats. Look for the big announcement, this coming Friday, 19 January, when the Rats share their plans for this coming year. The 2018 Dev Roadmap promises new and exciting developments as the team expands their capabilities and takes the game to new levels. Watch the Headquarters News Feed forum, the Steam Community page, or the Facebook page for the big reveal!

From the Front
It's the 11th full day of Campaign 150. This campaign marks a milestone as the game heads onward to the big bicentennial campaign, number 200. CRS would again like to salute all the pre-release game testers, the "day one" vets, and all the early players. How many of you thought you would still be around, playing this game almost seventeen years later?
Speaking of the campaign, this one is turning into a slugfest and has all the earmarks of becoming a classic. At the time of writing, the map is almost dead even (Allied 48% and Axis 52%), but the Axis has been making a huge push westward and has all the captures in the past 24 hours. The Axis has won the last three maps, can they make it four? Soldiers on both sides are encouraged to put down their TV remotes and take up arms.

New Player Tip #1
To all our new and newer players, if you're not using Discord, sign up here https://www.wwiionline.com/resources#voice-comms Get on the voice channels and find some guys to run a few missions with. Learn from veteran players. When you find a group of guys you feel you fit in with, ask to join their squad. All the squads ingame love to help new players and welcome new members. If you're not playing as part of a team, you're missing out on one of the best parts of WWII Online.

How to Fly Planes
Rebel357 has taken note of the issues new pilots are having getting into the air and has taken it upon himself to record some tips and tricks for getting into the air on his YouTube channel. If you're a new pilot or were just thinking of being one, this is great information for you. You can go right to his YouTube channel, here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xq58qZ-jovnXIJ9VgApBQ

Log In Soldier
This ends this issue of the Community Report. You're done here. What are you waiting for? Campaign 150 is up for grabs. The fate of the world is in your hands. Log in! Get into the fight! Don't you know there's a war on?
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December 22, 2017

Premium access for ALL & Xmas Sale!

Attention WWII Online "STEAM" players! Everyone who has signed up since we’ve launched on Steam now has their account activated with FULL premium access for free for Christmas, in addition we’ve removed the training requirements so you can hop right into the WAR! We also have had several updates since launch. ACCESS AVAILABLE NOW!

Here are the details:
  • All past and present Steam players receive FULL & FREE access until Jan. 1st!
  • 34% off PREMIUM Subscriptions - yeah, you read that right!
  • 10% off Starter Subscription
  • Bypass Training requirements (if you were not able to complete it previously), spawn directly into the game!
  • Just jump in the game with your account and GO!

Aside from the amazing perks, our “elves” have been busy crafting the new SPAA anti-aircraft guns (total game changer) as well as our first ever “Christmas Theme” including snow (and several surprise holiday items in game)!

Here's a quick look at our Christmas theme during a battle from today in our game manager camera! There are several more easter eggs you'll see while in-game!


Let the anti-aircraft units mobilize! Available in Tier 1, these vehicles can be multi-crewed for maximum effect on the enemy. Now in-game!

Enjoy ALL the benefits of our premium subscription for free - WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

You have received your orders, REPORT FOR DUTY NOW SOLDIER!

Salute & Happy Holidays from Cornered Rat Software!
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“The battles that follow aren’t typical of most first-person action games.”
Warfare History Network

“an incredibly fun and long lasting game for any war gamer or history buff. ... you’ll still be playing this months, or even years, from now.”
8.4/10 – Game Chronicles

“it’s remarkably compulsive. The concept and the individual challenges are unique, and the sheer difficulty of it makes riding a tank for 20 miles peculiarly rewarding. ... there’s nothing else quite like it.”
4/5 – Games Radar



34% off premium plans and 10% off the starter plan for the Steam winter sale! Add it to your cart and the discount will be there. If you need help, let us know at WWII Online Support Page.

About This Game

World War II Online is a Massively Multiplayer FPS, simulation game set in the Western Front of WWII. The game offers a strategic and persistent winnable Campaign that is completely player-driven, both in the strategic planning and players fighting to control territory.
The Virtual Battlefield Does Exist!


Its scale is a massive 300,000 SQ KM that is an interconnected and zone-less game world offering total freedom for players. This scale allows for truly immersive combined arms pvp combat. Communication between the Army, Air Force, and Naval units that are engaged will help determine the outcome! There are no limitations to how many players can interact in a battle space.


All weapons, vehicles, munitions and ordinance perform according to realistic values. We have achieved this through direct access to historical archives, a network of military experts and our advanced proprietary game engine that goes in depth like never before. Armor on tanks and aircraft, as well as their internal components, are modeled down to the millimeter.


Our damage models go into extreme detail with each component being destroyable in vehicles including crew, weapon storage, gas tanks and more! You don’t just shoot a hitbox? NO! With every shot fired, multiple calculations take place that determine the round impact consequences. Some of these include; angle of obliquity, speed of round at impact, thickness of the armor, internal spall, armor penetration, parts of tank damaged, etc.


Just like in real life, the outcome of each engagement will be determined by strategy, tactics, teamwork, and your weapon handling skills! In WWII Online there are no special power ups or item buys giving someone a special advantage against other players. Every rifle is just as lethal whether you are a premium subscriber or a free player.


Since our original release in 2001, our community and game has provided memorable and challenging game play experiences. WWII Online’s game play is unmatched in terms of scale, realism and replay ability. (Expand for more game details below)

Do you think you’re hardcore enough to play with and against some of the most battle-hardened WWII FPS gamers around?

Sign up today and find out!


Here on Steam, all users that sign up receive the base game package which includes 2 full weeks of PREMIUM subscriber access. After this time, if you do not select one either our Starter or Premium DLC option, you will be limited to the equipment that is available for Free Play Subscribers. Free Play users have access to ALL countries. You will be able to spawn the standard Rifleman class, the Airborne Rifleman, and a reserve class of Submachine gun. Free Players can support the battle's logistical needs by operating Trucks and heavy towing vehicles (Haulers) to bring in soldiers and towed guns.

In order to gain access to higher ranks and more equipment, soldiers MUST select from one of our *subscription* options available on Steam as DLC.

The STARTER subscription will include all Free Play Subscription access, equipment and vehicles, and also allows you to create in game Squads (Clans) as well as opening up more equipment options to choose from.

The PREMIUM subscription includes all of the access that is available to Free Play and STARTER subscribers. However, as a Premium subscriber, you will be eligible to gain maximum rank and be able to join the strategic High Command on either side. You can create and command Squads and (within restrictions of your current in game rank) have access to all of the equipment and vehicles available in WWII Online.

Please note, there are no micro-transactions in WWII Online. We believe in a fair and balanced game and our subscription model allows us to achieve that while continuing to provide the infrastructure for our massively multiplayer game.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or Athlon 64 3500+ (2.2 GHz) or better with SSE 2.0 support
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 series or ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: on-board or better
    • OS: Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
    • Processor: 3 GHz Dual Core or 2.66 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 250 or Radeon HD 4850 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: on-board or better
    • OS: OS X 10.10 +
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 series or ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: on-board or better
    • OS: OS Sierra 10.12.2+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 250 or Radeon HD 4850 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: on-board or better
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