Cossacks 3 is a rare combination of war, economy, army developing, building and upgrading that couldn’t be found in any game for the last 15 years. This deep RTS gameplay will return old fans in the golden ages of the genre and give newcomers a unique experience.
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Release Date: Sep 20, 2016

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July 21

Patch notes 21.07.17 (

Dear friends!

Here's the first big post-tournament patch. It introduces new functions, to improve big armies handling, and fixes many errors.

Patch Notes 21.07.17 (

1. Improved game's initial loading. Now the game's waiting for all players to load. Prior to patch, it was possible for a player with less performant PC to load slightly later than other players.
2. Improved units locations synchronization in multiplayer games.
3. New astonishing backgrounds on game's loading screens.
4. Added new hotkeys, to complement existing ones:
Shift+(1-0) - binds a number to a group of units, adding units to an existing on this number group
5. New 'Free camera' option in settings, which allows to disable un-zoom constraints. Attention! as enabling this option may have negative impact on game performance.

1. Fixed a rare error, rendering DLCS invisible for game, even when user owned them.
2. Fixed an error, which prevented players from building one of the mines in second mission of Turkey campaign.
3. Fixed an error with medicine upgrade, which was increasing max hp for other nations units.

Huge thanks to mr. Madgeek for his ZoomOut mod, which was the most popular Cossacks 3 mod in Steam Workshop and our inspiration. Also, we're grateful to Shoneks, for invaluable help on implementing hotkeys with addition of units to existing group. The today's patch wouldn't be so great without you!

Tournament news:
This SATURDAY, the Rest League on 1000 0pt no market, Turkey. Let's see who is really cossacks and who know the only trade in Csx is fighting! Smile Registration is open. Start to the tournament as usual 20:00 kiev// 19:00 cet Nation - Turkey. In the end of August, 4 best options would be chosen, which would be used in weekly Rliga season tournament.

You may find additional details about this tournament by following the link:

Have a good evening and nice weekends!

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July 7

New rating season

Dear friends, this long-expected day has come!
Second rating season has started!

New season holds many interesting updates:
1. New ELO rating system, which gives even more possibilities for our players to show themselves. Only quailty games, no half measures. Leaving the game before it's finished nets you a penalty to your rating.
2. New option - 5000 resources with 0pt. Games would be faster, grittier and juicer, and the fights would be fiercer.
3. Tournament heights - this update allows players, who've achieved top30 positions in ladder, to train on tournament settings. If top30 player meets an opponent of the same level, their games would use mirror nations. This update has been added, to help top30 players with their trainings before the season finale, which would be hosted in September.
4. The season would end with "Season Clash 2", where the best ladder players would fight for glory and prizes.
5. Top 100 ladder players, along with winners of the tournament would receive special badges in internet shell, which would remain for the next seasons.

New feature:
New type of quick play games has been added: players can choose now, whether they'd like to play ranked games, or unranked with the same options, without getting rating points. Unranked quick play games allow players to use AI adviser (if you've got it available). Now you can try new tactics without risking your points.
Of course, you're still able to create custom game rooms with your own settings.

Starting of the new season, would mean that last one would have a glorious ending.
Top 100 ladder players of the First season are getting special badges, corresponding to their ladder achievements. We congratulate the owners of these badges, who've got unfading glory and respect in our community.

We'd wish to highlight the three ladder leaders, since achieveng a victory on such a long distance is an admirable feat:
1 place - [GFF]Petru_BwM
2 place - HYPPS
3 place - nazariy81

The winners of the First official tournament would also receive special badges
1 place - [-RA-]SAnek_PCT
2 place - [GFF]Petru_BwM
3 place - [1S]SecretPlayer

Good luck in a new season and may the strongest win!

P.S This patch has also fixed several small bugs.

We wish us all nice warm weekends!

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“Straightforward, simple, but slick and solid. Cossacks is comfort food, but it feels sufficiently of today despite its cheerfully throwback heart. I had a good time, and most of all I realised that I’m more than ready for this once so staid of genres to come back in earnest.”
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About This Game

Return of the legendary Cossacks! The sequel of the award winning strategy series.

Leaning on the history of the 17th and 18th century, the real time strategy game awakens colossal mass battles with up to 32,000 soldiers simultaneously on the battlefield.

This remake of the classic game, that originally launched in 2000, contains all of the elements that distinguish the successful Cossacks games and combines them with contemporary 3D-graphics. Cossacks 3 provides the player with infinite tactical options, including not only the construction of buildings, the production of raw materials, but also the broad selection of various units and the influence of the landscape.

Sixteen nations, 80 different unit types, 100 research opportunities, and over 180 different historical buildings are available to the player. Besides the battles ashore, players can build an armada and attack their enemies at sea. Cossacks 3 offers five historic single player-campaigns and up to eight players can fight each other in multiplayer-mode on one map. The player can forge alliances with or against others as well as challenge the computer. Randomly generated maps provide endless variations and can be adapted to the gamer’s needs.

Game features:
  • Grandiose battles of up to 32,000 soldiers on the battlefield
  • 16 playable nations
  • 100 research opportunities
  • 180 different historic buildings
  • Battles ashore and at sea
  • Five singleplayer historical campaigns
  • Infinite variations of battles on randomly generated maps
As a free DLC all the players will receive 8 additional playable nations with the unique music main themes.

Information about Digital Deluxe Edition (no longer available for purchase):

Digital Deluxe - is a game edition, that contained both base game and 4 previously announced DLC, which are getting consequent releases during 1 year after Cossacks 3 release, along with few great bonuses.
We have already released 3 out of 4 promised DLCs: Days of Brilliance, Rise to Glory and Path to Grandeur. They include:

Early access to new nations:
  • [Days of Brilliance] Denmark
  • [Days of Brilliance] Netherlands
  • [Rise to Glory] Bavaria
  • [Rise to Glory] Saxony
  • [Path to Grandeur] Hungary
  • [Path to Grandeur] Portugal

  • [Days of Brilliance] Pro Fide, Lege et Rege
  • [Rise to Glory] Huge gambles and great achievements.
  • [Rise to Glory] The Lion of the North.
  • [Path to Grandeur] St.Jacob with us, Spain!
  • [Path to Grandeur] In the Service of the Grand Vizier!

Single-player missions:
  • [Days of Brilliance] Konotop
  • [Days of Brilliance] Clash at Nordlingen
  • [Days of Brilliance] Stuart Restoration
  • [Days of Brilliance] Peasants' War
  • [Days of Brilliance] Landing in Brittany
  • [Rise to Glory] Second Northern War
  • [Rise to Glory] Great Northern War
  • [Rise to Glory] Franco-Dutch War

  • [Rise to Glory] Winter maps
  • [Path to Grandeur] Desert maps

Digital Deluxe Edition owners would also receive soundtrack in lossless quality (wav format).

Digital Deluxe Edition is no longer available for purchases. Its owners will get 4th DLC for free, as we`ve promised.
Last 4th DLC would be released in August and it`ld introduce highly anticipated Piedmont and Switzerland, 8 historical multplayer battles, new campaign, 4 single player missions and many more

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz / Core i3 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 280
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9600 GT / Radeon HD 4830 / Intel HD5000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution - 1280x768
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 560 / ATI Radeon HD 7900 Series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution - 1920x1080
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu, Mint
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+, 512 MB GPU RAM (Intel video-cards are not officially supported and game may not work)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimal Screen Resolution - 1280x768

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