WW2 Online is a completely player-driven simulated wargame with a first-person tactical and strategic layer. You’ll fight a global war on a single worldwide server capable of holding thousands of players. Unmatched combined arms gameplay on a massive scale, now with built-in voice comms.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (19) - 42% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (3,617) - 49% of the 3,617 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 6, 2023

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Notice: Notice: Upon signing up to WWII Online, you will receive a perpetual Free Play account designed to introduce you to the game. You may upgrade your access by purchasing a DLC or Subscription at any time.

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$17.99 at checkout, auto-renewed every 1 month(s) at $17.99.

Buy Ground Forces (All Army DLCs) BUNDLE (?)

Includes 5 items: Light AA Gun Pack, Light AT Gun Pack, Light Armor Pack, Medium Armor Pack, Recruit Pack


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Includes 2 items: Paratrooper Pack, Combat Fighter Pack



“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

Getting started

How to play

Activate your free play account:

Sign up and get access to our unique server, where our two communities (WWIIONLINE.COM and STEAM) are playing together!

We are a 100% player-funded indie project: you can play for free with basic infantries and equipment, but a subscription will unlock more units and will allow us to release more- and faster upgrades!

Please study our latest GAME MANUAL and try to join a squad before writing an evaluation.

World War II Online runs 24/7 but you will experience its largest player-led operations during U.S. primetime:
  • 7 PM - 1 AM (UTC)
  • 2 PM - 8 PM (EST)
  • 1 PM - 7 PM (CST - Chicago)
  • 11 AM - 5 PM (PST - Los Angeles)
  • 8 PM - 2 AM (Brussels)
  • 7 PM - 1 AM (GMT)
  • 6 AM - 12 PM (Sydney)
  • 10 PM - 4 AM (Moscow)

You can train yourself by watching our interactive tutorial videos

If you experience ANY technical or billing ISSUE, please always SUBMIT A SUPPORT TICKET. (in English only)

Pricing model


FREE version grants you access to the basic riflemen (infantry and paratrooper), reserve SMG (infantry and paratrooper), light tanks (Panzer II C, Panzer III F, R35, H39, Vickers, A-13), light AA guns (Flak30, Hotchkiss 25mm), light AT guns (Pak36, FR/US 25mm, 2 Pounder), trucks, haulers and ships. You can capture facilities and deploy player-placed objects, including mobile spawns. Rank Attainment is limited to 2nd Lieutenant (Rank 9).

The game, however, has always been and remains a subscription-based game. This helps for operating costs like our game servers, bandwidth, power, staff, etc. and thus keep our single map up 24/7/365.

There are NO microtransactions nor advertisements in-game. Your rank only will unlock heavier equipment.


The PREMIUM subscription unlocks access to all of our 200+ weapons, within the restriction of your current in-game rank and the ongoing technological Tier (193x-1945).

You can freeze your subscription and keep free play access, without losing your game name or rank.


Can't afford a subscription but want to play with more blitzkrieg equipment? Each town has some starter equipment that is available through DLCs. Check out our DLCs list

About This Game


  • Set in Western Europe (1939-44) you fight to win the war as Allied or Axis.
  • Completely free to play. Optional Subscriptions/DLC offer more content.
  • Built-in voice communications makes for engaging teamwork.
  • World class gaming community with knowledgeable veteran players.
  • One single worldwide, persistent game server holding thousands of players.
  • Detailed FPS combat with over 200+ playable weapons, all manned by real people.
  • Player leadership determines the outcome of the war (campaign), no scripts!
  • Includes both a tactical FPS layer and strategic layer.

WWII Online is the first ever massively multiplayer FPS simulation game that immerses players in the Western Front of WWII. Hosted on a massive single game server, there are virtually no limits to the number of players who can join the battlefield and fight as infantry, tanker, pilot, or captain.

BEWARE: WWII Online is a simulator classified as a serious game with a mature community. It requires players to collaborate and engage with others to create action and achieve objectives. Solo play is nearly impossible, and players are encouraged to spend at least 10 hours practicing, partnering with experienced players or joining an active squad. Mastering vehicle combat requires additional practice. Ideally, game sessions should last more than 1 hour as player-led operations require time and patience. Assistance can be sought through in-game chat and our Discord community.


Experience a strategic and persistent Campaign driven entirely by players, encompassing strategic planning and battles to control territories. With over 240 weapons and vehicles, technological advancements from 1939 to 1944 allow players to pilot Spitfires, drive Tigers or Sherman Fireflies, operate Flak36 88mm cannons, and sail destroyers.


Immerse yourself in a vast, interconnected, and zone-less game world spanning 300,000 square kilometers. Engage in immersive combined arms PvP combat with seamless communication between Army, Air Force, and Naval units. The outcome of battles is shaped by the collaboration of players. There are no limitations on the number of players who can participate in a single battlespace.


Experience true authenticity with weapons, vehicles, munitions, and ordnance that perform according to realistic values. Achieved through access to historical archives and the expertise of military professionals, our advanced proprietary game engine offers unparalleled depth. From tank and aircraft armor to internal components, every detail is meticulously modeled down to the millimeter.


Our damage models provide extreme detail, allowing for the destruction of individual components in vehicles, including crew, weapon storage, and gas tanks. This is not a mere hitbox system. Every shot fired triggers multiple calculations that determine the consequences of the round impact, such as angle of obliquity, round speed, armor thickness, internal spall, armor penetration, and damaged tank parts. A well-placed shot can instantly eliminate or disable your enemy.


Victory in engagements is determined by strategy, tactics, teamwork, and weapon handling skills, just like in real life. WWII Online ensures a level playing field without special power-ups or advantages gained through item purchases, fostering a balanced and competitive environment.


WWII Online requires time investment and emphasizes teamwork. To make the most of your gameplay experience, it is highly recommended to join a squad and utilize voice communications. Each time you log in, you will receive a pop-up window showing currently available squad recruiters. For optimal coordination, join the WWII Online Discord Server. Integrated voice comms are currently in development.


Since 2001, thousands of man-hours have been invested in continuous development. Every 3-4 months, a new update (patch) with fresh content is released. Check out the current development roadmap on Trello for more details.

Have questions or ideas? Feel free to contact our Steam community manager, ZEBBEEE.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or Ryzen 3
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 10xx series or Radeon 400
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: on-board or better
    • Additional Notes: 64bit Application Only
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or Ryzen 5
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 30xx, Radeon RX 6000 Series
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: on-board or better
    • Additional Notes: 64bit Application Only
    • OS: OS Big Sur 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 10xx series or Radeon 400
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: on-board or better
    • Additional Notes: 64bit Application Only
    • OS: OS Sonoma 14
    • Processor: Apple M1
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Apple M1 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: on-board or better
    • Additional Notes: 64bit Application Only

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