One massive game world with combined arms warfare in WWII's Western European theater! Play as tanks, Planes, Guns, Infantry, and more! This is a global WAR - anything else is just a game!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Negative (22) - 36% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (3,310) - 47% of the 3,310 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 as long as we need to make changes and improvements to game play and infrastructure for a proper full release.”

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?

“Our Starter and Subscription payment plans are planned to be the same throughout Early Access.”

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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“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!
  • Instantly get a premium 15-days trial to try out everything WWII Online has to offer.
  • After the trial, you will be automatically converted to a perpetual Free Play account.
  • You will be able to upgrade your account any time to unlock more units and features.
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! (click to see our current roadmap)

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


  • A realistic FPS simulator with 200+ playable Air/Land/Sea models from Allied and Axis nations.
  • A single, persistent, and borderless map of Western Europe, for a 24/7 community-driven war game in real-time
  • Unrestricted server access, for larger and longer PvP battles, where true leadership and tactics decide the outcome
World War II Online is a Massively Multiplayer FPS, simulation game set on the Western Front of WWII and hosted on a huge single map. There is virtually no limit to the number of players that can join the battlefield and fight as infantry, tanker, pilot, or captain!

BEWARE: WII Online is a simulator, classified as a serious game with a mature community. You cannot play this game solo, there are no scripts, and cooperation between all online players is required to create action and achieve objectives. The game recommends at least 10 hours of practice, sticking with game veterans or an active squad. Being successful with vehicles in combat will require even more practice. A game session should ideally last more than 1 hour since player-led operations require time and patience. Ask for help on the chat and our Discord.


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, with more than 240 weapons and vehicles. Technological tier will evolve from 1939 to 1944, allowing you to fly the Spitfire, drive the Tiger or the Sherman Firefly, shoot with the Flak36 88mm, sail a destroyer...


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 battlespace.


All weapons, vehicles, munitions, and ordinances 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 determines the round impact consequences. Some of these include; angle of obliquity, speed of round at impact, the thickness of the armor, internal spall, armor penetration, parts of tank damaged, etc. One well-placed round will instantly kill or neutralize your enemy.


Just like in real life, the outcome of each engagement will be determined by strategy, tactics, teamwork, and weapon handling skills! In WWII Online there are no special power-ups or item buys giving someone a special advantage against other players.


WWII Online is a serious game that requires time investment, a willingness to work as a team player. If you do not join a squad and voice comms, you will likely be lost and frustrated. Each time you log in, a pop-up window will show you the currently available squad recruiters.

For the best gameplay experience possible, you should first get on the WWII Online Discord Server. Integrated voice comms are currently in development.


Thousands of manhours have already been invested in this game since 2001. A new update (patch) with new content is released every 3-4 month(s).

Read our 2021 development roadmap here.

Questions? ideas? Please 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 8 / 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or Ryzen 3
    • Memory: 8 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
    • Additional Notes: 64bit Application Only
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 / 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or Ryzen 5
    • Memory: 16 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
    • Additional Notes: 64bit Application Only
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS Mojave 10.14 +
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 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
    • Additional Notes: 64bit Application Only
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS Ventura 13+
    • Processor: Apple M1 or Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Apple M1, GeForce GTX 250 or Radeon HD 4850 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: on-board or better
    • Additional Notes: 64bit Application Only

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