About the Game
Physics Based PVP Combat
WWII Online offers a variety of weapons and vehicles to choose from in every combat scenario. Play as an infantryman, bomber, panzer tank or drop in as a paratrooper.
Combined arms combat can be found across the entire scope of our world at war.More about Physics Based PVP Combat
Real Players - Real Time
Every single air craft, infantryman, tank, truck and naval vessel is a REAL person in REAL time operating the vehicle! You will embark on very challenging game play that is both exciting and compelling.
If you think you have what it takes to go against our players, sign up and show up. We guarantee that you'll be tested and become a better FPS player by mastering our game.More about Real Players - Real Time
Make history come to life or change it completely as WWII Online demonstrates the scale of combined arms warfare in a breathtaking gaming experience.
Choose to pilot fighters and bombers, command tanks, run supply or mission creation trucks, captain and crew naval vessels, or fight on the field and in the towns as an infantryman or paratrooper capturing enemy territory.More about Combined Arms
WWII Online is a massive scale WAR going on 24/7 driven by players. There are absolutely no zones, you can fly your aircraft from one end of the map to the other without despawning.
Hundreds of players can end up in the same fight or supporting that battle in the Army, Air Force or Navy. This scale and combined arms realism is the core that makes WWII Online stand out from everything else on the market.
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All combat is alongside live players in the same zone-less 300,000 sq km game world where every vehicle or weapon is controlled by a real person.
You have the option to either join existing squads or create a new one with your friends. Create your own command structure and plan how you will conquer the enemy.
Do you have exceptional leadership qualities? Lead your side to victory as a High Command officer. Move forces to attack objectives or defend your territory.
Physics Based PVP Combat
Realism is taken to a new level - This isn't another arcade-style WWII shooter! Our weapons and vehicles are modeled utilizing historical data after hundreds of hours of research.
The game's designers came to WWII Online from award-winning MMO combat flight simulation titles and have carried over a dedication to realism and simulation style game play whenever possible.
A proprietary physics engine powers an advanced, component-based damage model for vehicles that simulates the actual components found in WWII units. In addition, we accurately model armor thickness down to the millimeter and flight models for aircraft down to every surface and control for a true-to-life simulation. Even the ballistics are precisely and accurately modeled for each type of bullet or round in the game.
All of these elements provide realism, creating a skill-based simulation where players must learn to properly employ the weapons and equipment available.
The video seen below helps explain damage and ballistics modeling in the game and gives you a taste of the simulation style gaming experience in WWII Online.
Damage Model Explained
The below video was created with a previous version of the game's graphics engine and does not represent the current graphical presentation.
Real Players - Real Time
Massively Multiplayer (MMO)
All combat is alongside live players in the same game world where every vehicle or weapon is controlled by a real person. The game world is a single zone-less map set at half scale of the European Theater between 1390-1944. From this map, the game provides winnable campaigns that are completely player-controlled and non-scripted. Some campaigns have lasted for more than two months before a victor was decided.
We believe that, more than in any other MMO game, effective teamwork is a requirement for victory in WWII Online. Click a button below to learn more about an area of interest.
Missions are the foundation of tactical play!
You select which country and which branch of service you wish to play during each game session. Choose Army, Air or Navy for the American, British, French or German forces and then select one of the variety of player-created mission-types such as area attack, area defense or point attack.
In all cases, missions provide a group to join, with a common goal. With experience, you may even find yourself leading a mission against enemy forces.
Squads (Guilds) are player-created from within the game.
The game allows you to search for squads that specialize in areas such as armor, air, support and general combat. They are also defined by language and regular times of play.
You can try out any squad before becoming a full member and once you do, you'll find yourself part of a regular group of players that may become online friends.
Lead and Command REAL players on your side!
A rank and experience based system known as "High Command" allows players to get involved in the leadership of campaigns, controlling strategy by directing armies and brigades to operate in specific areas of the map.
With this comes the control of supply (available weapons and vehicles for use in action) and even placing attack objectives against enemy forces. The teamwork required for various levels of the leadership structure is one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of the game, but it comes only with proven combat and leadership experience.
Allied Forces VS German Forces
At the top level, this MMO provides an Allied versus Axis conflict with American, British and French forces fighting against German forces for dominance in WWII Western Europe from 1939 through 1944.
WWII Infantry, Tanks, Air Forces & Navy
WWII Online offers a huge variety of play! With over 100 historically accurate WWII vehicles and weapons modeled from the period between 1939 and 1944, you can compete for and against American, British, French and German forces.
The Army Persona allows you to play as an Infantryman, Tank, Anti-Tank or Anti-Aircraft gun, drive trucks, deploy mobile spawn points and create missions.
The backbone of your forces success is the Army persona while the Airforce and Navy provide much needed support to the war.
The ARMY persona is the backbone to success!
The Army persona provides the most options for units to select from. Infantry are the only unit ingame capable of capturing facilities important to the tactical and strategic effort.
Utilize WWII infantry weapons like light machine guns, sniper rifles and mortars. Take the fight to enemy tanks. Patrol the countryside scouting for enemy anti-tank guns. Fight in town against enemy infantry units.
ARMOR AND SUPPORT VEHICLES
Crew one of the many armored vehicles, such as the SdKfz 232 and Daimler Mk. I scout cars. Hunt tanks with QF 17 Pdr or PAK 40mm. Take out the enemy's air force using Bofors and Flak. Help your side by driving a support truck from a British Bedford to an German Opel.
Command tanks, there is a wide selection to choose from, with iconic tanks such as the Panzer, Matilda and Char.
The Airforce Persona offers many different avenues of game play. Command bombers and support frontline efforts, or go on long factory bombing raids that impact the entire war effort.
Fly as an Ace fighter or dive bomber and maintain air superiority for your attack objectives!
Power from above, support the war effort!
Rally ace pilots to destroy enemy fighters and bombers to support ground forces. WWII Online is heavily reliant on effective communication and teamwork. Knowing where to be at the right time is essential to not only getting kills yourself, but empowering the ground forces with more field advantage.
Pilot iconic Fighter planes such as the BF-109 or Spitfire. Each fighter has its own unique capabilities that are known by many ace pilots. For example, Allied fighters have a slower climb rate but can turn more effectively then German fighters.
BOMBER PILOT (OR BOMBADIER)
Go on short or long range missions as a Bomber pilot or bombadier. You can crew bombers (only two players per vehicle) enabling the Pilot the ability to focus on flying while the bomber can keep your six o'clock clear from fighters.
TRANSPORT PILOT (C47 & JU52)
Pilot a transport plane and get your paratroopers from the Airfield to the frontline battlefields. Watch for enemy fighters, they know you are a prime target because of all the paratroopers on board. You must fly with stealth in mind as you do not have adequate defenses.
Using teamwork, you can arrange an escort of fighter(s) to support your mission, but more planes make you more noticeable to the enemy.
Our Naval game offers different types of missions. As a Destroyer you will engage the enemy on the high seas, or act as a shelling platform in the Zeeland islands.
As a freighter you will load, transport and deliver weapons and vehicles giving your team a tactical advantage.
The mightiest guns in the entire game!
There's nothing quite as devastating ingame as the sound of 5x 128mm deck guns blasting away at enemy ships or land.
As a destroyer captain you will be on the high seas seeking and destroying enemy destroyers threatning your lines. You may also be called as a supporting asset by the Army providing Sea-Land bombardment with your main guns. You are a HVT (high value target) for bombers, use your AA guns to blast them down.
TROOP TRANSPORT CAPTAIN (FREIGHTER)
Troop Transports (TTs) require skill and patience. You will be using the HOIST function to lift up player vehicles and infantry on board your ship. You are responsible for all HOIST operations and safely transporting much needed assets to Zeeland Island battle zones.
FAIRMILE B RIVERINE (PATROL BOAT)
The most accessible and often used Naval asset is the Fairmile B (FMB). All across the frontlines this riverine can support frontline actions by using its beastly 2lbr Anti-Tank gun or its excellent double barrel Anti-Aircraft cannon on the back deck.
This patrol boat has been outfitted to handle a variety of combat situations, and in the hands of an experienced captain can provide devastating effect to any persona.
Wiki (Game Manual)
From here, a new player can learn what they need to know in order to load into the game, spawn with a weapon or vehicle, and help to fight for their side within just a few minutes of joining the game. The Quick Start Guide is designed to give just the basics of WWII Online so that a new player can hop in as soon as possible. New players should continue reading through the Wiki in order to attain more knowledge about WWII Online so that they can become competitive advisories within the game world.
Note: Although there is a Quick Start Guide, it is still highly recommended to follow the in game Tutorials...
Player Made Guides are created by the very players that play WWII Online everyday. The guides can range from where to place a satchle on an enemy tank to how to properly level bomb an enemy factory using a medium bomber. If you've made a guide that you'd like to share with the community, just contact one of the Wiki editors and they will get it added to the Wiki for everyone to see and use.
This section of the Wiki allows for information to be found pertaining to vehicles and weapons.Topics range from a specific vehicle or weapon specifications to how they are best utilized one the battlefield. Players are able to scroll through and learn details for each unit within the game. With this added knowlege, the players are able to learn more WWII history and help their in game skills.
The WWII Online Wikipedia witholds a plethra of information about the game play, the community, and everything you need to know when it comes to WWII Online. By using the navigation pane or the search (on the left), players are able to lookup and find information that they are requiring knowledge for. Players can learn anything from indepth tip and techniques for combat to specific vehicle specifications.
The WWII Online Wiki is also maintained by the community, meaning that if there is outdated or missing information that pertains to your experiences, you can help to keep that information current!
Readmes are the changelogs of WWII Online. They catalog each release that comes out for the game and lets the community know what has changed in the specific release. The Wiki allows players to look back at previous releases and see what aspects to the game changed and when.
WWII Online, like any military, uses a lot of acronyms and they can be confusing or just plain hard to learn. This is where the Wiki comes in, players can utilize the Wiki to search for terms that they either don't know or are confused by. This information helps players to learn the lingo of WWII Online.
The Wiki Changelog allows players to keep tabs on what and when information on the Wiki has changed. This keeps the player base in tune with recent or upcoming changes and allows for transparency between the development team and the players.