20th Anniversary - Virtual Convention
Register Now! 6/5 & 6/6
In memory of our greatest generation
"The first massively multiplayer online war game" - Guinness World Records
v.1.36.10 released on 11 May 2021 (readme)
In memory of our greatest generation

Celebrating 20 years of WWII Online!

Congratulations to the WWII Online community as we prepare to celebrate 20 glorious years of operations! The original release date for the game was on June 6th - 2001. Thanks to our paid subscribers for making this possible.


Join us for our first ever, "Virtual Convention," on Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th. We will have guest speakers (Retired Rats) sharing stories from the early days, videos showcasing the games progression, and a slough of important announcements relating to our future path. You do not want to miss this!

Click the link below to see the full briefing and sign up to the Zoom webinar(s).

Reasons to play WWII Online

Free 30 Day Trial & Continued Access

Free Trial Account (NO CARD required)
Receive access to the WWII Online trial which offers you 30 days of full game access.

After the 30 day trial, you will then have continued free game access with a limited combined arms playset so you can continue to participate in battles. At no time will this equipment be nerfed or capable of performing according to historical properties.

At any time you can subscribe to a paid subscription and unlock more weapons and vehicles.

WWII Online is designed a subscription-based game, it is not your typical free to play micro-transaction game.

Our recent game updates

Here's some of what CRS has been adding to WWII Online as of late. Read our current roadmap.

Latest News

Anniversary Convention Registration


 Our 20th Anniversary is just around the corner! We have several events planned for the first week of June including 4 days of player events, Welcome Back Soldier, and our Virtual Convention that is sure to knock your socks off! Read the article below for more details...

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Welcome Back Soldier and our 20th Anniversary

It is less than one month until we celebrate our 20th Anniversary.  We will be offering 7 days of free premium play in our Welcome Back Soldier promotion.  Every inactive account will be automatically activated for PREMIUM FREE PLAY.  This is a perfect opportunity to reach out to former players and especially squads and rally them for a week of WWIIONLINE.  The week of fighting culminates with a 2 day virtual convention on June 5th and June 6th.  Expect some mind blowing announcements on June 6th.

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Patch Release: 1.36.10 (Readme)

CRSHappy Patch Day! We're rolling out some important features and fixes from the recent version that we had to fallback on. It will include the AMD user fix (50% faster or more game load times), the Panzerjäger1, and several more items. As we announced before, we've gone through a more rigorous testing cycle, made some structural changes within our QA team to boost performance, and we will continue to provide consolidated release cycles to re-introduce all other items (and potentially more) going forward. Thanks for your support everyone!

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Our Main Goals

Here's the progress on some of our main goals below. Check our WWII Online's Public Trello (2021 Roadmap), or read our latest roadmap announcement for full details of our plans.
Unit loadouts99%
M3 tank destroyer95%
Integrated voice communications90%
Wellington bomber70%

World@War Gazette (Full edition)

Meet Cornered Rat Software

Affectionately known as "The Rats", these awesome people develop World War II Online. Most of our team were community members (players) of the game first. You'll find us in all CAPS or see an interesting "Rat Icon" next to our names in game and in the forums talking with players. We like to stay close to our community and we're die hard WWII Online fanatics. Feel free to send us an e-mail, thanks for your support S!

Interested in volunteering to help development?
Several volunteer opportunities exist at CRS, ranging from Software Development (C++), 3D Modeling / Animation (3DS Max), System Administration (Cisco, Linux background), to Community Management, Customer Support and Marketing / Social Media. Click the link below to see how you can contribute to WWII Online's success!
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