WWII ONLINE'S GAME DESIGN
OVERVIEW OF WWII ONLINE
World War II Online is a Massively Multiplayer FPS, simulation game set in 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: WWII Online is a simulator, classified as a serious game with a mature community. You cannot play this game solo 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. Your game session should ideally last more than 1 hour since player-led operations require time and patience.
OFFICIAL GAME TRAILER
One global server for all players to use.
Air, land and sea, all working together.
Built-in voice for teamwork.
Mature, helpful game community.
Created using historical documentation.
UNLIKE ANY OTHER WWII GAME YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED
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.
UNMATCHED IN SCALE, REALISM, AND REPLAYABILITY SINCE 2001
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.
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.
ALL-OUT WAR ON A MASSIVE SCALE
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.
SERIOUS HISTORICAL ACCURACY
Experience true authenticity with weapons, vehicles, munitions, and ordinances 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.
HIGHLY DETAILED DAMAGE MODELS
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.
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.
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 1939-1944. 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.
FAIR GAMEPLAY FOR ALL
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.
CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT WITH FREE UPDATES
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.