Getting started

There are four easy steps to begin playing WWII Online!


Create your Account

In order to play, you'll need an account to login to the server. *Valid E-mail Activation Required. No card required to start playing. Your information is securely guarded.

Download the Game


Launch WWII Online (PC)

From your START menu, select Cornered Rat Software -> Play Online -> Log in using your Username and Password.

Launch WWII Online (Mac)

Double click the WWII Online icon.

Play a greater role & support the project

Become a subscriber and unlock all features and the ability to earn all rank / weapons in the Army, Air Force and Navy. Required to be eligible for High Command on your side. (Complete step 1 first).

System Requirements

Last updated on September 2015. For technical help, go to


Windows 8 or 10
Mac OS X 10.10+ (NOT compatible with Mac OS 10.15)
Processor: 3 GHz Dual Core or 2.66 GHz Quad Core
Memory: 8 GB (Significant Performance Increase)
Hard Drive: 4 GB Free
Sound: On-board or Better
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 250, Radeon HD 4850, or Better
Broadband Internet Connection

Integrated graphics hardware is not supported for PC


Windows Vista, 7, or 8
Mac OS X 10.9 (NOT compatible with Mac OS 10.15)
Processor: Pentium 4 3.2 GHz, Athlon 64 3500+ (2.2 GHz), or Better with SSE 2.0 support
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 3 GB Free
Sound: On-board or better
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 series or ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Broadband Internet Connection

Integrated graphics hardware is not supported for Mac

Survival Guide

Welcome to WWII Online, we guarantee you will not find another WWII gaming experience quite like this one, but you need to know early on that it's a complex game and will require some initial learning to understand. Our goal is to give you some quick pointers to get you moving fast and become a long lasting member of our community.

We're glad you're here - thanks for playing!

Read the manual - Understand the gameplay

Check the official game manual (work in progress).

This guide focuses on a global introduction to World War II Online and its fundamental game play. It will not provide any instructions on how to use your weapon, nor how to setup battle tactics.

Do the online Basic Training - SERIOUSLY!

Players who follow that initial game training seem to enjoy the game more. This comes as no surprise because you will learn very quickly how to navigate the game world, use the chat and find combat. It is well worth the time!

Try out the controls and units OFFLINE!

Offline mode allows you to play with any unit from any country, and spawn from any place over the map. Press "escape" to drop a "clone" of your unit and practice your shooting! They will remain in position as long as you respawn from the same origin.

Ask Questions (Help Channel)

Even after you complete basic training there's going to be a lot to learn. We've created a default channel when you login to the game called, "HELP." Players help players around the clock. To type on the help channel:
Press [F6] "type your message" then press [ENTER]

Join a Squad - Learn Faster!

Get into a squad as soon as possible. Meet community members who want to see you succeed and stick around. There's so much depth to the game we couldn't create a guide big enough to teach it all. Our veteran players are always looking to help a communicative new player.

Squad recruitment forums located here.

Get on Voice Comms! (Discord)

Instant battle comms means greater coordination, teamwork and kill counts. We guarantee you will experience the epicness of WWII Online! We're now on Discord voice, join now - information is located here.

Looking for more Guides?

Several of our veteran players have come together to create user friendly guides, manuals and tips to help you learn faster.

Some can be found on squad websites, on the Wiki or in the Forums.

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