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World War 3

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: The Farm 51
Release Date: 2022

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'World War 3' Closed Beta Phase Starts Tomorrow - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 24, 2021 @ 10:56 a.m. PST

World War 3 is a multiplayer FPS set in a global military conflict taking place in the third decade of the 21st century.

Strong teamplay, national armed forces, real locations, full body awareness, and a versatile customization system all contribute to the authenticity of the modern combat experience enhanced by other essential elements such as a robust ballistic system, advanced armors and life-like weapons.

Join the fight in massive, 64-player infantry battles, gain advantage over the enemy with personalized weapons, vehicles and drones.

Produced in cooperation with military R&D centers and consultants, World War 3 shows the consequences of every battle in the context of a global war campaign on a strategic war map. The emphasis is put on offering true-to-life modern battlefield, and combat focused on teamwork. We aim at offering authentic tactical combat operations in an unpredictable theater of war, striving for top playability and an authentic experience.

World War 3 enables you to take part in virtual battles using both infantry and military vehicles, allowing the player to choose soldiers from all over the world, including the Polish Armed Forces.

In addition to an intense PvP gameplay and state-of-the-art, realistic graphics, World War 3  also serves as a source of new ideas for the online shooters genre. The game’s authors will propose innovative mechanisms related to the interaction between players, monetization, teamwork and strategic planning. The game will also offer many solutions influenced by real warfare, and the modern arms industry – something that you will not find in the genre nowadays.

World War 3’s Warzone game mode features large-scale combined arms battles with infantry, armored vehicles and drones; its Recon mode features a fresh approach to the battle royale genre. Strong teamplay, national armed forces, real locations, full body awareness, and a versatile customization system all contribute to the authenticity of the modern combat experience enhanced by other essential elements such as a robust ballistic system, advanced armors and life-like weapons. Produced in cooperation with military R&D centers and consultants, World War 3 shows the consequences of every battle in the context of a global war campaign on a strategic war map. During the Early Access stage, the game will be available at a soft price.

World War 3’s gameplay will not be limited to dynamic firefights. The key to victory will lie in teamwork and smart strategic planning.

The Closed Beta Test (CBT) will start on November 25th and run until the Open Beta Test (OBT) launch planned for March 2022, together with a new content update and the transition to a free-to-play distribution model.

Players can now pre-order CBT Packs that guarantee CBT access and also include in-game items. Starting with the launch of the OBT planned for March 2022, World War 3 will then switch to a free-to-play distribution model.

Players that bought the game during the Early Access period (before October 4, 2021) are automatically eligible for participation in the Closed Beta Test, following the Veteran Alpha Test that was organized for them at the end of September. Additionally, they will be credited with an exclusive item pack and a Lieutenant Pack worth $49.99 as thanks for their early support of the project.

The Veteran Alpha Test held in September was a big step for development and demonstrated a renewed focus on World War 3. With renewed maps, overhauled gunplay, revamped character animations, and a wide array of improvements to performance and game stability, the game is ready to expand to a larger audience. In addition to reworked existing content, there are already plans to add new content in the form of weapons, maps, and other features. 

CBT Packs are available at various pricing tiers, and there is also an extremely limited, prestigious President Pack available to one single buyer. Though it's only available at the high price of $5,000,000, MY.GAMES has committed to working with whomever purchases the pack to create a war film starring the Pack’s proud owner. The buyer will also have a hand in designing a future in-game map based on a real-world location of their choosing. Additionally, they will receive an exclusive in-game avatar and golden weapon-skin.

The Closed Beta Test starts on November 25th, and will feature four maps across two different modes. Players will fight on the battlefields of Berlin, Warsaw, Polyarny, and Moscow, and a range of customization options will also be available, with samples of realistic gear and weapons available for players to adapt their loadout with.

World War 3 is currently available through Steam Early Access.

While working on World War 3, The Farm 51 is cooperating with top military centers, strategic center experts, and special forces veterans (GROM, SAS, SEALs, etc.). We are an official partner of key companies from the Polish arms manufacturing industry, including Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Centrum Symulacji OBRUM.

Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa is the biggest player in the Polish arms industry, and a key partner in the modernization plan for the Polish Armed Forces spanning the years 2013–2022. OBRUM has long been the leading R&D center in the area of broadly taken defense technologies. It is spearheading the scientific and technological development of the Polish arms industry.

The Farm 51 is cooperating with those organizations in the area of advanced combat and training simulators that greatly improve the soldiers’ abilities and efficiency on the battlefield, while minimizing training costs.

Key Features:

  • Warzone and Recon – a complete package: World War 3 presents a modern conflict with tactics, techniques and procedures inspired by true combat engagements. Warzone offers opportunities for dynamic, intense firefights in teamwork-focused battles of infantry and armored units over fortified points. The tactically-oriented Recon allows players to cooperate within small reconnaissance squads left on their own to survive and capture high-value targets in hostile territory. Together these modes create a coherent gameplay experience aimed at presenting the actual feel of modern warfare.
  • True combat experience: The most authentic bullet vs. armor system in the FPS genre to date, achieved through years of research and development with military professionals. Ballistics, a weight system, full body awareness, vehicle physics, and an extensive customization system all affect the gameplay in a meaningful way.
  • Strong teamplay: World War 3 supports team-based gameplay rewarding the initiative in playing as a part of a squad. Responsible cooperation within a squad is the best recipe for combat effectiveness. Players can choose between assuming the role of an Attacker or a Defender, and use any gear available to support their playstyle – what matters is the victory.
  • Strategic war map: To show the consequences of every battle, player performance is rewarded with resources used to conquer or defend a territory, gain additional bonuses via the metagame and turn the tide of war. Every destroyed vehicle, every kill, every bullet fired, every achievement affects the big picture presented on a constantly evolving, interactive war map eventually covering the entire planet.
  • National pride: World War 3 is heavily grounded in military realism, offering accurate depictions of weapons, uniforms and equipment of national armed forces inspiring players to make their war effort personal and prove their country is the dominant force on the battlefield. The maps are based on real-life locations such as the streets of Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow (more locations planned) recreated with an unprecedented attention to detail.  
  • Versatile customization: Players are able to personalize every part of their equipment, choosing from hundreds of combinations of unique weapon parts, attachments, skins, camos and paints. The same applies to vehicles and tactical gear and uniforms. If it’s possible in real life, it’s possible in World War 3.
  • No strings attached: No paid loot boxes and pay-to-win approaches to game design. We consider it very important to stay true to the community and deliver the best game we can without resorting to such practices – as players ourselves we believe that the sense of pride and accomplishment should come with no paywall.

World War 3 is currently under development for PC.


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