World War 3

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

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'World War 3' Season 2: Operation Sunstorm Update Next Week, Adds New Game Mode, Maps, Gear And More - Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2023 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT

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.

Publisher Wishlist Games and Developer The Farm 51 announced that Operation Sunstorm, a free update for World War 3, will release on PC this March 30.

The robust season two update features free-to-play content inspired by and set in Japan with two additional maps, new weapons, gear and strikes, and FUBAR, an all-new 20v20 game mode. Additionally, a battle pass with both free and premium tracks will also be released full of rewards for players to earn as they battle throughout the streets of Tokyo.

Operation Sunstorm will have players battling it out in the heart of Japan as they expertly navigate the open shopping strips, narrow alleyways, and side streets of Tokyo’s urban landscape to gain tactical advantages and achieve victory. This new installment adds to World War 3’s ever-expanding warfront where players face-off in team-based skirmishes by fighting on the ground, driving tanks and vehicles, utilizing drones to survey the battlefield, and calling in tactical strikes for maximum damage. Up to 40 players can battle in two core game modes, Tactical Ops and Deathmatch, with matches fought on a range of stunning, realistic maps.

Players who download the new Operation Sunstorm update will be treated to:


Introducing a new take on Tactical Ops that focuses on infantry battles, with limited vehicles available. Take arms and fight to seize or defend six bleeding capture points in heart-pounding 20 v 20 skirmishes. This new mode is now a permanent addition to World War 3 and features infantry trucks and the new revive mechanic, so players can keep their teammates in the fight if they’re down but not yet out.


The capital of Japan is now a battlefield. Engage the enemy at mid-range on open shopping strips, close the gap in narrow alleyways and side streets, or secure a tactical advantage with vantage points perfect for sniper and DMR duels in Tokyo (Tactical Ops). Also, take a trip to Shibuya (Team Deathmatch), one of Tokyo's most famous districts. Once a bustling center of commerce with a thriving nightlife scene, this ward now finds itself in the midst of an inescapable conflict. Players will fight through day and night variants of the map with everything they got to dominate its neon-drenched streets and take back this cultural capital.


Lock and load with the Type 89 assault rifle, the QBZ-191 assault rifle, the explosive PF3 rocket launcher, and the iconic Deagle handgun. Go hard or go home with new Strikes, including the Type X main battle tank (MBT), the Type XVI tank destroyer, and the Bumblebee aerial drone. All base weapon and strike blueprints are available to unlock for free via the Battle Pass. Additional configurations featuring exclusive decals are available via the Premium track.


Gear up with new Operator Blueprints, including the JGSDF Rikujo Jietai, Special Boarding Unit, Japanese Resistance Fighter, and SBU Breacher uniforms.

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 (Steam).

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