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WWII Online: Battleground Europe
Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:31pm
Dec 3, 2013 @ 2:20pm
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New Update - Open Beta
Salute Steam Community!

WWII Online is currently in OPEN BETA testing phases and we're really excited about what has come together! The new update (1.34.10) will include several weapons and vehicles having their textures updated and we've got some new sounds that will make you duck your head!

You can participate in testing now by visiting:

World War Two Online - Open Beta (readme)


UNINSTALL – Please uninstall your Battleground Europe game from the Programs menu in Windows Settings. If you choose to go back to the current live version please uninstall this version before proceeding.

- Fixed a bug where the Tiger gunner had bionic ears
- Fixed UAC issues
- Increased knife damage
- Fixed mp40 sound timing (rollback)


HE Rounds Data Audit:

The beta team under the direction of Scotsman has been working on improving the fidelity of our shrapnel model. Since computers have advanced so much since we first wrote this data we can now afford to calculate more realistic numbers of shrapnel pieces. Consequently, all HE rounds have had their explosive and shrapnel models adjusted. Once again our sincerest thanks for the time and dedication the crew ahas put in to make our game better for everyone. Thank you.

Vehicles (Tank / Truck / Anti-Tank Gun):

- Adjusted truck windscreen thickness so they all function the same
- New camo pattern for Panzer VI E Tiger
- New camo pattern for Panzer IV G
- New camo pattern for Pak40 ATG
- New camo pattern for Pak36 ATG
- Updated art for Opel Blitz truck
- Updated art for 6 pounder ATG
- Updated art for 17 pounder ATG
- Updated art for M1A2 M5 ATG
- Updated art for vehicle commanders and some crew


The beta team under the direction of BLOO has been doing research on improving the gunsights in many of our vehicles. The first part of that work is complete and ready for testing. Our sincerest gratitude for the devotion these players have to making our game better. Thank you.

- Daimler Mk.I Main gun
- A13 Mk. II Main gun
- A15 Mk. II Main gun
- A15 MK. III Main gun
- Churchill Mk. III Main gun
- Churchill MK. VII Main gun
- Matilda II Main gun
- 6pdr ATG
- Panhard 178 Main gun
- R35 Main gun
- H39 Main gun
- S35 Main gun
- B1 bis Main gun
- B1 bis Hull gun
- M4A2 Sherman Main gun
- M4A3(76) Sherman Main gun
- M10 Tank Destroyer Main gun
- M1 57mm ATG
- M5A2 76mm ATG
- Stu.G. III Ausf. B Main gun
- Stu.G. III Ausf. G Main gun


- Paratrooper turn rate increased to old school values
- Revised Infantry Unit names in the spawn lists to emphasize the weapon name
- Increased ATP burn rate for heavy weapon infantry units
- PIAT has some new arts

Infantry Uniforms:

- Updated art for British infantry uniform
- Updated art for German infantry uniform
- Updated art for French infantry uniform
- Updated art for German Fallschirmjäger uniform
- Updated hand arts for all infantry

Lightmachine Guns:

- Updated art for Maschinengewehr 34
- Updated weapon audio for Maschinengewehr 34
- Updated art for Bren Mk II
- Updated art for Fusil Mitrailleur 29

Submachine Guns:

- Updated art for Thompson
- Updated art for Thompson 1928
- Updated weapon audio for Thompson
- Updated art for Mas 38
- Updated art for Maschinenpistole 40
- Updated weapon audio for Maschinenpistole 40


- Updated art for Luger pistole 08 9mm
- Updated weapon audio for Luger pistole 08 9mm
- Updated art for Webley .455 revolver
- Updated art for Pistolet Automatique mle 1935A

Grenades / Knives / Equipment:

- Updated art for German StiG 24 hand grenade HE
- Updated art for French hand grenade HE
- Updated art for British No.36 mills bomb hand grenade
- Updated art for German NbHgn 39 smoke grenade
- Updated art for British No.77 Mk I smoke grenade
- Updated art for French fumigene smoke grenade
- Updated art for Allied satchels
- Updated art for German satchel
- Updated art for Allied knife
- Updated art for German knife

Rifles / Anti-Tank Rifles:

- Updated weapon audio for Lebel 1886/M93 (both variants)
- Updated art for UK & FR Boyes Mk I
- Updated art for Panzerbüchse 39


- Updated art for British SBML 2 inch mortar
- Updated weapon audio for British SBML 2inch mortar
- Updated art for French mortar
- Updated weapon audio for French mortar
- Updated art for German Granatwerfer 36 mortar
- Updated weapon audio for Granatwerfer 36 mortar


- Environmental lighting has been updated
- Fixed a floating forrest corner


- Added new game loading screens
- Added new user interface screens
- Added new upsell messages for all supported languages
- Updated several vehicle manuals
- Updated in-game credits for all supported languages
- US guns and trucks now have alert distances that match other countries (3000m)
- FRU threshold reduced so that some weapons that were inconsistent in damaging it now cross the threshold more regularly
- The "4Gig Fix" is now included in the release (cheers for less crashing!)
- Updated desktop icon art
- Updated PlayGATE art
- Updated installer art
- added fix for ATI driver crash

New Free Play Upgrade
Release date: Steam Release Pending
Make history come to life or change it completely as WWII Online demonstrates the scale of combined arms warfare in a breathtaking gaming experience. Choose to pilot fighters and bombers, command tanks, run supply or mission creation trucks, captain and crew naval vessels, or fight on the field and in the towns as an infantryman or paratrooper capturing enemy territory. Discover what you can achieve in the greatest conflict of war ever in our virtual battlefield. Success will be sweet but failure may crush you... Have you got what it takes?


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 1940-1942. 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.

Every unit or vehicle puts you in an engaging first person perspective brawl with real players in real time. A single shot from your rifle will eliminate or severely wound an enemy combatant. Bombs exploding and high-explosive rounds generate a shrapnel spray in all directions.

Fighting with your friends is important. You have the option to either join existing squads or create a new one with your friends. Create your own command structure and plan how you will conquer towns jointly with other squads on your side.

Each combat setting allows for combined arms play to exist. Watch as tank turrets fly off the hull from anti-tank units, and the sound of bombs whistling down eventually impacting a town creating a devastating effect. As an infantryman you will be tasked with a variety of duties, but your most important mission is to capture choke points that march your forces to victory. At all times you are in control of deciding which weapon to bring to the war.

Player Officers in "High Command" move brigades in a chess-like fashion competing against each other to capture towns all across the front. Each town has strategic value and if taken may expose your entire army to encirclement or routing.

No other online game matches up for simulation-style combat on this scale. There simply is no other game experience like it.
Popular Discussions View All (51)
Dec 17 @ 10:48am
The one thing that WW2OL needs to change to succeed
12 hours ago
Is it worth Joining? & when will it be released on steam?
Elite Blitz
3 hours ago
Doc/Xoom you listening?
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artemikRus 7 hours ago 
when it is coming to steam?
GovernorCornwell 16 hours ago 
Oh my gosh... this is coming to... steam YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ghostwaltz 22 hours ago 
replaced the new graphic !!! (game engine)

WWII Online > eve online
Xoom  [author] Dec 17 @ 10:49am 
Thanks for posting that Rendus, S!
Rendus Dec 16 @ 2:39pm 
Is CRS still planning to get on Steam with WWII Online?

YES! Each step that we have taken is getting us closer to being able to properly deploy on Steam. The Rats will agree with you all that it is a huge opportunity for us to infuse the game with numbers, therefore content and improve the state of things in general. Which is precisely why we have to get this done right, the first time.

And for us, it's not as simple as uploading your game to be purchased like other games. There's a lot of hooks that have to be configured to work for Steam that we found upon getting Greenlit. Top priority at this particular moment is to get the new content in your hands asap!
Amon Amarth Dec 8 @ 10:32pm 
played it a lot a few years ago now and it was an amazing game. not enough people in game to keep going though2
bacon&eggs Nov 30 @ 10:18am 
I have been playing this game for roughly 1 year and in that time I've enjoyed it immensley. Sure it is hard, but it is also rewarding and if you love the genre you'll soon see that there is nothing out there that can offer what WW2 online offers. All this game needs is an injection of players to take it to another level.
Zoobas Nov 28 @ 11:20am 
Circassian Exile Nov 27 @ 2:03pm 
crappy f2p experience.
So maybe like 50v50 or 100v100 or more sometimes.