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World War 3: Release date, gameplay, platforms, weapons, vehicles, more

World War 3 is a new first-person shooter that can potentially make a huge splash and surprise this year's heavy hitters of the genre.
World War 3 is thankfully not a thing in real life (for now) but it is a new FPS game that strives to shake up the genre and find its place amongst the FPS giants which are slated for release this fall: Halo Infinite, COD Vanguard, and Battlefield 2042.

Developed by The Farm 51, World War 3 promises to deliver "the authenticity of the modern combat experience" and its big focus is on realism, tactic, strategy over just pure gunplay.

The Farm 51 says that they have been working together with military R&D centres and consultants around the world in order to make all the gameplay systems in the game as authentic as possible.

Let's check out what we currently know about World War 3.

What is World War 3? Gameplay and features

World War 3: Release date, gameplay, platforms, weapons, vehicles, more
World War 3 focuses on realistic combat. (Picture: The Farm 51)

According to developers, "World War 3 presents a modern conflict with tactics, techniques and procedures inspired by true combat engagements."

Being heavily grounded in military realism, a big focus of the game is on realistic depictions of weapons, uniforms and equipment of national armed forces.

The same goes for maps, which are based on real cities around the world, namely Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow, which are currently available in the game, with more maps to come at a later date.

The game features a vast amount of moderns weapons and military vehicles, with more to be added later. One of the key points of gameplay is that there are no limits when it comes to your loadout customization, both in terms of functionality and in terms of aesthetics.

"Choose from hundreds of combinations of unique weapon parts, attachments, skins, camos and paints," the developers state. "Same rules apply to vehicles, tactical gear and uniforms. If it’s possible in real life, it’s possible in World War 3 - simple as that!"

World War 3 maps

World War 3: Release date, gameplay, platforms, weapons, vehicles, more
Maps are almost complete replicas of real locations. (Picture: The Farm 51)

As we've mentioned above, the game features real-life locations for maps, and during the early access stage, players are able to play on the streets of Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow.

Developers boast that they are "proud to give you some of the most realistic levels in the history of FPS."

The featured cities have been "recreated with an unprecedented attention to detail" and gameplay is designed with these maps in mind, as they want the game's gameplay to fit these real-life locations and to unroll similarly to how actual urban modern conflicts would unfold.

World War 3 game modes

World War 3: Release date, gameplay, platforms, weapons, vehicles, more
World War 3 features two core game modes - Warzone and Recon. (Picture: The Farm 51)

The game currently features two game modes.

  • Warzone is a teamwork-focused mode with battles of infantry and armoured units over fortified points.
  • Recon is a tactically-oriented mode, where players cooperate within small reconnaissance squads. The goal of these squads is to survive and capture high-value targets while being alone and deep within the hostile territory.

Just like the map and weapon design, the goal with both of these modes is to "create a coherent gameplay experience aimed at presenting the actual feel of modern warfare."

World War 3 PC system requirements

World War 3: Release date, gameplay, platforms, weapons, vehicles, more
Vehicles are an important gameplay mechanic. (Picture: The Farm 51)

The game is graphically impressive, and it requires decent PC components.

This is what you need in order to run World War 3 on your PC.

Minimum requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (x64)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 55 GB available space

Recommended requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (x64), Windows 8 (x64), Windows 10 (x64)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4790k CPU
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 55 GB available space

World War 3 release date and platforms

World War 3 has been in early access for almost three years now, with no signs of a potential release date for the full version.

The game is currently only available on PC (via Steam), and developers have no plans for releasing it on consoles at the moment.

 

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