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  1. ATTENTION: We are giving everyone early warning and trying to warn you often that we are moving our servers from Texas to Oregon this month and there will some game downtime. We will keep you updated on the planned outage both beforehand and during the actual outage. Read here for outage plan: View the full article on
  2. In case you missed the Rat Chat, we unveiled the current progress of the "Mission Leader Waypoints" update which helps mission leader better guide users of all skill level more efficiently in WWII Online. This is still in development but is approaching release, and is one of our Dev Roadmap items we outlined. Continue reading this article to see the pictures, and you can also get involved with our Mission Leader Tools - Forum Discussions to help contribute ideas so we can come up with even more efficient tools. View the full article on
  3. S! WWII Online Community, providing you with a courtesy notice that the error that we were experiencing for the last couple of days where users could not add a new card / billing method to their account was resolved this morning, and is now ready to accept that information again. That means players can subscribe, or existing subscribers can manage their payment method. Thanks for your patience everyone! Manage your WWII Online subscription at View the full article on
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  5. CRS is working overtime preparing and setting up the NEW SERVERS at the Portland colocation. This Sunday, December 8th, at 3:00 pm CST/9:00 pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). XOOM and the RATs are hosting a live chat discussing the move, and what services will be temporarily impacted in the process. Live chat link will be provided in discord channels when available. We look forward to chatting with you! View the full article on
  6. Quincannon: Hey everyone! I just saw that nominations for this year's Steam awards are up. One category this year is the Labor of Love Award for games that are still being developed and receiving updates from the Devs well after release. If any category fits WWII Online, this is it. No Dev team has ever worked as hard or as long as the rats. So if you're on Steam PLEASE nominate WWII Online for this award! It can only help our community and game pop! Click the below picture go to Labor of Love - Award Description: "This game has been out for a while. The team is well past the first unveiling of their creative baby, but being the good parents they are, these devs continue to nurture and support their creation. This game, to this day, is still getting new content after all these years." View the full article on
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  8. The move to Portland is well underway with servers being configured here locally, our new colocation (server housing facility) established and our new internet service and cross-connect pulled to our cabinet and ready to go. We have a couple of very basic pictures to show you today as installation of network and server equipment approaches quickly. This has been made possible thanks to all of those who participated in the recent fundraiser initiative, and to that end I’d like to thank you and share this update to show your contributions being put to work. All of us at Cornered Rat Software would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. View the full article on
  9. After 59 days of battle, Allied Forces are VICTORIOUS! Intermission will be up soon with everything unlocked, Campaign 170 will be announced at a later date. SALUTE to all for a hard fought Campaign! View the full article on
  10. Join the RATS (Game Developers) for WWII Online game play this coming Sunday, November 24th 2019! We'll have RATS on both Allied and Axis, including Discord voice comms. For the event (only), ALL INFANTRY classes will be unlocked and available for play for Free Players (including Steam players), Premium users will also be able to access the Ammo Bearer and NCO class, and Hero Builders will be able to access the High Command Officer class. We expect this event to last between 3 and 4 hours, so set some quality time aside. We'll be tracking the number of RAT kills and the top 3 winners who have the most will be able to reactivate a friend for 1 month each. Time Zones: 10AM US Pacific (GMT -8) 12PM US Central (GMT -6) 1PM US Eastern (GMT -5) 6PM GMT View the full article on
  11. The response from our Free Players turning to WWII Online has been extraordinary, and all of us at CRS are happy to publicly report a 40% boost in population since its return recently. Of course that means that concurrent user numbers are going up across the board resulting into more battles and restoring much needed entertainment and value to the game. We're going to continue to find ways to make sure Free Players have an excellent time in-game and so far they're quite pleased with the new equipment set we've given them (which includes reserve submachine guns and light / medium tanks). Login and start playing WWII Online at! Manage your existing accounts at View the full article on
  12. Not long ago XOOM asked the Production team to take in players feedback about key towns where a difference could be made by changing the environment. Today I'd like to share the work that has gone into Verdun, a key strategic point in the south. Everyone has a war story from fighting in Verdun in WWIIOL, and we're pretty sure these changes coming are going to take that further. Continue reading to not only read some of the changes, but see them in their current status as we're developing and preparing to roll them into the game. In a word, the changes are going to be, "Big." Please leave your feedback, we'd love to hear what you think. View the full article on
  13. This patch corrects a few errors that were noticed after the recent update. We'll be releasing this patch today, November 8th 2019, and there will be a short downtime to achieve this. Bug Fixes The Steam Mac client wasn't being properly uploaded The CFML (keymapper) folder was only being created for new installs with the Organic PC client The Mini-Map on the Mac wasn't showing properly The issue that caused some infantry to not make sounds while rotating has been fixed S! Cornered Rat Software View the full article on
  14. At my direction, our team at CRS has restored perpetual Free Play to WWII Online, effective immediately. I'd like to go into detail as to the available access Free Players will receive, discuss the big picture of Free Players and how they will be integral to the WWII Online experience, and share some insights and reflections that I have had reviewing recent decision making. If you've created a Free Play account now - or in the past, it should now be active and available for you to play. Continue reading for the details on this significant announcement. View the full article on
  15. Several refinements to improve the player experience have been made, such as Netcode 3 networking improvements, along with better player ping information displayed, faster and easier mission creations and multi-crew is 100% back to normal so you can crew with confidence. The Char tank positions also have some updates, and the HC Officer class has some adjustments to the available player placed objects (PPOs) that it can deploy. Keep reading as there's plenty more inside to show active WWII Online development continues! View the full article on