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  1. CRS is in the planning stages of finding out how we can handle network communication better with a dedicated focus on making game play experiences better. This would include a combination of reworking / adding code, and doing more to our infrastructure to enable best packet transmissions available. Effectively done, this would alleviate bad connection experiences more by sending critical information (like deaths) so that lag-death can be less of a problem. Today our goal is purely to make an acknowledgement here because we know that this is important for you to hear. View the full article on
  2. There were a few critical issues that were noticed by the vigilant players of WWII Online after the last release. This Hotfix patch remedies those issues in quick succession. View the full article on
  3. Version This release is a hotfix for a few issues that came up with the recent release. View the full article on
  4. The all new highly anticipated / requested "Career Based Subscriptions" are available through only, starting at $9.99! There are three new subscriptions being added; 1) All Infantry at $9.99/mo, 2) All Air Forces at $9.99/mo, 3) All Ground Forces (Army Persona) at $12.99/mo. Continue reading to learn more and get back into the fight now! View the full article on
  5. On this day 18 years ago, World War II Online was released. Thanks to our amazing community, you have helped us achieve 18 glorious years of hardcore WWII gaming on a massive scale. Together we have created some of the most enjoyable gaming experiences of our lives. We have made lasting friendships and memories. We have seen real relationships and marriages forged. We have seen how far online communities will go to come together and to ensure the longevity of it all. WWII Online isn't just a game, it's a family. And to everyone who has stepped in our door, you are part of that family. Today is a day to celebrate together the accumulation of all those experiences and it is a time to remember that we must stand together to continue the game forward so that generations to come can experience a continuously improving version of it. This game is here because you remain connected with and subscribed to it. Your support remains 100% the reason we are here and 100% of the reason why we will make it in the future. All of us here at Cornered Rat Software, and Playnet, would like to thank you for the memories, and the great honor of serving the very best online community we could have ever asked for. S! View the full article on
  6. On D-Day, Thursday, June 6, 2001 WWII Online was launched to the public .....and as you know the rest is history. This week WWII Online and Cornered Rats Software (CRS) celebrates our 18th year anniversary with 4 days of special offerings culminating with a 4 hour special event "Operation Rat Droppings" on Sunday. Read on for more details! View the full article on
  7. This release is labeled as a Maintenance Release and is geared to fixing some of the long-standing bugs. Servers will come down tomorrow night around 9:00 PM CDT/3:00 AM BST. View the full article on
  8. Salute WWII Online Community! Today's update will cover changes to the capture timers which have gone into effect today; two top players awards, some veteran tips and advice for surviving a bit longer in-game, and of course World War II Online's 18th anniversary is coming June 6th, and we'll have some events to announce here shortly which will include player prizes - WOOT! View the full article on
  9. There are some important changes coming to the Starter Subscription - Effective June 1st, 2019. This will include a price drop from $7.99/mo down to $4.99/mo and some additional content will be added to it, so that it might be more valuable in the later tiers - as the war goes on. These changes will be made for both our organic and Steam channels. (Content additions added in article) We'd also like to announce the return of our FREE 2 Week Premium Trial for both organic and Steam players. We believe these changes to be well received and should encourage more players to subscribe and have a more enjoyable on-boarding experience to WWII Online. Career Based Subscriptions announced for the organic channel are in development and closing in on being ready, more details to follow. View the full article on
  10. Happy Friday! I had asked Xoom if I could do the Friday Dev report this week in order to talk about the development that is in the pipeline and my team is currently testing. We are working on which is our first release after the big release of Hybrid Supply. We aimed for this release to be a “Maintenance” release to try and focus on the little bugs that have been around. Both the production team and development team have been focused on these tasks. That doesn’t mean we have ignored adding a few features to this release as well. View the full article on
  11. So you've all heard about this big glorious patch called "1.36 Hybrid Supply." We've talked about it for the last couple of years and we're right now in the middle of the first Campaign of this, and we have some great observations to share with you. Here's the big news: it's working as intended, and has received an 84% approval rating from in-game polling. Players are now deciding where to go, supply is available for all personas on a greater scale, High Command officers are not overburdened and that old school WWII Online feel of battles is back! Let's dive into this update and get some more detail. View the full article on
  12. In todays Community Management news we will recap Operation Catapult and some of the huge battles we had this past Saturday AND Sunday. We will announce the two more “Top Player Awards so far in this campaign and finally a report from our Allied Commander in Chief, Bondpaul and the Axis Chief of Staff to the CinC Dudecan. View the full article on
  13. WWII Online is currently conducting an internal funding drive using our built in subscription system. This is a great way to consistently support development of WWII Online and ensure the Rats get the resources necessary to fuel development / operations. The Hero Builder Subscription is bar-none the very best method to help the team, and you'll be rewarded with in-game units only available to Heroes and recognition only available to Builders. Our Hero Builder sub goal is at 9% and needs some additional backing by the community. Keep reading to learn more about what you get and how this makes a big help. Remember: WWIIOL is 100% community funded - support the Rats! Check out our Subscriber Drive Announcement (here) to learn more about our current effort. To become a Hero Builder (subscribe here). View the full article on
  14. In today's Community Report we will give you the details of "Operation Catapult" our next live server event and also unveil our new weekly Top Player Awards. We have also included a report from the front lines from Redlegs. View the full article on
  15. We've made some changes to help stabilize time zone 3 (lower population period) Campaign operations, and we've made some adjustments to how the number of available Attack & Bridge objectives are available. We have also provided a quick fix to a random instant-capturing issue that popped up this morning. These changes are effective tonight. Please continue reading for more details. View the full article on
  16. If you didn’t make last Sunday’s Rat Chat then you missed a doozy! Matt “XOOM” Callahan held a 2 hour rat chat with over 100 players in attendance in our online meeting room or watching as “Bearededmitch” broadcast the meeting live stream on Facebook. Many of the Rat volunteers were in the meeting to answer questions that fall within their CRS duties. Every single player in attendance could ask a question of the Rats and many did. Continue reading to see the full Rat Chat and player questions inside. View the full article on
  17. All Veteran players and new players signing up are about to receive FULL - PREMIUM ACCESS (for free) starting May 1st and running through May 15th. Now is the time to begin spreading the word, getting our veterans back into the forums and getting new players signed up ready to go in advance so they can have as smooth of a launch as possible. PREPARE FOR BATTLE - GET THE TROOPS FORMED UP! This will be the first welcome back soldier we have done in awhile and it will be the first with the all new "Hybrid Supply" system which is restoring old school WWII Online battles where attrition and supply truly matters. Reminder: This Sunday is a Rat Chat with Xoom (details for that here). Keep reading for more details on the WBS event launching May 1st! View the full article on
  18. Deploying tonight around 8PM Server Time will be version It's purely a bug-fix patch with a couple of issues being corrected specifically focused on Hybrid Supply. Tomorrow (Tuesday) we launch the first official Hybrid Supply Campaign, and on Wednesday we launch Welcome Back Soldier. Remember to do your part and start contacting Squad mates NOW and get them back into WWII Online. Things are going to be very exciting and we're going to see Hybrid Supply with lots of players, as it should be, across the whole game world. Keep reading for patch notes. View the full article on
  19. This coming Sunday, April 28th 2019 at 1PM server time (2PM Eastern, 11AM Pacific) I invite you all to participate in a direct Rat Chat with me personally so that we can have some effective dialogue about WWII Online - bring your best questions! Additionally, we are happy to announce that we'll be offering a Welcome Back Soldier starting May 1st 2019, and it will be available for both organic and Steam channel veterans and new players signing up to the game. Please continue reading for details on the Rat Chat and WBS, and hear a word from your High Command leadership teams. S! View the full article on
  20. Attention all soldiers of WWII Online! With the release of our 2019-20 Roadmap we’re calling for your support now to help us deliver on our goals outlined. We’re going to keep this Subscriber Drive within the WWII Online billing framework and ask for your support in the form of subscriptions - because that helps us maintain and further grow our operations. It is also a great way for you to get the maximum game access possible. Each and every subscription matters now and will be contributed to two primary goals: 1) Hero Builder Goal, 2) Premium Subscriber Goal. Continue reading and lets help push new exciting content into WWII Online! View the full article on
  21. This release is a hotfix for an issues that came up with the latest release. Servers will be coming down around 9pm Server time... 30 minute downtime is expected. View the full article on
  22. Welcome to the introduction of the newest Development Roadmap. Thank you all for patiently waiting, the moment is finally here. We have several highly requested items going on the list (some of which are already underway), game engine upgrades, brand new vehicle development, player improvements, game world expansions, new building development, new subscription products and whole lot more coming (pictures inside)! The #1 priority at this stage is to increase funding support via subscriptions to make these things possible, and we need you to step up that subscription support. Do so now at and let's bring this Roadmap to life! View the full article on
  23. In this weeks Community News we will discuss the roll out of game version 1.36.0 and we have declassified a first day after action report (AAR) from the Allied Chief of Staff Colsmith which captures just a snippet of the opening days battles. Also, if you participated in either the Spring Awakening or Hells Gate special operations read further to get your game forum signature special operation decoration. View the full article on
  24. Version - April 2019 In this release, CRS brings back supply to every single town across the entire frontline. A fresh install is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for this patch. View XOOM's comprehensive 1.36 Briefing / Manual for more details. View the full article on
  25. Servers are DOWN for the next several hours (3 plus hours) as we prepare the Hybrid Supply (version 1.36.0). ***please*** uninstall/reinstall your WWII Online game during this time. We will post updates in discord and social media sites as they are available SALUTE! View the full article on