The rules of engagement are about to change. World War 3 will be playable for free from February 3 at 13:00 CET/12:00 GMT/04:00 PT/07:00 ET until February 7 at 13:00 CET/12:00 GMT/04:00 PT/07:00 ET as part of the Public Stress Test!
The goal is to put World War 3 and its servers through their paces by inviting as many players as possible to experience the game in one weekend. We’re still in the Closed Beta phase, but a test of this magnitude will help us prepare to launch World War 3 as a free-to-play Open Beta game in March 2022.
To celebrate the occasion, everyone who logs in and plays World War 3 Public Stress Test between February 3 and February 7 will receive the exclusive LWH Dark Helmet! If eligible, the Helmet will be added to your Inventory following the end of the Public Stress Test.
It’s easy to take part in the Public Stress Test:
- Download World War 3 for free from MY.GAMES on February 3 (if you’re playing on Steam, you need to request access to the Public Stress Test — scroll down for more on that in the FAQ).
- Create a MY.GAMES account and sign in.
- Hit the battlefield for a whole weekend of thrilling online battles! No purchase is necessary, there are no barriers to entry, and you don’t need a Closed Beta Pack to play with friends who own one.
If you haven’t bought a Closed Beta Pack yet, it’s a golden opportunity to see what everyone’s raving about first-hand. If you have been playing the Closed Beta, why not invite your friends to join the fight? Squad up for a few rounds of Tactical Ops and Team Deathmatch and show them the ropes – after all, there’s strength in numbers!
Got questions about the Public Stress Test? Cast your eyes further down the page to read our detailed FAQ! In the meantime, prepare for battle by joining the World War 3 community over on Discord, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit, signing up to the official newsletter for the latest news and special offers, and checking out a raft of awesome gameplay videos on YouTube.
WORLD WAR 3 | PUBLIC STRESS TEST: FAQ
What is the Public Stress Test and how does it differ from the Closed Beta Test?
The Public Stress Test is a limited-time event taking place within the Closed Beta Test from February 3 at 13:00 CET/12:00 GMT/04:00 PT/07:00 ET until February 7 at 13:00 CET/12:00 GMT/04:00 PT/07:00 ET. While World War 3 is currently only playable by players who purchase a Closed Beta Pack, when the Public Stress Test is active, anyone can play the World War 3 Closed Beta Test. No purchase is necessary, and you don’t need a Closed Beta Pack to play with friends who own one. Just make sure your PC’s specs are up to scratch!
What content will be playable during the Public Stress Test?
The Public Stress Test gives all players the chance to progress through the full World War 3 Closed Beta Test. As long as it’s already in the game, nothing is off limits!
How do I get started?
Simply download World War 3 for free from MY.GAMES on February 3, create a MY.GAMES account, sign in, and play! If you want to play on Steam, read the next question and answer.
Once you’re ready, hit the battlefield for a whole weekend of thrilling online battles! There are no barriers to entry, and you don’t need a Closed Beta Pack to play with friends who own one.
How do I sign up to play on Steam?
Head to the World War 3 page on Steam, scroll down to just underneath the trailers and screenshots, and click ‘Request Access’. Confirm your request, and you’re clear to play World War 3 from February 3–7!
Can I provide feedback on the Public Stress Test?
Yes, we’re counting on it! While we hope the Public Stress Test goes off without a hitch, you may encounter some technical or gameplay-related issues. Be sure to report any bugs and other issues on our dedicated cbt-feedback channels on Discord. You will also receive a prompt in the MY.GAMES GameCenter to complete a survey after playing the game for approximately two hours.
If you just want to share your experience with other players, you can also join the World War 3 community over on Discord, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit.
Can I carry on playing World War 3 after the Public Stress Test ends?
Yes! To continue playing World War 3 after the Public Stress Test ends, just purchase a Closed Beta Pack from either MY.GAMES or Steam.
Will my progress from the Public Stress Test be saved?
Any progress made during the Public Stress Test will carry over throughout the rest of the Closed Beta Test. Certain progress, such as XP earned, will be reset before the Open Beta launch in March 2022 to ensure all players start the fight on a level playing field.
Closed Beta Pack contents, Twitch Drops, and special rewards received via subscriptions and referrals during the Closed Beta period will be saved permanently and available to use when the free-to-play Open Beta launches in March 2022.