World War 3 Gets Update 0.2 – Big Changes in Patch, New Game Mode, New Map and More

World War 3 Update

World War 3 was released on October 20, 2018, exclusively on the PC Steam platform with its first update arriving just now. The game is still in the early access phase on Steam. The game has sold a total of 0.1 million units in its first two days. In case you have not bought the game, it is running 10% off at a discounted rate on the Steam Store as a part of the Autumn Sale.

The 0.1 million units sold is not a small triumph, considerably when the game is exclusive to one platform and it managed to sell well in just two days. Also, post-launch, World War 3 was plagued with unstable server issues. There were a lot of connectivity issues and players were kicked from servers randomly.

Farm 51 released update 0.2 for World War 3. It brings in some major changes to the game. The update also brings in a new game mode, a new map for its new weapon, vehicle, and uniform.

Team Death Match [TDM] is the new game mode introduced in update 0.2 of World War 3. Also, the new map Warsaw Shopping Mall, introduced in update 0.2, is also exclusive to Team Death Match mode only. You can not play on this map in other in-game modes.

MSBS Bullpup is another fine new weapon addition in update 0.2 World War 3. Along with it, Farm 51 released a new vehicle named as IFV Boxer. Players will also get to select a new uniform called as Russian Partisan, in the game.

Farm 51 has also introduced a new spawn system in the game in update 0.2, but it is only limited to TDM mode.

More details on update 0.2 of World War 3


  • In-game grenade selector (just like gadget),
  • Backend: Progression system (first pass),
  • Thermal scopes (first pass),
  • Backend: Item unlocking,
  • Backend: Server authentication,
  • First tests of the changing day/night system (TDM map only),


  • Added Thermal scopes: Medium-magnification scopes (Thor SM, MM) and high-magnification (Odin LM),
  • Added a new assault rifle: MSBS-B. It’s chambered in .300 Blackout giving it better damage than other Western rifles but at the cost of much bigger bullet drop, high damage dropoff and strong kick,
  • Vepr nerfed again with increased recoil,
  • Tor damage reduced, making it only slightly more powerful than the G29. However, due to .50 cal’s  AP performance it should deal more damage when hitting the enemy directly into the chest plate,
  • Sniper rifles had their bullet velocities lowered (turns out they were bugged and behaved like hitscan weapons), they should be comparable to ARs now,
  • RPGs nerfed: Reduced blast radious on basic warheads, reduced damage and damage falloff on Frag warheads (this should make them used primarily for weakening and injuring enemies over a larger area and not for killing them with a cheap shot),
  • Adjusted the Frag RPG warhead to make it more easily recognizable (it’s brighter, more gray/brown-ish in colour),
  • New prototype weapon muzzle flashes. They should have slightly better performance and look better, please give us feedback wether or not do they hinder your visibility while shooting. If anything will be off we will be tweaking them,
  • New particle effects for Support Strikes: Artillery, Airstrikes, Carpet Bombings, now it’s easier to differentiate which one is being used,
  • Fixed splash damage for >25mm caliber rounds, now splash damage decreases properly with the radius of the explosion ( the further from the center of explosion the lesser the damage),
  • You can no longer vault while reloading,
  • Tweaked spawn locations on all maps,
  • Added optimized light to all TPP muzzle flashes,
  • And more,


  • Fixed item names and descriptions on popups,
  • Marking should be fixed now,
  • Radar Equipment for UGV works as intended,
  • Mini UGV does not receive decals from the environment,
  • Lance RC turret smoke grenades’ shoot properly,
  • T90 turret hatch attaches properly,
  • Proper destruction meshes for Falcon turret optics,
  • Lower attachments count on certain vehicle armors (Anders, Marder, and T72). It should result in a slight performance boost,
  • Fixeds in left hand position on certain handguards,
  • Fixed broken materials on some emblems,
  • Fixed ammo display in customization,
  • Weapon calibers should now display properly,
  • Fixed animations for Glauberyt SMG,
  • Fixed score for punishing players,
  • Destroyed vehicles no longer appear repairable for repair kits users,
  • Fixed antimeterial rifles dealing massive damage to vehicle turrets,
  • Fixed a bug where after first login items were unlocked,
  • Fixed a bug with resetting customization,
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes unlocked items couldn’t be equipped,
  • Various chat fixes,
  • Fixed an issue that prevented CPU Performance Boost from being disabled,
  • Fixed assist for marking not working,
  • And more,


  • Reworked muzzle particles to reduce FPS drops when firing,
  • New impact particles,
  • Lowered attachment count on certain vehicle armors,
  • Level streaming improvements,
  • Collision optimizations,
  • Continuous optimization effort on all fronts,


  • Changed “Performance Boost” to “CPU Performance Boost” to better reflect what it’s for,
  • Tweaked RPG explosion,
  • Flash hiders are now functional,
  • Added chat window to summary screens,
  • Adjusted blast radii for >25mm rounds to the fixed splash damage values,
  • Anti-Tank mines damage reduced to 600, now 2 mines are required to destroy a vehicle,
  • Improved UGV durability against RPG projectiles: 1 Tandem or 2 Single Stage are enough to destroy a UGV,
  • Reduced smoke grenades uses from 5 to 2,
  • Reduced ricochet chance on >25mm projectiles,
  • TDM summary screen map display name,
  • Reworked armor pricing and masses,
  • Changed P: to L: since we’re showing latency to the server, not straight ping,
  • Tweaks to thermal vision postprocess,
  • Menu thumbnails updated,
  • Various animation tweaks (idles, reloads),
  • Matchmaking improvements,
  • Many more minor tweaks and improvements.


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