After five long years in development, the Company of Heroes 3 release date is here. Initially, we only knew about the Italian campaign with its new, Total War-style strategy map, and about the tailor-made Company of Heroes development program that’s driven a lot of the design decisions to date.
Since then, we received a further announcement that revealed the second campaign, which is in the more traditional mission-only style. We also have some idea of the vague plans for Company of Heroes 3 DLC, which is sure to prolong one of the best PC games available for military strategists. Here’s everything we know about the Company of Heroes 3 release date and gameplay features.
Company of Heroes 3 release date
The Company of Heroes 3 release date was February 23, 2023, available on PC via Steam. The series also hit consoles for the first time, launching on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S, though Sega has already confirmed that there are currently no plans for crossplay support.
Company of Heroes 3 Premium Edition
Following the Company of Heroes 3 release date, the Digital Premium Edition can be picked up via Steam or the game’s official website. This special edition comes with the Devil’s Brigade DLC pack, which contains legendary skins for a number of US units in-game, along with additional cosmetics. You’ll also gain access to the strategy game‘s first expansion, which is due out some time in 2023. If you’re looking to invest in the Company of Heroes 3 Digital Premium Edition, be sure to follow our guide to the best price currently available.
Company of Heroes 3 campaign details
Company of Heroes 3 includes a range of new tactics and battlefields, and features two campaigns: Italy and North Africa. Each can be played separately, regardless of the chronological order of events. The Italian campaign uses Relic’s new dynamic ‘strategic’ layer, while the North African campaign is the more traditional, narrative-and-mission focused experience with no campaign layer. Our Company of Heroes 3 missions list outlines where you can expect the story to take you.
Additionally, there are four factions available to play at launch: UK, US and German forces, including the Wehrmacht, and the Afrikakorps. Other allied nations and commonwealth forces will be represented either through Battlegroups or other in-game references. Battlegroups iterate upon the doctrine system of Company of Heroes 1, allowing you to unlock new abilities that have the potential to drastically change the outcome of a skirmish – from medical supply drops to carpet bombing runs.
While we don’t know anything about mod tools, Relic has confirmed it plans to roll out dedicated customisation options to give players more control over skirmish battles, which could lay the foundation for a mod scene if formal modding capability is enabled.
That’s everything you need to know about the Company of Heroes 3 release date. If you’re new to the WW2 game series, be sure to take a look at our Company of Heroes 3 tips for mastery over the battlefield. It’s also well worth checking out our Company of Heroes 3 review, alongside the Company of Heroes system requirements if you’re waiting to deploy.