In the world's darkest hour you are a commander of the Soviet Red Army, entrenched in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the Nazi invaders.
It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the bloodiest conflict of World War II resulting in over 14 million military casualties.
Witness the struggles of the Red Army from near defeat through their incredible triumph over Germany in the most challenging and costly theatre of the war, the Eastern Front.
Your military tactics hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict. Engage in tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.
Award Winning Franchise - Sequel to the highest rated strategy game of all time returns with an innovative warfare experience that will redefine the Strategy genre once more
Essence 3.0 Engine - Cutting-edge technology that increases the graphical quality and accuracy of deadly combat with an unprecedented TrueSight system that changes strategic warfare forever
Blood and Snow - Take command of the iconic Red Army on the Eastern Front and repel the Nazi invaders in this Battle of the Ideaologies
Tactical Warfare - Develop and utilize your new Commander Abilities and experience the up-close moment-to-moment brutality of frontline warfare through new Dynamic Battle Tactics
Intense Online Combat - Featuring the great competitive and co-operative multiplayer that fans have grown to expect from this high-quality and critically acclaimed franchise
Digital Collector's Edition Includes
Vehicle Skin Combo Pack
-24 Vehicle Skins
Exclusive Collector Faceplate
-Collector's Edition Faceplate with Integrated Badge
--Conscript Support Tactics
--Joint Operations Doctrine
-Access to Five Commander Archetype's Available Post-Launch
Theatre of War Mini Pack
-Post Launch Content Bundle
Company of Heroes Complete Pack
-The Award Winning Game Collection that Started it All
All pre-order customers will get access to a 'Theatre of War' mini-campaign which will allow them to experience a new single player story from another part of the war. They will also receive the Winter Ambush and Voronezh Front skin packs to customize the look of their multiplayer vehicles.
As well as the single player content and multiplayer skins, pre-order customers will receive two new multiplayer commanders to customize each army. The German army will receive the Joint Operations Doctrine, specializing in precise artillery strikes and the Offensive Spearhead Doctrine for players who want to use heavy armor and airstrikes to crush their opponent. The Soviets will unlock the devastating Anti-Infantry Tactics Doctrine, enabling units like flamethrower tanks and the Conscript Support Tactics Doctrine which allows for rapid reinforcement in the heat of battle.
The closed beta playtest features the game's critically acclaimed competitive multiplayer and skirmish gameplay, giving players access to six maps, 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 competitive gameplay, as well as the ability to play alone or with teammates against the AI. Players also get access to the first 40 levels of progression, and the ability to customize their loadouts to suit their play style using the all new Army Customizer.