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Days of War is a fast-paced first-person shooter set during the Second World War and allows infantry battles of up to 32 players in a faithful historical environment.
DoW is a spiritual successor to the classics of the genre and Day of Defeat in particular, which was initially a modification of the game Half-Life, then a full game on Half-Life 2’s Source Engine.

The nervous gameplay of the title puts you in command of an infantry soldier in the heart of the battle. The game requires constant attention and it is through your abilities to move, to aim just right and to work as a team that you will have the upper hand over your enemies.

You did not live up to it? Death in Days of War is not inevitable, if you fall under enemy bullets you will reappear after a few seconds in your camp with the next wave of reinforcements.

Note : Days of War is a game in development and the content indicated in this article may not reflect what the final version will propose. All content presented is from the latest public version of the game and may change in the future (graphics details, classes, weapons, menu, settings,…), the DoWFrance Staff will take care of course to keep this file up to date to offer you the latest correct information.

Last Update : 04 January 2020 (Adding elements of beta 2.0)

Summary

1) Game Modes
2) Maps
3) Nations
4) Classes
5) Weapons damage
6) HUD
7) Buy game on Steam

1) Game Modes

Days of War currently offers the following 2 game modes:

Domination
The most popular game mode is between two teams (consisting of up to 16 players) for complete control of a map.
This control is expressed by the taking of fixed flags (most often in total of 5) distributed on the map. These flags can be captured in any order and once all are under control of the same team, this team is rewarded with the victory.
Each team has two flags, which can be captured by a single player, relatively close to their base camp and it is often the 3rd flag that sees the fiercest clashes for control. This key flag usually requires at least 2 players and a longer capture time which makes it the strategic area of each map.
This mode requires a lot of coordination between the players of the same team, a synergy between attack & defense to control all the flags and win the round.

Available Maps : Amalfi, Bocage, Carentan, Cathedral, Chateau, Dockyard, Kaysersberg, Leningrad, Mirage, Railyard, Riverbed, Torch

Detonation (Coming Soon)
A faction is assigned strategic objectives to defend the opposing team for a set time. If she succeeds, she wins the game.
Attackers must place explosive charges with a timer on predefined targets and prevent the defense from defusing them before they explode.

Available Maps : Omaha Foy

Groundwar (Coming Soon)

Available Maps : Ember, Fjord

2) Maps

DoW currently offers 12 official maps, new maps are added during the development of the game. At the same time, a map editor is available allowing amateur mappers to build maps for the community in the Workshop of the game.

Amalfi Italy, September 1943
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Bocage France, August 1944
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Carentan France, June 1944
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Cathedral France, October 1944
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Chateau France, August 1944
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Dockyard France, September 1944
Mode : Domination (4 flags)

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Kaysersberg France, January 1945
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Kaysersberg_night France, January 1945
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Leningrad Russia, August 1944
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Mirage Africa, February 1943
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Railyard Russia, November 1941
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Riverbed France, September 1944
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Torch Maroc, November 1942
Mode : Domination (5 flags)

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Old maps from version 1.0 being updated to version 2.0:

Omaha France, June 1944
Mode : Detonation (5 objectives)

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Foy Belgique, December 1944
Mode : Detonation (3 objectives)

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3) Nations

The game opposes allied forces (American, British and Russian) to the axis forces (German). Each with at least two dedicated official maps from the campaigns in which they participated during the Second World War.

U.S. Army Wehrmacht
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British Army Red Army
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4) Classes

The game allows to play 6 different classes (Rifleman, Assault, Support, Sniper, MG, Rocket).
Each class has a customizable loadout in the choice of primary, secondary, grenades or melee weapons. Some weapons are locked and available only after reaching a certain rank (cf. our article).
You can see all the weapons on the video realized by ChrisMo44.
Rifleman

Rifleman is armed with a manual or semi-automatic rifle. He is the most versatile class of the game.
Armed with a hand-held rifle it is deadly at any distance, 1 bullet in the chest or head is enough to defeat an opponent, but its low rate of shot-by-shot can sometimes not play in his favor. This is a class to reserve for players who are confident in their ability to aim good and quickly.
Armed with a semi-automatic rifle it does less damage than a manual rifle (except of course for a shot to the head) but its faster firing speed fills this disadvantage.

American German
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Primary weapon :
– M1 Garand
– M1941 (Rank 14)
– M1 Carbine (Rank 41)
– M1903 Springfield (Rank 53)
Secondary weapon:
– Colt 1911
– SWM10 (Rank 22)
Grenades : 2 rifle grenades or 2 hand grenades
Melee : M1905 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Knife / M33

Primary weapon:
– Karabiner 98
– M1917 (Rank 44)
– Gewehr 43 (Rank 50)
Secondary weapon:
– Luger
– P38 (Rank 30)
– C96 (Rank 39)
Grenades : 2 rifle grenades or 2 hand grenades
Melee: W42 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Spade / M33

British Russian
rifleman_bri rifleman_rus

Primary weapon:
– Lee-Enfield
– De Lisle Carbine (Rank 56)
Secondary weapon:
– Webley
– Welrod (Rank 19)
Grenades : 2 fragmentation grenades
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

Primary weapon:
– Mosin-Nagant
– SVT40 (Rank 23)
Secondary weapon:
– TT33
– NM1895 (Rank 21)
– NM1895_S (Rank 58)
Grenades : 2 fragmentation grenades
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

 

Assault

As its name suggests, Assault is the one who puts pressure on the opposing team to allow his allies to break through their defense.
She is the ideal class for those who want to be at the heart of the action and provide the means to advance their team: fired cover, smoke grenades and significant short-range damage with his gun.
An Assault must be unpredictable and always moving.

American German
assault_usa assault_ger

Primary weapon:
– M1928A1 Thompson
– Grease Gun (Rank 8)
– Trenchgun (Rank 54)
– M1887 (Rank 55)
Secondary weapon:
– Colt 1911
– SWM10 (Rank 22)
Grenades : 1 fragmentation grenade / 1 smoke grenade
Melee: M1905 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Knife / M33

Primary weapon:
– MaschinenPistole 40
– Suomi KP31 (Rank 15)
– M30 (Rank 52)
– MaschinenPistole 34 (Rank 61)
Secondary weapon:
– Luger
– P38 (Rank 30)
– C96 (Rank 39)
Grenades : 1 fragmentation grenade / 1 smoke grenade
Melee: W42 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Spade / M33

British Russian
assault_bri assault_rus

Primary weapon:
– Sterling
– Sten
– Thompson Grip (Rank 32)
– M1887 Long (Rank 57)
Secondary weapon:
– Webley
– Welrod (Rang 19)
Grenades : 1 fragmentation grenade / 1 smoke grenade
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

Primary weapon: 
– PPS43
– PPsh (Rank 35)
– PPD40 (Rank 47)
– AVT40 (Rank 55)
Secondary weapon:
– TT33
– NM1895 (Rank 21)
– NM1895_S (Rank 58)
Grenades : 1 fragmentation grenade / 1 smoke grenade
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

 

Support

The ultimate hybrid class, Support is the mix between the Assault and Rifleman classes.
Its recoil makes it more difficult to use than a rifle for distance fire and its rate of fire at short range is only surpassed by the Assault. However, his firepower allows him to be one of the most effective fighters on the battlefield once you’ve bothered to master him.

American German
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Primary weapon:
– Browning BAR
Secondary weapon:
– Colt 1911
– SWM10 (Rank 22)
Grenades : 2 fragmentation grenades
Melee: M1905 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Knife / M33

Primary weapon:
– Sturmgewehr 44
– FG42 (Rank 26)
Secondary weapon:
– Luger
– P38 (Rank 30)
– C96 (Rank 39)
Grenades : 2 fragmentation grenades
Melee: W42 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Spade / M33

British Russian
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Primary weapon:
– BREN
Secondary weapon:
– Webley
– Welrod (Rank 19)
Grenades : 2 fragmentation grenades
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

Primary weapon:
– Fedorov Avtomat
Secondary weapon:
– TT33
– NM1895 (Rank 21)
– NM1895_S (Rank 58)
Grenades : 2 fragmentation grenades
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

 

Sniper

His rifle equipped with a telescope is the king of long-range clashes. Whether to ambush, defend a point or dislodge an enemy machine gun, the sniper leaves with an advantage over others.
On the other hand, he is much more vulnerable and exposed at close range and melee combat, he is advised to accompany crew members when he has to move.
Note : the sniper does not have a viewfinder on his rifle other than his telescope, so it is difficult but not impossible in short distance to shoot at a target without going through the built-in zoom.

American German
sniper_usa sniper_ger

Primary weapon:
– M1903 Springfield Scoped
– M1 Garand Scoped (Rank 64)
Secondary weapon:
– Colt 1911
– SWM10 (Rank 22)
Melee: M1905 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Knife / M33

Primary weapon:
– Karabiner 98 Scoped
– Gewehr 43 Scoped (Rank 63)
Secondary weapon:
– Luger
– P38 (Rank 30)
– C96 (Rank 39)
Melee: W42 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Spade / M33

British Russian
sniper_bri sniper_rus

Primary weapon:
– Lee-Enfield Scoped
– De Lisle Carbine Scoped (Rank 62)
Secondary weapon:
– Webley
– Welrod (Rank 19)
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

Primary weapon:
– Mosin-Nagant Scoped
– SVT40 Scoped (Rank 65)
Secondary weapon:
– TT33
– NM1895 (Rank 21)
– NM1895_S (Rank 58)
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

 

MG

The MG or « machine gunner » is the central focus of a defense and can also be an asset for support in a decisive assault.
Equipped with a heavy machine gun, he is able to sow death in the short and medium distance in his entire field of vision thanks to his rate of fire and firepower.
In return the MG suffers from a very low mobility and is vulnerable if enemies who circumvent his position. It is therefore essential to find the most suitable places for his role and rely on his allies to cover his blind spots.
Advice : your machine gun is really usable & reliable only when deployed. You must prone or find an obstacle to deploy it.

American German
mg_usa mg_ger

Primary weapon:
– M1919 Browning
– Browning BAR (Rank 29)
Secondary weapon:
– Colt 1911
– SWM10 (Rank 22)
Melee: M1905 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Knife / M33

Primary weapon:
– MaschinenGewehr 42
– MaschinenGewehr 34 (Rank 17)
Secondary weapon:
– Luger
– P38 (Rank 30)
– C96 (Rank 39)
Melee: W42 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Spade / M33

British Russian
mg_bri mg_rus

Primary weapon:
– Lewis
– BREN MG (Rank 20)
Secondary weapon:
– Webley
– Welrod (Rank 19)
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

Primary weapon:
– Degtyaryov DP-27
– RPD (Rank 59)
Secondary weapon:
– TT33
– NM1895 (Rank 21)
– NM1895_S (Rank 58)
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

 

Rocket

The Rocket class is equipped with a portable rocket launcher that allows enemies to be effectively and quickly dislodged anywhere with a relatively wide blast radius.
Once a rocket is fired the enemy has excessively little time to react and escape from it.
Advice : rather than trying to aim directly at an opponent’s body, aim at an object or surface of the scenery close to its position, so you have less chance of your rocket landing further and out of range. This technique can also hurt or kill an enemy who is not in your immediate field of vision.

American German
rocket_usa rocket_ger

Primary weapon:
– Bazooka
Secondary weapon:
– Colt 1911
– SWM10 (Rank 22)
Melee: M1905 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Knife / M33

Primary weapon:
– Panzerschreck
Secondary weapon:
– M172
– Luger
– P38 (Rank 30)
– C96 (Rank 39)
Melee: W42 / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / Spade / M33

British Russian
rocket_bri rocket_rus

Primary weapon:
– Piat
Secondary weapon:
– Webley
– Welrod (Rank 19)
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

Primary weapon:
– Panzerfaust
Secondary weapon:
– TT33
– NM1895 (Rank 21)
– NM1895_S (Rank 58)
Melee: Hunting Knife / Bowie / Dress Knife / Kabar / M33

5) Weapons damage

Here datas about Weapons Damage in Days of War.

Click on the image below to view the complete weapons damage statistics.

Weappns Damage

6) HUD

Le HUD

1. Mini-map: it shows your position and those of your allies on the map, as well as the targets and grenades.
2. Objectives icons: In the Domination mode the objective bar indicates the possession of the flags of the map (in the displayed piece of image: 2 flags are controlled by each side and the middle flag has not been captured by any of the factions. central often requires the simultaneous presence of 2 players, the icon indicates the number required when you are nearby by the display of « 1/2 »). In the Detonation modethis bar shows you the objectives that have to be blown up to win the game.
3. The current game score
4. The time remaining to play the map: in the Detonation mode the destruction of a goal adds extra time to the counter.
5. The crosshair
6. Objective Icon: 
Displays the nearest objective icon with the distance in meters to reach it.
7. Your level of health: if this number falls below the value 1 you die. (Tip: You can use your med-pack or that of an ally to go up 50 points to delay your death).
8. Stamina Bar: when you perform a sprint or jump you consume your energy. Once the bar is empty you can not perform a physical action other than walking, fortunately your energy is restored by itself (Tip: your energy is restored more quickly if you stop and squat).
9. The number of bullets in your magazine.
10. The total ammo you have outside the weapon’s magazine.
11. The different weapons that you carry and that you can use.

 

The game is available on steam for 20,99€