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Company of Heroes 3

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Company of Heroes 3
Company of Heroes 3 cover
Relic Entertainment
Essence Engine 5
Release dates
Windows February 23, 2023
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 80
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Historical, Africa, World War II
Series Company of Heroes
Company of Heroes 3 on HowLongToBeat
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Company of Heroes 3 on Wikipedia
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Company of Heroes 3 is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view and free-roaming camera RTS game and the third main entry in the Company of Heroes series. The game was developed by Relic Entertainment, published by SEGA and released on February 23, 2023. It uses Essence Engine 5.

Even though the game was released on consoles on May 30, 2023[1], the PC version does not include controller support.[2] Post-launch patches brought fixes for visual issues, stability, performance, crashes and many other bugs as well as audio overhauls, many balancing changes, challenges, cosmetics, currencies and more.[3]

General information

Official forum
Official support portal for game series
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Digital Premium Edition also available.
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Digital Premium Edition also available.
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Version differences

The Digital Premium Edition includes the base game, the Devil's Brigade DLC Pack, the as-yet untitled first expansion pack (coming 2023), and 3 Legendary cosmetics (US HQ, Victory Point, US M4 Sherman).
Pre-orders were granted the Devil’s Brigade Pack DLC for free.


Type Notes
DLC DLC includes cosmetics.
Expansion pack Expansions will release in the future, with the first one coming in 2023.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Premium Pack Includes Expansion #1, Premium US HQ [Legendary], Premium Victory Point [Legendary] and Premium US M4 Sherman [Legendary]. Included in the Digital Premium Edition.
Hammer & Shield Expansion pack. Included in the Premium Pack.
Premium US HQ [Legendary] Cosmetic. Included in the Premium Pack.
Premium Victory Point [Legendary] Cosmetic. Included in the Premium Pack.
Premium US M4 Sherman [Legendary] Cosmetic. Included in the Premium Pack.
Devil’s Brigade Pack Includes US Sniper [Legendary], US Rifleman [Legendary], US Scout [Legendary], M18 Hellcat [Legendary], M8 Greyhound [Legendary] and Pioneer Profile & Title [Legendary] DLC. Included in the Digital Premium Edition and as a pre-order incentive.
US Sniper [Legendary] Cosmetic. Included in the Devil’s Brigade Pack.
US Rifleman [Legendary] Cosmetic. Included in the Devil’s Brigade Pack.
US Scout [Legendary] Cosmetic. Included in the Devil’s Brigade Pack.
M18 Hellcat [Legendary] Cosmetic. Included in the Devil’s Brigade Pack.
M8 Greyhound [Legendary] Cosmetic. Included in the Devil’s Brigade Pack.
Pioneer Profile & Title [Legendary] Included in the Devil’s Brigade Pack.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Both solutions do not skip the legal screen.
Apply -nomovies command line argument[4]
Delete, rename or move intro video files[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\anvil\movies.
  2. Delete, rename or move amd_intro.webm, cohdev_intro.webm, relic_intro.webm, sega_intro_dark.webm and sega_intro_light.webm.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes 3\configuration_system.lua
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes 3\Savegames\users\<user-id>\configuration_user.lua
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1677280/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes 2\Savegames\users\<user-id>\savegames
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1677280/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Downscaling supported through the Game Scale option slider. Resolution for pre-rendered cutscenes can be set independently.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive Fullscreen also supported.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
x8 forced on regardless of graphics settings.[7]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, Low and High options available.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On/Off toggle.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate cap options available for 30, 60, 120, 144 or Unlocked.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
The game features a graphics benchmark option with a detailed end result screen to diagnose potential performance bottlenecks. However, the benchamrk shows a piece of real-time gameplay of CPU vs. CPU, resulting in every run being slightly different. This causes the result for every ran benchmark to be slightly different, causing the benchmarking feature to be potentially unreliable.[8]

Unlock desired Texture Quality settings

To use Ultra Texture Quality setting, a GPU with 16 GB or more VRAM is needed. High Texture Quality setting need 8 GB or more VRAM. Other Texture Quality settings are locked under different yet unknown VRAM amounts. If any of these requirements are not met, those respective options will be greyed-out as a menu option.[9][10]
Set desired Texture Quality manually in settings file[11]
Forcing higher texture quality than the game recommends can result in severe stutters/hitches and a decrease in performance when the game tries to use more VRAM than the system can provide.
  1. Edit %USERPROFILE%\Documents\my games\Company of Heroes 3\configuration_system.lua in a text editor.
  2. Find and change variantUInt value to 0 for Ultra, 1 for High, 2 for Medium, 3 for Low.


Camera settings
Camera settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Default Profile and Default WASD presets also available. Option available to save keymapping to a new profile and adjust Grid Controls of the Command Card area of the HUD.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Sliders available to adjust Keyboard Pan Speed, and Mouse Button Pan Speed with the middle mouse button.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Option available to Invert Drag Scrolling with the middle mouse button.
Controller support
Controller types


Audio settings
Audio settings
Accessibility settings
Accessibility settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Seperate volume sliders for Master, Music, Speech and Sound Effects are available.
Surround sound
Additional Dynamic Range and Output Quality settings are available.
Only available in cutscenes. Can be turned off through the Subtitle Visibility setting. Subtitle Scale options allows scaling to 100%, 125% and 150%.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Originally advertised but removed by SEGA before the game released.[12]


Online settings
Online settings

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Versus, Co-op
Versus modes: 1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3 and 4 vs. 4.
Co-op vs. AI modes: 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3 and 4 vs. 4.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Multiplayer Relic BattleServer

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel i5 6th-gen
AMD Ryzen 4 cores 3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 950
AMD Radeon R9 370
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Company of Heroes 3 Console Edition - Company of Heroes - last accessed on 2023-02-20
  2. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-02-20
    Plugging in an Xbox controller does nothing at boot. Some configuration files contain references to gamepad and gamepad UI scaling, but seems to have been just preparatory work for the Console Edition. No word if this controller UI will be included on PC at a later date.
  3. Operation Sapphire Jackal - Patch Notes - Steam - last accessed on 2023-03-28
  4. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-02-18
  5. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-02-18
    Checked by removing the files myself
  6. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-07-16
    2560x1080 (21:9) tested in the Pre-Alpha.
  7. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-02-28
    Testing by forcing AF to x16 and off when running at either low or maximum settings and comparing captured images, it becomes very clear that at both lowest and max settings the game applies AF very well and actually very close to x16, so very likely x8. Very hard to test though due to changing some graphics settings requiring restarts and during benchmark-runs the lighting can change a bit. This all makes this conclusion less reliable.
  8. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-02-20
    In everyone the position of units, which units die, particle effects location, destruction etc. is everytime quite different between every run of the benchmarking feature.
  9. CoH3 Hot Fix 1.0.1 - February 24, 2023 - last accessed on 2023-02-24
  10. Verified by User:Munt on 2023-02-23
    Checked in game, compared to friends GPU and VRAM, and his options being more liberal with his larger VRAM
  11. Steam Discussions - last accessed on 2023-02-24
  12. [1] - last accessed on 2023-06-14