Homeworld 3 gets free demo—and it’s live now

By Brian Crecente

A free demo for Homeworld 3’s roguelike War Games mode is live on the Epic Games Store, Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Publishing announced today.

The demo, which is open to players worldwide, runs from 10 AM PST on February 5 to 10 AM PST on February 12.

Epic Games Store went hands-on with the mode at Gamescom last summer, and we found it to be exciting with a lot of replay potential.
Homeworld 3’s
new War Games mode offers players a highly replayable real-time strategy experience that extends the game beyond the campaign. 

Fusing Homeworld’s RTS gameplay with roguelike inspiration, War Games can be played on your own or cooperatively with up to three players. Players command their fleets through a series of three randomized combat challenges.

Commanders who successfully manage their fleets and navigate these objectives are rewarded with Artifacts that can be used to augment their ships. 

Players will also earn experience to unlock additional Artifacts and starting fleets that keep the challenge fresh.

Homeworld 3’s War Games mode will continue to evolve post-launch through regular free content drops and optional premium content, including three paid DLC expansions in the Year One Pass.

If you’re new to the Homeworld franchise, check out our “everything we know” explainer about the latest entry in the storied sci-fi series.

Homeworld 3 is available for pre-purchase on the Epic Games Store now.