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Play Red Alert 3 & Uprising Campaign and Multiplayer on Windows 10

Step 1: Get Red Alert 3 and/or Uprising

You can now buy a digital copy of all 12 Command & Conquer games from the EA App. 

If you own a physical copy of Red Alert 3, or own it digitally, skip this step.

More information on which C&C games have been officially been released as freeware can be found here.

Purchase Red Alert 3 via Steam

Purchase Red Alert 3: Uprising via Steam

Purchase the C&C Ultimate Collection via EA App

Note: Red Alert 3: Uprising is a singleplayer-only expansion pack.

Step 2: Install the Game

Physical: Install the Game from the Disc

Steam: Install the game via the Steam Client

EA App: Install the game via the EA App Client

Ultimate Collection Only: Install Medstar's Fixed Launchers for the Ultimate Collection. This is useful if you plan on using custom maps, mods or launch arguments. 

Download the fixed launchers from ModDB

Step 3: Apply Patches (Physical Only)

Download and install the latest patch for Red Alert 3

Note: You can skip this step if you own the game digitally on Steam or the EA App.

Download Red Alert 3 Patch 1.12

Step 4: Play Singleplayer!

You are now able to play Red Alert 3 in singleplayer!

Step 5: Play Multiplayer!

C&C Online is a community-made and managed online server for Red Alert 3.

Here are the steps to get your game online!

  • Sign up for a C&C Online Account here.
    • Be sure to activate your account via email.
    • Your C&C Online account is also a Revora forums account.
  • Once your account has been activated, login and create Server Login information on the C&C Online page:
    • Server Username
    • Server Email
    • Server Password
  • Download and install the C&C Online Launcher from here.
  • Once the launcher has been installed, run it then hook your chosen game.
    • Click Hook on the top menu.
    • In the drop down menu, click on the game(s) that you want to play online.
    • Restart the launcher.
  • Once the launcher has restarted, click the Red Alert 3 button to launch the game.
  • In the game, navigate to the online multiplayer menu and login using the C&C Online details that you created earlier.
  • Enjoy playing Red Alert 3 online!

Click here for more info on common issues and solutions with C&C Online.

Known Issues

This section is for known compatibility issues that affect Red Alert 3.

  • Red Alert 3 can take a long time to load.
    • RA3 polls "Comrade News" every time before launching the game. The related server has been shut down, so the game will wait until the request times out before loading.
    • There is a simple fix below.
    • Download the Quick Load fix here