JOHNSTOWN PA
(814) 536-3333
WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?
  • We are open 7 days a week every day of the year.  Call Tina at (814) 536-3333 to schedule a 3 Hour session.  You can book your party from 9am until noon, 1pm until 4pm, 5pm until 8pm, or 9pm until midnight.
WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS?
  • Anyone from 7 years old and up.  If you have medical issues, please consult with your doctor.  World War 3 Paintball is an intense experience.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
  • Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Wear a long sleeve shirt, hoodie, and long pants.  We supply cotton gloves for your convenience. Don’t wear short sleeve shirts or shorts. Layer your clothes for extra protection.  Layering will also allow you to remove some clothes as it gets hot running around, even in the winter!
CAN I BRING MY OWN GUN (MARKER) ?
  • Yes.  You are welcome to bring your own equipment.  Full automatic fire is only allowed if your group decides it is acceptable. This makes it fair for everyone playing. Make sure that your gun is set no higher than 250 feet per second (FPS) as 250 is the maximum velocity allowed on our field.
HOW MANY GAMES WILL WE PLAY?
  • You can play anywhere from 5 to 15 games in a 3 hour period, depending on how quickly the games go and how quickly players are ready for the next game to start.
ARE THERE REFEREES?
  • YES, we have referees on the field to start and stop games, enforce rules of play,  maintain safety, and answer any questions.
HOW MANY FIELDS ARE THERE?
  • We have two indoor paintball fields.  One field is smaller for groups of 8-16 players. The Larger field is two stories tall for groups of 8-24 players. You can also rent both fields (3 levels) at the same time for the ultimate World War 3 playing experience.
ARE DEPOSITS REFUNDABLE?
  • Deposits are not refundable! Please double check your calendar before booking your date and time of your party.  It is very costly to us when a party cancels.  We hope you understand.

DO I NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER?

  • YES! Everyone needs to sign a waiver. To save time you can print one out from our website, fill it out, and bring it with you.  PARENTS: print and sign our waiver in advance if you are not able to accompany your child.  Anyone under the age of 18 needs parental/guardian permission to play.
CAN I BRING MY OWN PAINTBALLS
  • NO! You may only use paint purchased at World War 3 paintball.  NO outside paint is permitted.
HOW MANY PAINTBALLS CAN I EXPECT TO USE?
  • The number varies depending on the players. Some shoot more, some less, but an average of 400-600 paintballs per player per session is common.
DOES IT HURT WHEN I GET HIT BY A PAINTBALL?
  • Sometimes it stings a bit.  Sometimes you barely feel it.  Sometimes it hurts pretty bad.  Wearing multiple layers of clothes will help minimize the pain and bruising. 
WHAT ARE PAINTBALLS?
  • A paintball is a round gelatin filled capsule, similar to a vitamin E capsule. The paint is water-soluble and biodegradable. 
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINKS?
  • Yes, you may bring your own food and drink.  We also sell various drinks.  We even have a refrigerator and freezer if you need to use them.
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
  • SAFETY FIRST!
  • Obey all referee instructions.
  • NEVER lift or remove your mask while on the field.
  • NEVER remove barrel cover when off the field.
  • No physical contact between players.
  • If you get hit by a paintball (even on your gun), yell “HIT”, raise  both arms, get barrel cover on gun, press "safety button on gun, and walk off field.
  • If you are within 10 feet of another player, ask them to surrender. Please do not shoot another player at close range.
  • DO NOT shoot players walking off field.  
  • DO NOT shoot players more than once.
  • DO NOT shoot referees.
  • Have Fun!

WHAT ARE THE PAINTBALL GUNS CALLIBRATED AT?

We calibrate our 68 caliber guns at 250 Feet Per Second (FPS).  If you bring in your own gun to use, it must also be callibrated to 250 FPS. Doing so ahead of time will save you valuable playing time at our field.

We calibrate our 50 caliber paintball guns to 190 Feet Per Second (FPS).  The impact of the 50 caliber paintballs is significantly less than the much more powerful 68 caliber paintballs.

IS WW3 HEATED?

We heat our party rooms to about 50 degrees.  The paintball field is not heated and can get as cold as 30 degrees.  Dress warm! Dress in layers.  You will still get hot.


IS WW3 AIR CONDITIONED?

Our party rooms are air-conditioned, but our paintball field is not air-conditioned.  We also have fans to help keep you cool.  Plus, the all-brick building tends to keep out some of the extreme heat in the hot summer.


WILL THE PAINT WASH OUT OF MY CLOTHES?

Yes.


WHAT DOES IT COST TO PLAY?


$30 per player to play on 1 or 2 levels.  $35 per player to play on all 3 levels (World War 3).


DO YOU HAVE PARTY ROOMS?

Yes.  We have two party rooms.  Each room can accomodate about 25 people.



DO YOU BUY OR SELL PAINTBALL GUNS (MARKERS)?

No.  


HOW DO I BOOK A PARTY?

Call 814-536-3333 and speak with Tina.  


HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN PLAY AT ONE TIME?


30 is the absolute maximum number of players permitted on our field at one time.  If you have more than 30 players, then you will have to rotate players in and out or schedule another separate party.  


WHAT IF I CANNOT GATHER UP ENOUGH PLAYERS FOR A PARTY?

If you cannot gather up at least a total of 8 players, then you can still play with less, but you will have to pay for a minimum of 8 players.    



DO YOU HAVE SOMEWHERE TO STORE VALUABLES?

Yes.  We have lockers available.  Bring your own padlock and key.  Equipment cannot be left in the lockers after you finish playing for the day. Take your belongings with you.  It is best to leave valuables at home as WW3 is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items.



WHAT TYPE OF RENTAL GUN DO YOU PROVIDE?

We use "The ENMEY" from GOG Paintball.  It is a single-shot gun with a very fast trigger.  You'll love it!



IS PAINTBALL JUST FOR KIDS?

No.  Kids and adults love paintball!  We've had players older than 70 play and enjoy the game.  You are NOT permitted to play if you are younger than 7 though. 


WHAT IF I'M AFRAID OF GETTING SHOT?

If you want to try playing, but you are afraid to get shot, we could dress you in a yellow helmet and yellow chest/back protector to clearly identify you as someone who is not to be shot.  There is still no guarantee you won't be shot.


AM I ALLOWED TO MOVE THE OBSTACLES ON THE FIELD?

Absolutely not!  Please leave all obstacles where they are.  Please do not move the obstacles.  If you do NOT obey the rules, you will be asked to leave. 


WHAT IF I CAN'T SEE WHILE I'M PLAYING?

Under no circumstance are you permitted to take your goggles off your face while you are on the paintball field.  If you fog up, you must walk off the field to wipe your goggles off.  Do not lift your goggles up while on the field.


WHAT TYPE OF PAINT DO YOU USE?

We get most of our paint from Valken or GI Sportz.  We usually use a good Field Paintball.   


HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I HAVE TO BOOK A PARTY?

The earlier you book a party the better chance you have of getting the day and time you want.  Feel free to call us to check for availability.  Sometimes we have open slots that can be booked only one day in advance.  Call Tina at 814-536-3333 and find out what is avaialbe.   


CAN WE PLAY BY OUR OWN RULES?

Yes.  As long as you follow our safety rules, your party can play by your own game rules. 


ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PAINTBALL GAMES WE CAN PLAY?

Yes.  The most popular game is "War" where it's one team versus the other team.  The team with the last remaining player(s) wins.  You could also play "Capture the Flag", "Protect the President", "Every man for himself", or many other games.  You could also have three teams that battle each other.  You are only limited by your imagination.  The worker for your party will help you change games if you ask him. 


DOES THE PRICE CHANGE IF I HAVE MY OWN EQUIPMENT?

No.  You are welcome to bring your own equipment, but the party price per player remains the same.


DO YOU HAVE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS?

Yes.  We have 12 surveillance cameras that provide clear video our facility. 


DO YOU HAVE GUNS THAT ARE APPROPRIATE FOR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN AND FEARFUL ADULTS?

Yes.  In addition to our regular high-powered 68 caliber guns, we also have lower-velocity 50 caliber guns that are appropriate for ages 7 and up.  These guns are much lighter and they shoot the paintballs at a much slower velocity resulting in almost no physical pain upon contact.  Young kids love it!!! 50 caliber paintball is getting very popular!


ARE WE ALLOWED TO TIP THE WORKERS?

Yes.  Our workers are very dedicated to the success of your party.  If you feel the worker(s) at your party are deserving of a tip you are welcome to tip them.  They will appreciate it.  Tips are NOT mandatory.


DO YOU HAVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS?

Yes.  There are Customer Satisfaction Surveys located at WW3.  You can fill out the form and drop it into our locked box.  The owners will read your message.  Our goal is to provide you with an outstanding paintball experience.  Let us know if we can improve on anything.  We value your input.  You will also get a follow-up text message from Sean Hockensmith checking to make sure your party was a BLAST!


SHOULD I WEAR KNEE PADS?

Knee pads are a good idea.  During a game of paintball you will find yourself spending plenty of time on your knees.  You might want to bring some knee pads or buy/rent a pair from us for $5.00.


DO YOU HAVE A FREEZER THAT WE CAN USE FOR AN ICE CREAM CAKE, ETC.?

Yes.  We have a regular-sized household freezer that you can use.  It is perfect to keep an ice cream cake from melting.  We also have a refrigerator.


HOW EARLY CAN I ARRIVE TO SET UP FOR MY PARTY?

You may arrive thirty minutes prior to your party to set up.  Please do not arrive any early than 30 minutes prior to your party.  You may also decorate for your party as well if you wish.


WHAT IF I HAVE MORE PLAYERS THAN I THOUGHT?

We schedule one worker for parties with 12 or less players.  We schedule two workers for parties of 13 or more.  For parties with more than 24 players we schedule three workers.  If you find out that you will be having many more players than you originally thought, please contact Tina at 814-536-3333 and let her know so we can be properly prepared for your group. 


WHERE CAN I ORDER FOOD/DRINK FOR MY PAINTBALL PARTY?

Pizza-Deli Six Pack is located about two blocks from our paintball facility at 500 Franklin Street; Johnstown, PA 15901 (814-535-1155).  They have excellent pizza, etc.  They will deliver.  There are many other options close to or in downtown Johnstown for you to choose.  WW3 does NOT sell food.  WW3 sells bottles of water for $1.00 a piece. 


DO I HAVE TO HAVE A "PARTY" TO PLAY PAINTBALL?

No.  Your "party" can be any group of family or friends.  It does not have to be a "party". 


WHAT IF MY GOGGLES GET FOGGY WHILE I'M PLAYING?

While you are on the paintball field, you must have goggles covering your face at ALL times.  If your goggles get foggy, then put your hands up in the air, yell "Hit", and walk off of the field.  Never lift your goggles off of your face while you are on the field.


WHAT IF I RUN OUT OF PAINTBALLS, MY GUN STOPS WORKING, AND/OR I RUN OUT OF HIGH-PRESSURED AIR WHILE I'M PLAYING?

You can either 1.  stay on the field, hide, and hope for the best or 2.  you can put your hands up in the air, yell "hit", and walk off of the field.  Do NOT pick up paintballs from the floor or else they WILL clog your gun.


HOW MANY PAINTBALLS WILL MY GROUP USE?

Each player starts with a full hopper of 200 paintballs as part of the standard admission.  In most cases, a party of 10 or less players will use 1-2 extra boxes of paintballs.  A party of 11-20 players will use about 3-4 extra boxes of paintballs.  A party of 21-30 players will use about 5 extra boxes of paintballs.  Of course, these are only estimates.  Paintball useage depends on how often each player fires their gun.  It might be wise to inform your players to be conservative with their shooting as to save overall party costs. 


SHOULD BOYS AND MEN WEAR A CUP?

If you are a male player, then you might want to consider wearing a cup to protect your "family jewels."  Although a cup is not a bad idea, most players prefer to wear padded shorts and/or multiple layers of underwear, sweatpants, jeans, or shorts instead.


SHOULD I SIGN THE WAIVER IN ADVANCE?

Yes.  You can print a copy of our waiver from this website prior to your party.  Fill it out and bring it with you to WW3 Paintball.  This will save time on your party day.  Try to get all of the waivers signed from everyone in your group in advance.  If you don't get everyone signed up in advance, you can sign the waiver at WW3 Paintball prior to the start of your first game. All players must have a waiver signed before playing paintball at WW3 Paintball. 


WHAT HAPPENS TO MY $50.00 DEPOSIT?

Your $50.00 deposit will buy you a case of 2,000 paintballs on the day of your party.  You will use these paintballs when the players exhaust their original 200 paintballs in their paintball hopper.  If you cancel your party or don't sho up (please don't do that), your entire deposit will be forfeited. 


WHAT IF I HAVE TO MAKE A CHANGE TO THE DATE THAT I ALREADY BOOKED?

We recommend that you plan your date very carefully before booking your next party.  It takes us lots of time to process a party and make arrangements for our workers to staff your party.  If you change your date, your credit card will be charged a $30.00 change fee. No changes are permitted within 48 hours of your scheduled party.


DO YOU HAVE OPEN PLAY?

No, we do not offer open play.  Get together a group of 8 or more players and call Tina at 814-536-3333 to book your next three hour slot.


DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?

No.  We operate our paintball field on a very tight profit margin.  We do NOT offer discounts. 


DO YOU SELL WW3 GIFT CERTIFICATES?

Yes. A WW3 gift certificate is a much appreciated gift item!


WHAT HAPPENS IF A PLAYER DOES NOT FOLLOW THE RULES?

In most cases we give one warning.  After one warning, we usually ask the noncompliant player to leave the facility.  The most common reasons for getting kicked out of WW3 are 1. shooting their gun outside the field area 2. Not wearing a barrel cover on their gun  3.  Moving obstacles around on our field  4. Abusing our equipment