World War 3 was a massive conventional and nuclear conflict that shaped the world of Blood & Dust.

World War 3 was the large scale conflict that occured between 2133 and 2145. The conflict was fought by members of NATO, the Pan-Asian Alliance, the Coalition of Islamic States, and the South American Union of Nations.

The war resulted in the nuclear annihilation of several cities, the deaths of billions, collapse of economies and society, and eventual fall of civilization. It also resulted in damage to the Moon, and damage to Earth's environment.