|Release dates||September 12, 2013|
ArmA 3 is an open world tactical shooter developed by Bohemia Interactive.
Release cycle Edit
Bohemia Interactive chose to release ArmA 3 in a unique way, using Steam’s then-new service called «Early Access», releasing the game before it was complete in order to build it around the community’s feedback. ArmA 3 was released in three publicly-available stages: Alpha, Beta, and Final. The ArmA 3 Alpha was released March 5, 2013, then the ArmA 3 Beta was released June 25th, 2013. The official release of ArmA 3 was September 12th, 2013.
ArmA 3 can be played in both third person and first person view modes. Many vehicles, including tanks, cars, motorcycles, helicopters, and quads, can be driven by players in the game. ArmA 3 also features scuba diving, where the player must accomplish tasks underwater and can hide themselves while submerged.
ArmA 3 has multiplayer gameplay with support for over 100 concurrent gamers. Multiplayer servers can be found through the in-game browser or through third-party websites such as ArmA 3 Server List or Game Tracker.
Not released with the game at launch, ArmA 3's campaign has been made available in three free DLC episodes. They are titled "Survive", "Adapt" and "Win" (the three word phrase that makes up ArmA 3's motto).
- The first campaign episode, «Survive», was released on October 31, 2013.
- The second campaign episode, «Adapt», was released on January 21, 2014.
- The third and final campaign episode, «Win», was released on March 20, 2014.
|«||In ArmA 3’s campaign players take on the role of corporal Ben Kerry, a soldier operating under a NATO peacekeeping operation in the Mediterranean. Five years after the bloody civil war in the Republic of Altis & Stratis came to an end, NATO forces have started to withdraw from the region — unknowingly creating the conditions for a Mediterranean flashpoint. Kerry’s unit, 'Task Force Aegis' — together with a clandestine group of UKSF operators — is soon caught up in a situation beyond their control, and trapped in a fight for their survival.||»|
For a breakdown of the campaign episodes, see: The East Wind
Factions playing a role in ArmA 3 include:
ArmA 3 has several weapon types, many of which can be customized with various attachments.
|Weapons of ArmA 3|
|Handguns||4-five .45 • ACP-C2 .45 • P07 9 mm • Rook-40 • Zubr .45|
|Submachine guns||PDW2000 • Sting • Vermin|
|Assault rifles||MX series (MX, MX 3GL, MXC Carbine) • Katiba series (Katiba GL, Katiba carbine) • Mk20 (Mk20C) • TRG 20 • TRG 21 • SDAR|
|Designated marksmen rifles||MXM • Mk18 ABR • Rahim|
|Sniper rifles||GM6 Lynx • M320 LRR|
|Squad automatic weapons||MX SW • Mk200 • Zafir|
|Launchers||PCML • Titan MPRL • Titan MPRL Compact • RPG-42|
|Static||Mk30 • Mk32|
|(Parenthesis) denote weapon variants.|
- See: ArmA 3 Weapons
|Vehicles of ArmA 3|
|Wheeled||Hunter • HEMTT • AMV-7 Marshall • Ifrit • Zamak • MSE-3 Marid • Strider • AFV-4 Gorgon • Hatchback • SUV • Truck • Quadbike • UGV Stomper • Tempest|
|Tracked||IFV-6c Panther • IFV-6a Cheetah • CRV-6e Bobcat • M2A1 Slammer • M2A4 Slammer UP • M4 Scorcher • M5 Sandstorm • BTR-K Kamysh • ZSU-39 Tigris • T-100 Varsuk • 2S9 Sochor • FV-720 Mora • MBT-52 Kuma|
|Aircraft||AH-9 Pawnee • MH-9 Hummingbird • AH-99 Blackfoot • UH-80 Ghost Hawk • A-164 Wipeout • Mi-48 Kajman • PO-30 Orca • To-199 Neophron • A-143 Buzzard • CH-49 Mohawk • WY-55 Hellcat • AR-2 Darter • MQ4A Greyhawk|
|Aquatic||Assault boat • Speedboat • Swimmer delivery vehicle • Motorboat|
- See: ArmA 3 Vehicles
- See: ArmA 3/Screenshots
- See: ArmA 3/Videos