ARMA 3, the latest installment of the tactical military simulation game from independent developers Bohemia Interactive, creators of the award-winning mil-sim series Arma.


Survive, Adapt, Win
After years of intense warfare against Eastern armies, Europe has become the last stand for the battered NATO forces. On the verge of being driven into the sea, NATO command embarks upon a most desperate measure. In the hope of seizing what seems to be a well-guarded military secret, Operation Magnitude is launched. A small group of Special Forces and Researchers are sent to a Mediterranean island deep behind enemy lines. However, the mission is compromised and the task force destroyed, leaving Cpt. Scott Miller washed ashore upon the hostile island. In his effort to carry out the mission, he will face the dangers of modern warfare, an unforgiving environment, and the consequences of his own decisions...

  • Survive in the rich & authentic environment
  • Adapt to the unsurpassed experience of modern ground combat
  • Win the open-ended & story-driven campaign

Combining the strength of its predecessors with radical engine improvements, Arma 3 provides a unique experience of sandbox-oriented combat gameplay in the most detailed environment of the series.

Key features:

  • Single-Player Campaign - evolve from a lone prey into a military commander in the open-ended & story-driven campaign.
  • Vehicles & Weapons - control multitude of aircraft, vehicles and ships with the accurate simulation, shoot from anything from pistols to the sophisticated weapon platforms.
  • Customizable Soldier Load - choose your uniform, assemble your weapon kit, change your loadout, get encumbered.
  • Physical simulation & improved animations - take advantage of PhysX™ supporting the vehicle simulation, in-game interactions and the revamped animation system.
  • Rich & authentic environment - explore the unsurpassed modern ground combat experience set on the authentic Mediterranean island modeled from the real geographic data.
  • Multiplayer Gameplay - challenge both cooperative & competitive scenarios with full support of dedicated servers for both Windows and Linux.
  • Completely extensible & moddable - design & create countless customizable scenarios using the intuitive & easy-to-use mission editor.

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Modders Logbook - March 2015

Hello again!

Im writing this a bit late, but I've been so busy I have not had a chance to do this earlier.

Last month was not the most progressive, but despite some spring flu and our day jobs keeping us busy we have nevertheless managed to make some headway with the mod.

BlackBird HQ vehicle texture WIP

In a spur of inspiration I did a bit of redesigning on the BlackBird HQ vehicle and also begun to work on the textures. There are already some normalmap details forming up and I've been testing the corporate colors.

Now you may think they are too bright and will be too visible, but the corporate salvage operations are normally not that violent and the salvagers tend to respect each others claim on whatever they've found. They do not usually work in secret.

Now the Dragon changes things as it is such a big price that it drives even the most decent salvager to the edge and things get messy. The colors most definately will not help, but what can you do?

There will be different color schemes though for server admin to pick from, but this will be the default.

The walkers have also received quite a bit of love as I reworked the walking animation on the WK-209 and the silly walk show here is a side product of a early test. (It is synchronized now ;D) The new animation fixes the strange bone scaling bug the previous animation had procured. I thought at first that it was some blending error, but noticed after a while that the problem indeed was in the imported animation.

Also the Blufor Anubis, the first challenger for the WK-209 has reached in game testing and we have already taken them on a spin and I faced off in a duel Duke Nathaniel. Since there were only the two of us, it was mostly goofing around as you cant very well control both the legs and the turret/torso and weapons with only one player. But whats important is that they work!

We are working on a demonstration video of the walker combat so stay tuned on that!

We are also been planning and trialing Trello as a sort of an online interactive planning/development/bugtracker board where we intent to list upcoming features, bugs and mod progress and where all you who are interested can the more easily follow whats wip and whats been done and what we plan/want to do. It seems like a handy tool for just that and we hope to open it up to public soon.

We've also been discussing about possible donation/patreon/other system like that for the future as we eventually want to put up our own servers and such, but on that front there is not yet anything solid. We will let you know when theres more to tell and if the subject brings out questions don't or opinions don't hesitate to let us know. Also if you have experience on the matter we would love to hear your advice!

As a last note and a I wanted to show off this:

WK-209 Walker 3D-Print

I've recently aquired access to 3D printers and of course wanted to print something I've modeled myself. Heres a real life version of the WK-209! The mighty walker stands about 10 centimeters tall and has poseable legs and turning turrets!

Its been awesome to see it like this and as a scale model/miniature table top hobbyist this is a real treat. It still needs a lot of work but it sure is fun to tinker with it!

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BP Installer

BP Installer

Apr 26, 2015 Breaking Point Full Version 0 comments

Download,Update, and play with the Breaking Point launcher. -IRC -Server List -Player statistics -Bug Tracker

Operation: TREBUCHET V0.10 Alpha

Operation: TREBUCHET V0.10 Alpha

Apr 21, 2015 Operation: TREBUCHET Full Version 1 comment

Initial release of Operation Trebuchet for ARMA 3. Operation: TREBUCHET is currently in Alpha, things will be fixed/added over time.

RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation 0.37

RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation 0.37

Apr 19, 2015 RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (A3) Full Version 3 comments

Realistic representation of the Russian military for Arma 3

RHS: United States Armed Forces 0.37

RHS: United States Armed Forces 0.37

Apr 19, 2015 RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (A3) Full Version 0 comments

RHS: United States Armed Forces 0.37 realistic representation of USAF forces.

General Equipment Addon Release (ABU)

General Equipment Addon Release (ABU)

Apr 15, 2015 General Equipment Addon Release (GEAR) Full Version 0 comments

General Equipment Addon Release is an ambitious undertaking for KetsuCorp, providing over 5000 new items to Arma 3™ online & offline. This expansion includes...

General Equipment Addon Release (MARPAT)

General Equipment Addon Release (MARPAT)

Apr 15, 2015 General Equipment Addon Release (GEAR) Full Version 0 comments

General Equipment Addon Release is an ambitious undertaking for KetsuCorp, providing over 5000 new items to Arma 3™ online & offline. This expansion includes...

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Firmament Aug 17 2013, 6:29pm says:

Hey, I've recently watched a lot of vids of Arma 3 and all I can say is that my previous statement about this game was totally wrong.

Fortunately, the devs actually improved gameplay and mechanics, rather than downgrade them as I feared. ARMA is still ARMA and right now this is the game I'm waiting for.

Hell, the new ballistic with bullets reacting differently depending on the surface they hit is just awesome! (And for those who don't know about it, just watch this:
It's in French but the footage at 7:45 is rather explicit...)

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Firmament Jun 18 2013, 1:09pm buried:


ARMA 3 has gameplay elements from COD and BF3?!

** runs back to Arma 2 **

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DukeOfJudea Oct 22 2013, 7:40am replied:

Please...GO AWAY!

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Firmament Nov 10 2013, 12:04pm buried:


Yes, I go play Arma 3!

(C'mon, I've already taken back my stupid comment about this game... What should I do now, kill myself?)

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kaix12 Nov 15 2013, 4:46pm replied:


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twcrash Apr 3 2013, 8:34am says:

As for how it will run I just changed my system to a AMD A10 58800K based system and ArmA 3 runs great. Now I can't run it on Ultra settings but it is smoother as butter and looks great even on Standard settings. If you are like me on a budget (I spent 350.00 plus taxes on this system) and it is playing everything i want to play.Hit me up and i'll list parts if wanted. Also Arma 3 just runs 100x better than ArmA 2 runs out of the box even as an alpha build.

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Mackey18 Mar 30 2013, 4:41am says:

One of the best games I've played in 2013. Just wish they would optimise it some more.

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mechwarrior24 Mar 28 2013, 7:54pm buried:


... I can't help but see BattleField III and COD elements fused into the game. Which, is very disappointing, because ARMA is the one game that was DIFFERENT- it was meant to be a hardcore tactical shooter. And the Steam only doesn't help.

Time will tell, I guess.

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[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil Aug 10 2013, 9:00pm replied:

The only thing i can see COD and Battlefield elements is the graphics

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Guest Jan 23 2014, 3:42pm replied:

It is not clunky and has 2004 Graphics...

Must be a CoD Clone :D

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Released Sep 11, 2013
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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

Awesome, much better game over it's predecessors :) Edited: 14.11.2014. Wow, the BIS has becomed a gamers dream company. When you complaing about bugs, they actually fix it, plus they allow you to use MODS and LAN gaming. That's not all, then even keep updating game with new features. Hands down, the BIS and their ARMA III are the best thing that can happend to a gamer. Down side: - AI is dumb and super accurate. - Chances of memory leak. - Game still costs ~44€. But because BIS listens and works…

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