ArmA 3's First Singleplayer DLC Reports for Duty Oct. 31
Our reviewers found ArmA 3 to be a satisfying experience overall, but some people - myself included - actually look more forward to the singleplayer experience. ArmA 2's singleplayer campaign was quite buggy, mostly due to the weak and accident-prone AI, but it was still a fun and certainly ambitious component that was sadly overlooked by far too many people. More importantly, it was open to co-op play!
While ArmA 3 launched without a campaign component, it was the plan all along to release a campaign in three free "episodes" after the game's launch. According to a new press release from developer Bohemia Interactive today, the first of these DLCs is titled 'Survive', and will be releasing on October 31. Creative director Jay Crowe describes a scenario that is very similar to the one we experienced half-way through ArmA 2's campaign.
"Our first campaign episode, 'Survive', introduces players to Ben Kerry, a regular soldier who's part of a NATO peacekeeping mission in the Mediterranean. Following a couple of years of uneasy cease-fire, this US-led deployment is now in the process of a staged drawdown. The vacuum left by withdrawing forces is being rapidly filled by the opposing CSAT faction, creating the conditions for, one might say, a flashpoint"
Crowe makes it clear that, while the singleplayer campaign on its own gives players more to fluff around with, it should also help modders and content-makers on their way to creating new missions, mods and other things to keep the game interesting for countless more hours. The campaign will ship with new weapons, scripted modules, animations and other things that modders can take full advantage of. Neat!
Just to make it clear one last time, all three campaign episodes will be free to you if you own ArmA 3. While you wait for October 31 to arrive, you can check out the new promotional screenshots in the gallery below.