Apr 21
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: 1.44 Plans, Content Licensing, Game Capture Artist, Array Sorting
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
In the short-term we are looking towards the 1.44 update, which will focus on bringing the new BattlEye anti-cheat version to main branch. We've tried to implement it in an unobtrusive manner, as you can preview on Dev-Branch. Your help with testing it under all circumstances is going to be very useful. Specific feedback and suggestions can be shared on our forums. The rest of the update consists of miscellaneous fixes and tweaks. Meanwhile, we are solidifying our road map for the Expansion. The various departments are generating asset wishlists, analyses and concept art, beginning feature feasibility studies, creating prototypes, and of course, supporting production of the new terrain. After this planning stage has concluded, we'll be sharing what we can in a blog. Most details and specifics on the Expansion will not be discussed until the second half of the year however. We can tell you there is plenty to look forward to!

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Community Announcements - Nelios
Looking for something to play this weekend? Be sure to check out the official Arma 3 Steam Workshop Collections for the Make Arma Not War winners, finalists, and all other entries!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=417704363
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=418137754
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=418638679
*Not all Make Arma Not War contest entries are available on the Steam Workshop. For the full overview, please go to http://makearmanotwar.com/entries.
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Hotfix: 1.42 (Server Passwords, Weapon Deployment Glitches, Controller Sensitivity)
SIZE: ~72 MB / ~10 MB

More in the full changelog and SPOTREP
Community Announcements - RoyaltyInExile
UNIT: Sandbox Design Dept.
TO: Arma 3 Users
OPSUM: An evaluation of Content Licensing and our DLC strategy

EVALUATION:
10 months ago, with the goal of avoiding a split in the MP player base, we released Karts DLC as a test-bed for our DLC strategy (and an opportunity to fundraise for a good cause!)

This approach has spawned numerous discussions on all channels and, after extensive feedback and iteration, it has stayed with us. Marksmen DLC is a good opportunity to take another look on the goals and underlying principles of our approach.

Full Report
Apr 14
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Marksmen DLC Released, Update 1.42 Highlights, Workshop Mod Documentation
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
Marksmen DLC is out! It has been rewarding to read your reactions to the update and the package alike. Things like weapon stabilization and the combat audio enhancements make the game feel fresh again. Many of our devs spent last Friday jumping on public servers to play End Game with you. Others explored Steam Workshop for some of the first full mods and bigger addons appearing already. Considering the very many complex changes and moving parts in this update, we're quite happy with how the release went. It was modestly celebrated with Jiří Polášek's CAKEREP #000001. Also check out the official launch trailer (and unofficial B-roll), featuring one of the new music tracks recorded by our improvised Bohemia Interactive band. Owners of the Digital Deluxe Edition will find these tracks in the Bonus\Soundtrack\Marksmen folder of their game installation.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Arma 3 [official site] has a nice approach to paid DLC. When makers Bohemia Interactive sell new odds and ends for cash money, they’ve also released free updates adding related extras for all.

This week they released the shooty Marksmen DLC, which adds more guns, scopes, ghillie suits, firing drills, and other things that go ‘bang!’ They also rolled out a hearty patch which improves the fundamentals of how guns work, and adds new bits and pieces including a scenario focused on feeling cool rolling around firing guns from moving vehicles. Heaven help me, I do enjoy shooty vehicle sections in games.

… [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Game Update: 1.42 (Marksmen DLC, Weapon Stabilization, Recoil Overhaul, Environmental Audio, Workshop Mods)
SIZE: ~1.4 GB / ~426 MB

More in the full changelog and SPOTREP
Community Announcements - Nelios
Hone your shooting skills and engage in ranged combat. Celebrated with a new launch trailer, Bohemia Interactive today released the much-anticipated Arma 3 Marksmen DLC.

https://youtu.be/_q_PNBILtHY
The Arma 3 Marksmen DLC includes seven new weapons, two scopes, remote designators, ghillie suits, firing drills, and the Marksmen showcase scenario. The DLC is accompanied by a major platform update, which is free for all people who own Arma 3. The supporting update introduces weapon resting and deployment (#bipods), improved recoil simulation, improved AI suppression, various sound enhancements, a new multiplayer mode and showcase scenario, suppressor and bipod weapon attachments, heavy and grenadier vests, nine additional face paints, and Virtual Garage.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/332350
http://store.steampowered.com/app/304400/

*The Arma 3 Marksmen DLC is part of the Arma 3 DLC Bundle, Arma 3 Extended Edition, and Arma 3 Supporter’s Edition (Supporter’s Edition is no longer available for purchase).
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Marksmen Release Week, Dev Diary #2, BattlEye
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
Fellow virtual soldiers, get ready to unfold your bipods. We've reached the week of Arma 3 Marksmen's release. Tomorrow we'll be updating main branch with version 1.42 (the platform update) and all Marksmen DLC data. The target window opens at 20:00 here in the Czech Republic. That's a bit later on the day than usual, but we'd like to coordinate things properly with our Steam H.Q. comrades across the ocean. If you'd still like to participate in last-minute testing, switch to the Release Candidate branch using access code: Arma3Marksmen142RC. You'll also benefit from not having to update with the rest of the world on release day. Do note, however, that this branch may still be updated a few times, so consider your bandwidth.

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Community Announcements - RoyaltyInExile
UNIT: Playable Content Design Dept.
TO: Arma 3 Dev-Branch Users
OPSUM: Introducing Marksmen DLC's new MP mode

EVALUATION:
With Marksmen DLC, we want to introduce a new multiplayer mode that offers something a bit different to our previous work. Although not completely tied to the new content, our focus was to offer players a simple but hopefully interesting concept that encourages and rewards cooperation, which would also enable us to test out a few new teamwork-oriented MP systems.

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