Arma 3 - YorisYan
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch (Windows)
ACTIVITY: Hotfix 1.76 (Stability Improvements)
SIZE: ~57 MB / ~17 MB

More in the full changelog and SPOTREP
Arma 3 - YorisYan
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Dev-Branch Ops, Hotfix 1.76 Status, Printed Maps
PRECEDENCE: Flash



SITUATION
Over the past weeks we have been collecting feedback on version 1.76 on all channels available to us. Based on this we have prepared a hotfix candidate. It includes Zeus instability fixes as well as other multiplayer crash fixes based on recent testing via the special-purpose public profiling builds. Our plan is to roll out the hotfix this week assuming testing goes well. In parallel, the majority of the Arma 3 developers are in the middle of production for the two future releases: the Tac-Ops DLC mission pack and Tanks DLC.

Full SITREP
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Laws of War DLC, Armaversary, Experimental Ports Update
PRECEDENCE: Flash



SITUATION
It's been nearly two weeks since the release of the Laws of War DLC. As of now, we're still evaluating all of your feedback and impressions, and we're also investigating whether we need to deploy a small hotfix. Meanwhile, we're also very much in active production for the two remaining DLC on our current Arma 3 Roadmap: Tac-Ops and Tanks.

Full SITREP
Sep 14
Arma 3 - Nelios
UNIT: Pavel Valič, Artist, Art Dept.
TO: Arma 3 Users
OPSUM: Laws of Art: examining the IDAP faction and its assets



EVALUATION:
Hi folks, and welcome to this very ARTistic OPerational REPort. My name is Pavel Valič, and I'm an Artist at Bohemia Interactive's relatively new office in the Netherlands. Over the past year or so I've been one of the people responsible for the new assets in the Arma 3 Laws of War DLC. Now I have the honor to tell you a little bit more about what our team has created for you. In this OPREP, we'll specifically focus on the art side of things, and talk about the new assets and discuss how they were created.

Full Report
Arma 3 - Nelios
Today we're celebrating Arma 3's 4th anniversary!



September 12th, 2013, marks the original 'full release' of Arma 3 (or, at least, when it 'formally' graduated from Early Access). We celebrate that milestone with a retrospective blog from our Creative Director, Jay Crowe - backed by some splendid orchestral music.

https://youtu.be/fwZs-BovHnc
Time flies when you're having fun! It's been an amazing ride, and it's still far from over, with plenty of new experiences on the way. Thanks to you!

#o7 - Arma 3 development team
Arma 3 - Nelios
Arma 3 Laws of War DLC is out now
Story-driven campaign, humanitarian faction, van, drone, and more



Following its reveal a few weeks ago, we today finally released the Arma 3 Laws of War DLC!

The Arma 3 Laws of War DLC lets you explore a different perspective on the battlefield in a story-driven singleplayer mini-campaign, and enriches the Arma 3 sandbox via the addition of a humanitarian faction, van, drone, clothing and gear, and more. To further introduce the DLC, we’ve also deployed a developer diary video, in which Arma 3’s Creative Director Jay Crowe and Project Lead Joris-Jan van ‘t Land examine the new content, discuss the origin of the project and its development process, and talk about the our collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

https://youtu.be/oTFwIzCKfxM
Instead of imposing any gameplay limitations, the Laws of War DLC aims to help players develop their understanding of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) by placing a stronger emphasis on the consequences of their actions. This is also one of the central themes in the “Remnants of War” mini-campaign. Here you take on the role of EOD specialist Nathan MacDade, who is tasked with deactivating mines after the war on the Republic of Altis & Stratis has ended. While being interviewed by an investigative journalist, you uncover what happened in the town of Oreokastro via memory fragments that let you experience the perspective of various sides, ranging from a NATO soldier, to a CSAT special operative, FIA guerrilla fighter, and local car mechanic.



On top of the mini-campaign, the DLC package adds a variety of new premium character outfits, vehicles, and weaponry to Arma 3’s sandbox. This includes the IDAP humanitarian faction (multiple character outfits), a van (multiple variants with over 20 liveries), utility drone (different variants used either for cargo transport or demining operations), the controversial APERS Mine Dispenser weapon system, new vests, bags, head gear and face wear, a paramedic outfit, time trial challenges, and more. The DLC is supported by a major free platform update, which delivers free new content and gameplay feature extensions to everyone who owns Arma 3. Its highlights include refined cluster strikes, the simulation of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), improvements to the identification and deactivation of mines, the ability to drop custom informational leaflets from the sky using the new drone, a wide variety of emergency and medical supplies, faction-specific cluster bombs and bomblets, and many new decorative objects such as shelter tents and new furniture. In line with Bohemia Interactive’s existing DLC strategy for Arma 3, players who do not own the DLC will still be able to join multiplayer servers that make use of its premium content. However, some restrictions to the usage of the premium content will apply.



Last but not least, as part of the free platform update, there are also two free new Showcases available for all Arma 3 players. These individual scenarios serve as an introduction to the DLC’s theme and the new IDAP faction. In Showcase IDAP, you are a reporter visiting one of organization’s open days on Altis. Here you can learn more about IDAP’s history and activities. In Showcase Laws of War, you are a soldier attending one of IDAP’s instructional courses, in which you can run through three virtual training simulations that explain some of the basic principles of International Humanitarian Law.



The Arma 3 Laws of War DLC is now available for purchase on Steam. Half of Bohemia Interactive's net revenue from direct sales (not as part of bundles) of the Arma 3 Laws of War DLC in 2017 will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The total amount raised will be announced on www.bistudio.com in 2018.

For a complete overview of the Arma 3 Laws of War DLC, please visit the official website at https://arma3.com/dlc/lawsofwar. If you wish to learn more about the project and its development, we also recommend you to read the OPREP: Laws of War devblog.

See you in-game!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/571710/Arma_3_Laws_of_War/
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch (Windows)
ACTIVITY: Game Update 1.76 (Laws of War DLC, Mine Detector Enhancements)
SIZE: ~9.0 GB / ~1.4 GB (depends on Apex ownership)

More in the full changelog and SPOTREP
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Laws of War Release Date, Gamescom Recap
PRECEDENCE: Flash



SITUATION
The development team is now applying the finishing touches to what is soon to become Update 1.76. With that in mind, we'll take a closer look at its release, and discuss some of the cool additions that were not yet introduced in previous reports. We also talk about some of our great experiences with fans at gamescom this year!

Full SITREP
Arma 3 - YorisYan
UNIT: Joris-Jan van 't Land, Project Lead, Management
TO: Arma 3 Dev-Branch Users
OPSUM: Actions have consequences



EVALUATION:
Recently we've revealed Arma 3 Laws of War DLC (formerly known as "Orange" DLC) and promptly staged a full testing version on Dev-Branch. In this OPREP we would like to offer insight into the origins of the project, a unique collaboration with an inspiring organization, our work on some feature refinements, and how we believe this DLC will be of value to you.

Full Report
Aug 22
Arma 3 - YorisYan
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Laws of War DLC Reveal, Update 1.76 RC
PRECEDENCE: Flash



SITUATION
This SITuation REPort marks the 200th of its kind since we released the public Arma 3 Alpha over 4 years ago. Starting with weekly updates, we've recently switched to reporting about on-going development and community activities every other week. It's amazing to us to see the player-base still so strong, and new recruits are joining daily. There's a lot of interesting content headed your way, with the just-revealed Laws of War DLC soon to be released, and the Tac-Ops DLC and Tanks DLC under active development. And never forget about user-generated content - modding is as strong as ever. Thank you all for contributing to the Arma 3 platform!

Full SITREP
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