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Buy Arma 3 Creator DLC: Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany




Purchase this DLC to support your favorite third-party developer and enjoy some of their best work yet. The Arma 3 Creator DLC program enables selected outside developers to publish original new content for Arma 3 as commercial DLC on Steam. The proceeds of the Arma 3 Creator DLC: Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany are shared between the developers of this DLC (Vertexmacht), the publisher (Bohemia Interactive), and the digital distributor (Valve).

About This Content

Willkommen! It's time for you to return to the Cold War. With its bombastic amounts of new original content, the Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany Creator DLC for Arma 3 invites you to live and breathe the military conflict between the two Germanies in the 1980s. Ride into armored combat against a determined enemy that easily outnumbers you. Experience warfare from the perspective of infantry reinforced with APCs. Or breach the historic inner German border to force the enemy’s hand in battle. Which side of the wall will you fight for? Besides the West and East German armies, this DLC pack also includes Denmark as a smaller but viable military faction, whereas the Polish People's Army reinforces their East German comrades.


Arma 3 Creator DLC is optional to install and load. To play Arma 3 with this DLC enabled, please visit the DLC section in the Arma 3 Launcher, make sure "Global Mobilization" is owned and loaded, and then launch the game by clicking on the PLAY button.


Over 80 Vehicles & Vehicle Variants

Pitting the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) against the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), you will encounter over 80 new vehicle assets on the battlefield:

West Germany

  • BrPz1 "Biber" Bridgelayer/Combat Support Vehicle
  • M109G Self-Propelled Howitzer
  • SF2 LARS 2 Multiple Launch Rocket System
  • CH-53G and CH-53GS Transport Helicopter
  • VBH-1 and VBH-1A1 Light Utility Helicopter
  • PAH-1 and PAH-1A1 Anti Tank Helicopter
  • DO-28D2 STOL airplanes
  • KPz 1A1, KPz 1A1A1, KPz 1A3 and KPz 1A5 Main Battle Tanks
  • M113A1G series of tracked Armoured Personnel Carriers in various roles
  • M113A1DK series of tracked Armoured Personnel Carriers in various roles
  • M113A2DK M/92 Fire Support Vehicle
  • SPz 1, SPz 1A1, SPz 1A2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • SpPz 2A1 and SpPz 2A2 Wheeled Recon Tank
  • TPz 1 series of wheeled Armoured Personnel Carriers in various roles
  • FlakPz 1A1 Self Propelled Anti Aircraft platform
  • BPz 2A0 recovery tank
  • 0.5t Truck as transporter and fast attack vehicle armed with a machinegun or anti-tank guided missile
  • 2t Truck in transport, medical and supply variants
  • 5t Truck in transport and support roles
  • 10t Truck heavy transporter
  • K125 Motorcycle

East Germany and Poland

  • 2S1 Self-Propelled Howitzer
  • BM-21 Grad Multiple Launch Rocket System
  • 2P16 Short-Range Ballistic Missile
  • Mi-2P, Mi-2T, Mi-2SR, Mi-2R and Mi-2Ch Utility Helicopters
  • Mi-2 Platan (Helicopter Mine Layer)
  • Mi-2US, Mi-2URP, Mi-2URS, Mi-2UPR-G and Mi-2URN Attack Helicopters
  • L-410T and L-410S STOL airplanes
  • T-55, T-55A and T-55AM2 Main Battle Tanks
  • BMP-1 SP2 tracked Armoured Personnel Carrier
  • PT-76B Light Tank
  • SPW-60 series of wheeled Armoured Personnel Carriers in various roles
  • SPW-40P2 scout vehicle and command post variant
  • SKOT-2A/OT64A Armoured Personnel Carrier
  • ZSU-23-4V1 Self Propelled Anti Aircraft platform
  • UAZ 469 light transport and armed variant with SPG-9 Anti Tank or DShKM Heavy Machine Gun
  • Truck 5 series in transport, tractor and supply variants
  • Truck 5 Mp series in three support roles


  • P601, a car produced in East Germany (also available as police patrol)
  • Typ 1200, a car produced in West Germany (also available as police patrol)
  • 2t Fire Engine
  • Bicycle

Over 30 Weapons

Carry 39 timeless classic weapons (including weapon variants) into battle:

West Germany and Denmark

  • G3 Battle Rifle and variants
  • G36A1 and G36E Assault Rifle
  • C7 and M16A2 Assault Rifle and variants
  • MG3 Machine Gun
  • SG5 Submachine Gun and silenced variants
  • MP2A1 Submachine Gun
  • PzF3 Anti Tank Rocket Launcher
  • M72A3 Anti Tank Rocket Launcher
  • PzF 44 Anti Tank Rocket Launcher
  • PzF 84 Heavy Anti Tank Rocket Launcher
  • FIM 43 Surface to Air Missile Launcher
  • Anti Tank Guided Missile Launcher
  • Granatpistole 40mm Grenade launcher
  • P1 Handgun
  • P2A1 Flare Gun

East Germany and Poland

  • KM-72 (East German-made AK-47) Assault Rifle and variants
  • AK-74 Assault Rifle and variants
  • RPK Light Machine Gun
  • RPK-74 Light Machine Gun
  • PKM Machine Gun
  • PM-63 Submachine Gun
  • SVD Designated Marksman Rifle
  • RPG-7 Anti Tank Rocket Launcher
  • Pallad 40mm Grenade launcher (Handheld and Underslung on AKM)
  • 9K32M Strela-2 Surface to Air Missile Launcher
  • Fagot Anti Tank Guided Missile Launcher
  • PM Handgun
  • LP-1 Flare Gun

All of the relevant optics and binoculars are also included.

More Infantry Clothing & Gear

Global Mobilization: Cold War Germany introduces various new character assets:

West Germany

  • Summer, Autumn, and Winter Field Suits
  • Woodland Battle Dress Uniforms
  • Tank Crew Overall
  • Bundesgrenzschutz Field Suit
  • Police Officer Uniform
  • Police Patrol Uniform
  • Firefighter and Postman Suit
  • Standard Issue Compass
  • T-10 Parachute
  • Vests, Backpacks, Hats and Helmets, Goggles

East Germany

  • Summer and Winter Field Service Suits
  • Tank Suit
  • Officer Dress Uniform
  • Police Officer Uniform
  • Standard Issue Compass
  • RS9/2A Parachute
  • Vests, Backpacks, Hats and Helmets


  • Summer and Winter Battle Suits
  • Vests, Backpacks, Hats and Helmets


  • Summer and Winter Combat Suits
  • Vests, Backpacks, Hats and Helmets

The uniforms come with all of the helmets, hats, vests, backpacks and face camo paints that are needed to equip the faction's soldiers for all situations. To make the experience of Cold War Germany even more immersive, the DLC also includes 9 voices for the new German radio protocol.

Weferlingen Terrain

Located in the northern plains of Germany, Weferlingen offers the largest Arma terrain released so far: 419 square kilometers of usable area. It's modeled after a real-world location in 1983, and uses entirely new assets – providing you with a unique experience that gives Arma 3 an entirely fresh look and feel. Explore nearly 50 fully destructible settlements in both West and East Germany, prepare your ambushes from scattered wooded areas, or have tanks battle each other at great distances on farmland – with each presenting its own major challenges.

The Weferlingen terrain is also available in a special winter variant. After all, the Cold War should stay cold. Each of the available multiplayer scenarios can be played on this version of the terrain as well.

In addition, be sure to check out the terrain’s largest dominating feature: the inner German border – a part of the famous Iron Curtain that was faithfully recreated using formerly classified documents. As a result, the Weferlingen terrain lets you take Arma 3 and turn it into a digital museum.

10-Mission Singleplayer Campaign “State Scarlet”

Witness a fierce battle over the inner German border from two different perspectives: Pvt. Klemmer, a draftee in the West German military, and Sgt. Brandt, the leader of his Leopard 1 tank platoon. Developed by people with real-world military experience, "State Scarlet” is designed to quench your thirst for Cold War military action with authentic combat operations, which sometimes overlap to show how the battle develops. This singleplayer campaign is fully voiced in German (with optional English subtitles).

18 Multiplayer Scenarios

To ignite the Cold War right away, you and your friends can choose from 14 co-operative scenarios and 4 adversarial game modes. This includes a not-so-classic deathmatch mode called “Fashion Police”, in which teams can quickly change based on the clothing you wear.


People who do not own the Global Mobilization DLC are now able to download and install the DLC's optional data via the Arma 3 Steam Workshop. Subscribing to this Workshop item makes it possible for potential buyers to try out Global Mobilization DLC assets (such as weapons and vehicles) prior to purchasing. It also enables non-owners to join multiplayer servers that make use of Global Mobilization content. Be aware that access to the DLC's Weferlingen terrain remains exclusive to owners of the DLC, plus restrictions to the use of non-owned content apply.


The Arma 3 Creator DLC: Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany was created by Vertexmacht – a tight-knit team of developers who have poured thousands of hours into what can only be described as a true labor of love. Drawing from their experience as developers in the game industry, respected members of the Arma modding community since 2001, and veterans of military service, this project has been tailored specifically to the strengths of Arma 3 and the needs of its awesome community.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent and Intense Violence, Bad Language, General Mature Content.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT / AMD Radeon HD 5670 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX®: 10
    • Hard Drive: 67 GB free space
    • Audio: DirectX®-compatible on-board
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX 4300 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series with 2 GB VRAM
    • DirectX®: 11
    • Hard Drive: 92 GB free space, SSD / Hybrid HDD / SSHD storage
    • Sound: DirectX®-compatible soundcard
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: macOS Big Sur 11
    • Processor: Apple M1 or 2-core Intel Core i5 1.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 or better
    • GPU Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Drive: 45 GB
    • OS: macOS Big Sur 11
    • Processor: Apple M2 or 6-core Intel Core i5 3.7 GHz or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 580X or better
    • GPU Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Drive: 130 GB

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