Arma 3 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Arma creators Bohemia Interactive have announced that they’ll launch their free 5v5 tactical shooter spin-off Argo [official site] on June 22nd. They released a public prototype free in November 2016 under their ‘Bohemia Incubator’ label and have been tinkering and expanding it ever since. Argo’s an objective-driven game set on a remake of the original Operation Flashpoint’s island of Malden, and that new Malden is coming to Arma 3 on June 22nd too. Arma 3 will also borrow Argo’s cooperative mode, Combat Patrol. It’ll be a big day for serious simulated shooting. … [visit site to read more]

May 30, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Malden Dev-Branch, Hotfix 1.70, Tanoa Structures
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
It's been two weeks since Jets DLC was released, and we're excited to see the response and creations from the community. Internally, we've been evaluating its development and we're making plans for the future. Of course next up is the Malden Free DLC, which is approaching fast (June 22) and you might have already seen the star of the show land on Dev-Branch.

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May 29, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: BattlEye
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Anti-Cheat Update
SIZE: ~1 MB
May 25, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch (Windows)
ACTIVITY: Hotfix 1.70 (Crash Fixes, Helicopter Third-person Camera)
SIZE: ~66 MB / ~22 MB

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May 17, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Jets DLC Release, Update 1.70, Tools Update
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
We have arrived at our first stop on our roadmap for 2017: Jets DLC is now available on Main Branch! Arma 3 Jets represents a significant enhancement to Arma 3's combined arms experience, and we look forward to see how our community's fighter pilots scramble and claim control of the Altis and/or Tanoa skies. Meanwhile, as with every major update, our development team stands guard to catch any reported issues and respond to feedback.

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Arma 3 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brendan Caldwell)

Players will suffer sweats when they see these jets they are about to gets in the game of persistent threats. These new planes will appear in campaigns over the plains to cause some pains for territorial gains, and if one s in your sight then just dogfight while taking flight with military might in Arma 3 [official site]. Your cover will be blown if you don t go prone while one s flown over you in the red zone. I m writing as shown because everyone s gone home and I ve been left alone. … [visit site to read more]

Arma 3 - Nelios


Celebrated with a launch trailer, we today released the Arma 3 Jets DLC. The package delivers three air-superiority jets, an Unmanned Aerial Combat Vehicle, a new Showcase scenario, and more. The DLC is complemented by a free Arma 3 platform update, which introduces massive content (literally!) in the form of an aircraft carrier, and implements various new gameplay features related to fixed-wing aircraft.

https://youtu.be/9-26S5BApk8
Arma 3 Jets DLC Key Features
  • F/A-181 Black Wasp II - The F/A-181 Black Wasp II is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed primarily as an air-superiority fighter, but also has ground attack capabilities. Its additional external hard points enable the aircraft to carry a wide variety of weapons configurations. The Black Wasp is fitted with the required equipment for carrier operations.
  • To-201 Shikra - The To-201 Shikra is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed by a CSAT and Russian joint syndicate with the goal to build a highly agile and maneuverable air-superiority fighter. Similar to the F/A-181, the To-201 also has ground attack capabilities, and is able to support various weapons configurations via its conventional pylons, but also its internal weapons bay.
  • A-149 Gryphon - The A-149 Gryphon is a fourth-generation, single-seat, single-engine, and all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed as a multi-role platform at an affordable cost, and unlike some of the larger air-superiority jets, it can also perform well in low-altitude flight. Despite its aging platform, the A-149 has still been upgraded with the newest sensors and weapons systems.
  • Sentinel - The Sentinel is a fifth-generation, state-of-the-art, twin-engine, all-weather tactical Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV). The Sentinel was designed primarily as a reconnaissance platform, but can also perform precision ground attacks. It typically operates from an aircraft carrier.
  • Showcase Fighter Jets - Take to the skies above Altis and engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat in a brand new Showcase scenario.
The Jets DLC is supported by the 1.70 platform update, which features new content and features. This platform update is free for all owners of Arma 3. Its highlights include:
  • Sensor Overhaul - A new radar interface for targeting guided weapons, powered by advanced Active Radar and Infrared sensor technology.
  • Extended Hitpoints - The damage model of fixed-wing aircraft has been upgraded to the level of detail of other vehicle classes in Arma 3.
  • Dynamic Vehicle Loadouts - Players can now customize their vehicle's armament. In the case of jets, this means you can choose what kind of ordnance each pylon carries.
  • Other Improvements - Various audio enhancements, tweaked controls, several new scripted solutions such as ejection seat emergency procedures, and more.
  • Aircraft Carrier "USS Freedom" (CVN-83) - A nuclear-powered aircraft supercarrier which can carry various aircraft, and supports catapult take-offs and tailhook landings. The aircraft carrier is a static in-game object that can be positioned across the map via the 3D Scenario Editor, but cannot be 'driven'.
  • Surface-to-Air Weapon Systems - The USS Freedom is outfitted with 3 autonomous defensive weapon systems: Praetorian 1C AAA, Mk-49 Spartan SAM, and Mk-21 Centurion SAM.
We hope you'll enjoy the new content, a big thanks for the support, and remember: you can be our wingman anytime!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/601670/Arma_3_Jets/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/612480/Arma_3_DLC_Bundle_2/
May 16, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch (Windows)
ACTIVITY: Game Update 1.70 (Jets DLC, Sensor Overhaul, Dynamic Vehicle Loadouts)
SIZE: ~5.4 GB / ~1.0 GB (depends on Apex ownership)

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Arma 3 - Nelios


After an extensive pre-flight check on Dev-Branch, the Arma 3 Jets DLC is almost ready to land onto your hard drive. Whether you're a milsimmer, mission maker, fixed-wing enthusiast, or someone who just can't get enough of the 'Danger Zone', there's a lot to look forward to. So, in anticipation of the release on May 16th, here's a special devblogon 10 of our favorite things about the Jets DLC!



You can purchase the Jets DLC with a 10% pre-order discount until the DLC releases next week on Tuesday May 16th. Alternatively, if you already wish to enlist for all planned upcoming Arma 3 DLC, you can purchase the Arma 3 DLC Bundle 2, which saves you more than 25% over purchasing the upcoming Jets, “Orange” (working title), Tac-Ops, and Tanks DLC separately.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/601670/Arma_3_Jets/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/612480/Arma_3_DLC_Bundle_2/
May 3, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Update 1.70 RC, Audio Improvements, Server Admin Additions
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
With less than two weeks to go before the release of Jets DLC, we're now finishing all of the remaining tasks, making sure that everything will be in a splendid state at launch. This means we're sweeping bugs left and right, preparing the data for final adjustments, and processing the community feedback. Meanwhile, various covert units in our development team are also working on the other DLC listed on our 2017 roadmap.

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