Aug 23, 2017
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, 2017
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
Arma 3 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Simulated soldiers will get to join a humanitarian aid organisation ‘Laws of War’ DLC for Arma 3 [official site] next month, developers Bohemia Interactive have announced. This expansion, which Bohemia previously referred to by the codename ‘Orange DLC’, will bring a new mini-campaign starring someone from the new International Development & Aid Project faction. Naturally, this also means loads of new IDAP equipment that can be used elsewhere in Arma 3, including a cargo drone, new vans, and clobber. A new mine dispenser is in too, though it’s probably not IDAP using that. Here, have a peek in this trailer: (more…)

Arma 3

The Arma 3 project teased in March under the mysterious name of "Orange" has been unveiled as a new DLC package called Laws of War, set for release next month. Developer Bohemia Interactive said the new add-on "explores a different perspective on the battlefield" through the introduction of a new faction called the International Development and Aid Project, an NGO that specializes in rapid reaction to humanitarian disasters.

IDAP brings its own unique tools the battlefield, including a van that comes in multiple variants and liveries to fit a wide range of roles, a utility and demining drone, vests, bags, headgear, and facewear, the APERS mine dispenser system, and a "mini-campaign" called Remnants of War. 

"Take on the role of IDAP explosive specialist Nathan MacDade, who is tasked with identifying and deactivating mines after the war in the Republic of Altis & Stratis has ended," Bohemia explained in the announcement. "While you are being interviewed by an investigative journalist, you will uncover what happened in the town of Oreokastro, experiencing the events from the perspective of various sides, in recollections that span multiple periods of time." 

"The idea for the Laws of War package was very much inspired by our relationship with the International Committee of the Red Cross. This began with a presentation from the ICRC to the Arma 3 development team on the topic of International Humanitarian Law a few years ago," Laws of War project lead Joris-Jan van 't Land said. "Since then, we've always been interested in thinking of ways to better incorporate this vital yet also very complex aspect of war into the game. With this DLC, we hope to offer a balanced introduction to the laws of war, and their implications on the way that war is conducted."   

Arma 3: Laws of War is available for preorder now from Steam and Bohemia for ten percent off its regular $12/£9/€10 price, and is expected to be ready for release in early September. It will also continue the studio's relationship with the International Committee of the Red Cross: Just as it did with Arma Karts a few years ago, Bohemia will donate a portion of the proceeds from direct sales of the DLC to the ICRC. 

Aug 10, 2017
Arma 3 - Nelios
Bohemia Interactive announces Arma 3 Laws of War DLC
New humanitarian faction, van, drone, mini-campaign, and more



Previously referred to under its codename "Orange DLC", we've finally revealed... Arma 3 Laws of War DLC! Available worldwide in the beginning of September, the Laws of War DLC explores a different perspective on the battlefield via the addition of a humanitarian faction, van, drone, mini-campaign, and much more. Some of the basic principles of the laws of war, which are also commonly referred to as International Humanitarian Law (IHL), are further introduced in the DLC's new reveal trailer.

https://youtu.be/DwU0Hnch_28
The Laws of War DLC delivers new playable content, together with many new in-game assets, providing even more opportunities for various types of combat operations and roleplay in Arma 3. Its key features include:
  • International Development & Aid Project - This new faction, IDAP, is a non-governmental organization which is specialized in rapidly responding to humanitarian disasters.
  • Mini-Campaign - Take on the role of IDAP explosive specialist Nathan MacDade, who is tasked with identifying and deactivating mines after the war in the Republic of Altis & Stratis has ended.
  • Van - IDAP makes use of a new van, which comes in multiple variants, with over twenty custom liveries in total.
  • Utility & Demining Drone - IDAP has a new drone at its disposal to be able to quickly move supplies to a specific location or assist with demining operations.
  • APERS Mine Dispenser - The APERS Mine Dispenser is an effective but controversial area denial weapon system. It is typically only used in desperate situations.
  • Vests, Bags, Headgear & Facewear - Various pieces of new gear help carry out your duties, including safety vests and goggles, hard hats, messenger bags, and more.
  • Additional Content - Time trial challenges for the new van and drone, a paramedic outfit, and a training mine.
In addition, the Laws of War DLC will be supported by a major free Arma 3 platform update. Its highlights include:
  • Refined cluster strikes
  • The simulation of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)
  • The ability to drop (custom) leaflets from the sky
  • Two new Showcase scenarios (Showcase Laws of War and Faction Showcase IDAP)
  • Emergency and medical supplies such as food bags, water bottle packages, blankets, stretchers, and IV bags
  • Decorative objects such as shelter tents and new furniture
  • Extra Steam Achievements
Scheduled for official release in the beginning of September, the Arma 3 Laws of War DLC is available for pre-order with a 10% pre-order discount. A portion of the proceeds from the direct sales of the 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.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/571710/Arma_3_Laws_of_War/

For more information about the Arma 3 Laws of War DLC, be sure to check out the official website at www.arma3.com/dlc/lawsofwar.
Aug 8, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Orange DLC Progress, AI Skill Changes, Official Servers
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
There's been lots of things happening behind the scenes over the past few weeks! Currently, we're moving full speed ahead to get some exciting new intel and content ready for you Soon™. In relation to this, internally we've now entered the Data Lock stage, which is one of the first steps towards the next Main Branch update. Aside from that, Bohemia Interactive is preparing for a visit to gamescom, where we will have our own booth manned by various developers.


Full SITREP
Aug 8, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch (Windows)
ACTIVITY: Hotfix 1.74 (Net Code Security)
SIZE: ~40 MB / ~17 MB

More in the full changelog and SPOTREP
Jul 25, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Community Spotlight, Dev-Branch Activity
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
This week's SITREP is a little light on fresh development news, but that is not to say there's nothing going on. In fact, it's the opposite! While we're not quite ready yet to unveil more details on the upcoming Arma 3 "Orange" DLC, our Amsterdam team is working hard to finish and polish the last bits and pieces ahead of its official reveal announcement. Meanwhile, our brave developers in other locations are improving and fixing a few long-term standing issues in Arma 3. Of course, the other DLC on our Roadmap, Tac-Ops and Tanks, are also in full production and approaching some important internal milestones.


Full SITREP
Jul 11, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Chinese Languages, Jets Static Props
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
The summer holiday season has started in Europe, and despite the hot (and occasionally rainy!) weather, our dedicated developers are more than determined to continue supporting Arma 3 and to bringing new additions and improvements to the game.


Full SITREP
Jul 6, 2017
Arma 3 - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch (Windows)
ACTIVITY: Hotfix 1.72 (Chinese Languages)
SIZE: ~8.7 MB / ~1.1 MB

More in the full changelog and SPOTREP
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