We're pleased to announce the release of the Art of War charity DLC for Arma 3. 100% of our proceeds after tax from this DLC pack will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – supporting them in their mission to ensure humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence.
Among the charity pack's highlights is an in-game art exhibition (Showcase Art of War) where visitors can see the Arma 3 community's entries in the Art of War contest, plus a selection of splendid screenshots made by Arma 3 players in the past years. Furthermore, the Art of War DLC adds a new singleplayer combat scenario (Showcase Cultural Property) in which you're tasked with the recovery of precious artwork stolen in a war zone.
The Arma 3 Art of War Charity Pack is now available for purchase on Steam for $1.99 USD/€1.99 EUR/£1.99 GBP. People who wish to donate more to the cause can get the DLC at the higher optional price tiers of 4.99 and 9.99 USD/EUR/GBP (all three purchase options include the same content). The Art of War DLC will eventually become free to all owners of Arma 3 once the initial fundraising period wraps up towards the end of 2021.
To support the release of the Art of War DLC, the Arma 3 base game and all of its other premium downloadable content are currently on sale on Steam, with discounts ranging between 50-75%. This time-limited offer will end on March 1.
During the past years, Bohemia Interactive and the ICRC have been collaborating on several projects such as the Arma Laws of War DLC and the Make Arma Not War modding contest. Sales of Arma 3 Laws of War also resulted in a donation of 176,667 USD by Bohemia Interactive to support the ICRC's aid work. With Art of War, both organizations hope to again raise a sizeable monetary contribution to the ICRC's humanitarian efforts as well as spread awareness about International Humanitarian Law and the protection of cultural property in armed conflict.
“We value much the longstanding partnership with Bohemia Interactive and the support from the larger gaming community in helping raise funds for the ICRC and convey the importance of international humanitarian law. Such a contribution will help the ICRC in its humanitarian work to aid people around the world suffering from conflicts,” said Marek Resich from the Resource Mobilization division at the ICRC.
Released in 2013, Arma 3 remains highly popular to this day, with a 90% positive user rating on Steam (based on 130,000+ reviews), 80,000+ Steam Workshop items, 100,000+ registered community groups (units), and an average playtime per user of 150+ hours. Half a million people still play the game every month. This year, we plan on publishing new Arma 3 projects made by third-party developers as part of the Creator DLC initiative.