Bohemia Interactive today announced the official release date for the upcoming Arma 3 downloadable content pack, Arma 3 Marksmen. Flexing its guns on April 8th, the Marksmen DLC looks to build upon Arma 3‘s infantry experience by adding new premium weapons, attachments, and gear. Alongside the new DLC, Bohemia Interactive will also release a major
platform update, which implements a new multiplayer mode, training courses and showcase scenario, plus several much-anticipated platform features related to weapon handling (#bipods) and sound.
Serving as the backbone of the Marksmen DLC are the seven new weapons. Among these are five marksman rifles, namely the
Cyrus 9.3 mm, MAR-10 .338, Mk-I EMR 7.62 mm, Mk14 7.62 mm, and
ASP-1 Kir. The other two weapons are the SPMG .338 and
Navid 9.3 mm medium machine guns. The weapons will be complemented by the AMS and
Kahlia medium range scopes. There will also be new ghillie suits for the NATO, CSAT, and AAF factions to provide camouflage for various terrain types. Furthermore, the Marksmen DLC will add two Remote Designators, which can be used to spot and laser designate targets from afar. Those who want to hone their shooting skills can pay a visit to the shooting range for brand new firing drills, or go on a reconnaissance mission in the
Marksmen showcase scenario.
Overall, the Marksmen DLC aims to redefine what it means to fire a weapon in Arma 3. This idea will be reinforced by a major upcoming platform update, that will be released alongside the Marksmen DLC, and will be free to everyone who owns Arma 3. Besides new playable content and major upgrades to weapon handling, this update will include suppressor and bipod weapon attachments, as well as nine new types of face paint, and three new heavy and grenadier vests designed specifically for improved explosive shielding and ballistic protection.
In terms of playable content, the aforementioned platform update will deliver a brand new multiplayer mode called
End Game. Here, two teams compete to locate and secure valuable schematics. On top of this new multiplayer mode, the update will also include the
Firing From Vehicles showcase scenario, as well as new VR training courses, objects for content creators, and a brand new set of Steam achievements.
With regards to platform features, the upcoming Arma 3 update will introduce weapon resting and
weapon deployment - which have been on the list of most requested features by the Arma 3 community. Weapon resting means that players will benefit from an accuracy bonus whenever they are near a stable surface, while weapon deployment will enable players to use bipods for a more steady shot. Together with improvements made to the simulation of recoil, and improvements to enemy AI suppression, this should provide a more tactical, intuitive, and rich experience to the players of Arma 3. Finally, the new platform update will make significant upgrades to sound by adding more sound samples and new sound technology. These improvements should enhance the immersion and contribute to gameplay by providing players with a better situational awareness.
To round out the Marksmen DLC package and the supporting platform update, Bohemia Interactive will be expanding Arma 3’s existing Virtual Arsenal feature with
Virtual Garage. This means players will not only be able to preview soldiers, weapons, and gear, and create custom loadouts for their characters, but also examine and customize the extensive collection of vehicles in Arma 3. In addition, the new update will open up Virtual Arsenal so that people will be able to try out all of Arma 3’s premium weapons, vehicles, and other DLC content, without restrictions - even if they do not own the DLC. A more in-depth explanation of Bohemia Interactive’s approach to DLC for Arma 3, and how it prevents a split in the game’s multiplayer community between those who own DLC and those who do not, can be found in the studio's
previously released blog.
The Arma 3 Marksmen DLC will be available from April 8th for 12.99 EUR/10.99 GBP/15.99 USD on
Store.bistudio.com. People can already purchase the Arma 3 DLC Bundle, which includes the Arma 3 Karts, Arma 3 Helicopters, and the upcoming Marksmen DLC, for 19.99 EUR/16.99 GBP/24.99 USD - saving them more than 25% over buying the DLC packs separately.
To enlist for regular Arma 3 service, people can purchase the standard edition of Arma 3 (44.99 EUR/39.99 GBP/59.99 USD) and the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition (49.99 EUR/42.99 GBP/64.99 USD) from
Store.bistudio.com. A boxed version of Arma 3 is sold at many of the major high-street retailers.
For more information about Arma 3, please visit
www.arma3.com and/or follow Arma 3 on
Arma 3’s press assets are available for download on the Arma 3 Press FTP -
press.bistudio.com – username
arma3press – password e3551cc224
About Arma 3
Arma 3 is a tactical military shooter for Windows PC, which is set in the massive Mediterranean sandbox of Altis (270 km²) and Stratis (20 km²). The game features a diverse range of official and unofficial singleplayer and multiplayer content, which is supported by more than 20 vehicles, 40 weapons, customizable gear, and 5 different factions. An in-game scenario editor enables players to create their own scenarios, which – alongside player-created addons - can be shared via the Arma 3 Steam Workshop. Game modification is also supported. More information about Arma 3 is available at
About Bohemia Interactive
Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio which is primarily known for its award-winning mil-sim Arma series, starting with
Arma: Cold War Assault. Published in 2001, this debut title became the no. 1 bestselling PC game around the world and has won many international awards. The hugely successful series was followed by
Arma 1 and Arma 2 on PC as well as
Arma 2: Firing Range on mobile devices, before a standalone PC expansion
Operation Arrowhead was released, as well as three DLC which greatly added to the series. The latest installment in the Arma series,
Arma 3, pioneered Steam's Early Access form of development, and was successfully released in September 2013. Bohemia Interactive is also the developer of
Take On Helicopters, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission and
Arma Tactics – a turn-based strategy game for Android, iOS, PC, Linux and Mac. In addition to their ongoing support
, the studio is currently working on Take On Mars and the standalone version of
DayZ, which are currently both available as Early Access titles on Steam. More information about Bohemia Interactive is available at