To provide a more in-depth perspective on development, Bohemia Interactive today released the first of a two-part series of developer diaries
about the upcoming Arma 3 Marksmen DLC
Exploring the new weapons
and supporting platform features
, in the video. Arma 3's Creative Director Jay Crowe, Project Lead Joris-Jan van ’t Land, and Encoding Lead Petr Kolar discuss the vision behind the Marksmen DLC, its development process, and the contribution it makes to the Arma 3 sandbox.
In the next developer diary, members of the Arma 3 development team will discuss the new End Game multiplayer mode, showcase scenarios, firing drills, training courses, as well as the Virtual Garage feature, which will all be shipped alongside the Marksmen DLC.
What's in the Marksmen DLC and platform update?
The Arma 3 Marksmen DLC consists of seven new weapons, two scopes, remote designators, ghillie suits, firing drills, and the Marksmen showcase scenario. The DLC will be accompanied by a major platform update, which will be free for all people who own Arma 3. The supporting update will introduce weapon resting and deployment (#bipods), improved recoil simulation, improved AI suppression, various sound enhancements, a new multiplayer mode and showcase scenario, suppressor and bipod weapon attachments, heavy and grenadier vests, nine additional face paints, and Virtual Garage.
When/where can I buy the Marksmen DLC?
The Arma 3 Marksmen DLC will be available on April 8th
for 12.99 EUR/10.99 GBP/15.99 USD on Steam and the Bohemia Interactive Store[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 piece by piece.
Those who are completely new to Arma 3, but are looking for the complete experience, can now seize a massive discount of 50%
on the Arma 3 Extended Edition at Bohemia Interactive’s official store[store.bistudio.com]
. The Extended Edition includes the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition and the Arma 3 DLC Bundle, and already saves people 9.99 EUR/11.99 GBP/14.99 USD over buying the vanilla game and DLC bundle separately. The special offer runs from March 23rd until March 29th.
To enlist for regular Arma 3 service, people can purchase the standard edition of Arma 3, or the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition, from Steam and . Both editions will be available for purchase with a 50% discount until March 29th.
More information on the Marksmen DLC, and supporting platform update, is available here[arma3.com]
. 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 a previously released dev blog[www.bistudio.com]