Since launching the game as an Early Access Alpha back in March, Arma 3 developers Bohemia Interactive have been busy working and adding to the game as it's moved to beta and looks toward full release in mid September.
Today's update to the game expands the powerful in-game editor, allowing users to share their custom singleplayer and multiplayer scenarios via the Steam Workshop.
"In the fast and easy to use world of app stores, streaming services and real-time feeds, we felt that sharing user content needed to improve," says designer and Workshop caretaker for Bohemia, Jiří Zlatohlávek. "What we see in the Workshop is a faster and easier way both for the creators to get their work up there to the players and for the players to find and try it while providing feedback and encouragement, where it's needed the most."
The in-game scenario editor allows for the quick creation of missions, as well as more complex scenarios. Enhanced gameplay modules make it easier for aspiring designers to get going without needing to learn the scripting language.
Having created a scenario, players can easily push it to the Workshop with a description and overview image. Other players can browse the Workshop for a scenario that looks appealing to them and subscribe to it. This will download the scenario and let players try it without restarting the game. Interacting with the author is made easy: players can leave comments, give a rating and updates are automatically downloaded. Authors themselves can post update notes and promote their scenarios with screenshots and videos.
Arma 3 is available for purchase
in Steam Early Access.