Arma 3
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# What is Iron Front

It is a tactical shooter video game set in World War II Eastern Front built by AWAR - a group of former OFP and Arma modders. It was released mid 2012 as a standalone game using the Real Virtuality 3 engine also powering Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

The highlights:
  • Five outstanding terrains of various sizes
  • A large variety of very high quality and historically accurate units, weapons and vehicles
  • A German and Russian singleplayer campaign across eight missions in an authentic setting
  • Advanced gameplay features like the high level tank simulation, gun towing and artillery system or the realistic mine system
  • Great gameplay with its low tech world war 2 setting

# What is Iron Front in Arma

Our development team has ported the assets to Arma 3 to be used in the latest RV engine. This most recent version supports many of the new technologies and features of Arma 3 and is continued to be made more complete.

# What is the LITE version
  • Exactly the same selection of assets and features as in the FULL version.
  • Free version with lower quality textures and sounds.
  • SP missions and campaigns are not available.

Do note that it is NO LONGER fully MP compatible to the converted FULL version.
So you can play together with your friends or other players that have the FULL version and see how it goes.
We don't not endorse mixed play any longer and DO NOT ENCOURAGE to buy the Iron Front game at this point!

Read the full statement on discontinued support for the IFA conversion (IFA3 FULL).

# What is different to previous releases
  • Reduced to a single modfolder for simple install and use.
  • Available on Steam workshop for simple install and automated updating.
  • Bumped textures from 128x128 to decent looking 512x512 resolution (2048x2048 in FULL version).
  • Native TFAR support for radios available.

# Why is it called Preview version

This version contains still some issues we are aware of or some we are not aware of. However we want to provide people finally with an easy-to-use, hassle free, up-to-date and decent quality LITE version to be able to enjoy WW2 in Arma 3.

In addition we mainly more feedback on the scripted features - especially in MP environment.

# How to participate
  • Try it, play it, enjoy it
  • Tell your friends or reddit, if you like it
  • Share your screenshots and videos
  • Tell popular streamers to try it or steam playing it yourself
  • Give feedback/report issues[]
  • Join our discord server[] for assistance, discussions or just to have a chat
  • Create new missions or new content (reskins/weapons/vehicles/new terrains), or make it more realistic by tweaking
  • Or join the team to improve the mod itself:

# Joining the team

Mainly we are looking for:
  • Modellers to help polish p3d, model.cfg and related config parameters
  • Modellers to help port the vehicles to Old's RAM system
  • Texture artists to help create winter/desert versions
  • PhysX gurus to help tweak the vehicles
  • Web designer to help realize a decent web presence
  • IT/server admin to help with configuration and maintaining our backend (web server, build pipeline, CI, distribution, etc)

Join our discord server[] and we will have a chat.


Visit the discussion section for changelog, servers, FAQ and more.

Full details in the BI forum release thread:
Popular Discussions View All (96)
Jun 9 @ 6:33am
suicidal planes
Jun 10 @ 3:19am
IFA3 causing dedicated linux server to freeze when I try to connect, any ideas?
[Reign] BitByte
May 19 @ 1:07am
Things I would like to see for the U.S.
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[IFA3 PL] kju  [author] 22 hours ago 
All in One
Showdown Samurai Sam Jun 21 @ 5:58pm 
what does the AIO stand for??
Phantom Jun 19 @ 5:52pm 
I have a question, whenever I fire an anti-tank gun it flips, is this a client side problems and if so how do you fix it?
nightfighter Jun 19 @ 12:08pm 
could you add Poland in 1939
[IFA3 PL] kju  [author] Jun 18 @ 3:09am 
@ we tortured some folks
please check
we tortured some folks Jun 17 @ 6:53am 
the m3 is wrong for me too, all lopsided, and for some reason i cant change the range on any gun
[IFA3 PL] kju  [author] Jun 15 @ 9:08pm 
@ Ryan Turner
Sorry dont understand your question fully. Best come join us on discord to have live chat :steamhappy:
Ryan Turner Jun 15 @ 11:14am 
Forgot to ask, it's Iron Front team looking for any Showcase missions to be within?
Ryan Turner Jun 15 @ 11:09am 
@Kju thanks for clarifying my doubts =)