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:

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Popular Discussions View All (103)
Nov 15 @ 5:02am
Support module not working
Oct 11 @ 11:41am
Sep 7 @ 9:34am
PAK40 extremely bad
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VladiSSius Nov 19 @ 10:01am 
heya guys, nice mod! just downloaded it and I have a ton of fun :) btw dyou guys have any plan to add pzkpfw III in the mod? I'd like to see that :) love the looks of that panzer :)
christianjrp1997 Nov 16 @ 6:21am 
hey guys i was just wondering would there be any chance of getting say smoke rounds on the shermans maybe like some had?? it would be kinda cool covering some guys crossing a river while smoking the other side as they did in ww2
[IFA3 PL] kju  [author] Nov 13 @ 11:34am 
@ Palermo
not yet, but soon
Palermo Nov 13 @ 9:50am 
Hi is there any way to play the old campaigns into this ?
MasterWolf™ Nov 9 @ 8:02am 
[IFA3 PL] kju  [author] Nov 8 @ 9:24pm 
@ Melkor
What specific scenarios are you talking about?
Melkor Nov 8 @ 5:04pm 
And when I play the Germany scenario the NPCs don't have any audio, its just subtitles.
Melkor Nov 8 @ 5:03pm 
For some reason whenever I try the D-Day scenario the driver says "someone open the door" and I try to do something but everytime I die. Am I missing something? Or is there another problem?
[IFA3 PL] kju  [author] Nov 7 @ 10:02pm 
@ Vandeiken and NeverDull332000
thank you :steamhappy: a lot more to come!
Vandeiken Nov 7 @ 2:01am 
I have not tested/played this mod for a while and checked it today. IMHO it is very big step ahead to previous versions I've checked 1-2 years ago, sounds, effects, maps are great done ! Well Done to IFlite team and thank you for you hard work.

I do host Xeno domination 3.99 IF mission on my server. Just look for: Domination IRON FRONT, Iron Front Lite mod req