Arma 3
174 ratings
SSD Death Screams 2.1
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Sound
File Size
344.484 MB
Jun 22, 2016 @ 10:31pm
Jan 25, 2022 @ 5:34pm
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SSD Death Screams 2.1

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For a long time I thought Arma lacked some kind of feedback whenever a unit was injured or killed, making combat feel somewhat stale and oddly quiet. After playing games such as Red Orchestra 2 and Battlefield, I noticed how hit feedback (such as screams, grunts, cries, etc) can make for a much more visceral experience. Therefore, I decided to use some of these sounds to give Arma a similar level of auditory depth.

I've been using this mod privately with my group for a while, but I decided to release it as I think it reached a passable level of quality. So any feedback, positive or negative, will be greatly appreciated!


This mod adds various injury sound effects to Arma 3 such as screams, blood gurgles, etc, from games such as Battlefield 3/4/1/5, Red Orchestra 2 and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. The mod will play the corresponding sound depending on the injury that a soldier receives. For example, a soldier getting hit will play a lower pitched scream or grunt while emitting a higher pitched shriek when killed. Afterwards, the soldier may have "death rattle" noises such as blood gurgling if he was shot in the neck or intense panicked screaming if hit in the stomach. There are also variants which play indoors with reverb, or outdoors with a light echo.

The mod is also MP compatible and signed, so all players will hear the exact same sound as all work is handled serverside and then broadcast to the clients.

There are over 400 individual sounds included in the mod, with many more planned to be added in subsequent updates. However, the mod is still highly work in progress so it might not work 100% perfectly and the death rattles have no indoor variations quite yet.


This mod now supports the CBA addon options menu with many customizable settings! These are unique to each client so every player can tailor the mod to his or her tastes.

Access these new options by going to Options -> Addon Options -> SSD Death Screams. Be sure to press OK to save your new settings!

If you wish to disable hit reactions from specific units you can use (this setVariable ["SSD_disabledSounds", true]) in their init field.


If being used on a server, be it hosted or dedicated, the server must have the mod installed and enabled in addition to all clients, otherwise the sounds may not play at all.

Known Issues:

  • There is currently some unpredictable behavior while using ACE due to it messing with the "HitPart" event handler and detecting whether a unit has died or not. I am currently investigating some workarounds.

  • Screams from being burnt by a wreck or other fire sources are currently disabled due to some issues I've run into, but I will try to have them working eventually.


This mod is inspired by Froggyluv's "FrogScreams" addon which can be found at:
Harldog Jun 18 @ 1:46am 
Would like to disable it. I've unsubscribed, still hear it.
ggazso  [author] Jun 14 @ 1:22pm 
@Shiver Me Timbers The mod only has sounds that don't include speech, so don't worry about that line lol.
Shiver Me Timbers Jun 2 @ 3:32pm 
lord please don't have the rising storm american death scream, the one where hes seeing his dad and telling him how hes gonna start the tractor or some shit, max cringe
Cathode Apr 24 @ 1:08pm 
I've had this pop up recently in clients RPT

21:04:03 Error in expression <attle)) exitWith {};

_type1N = switch (_type1) do {case 0: {"head"}; case 1: {">
21:04:03 Error position: <_type1) do {case 0: {"head"}; case 1: {">
21:04:03 Error Undefined variable in expression: _type1
21:04:03 File SSD_DeathScreams\scripting\client.sqf..., line 660
21:04:03 Error in expression <ace getVariable (format ["SSD_DS_%2_%1",_type1N,_type2N]);

if (random 1 > _prob>
21:04:03 Error position: <_type1N,_type2N]);

if (random 1 > _prob>
21:04:03 Error Undefined variable in expression: _type1n
21:04:03 File SSD_DeathScreams\scripting\client.sqf..., line 664
kiba3x Mar 3 @ 11:14am 
One of the best mods in existence. A must mod if you want realism in your game! :steamthumbsup:
Gatuno Jan 13 @ 9:15am 
I wish this mod was Clientside, nice work anyway
ggazso  [author] Oct 15, 2023 @ 4:59pm 
@AntiFascistMilitant I recall reading other people's comments saying it worked with unit voice overs. There shouldn't be anything that would conflict, so just test it and see.
SolarWarrior Oct 14, 2023 @ 6:06am 
is this compatible with unit voice overs?
Xen Oct 4, 2023 @ 1:00pm 
@arnjhon sorry if i'm not understanding correctly:

the rattles and screams are different audio files. the probability of the screams can be adjusted in CBA settings, which let you disable screams altogether while leaving the rattle enabled :)

Addon Options > SSD Death Screams > scroll down
Xen Oct 4, 2023 @ 12:58pm 
@B.A.D. Captain unfortunately, your problem is likely another mod that isn't compatible with @ggazso's. It does not crash vanilla Arma 3.