An open-world, realism-based, military tactical shooter video game, developed and published by Bohemia Interactive, Arma 3 was originally released for Microsoft Windows in September 2013, and later arrived on macOS and Linux in August 2015.
So as you can see, Arma 3 was released six years ago, and it remains gamers’ favorite even today, thanks to its loyal player base. And thus, gaming enthusiasts are equally excited to try their hands at Arma 3 Contact, which is now available for purchase on Steam. It is a new spin-off expansion, which is the second overall major expansion to the base game following 2016’s Arma 3 Apex. It was first announced in March this year.
Set during first contact with alien life, Arma 3 Contact is a military science fiction single-player campaign. Players become a NATO drone operator deployed to a fictional country called Livonia. They are tasked with a mission to investigate an extraterrestrial presence and find out why they came to Earth. This will be followed by armed battles.
“Looking back at Contact’s concept phase, I’m very proud of how we managed to convert the many ideas into the original experience we’re releasing today. It tackles the ‘first contact’ premise in a way not yet seen in other games, while also showcasing the diversity of the Arma 3 platform,” said Arma 3 Contact Project Lead, Joris-Jan van’t Land.
“Beyond the campaign experience, we’re also glad to be expanding the traditional Arma 3 sandbox with loads of cool content. I’m confident our community will be able to put this expansion to good use, and we hope everyone will have a lot of fun playing. The truth is out there,” he added.
Check out the key features of Arma 3 Contact –
Singleplayer campaign “First Contact” – You are a member of a NATO training deployment to a remote region of Livonia, presented with a mysterious event that will forever change the face of human history.
163 km2 Livonia terrain – A temperate summer environment set in a partly abandoned militarized region of the (fictional) Eastern European country of Livonia.
2 Factions – Livonian Defense Force and Russian Spetsnaz, equipped with their own gear, new character faces, and Polish or Russian radio protocols.
5 Weapons – Promet Assault Rifle, RPK-12 Light Machine Gun, AKU-12 Carbine, Mk14 Classic Hunting Rifle, and Kozlice Shotgun.
2 Vehicles – ED-1 Mini UGV (a small electric tracked robot with a modular chassis and swivel arm that comes in both a Science and Demining variant) plus the Tractor.
Gear – CBRN clothing, masks and backpacks, Spectrum Device, radio backpack, blindfold, and tin foil hat.
Multiplayer Scenarios – Additional Zeus Game Master, Combat Patrol, and Warlords scenarios for the new Livonia terrain.
Free Bonus Content – NATO woodland camouflage, civilian clothing, 100+ decorative props and terrain objects, and more. These will be made available for free to all owners of Arma 3.
Arma 3 Contact is retailed for $27.99 / €24.99 / £21.99. You can avail a 10% launch discount, which is valid until August 1.