Arma 3, Bohemia Interactive’s widely acclaimed military simulator with over 10 million copies sold and hundreds of thousands of players monthly, turns ten on September 12, 2023. To celebrate, Bohemia Interactive is planning an anniversary live stream, a two-week long Steam sale, and a free platform update. After a decade of virtual operations, Bohemia Interactive continues to support Arma 3 and its exceptional community of millions that make it the influential military sim-game that it is.
Celebrating Ten Years of Virtual Military Operations
The Alpha version of Arma 3 was first released in March 2013. It was one of the first titles to enter Steam Early Access and became the first to successfully graduate from the program when version 1.00 was released on September 12, 2013. Since then, the Arma 3 base game has sold over 10 million copies, received over 50+ free platform updates, and has been reinforced by 10 DLC packs and 2 expansions selling over 11 million times combined. Five Creator DLCs, developed by third-party studios as part of Bohemia Interactive’s Creator DLC initiative, have also been released. Aside from its wide variety of official content, Arma 3 has also become an immensely popular platform for user-generated content with over 300,000 items shared by players on the Steam Workshop, adding tons of free community-made scenarios, assets, sounds, gameplay features, and total conversions to the game.
Arma 3 continues to thrive to this day, with a 91% positive user rating on Steam (based on 154,000+ reviews), 148,000+ registered community groups (units), hundreds of thousands of active players per month, and an average playtime per user of 194+ hours.
Looking Back on a Decade of Arma 3 with an Anniversary Live Stream
Bohemia Interactive will have a 10th Anniversary Live Stream, hosted by Senior Arma Community Manager Nillers. Featuring some of the key minds behind Arma 3, the stream will look back on the past ten years of Arma 3 and reflect on its history and impact. The stream will go live at September 12 at 16:00 UTC (12:00 EDT) on our Twitch and YouTube channels.
Expand your Armaverse with the Anniversary Steam Sale
Bohemia Interactive will also be celebrating ten years of Arma 3 with a two week long Steam Sale featuring discounts of up to 80% off Arma 3, its DLC, and Creator DLC. The sale will run from 10:00am PDT, September 12, 2023 to 10:00am PDT, September 25, 2023.
New Features and Assets Have Been Deployed to the Battlefield with Update 2.14
On September 5, 2023, Bohemia Interactive released Arma 3 Update 2.14. This free platform update features many fixes and improvements, as well as new game assets. Along with new “extreme” graphics preset options and two new Steam Achievements, Update 2.14 introduces the T-100X “Futura“ Railgun Tank to the front lines, a Battlefield Memorial prop, and a number of clothing items and props from Bohemia Incubator title Project Argo.
You can watch a trailer for the update (which the keen observer will notice is an homage to an earlier Arma 3 teaser trailer) here. The complete changelog for update 2.14 can be found on the Arma 3 website.
For more information about Arma 3, please visit www.arma3.com.