Man-shooting simulator Arma 3 will be getting its infantry-focused Marksmen DLC – as well as a free platform update – on 8 April.
The Marksmen DLC is the “big” thing, insofar as it’s the bit you actually have to pay for, so let’s take a look at that first. It’ll offer seven new weapons – five marksman rifles (Cyrus 9.3mm, MAR-10 .338, Mk-I EMR 7.62mm, Mk14 7.62mm, and ASP-1 Kir) and two medium machine guns (SPMG .338 and Navid 9.3mm). It’ll throw in AMS and Kahlia medium-range scopes. It’ll offer new ghillie suits for the NATO, CSAT, and AAF factions, and two remote designators that can spot and laser designate targets from a distance. It’ll also include a shooting range for new firing drills, and a reconnaissance mission in the Marksmen showcase scenario.
Then there’s the platform update, free to everyone who owns Arma 3. This offers suppressor and bipod weapon attachments, nine new types of face paint, three new heavy and grenadier vests, a multiplayer mode titled “End Game” that has teams compete to locate and secure schematics, a Firing From Vehicles showcase scenario, a bunch of new VR training courses, and a load of new objects for content creators.
That’s actually the less interesting stuff the platform update adds.
See, it’ll also include upgrades to sound, weapon handling, recoil, and AI suppression, in addition to adding in weapon resting and weapon deployment, both of which gives bonuses to accuracy when firing from a stable surface or when using a bipod. Aaaand there’s also an expansion to the Virtual Arsenal with the Virtual Garage, which lets you examine and customise vehicles. Not only that, but Virtual Arsenal will be expanded to include all the DLC and premium content, letting you try them out even if you don’t own the DLC. Phwoar.
The Arma 3 Marksmen DLC will cost you £10.99, or can be purchased as part of the £16.99 DLC bundle which includes Arma 3 Karts, Arma 3 Helicopters, and the Marksmen DLC. Both the Marksmen DLC and the free platform update will be airlifted onto your computers on 8 April.