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== Buying {{arma3}} ==
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'''{{arma3}}''' is a [https://store.steampowered.com/ Steam] platform exclusive game, but it can also be bought on the [https://store.bistudio.com/ Bohemia Interactive Store]:
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* [https://store.bistudio.com/products/arma3 Bohemia Interactive Store page] – using it will bring a bigger share of the sale to [[Bohemia Interactive]]
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* [https://store.steampowered.com/app/107410/Arma_3/ Steam page]
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=== Buying DLCs ===
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You may wonder if you need to buy DLCs. You do not ''need'' anything to enjoy playing {{arma3}} (but the base game), but depending on which experience you are after the common recommendations change:
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* For a '''Singleplayer''' experience, the base campaign, [[Arma 3 Laws of War]] and in an other style [[Arma 3 Contact]] singleplayer campaigns are considered among the best singleplayer moments. If you can afford it too, see also the [[Arma 3 Tac-Ops Mission Pack]] for a combat experience from multiple points of view.
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* For a '''Multiplayer''' experience, it is recommended to at least own [[Arma 3 Apex]] to be able to play with its assets and have access to the [[Tanoa]] terrain. The cooperation campaign is good to play through too.
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{{Informative |
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* For a list of {{arma3}} available DLCs and extensions, see [[{{arma3}}]] and [[:Category:Arma 3 DLCs & Expansions|Arma 3 DLCs & Expansions]]
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* For a list of DLC assets restrictions, see [[Arma 3 DLC Restrictions]]}}
  
  
 
== Starting with the game ==
 
== Starting with the game ==
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You bought the game, downloaded it, installed it, configured it ''via'' the [[Arma 3 Launcher|launcher]], started it: now what?<br>
 
You bought the game, downloaded it, installed it, configured it ''via'' the [[Arma 3 Launcher|launcher]], started it: now what?<br>
 
If you are not familiar with the Arma series, a usual recommendation is to access the main menu and select Tutorial, you can find choices such as:
 
If you are not familiar with the Arma series, a usual recommendation is to access the main menu and select Tutorial, you can find choices such as:
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=== Fighting ===
 
=== Fighting ===
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* Play the Single Player campaign "The East Wind" to learn to work in a team
 
* Play the Single Player campaign "The East Wind" to learn to work in a team
 
* Play the other Single Player content, according to your [[:Category:Arma 3 DLCs & Expansions|DLC]] list:
 
* Play the other Single Player content, according to your [[:Category:Arma 3 DLCs & Expansions|DLC]] list:
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== Playing in Multiplayer ==
 
== Playing in Multiplayer ==
{{Informative|Playing in Multiplayer is ''way'' different from Single Player.<br>
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An AI can be ''predicted'', its skill ''altered'', its behaviour ''planned'',<br>
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{{Informative|Playing in Multiplayer is ''way'' different from Single Player; an AI can be ''predicted'', its skill ''altered'', its behaviour ''planned'',<br>
 
whereas an experienced human being ''will'' keep you on your toes and make you change tactics… under the threat of imminent death!}}
 
whereas an experienced human being ''will'' keep you on your toes and make you change tactics… under the threat of imminent death!}}
 
* If you own [[Arma 3 Apex]], play its Multiplayer campaign "Apex Protocol" with experienced friends
 
* If you own [[Arma 3 Apex]], play its Multiplayer campaign "Apex Protocol" with experienced friends
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=== Official communication channels ===
 
=== Official communication channels ===
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* [https://forums.bohemia.net/forums/forum/107-arma-3-main/ Arma 3 Official Forum]
 
* [https://forums.bohemia.net/forums/forum/107-arma-3-main/ Arma 3 Official Forum]
 
* [https://discord.gg/arma Arma 3 Official Discord]
 
* [https://discord.gg/arma Arma 3 Official Discord]
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** And for '''all your other questions''', {{Inline code|#ask_questions_here}} is the channel to be!
 
** And for '''all your other questions''', {{Inline code|#ask_questions_here}} is the channel to be!
  
=== Common game modes channels ===
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=== Common game modes servers ===
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* [https://discord.gg/FMkqWpF Exile Discord]
 
* [https://discord.gg/FMkqWpF Exile Discord]
 
* [https://discord.gg/UyhtEBh Epoch Discord]
 
* [https://discord.gg/UyhtEBh Epoch Discord]
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=== More links ===
 
=== More links ===
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* [https://www.reddit.com/r/arma/comments/30cbdb/welcome_to_arma_iii_heres_how_you_can_get_started/ Reddit Arma 3 tips &amp; performance tweaks]
 
* [https://www.reddit.com/r/arma/comments/30cbdb/welcome_to_arma_iii_heres_how_you_can_get_started/ Reddit Arma 3 tips &amp; performance tweaks]
  

Revision as of 13:37, 26 October 2019

SideTOC

Buying Arma 3

Arma 3 is a Steam platform exclusive game, but it can also be bought on the Bohemia Interactive Store:

Buying DLCs

You may wonder if you need to buy DLCs. You do not need anything to enjoy playing Arma 3 (but the base game), but depending on which experience you are after the common recommendations change:

  • For a Singleplayer experience, the base campaign, Arma 3 Laws of War and in an other style Arma 3 Contact singleplayer campaigns are considered among the best singleplayer moments. If you can afford it too, see also the Arma 3 Tac-Ops Mission Pack for a combat experience from multiple points of view.
  • For a Multiplayer experience, it is recommended to at least own Arma 3 Apex to be able to play with its assets and have access to the Tanoa terrain. The cooperation campaign is good to play through too.

Informative


Starting with the game

You bought the game, downloaded it, installed it, configured it via the launcher, started it: now what?
If you are not familiar with the Arma series, a usual recommendation is to access the main menu and select Tutorial, you can find choices such as:


then…


Playing in Single Player

In-game training

  • Play the VR Training missions to understand the principles
  • Play the Showcases to apply these principles in real action
  • Play the Bootcamp campaign
  • Practice weapons and vehicles in the Virtual Arsenal

Fighting


Playing in Multiplayer

Informative

  • If you own Arma 3 Apex, play its Multiplayer campaign "Apex Protocol" with experienced friends
  • Hours of practice will help you:
    • Find the kind of game you like, among the various Multiplayer game types
    • Getting different experiences no training can bring (situational awareness, reflexes, specific cases)
  • If possible, try to play on multiple servers with friends or an Arma 3 Unit!


Finding players, communities and help

Official communication channels

Common game modes servers

More links