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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.
 
* 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.
 
* Every asset such as weapons and vehicles provided by Bohemia Interactive are free to test in [[Arsenal]] (LEARN > VIRTUAL ARSENAL). If you wonder if the DLC is worth your money, it is possible to try it for free.
 
* Every asset such as weapons and vehicles provided by Bohemia Interactive are free to test in [[Arsenal]] (LEARN > VIRTUAL ARSENAL). If you wonder if the DLC is worth your money, it is possible to try it for free.
* You can purchase [https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/10866/Arma_3_DLC_Essentials/ Arma 3 DLC Essentials] to collect the entire DLC sets (except the Expansions, [[Arma 3 Apex]] and [[Arma 3 Contact]]).
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* You can purchase '''Arma 3 DLC Essentials''' ([https://store.bistudio.com/products/a3-dlc-essentials BI Store] / [https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/10866/Arma_3_DLC_Essentials/ Steam]) to collect the entire DLC sets (except the Expansions, [[Arma 3 Apex]] and [[Arma 3 Contact]]).
 
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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]]
 
* For a list of {{arma3}} available DLCs and extensions, see [[{{arma3}}]] and [[:Category:Arma 3 DLCs & Expansions|Arma 3 DLCs & Expansions]]
 
* For a description and a list of DLC assets restrictions, see [[Arma 3 DLC Restrictions]]}}
 
* For a description and a list of DLC assets restrictions, see [[Arma 3 DLC Restrictions]]}}
 
{{Important | [[:Category:Arma_3_CDLCs|Creator DLCs (CDLCs)]] are not always available to test for free and their assets are never included into the base game. You must purchase them before using them.}}
 
{{Important | [[:Category:Arma_3_CDLCs|Creator DLCs (CDLCs)]] are not always available to test for free and their assets are never included into the base game. You must purchase them before using them.}}
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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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* [https://discord.gg/NJR6tGS Antistasi Discord]
 
* [https://discordapp.com/invite/ajGUDSH Arma RPG Life Discord]
 
* [https://discordapp.com/invite/ajGUDSH Arma RPG Life Discord]
 
* [https://discord.gg/wskoth King Of The Hill / Wasteland Discord]
 
* [https://discord.gg/wskoth King Of The Hill / Wasteland Discord]

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Buying Arma 3

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

Editions

Arma 3 has some Editions and bundles to purchase. Bundles are always rather cheaper than purchase products separately.

  • Arma 3 Apex Edition (BI Store/Steam) has the base game, 3 DLCs and the "crown jewel", Arma 3 Apex. This is slightly cheaper than buying Arma 3 and Arma 3 Apex separately.
  • Arma 3 Contact Edition (BI Store/Steam) has the base game and “spin-off” expansion Arma 3 Contact.
  • Arma 3 Ultimate Edition (BI Store/Steam) has the base game and every DLCs and expansions by Bohemia Interactive.

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.
  • Every asset such as weapons and vehicles provided by Bohemia Interactive are free to test in Arsenal (LEARN > VIRTUAL ARSENAL). If you wonder if the DLC is worth your money, it is possible to try it for free.
  • You can purchase Arma 3 DLC Essentials (BI Store / Steam) to collect the entire DLC sets (except the Expansions, Arma 3 Apex and Arma 3 Contact).

Informative Important


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
  • Discover the available Terrains in Eden Editor

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