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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:
 
* Read the '''[https://arma3.com/assets/pdf/arma3_manual.pdf Game Manual]'''
 
* Read the '''[https://arma3.com/assets/pdf/arma3_manual.pdf Game Manual]'''
* Read / configure your keys in the '''Game Options'''
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* Head on the '''Game Options''' and change key bindings, [[Stringtable.xml#Arma_3|languages]] and difficulty
 
* Read the in-game '''[[:Category:Arma 3: Field Manual|Field Manual]]''' (from Tutorial → Field Manual)
 
* Read the in-game '''[[:Category:Arma 3: Field Manual|Field Manual]]''' (from Tutorial → Field Manual)
 
* Watch '''Community Guide''' videos ([https://store.steampowered.com/app/544940/2/14/ Steam] / [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfUcrRpCM_fLrk4KKLkQKrlTBh7txPaO3 YouTube])
 
* Watch '''Community Guide''' videos ([https://store.steampowered.com/app/544940/2/14/ Steam] / [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfUcrRpCM_fLrk4KKLkQKrlTBh7txPaO3 YouTube])
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== Playing in Single Player ==
 
== Playing in Single Player ==

Revision as of 10:29, 28 October 2019

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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 “clown jewel”, Arma 3 Apex. This is rather 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're in doubt the DLC is worth your budget, always possible to try it without spending.

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:


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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