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Arma 3 Beta available on June 25

Posted by: James at 6/20/2013 11:34 AM
It was confirmed earlier by Bohemia Interactive that the Beta for Arma 3 will be available next Tuesday, the 25th. The beta will build upon the Arma 3 Alpha with additional new content including 10 vehicles, 7 weapons, 4 showcase missions, 2 multiplayer scenarios, and 4 challenges.
 
The Challenges mode will make its first appearance in the Beta and will allow players to practice with their weapons handling and movement across a selection of firing drills. All content from the Alpha will be available in the Arma 3 Beta along with the scenario editor and modding support.
 
Project Lead of Arma 3, Joris-Jan van ‘t Land says that “having just showed off the Beta for Arma 3 at E3 2013, we are keen to get it into gamers' hands quickly. Bringing some heavy firepower and additional transport options will allow for more diverse scenarios in both singleplayer and multiplayer...” They are also excited to open up the Steam Workshop scenario publication, making content-sharing “much more convient” with other players.
 
Those who are currently participating in the Arma 3 Alpha will be able to access the Beta through an automatic Steam update while those who are new to the whole thing can purchase the Beta through Steam or via store.bistudio.com.
 
The price of the Arma 3 Beta will be higher than the Alpha (34.99 EUR/29.99 GBP/44.99 USD) as opposed to the current price - 24.99 EUR/19.99 GBP/32.99 USD, while the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition will be sold for 44.99 EUR/39.99 GBP/59.99 USD - current price: 39.99 EUR/34.99 GBP/49.99 USD. 


Check out Travis's impressions on Arma 3 from E3 in this link here. For more information, check out their website at www.arma3.com.



About Bohemia Interactive

Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio which is primarily known for its award-winning mil-sim Arma series, starting with Arma: Cold War Assault. Published in 2001, this debut title became the no. 1 bestselling PC game around the world and has won many international awards. The hugely successful series was followed by Arma 1 and Arma 2 on PC as well as Arma 2: Firing Range on mobile devices, before a standalone PC expansion Operation Arrowhead was released, as well as three DLC which greatly added to the series. Bohemia Interactive is also the developer of Take On Helicopters and the recently released Carrier Command: Gaea Mission. The studio is currently working on Arma 3 and the standalone version of DayZ. More information about Bohemia Interactive is available at www.bistudio.com