Wie versprochen steht ab sofort der riesige DLC »Apex« für die Militärsimulation Arma 3 via Steam zum Download bereit. 29,99 Euro werden beim Kauf der Download-Erweiterung fällig.

Im Gegenzug hat der DLC aber auch einiges zu bieten. So erwarten Sie unter anderem die Südpazifik-Inselgruppe »Tanoa« mit einer Fläche von 100 Quadratkilometern. Außerdem gibt es neue Waffen, Fahrzeuge und eine Koop-Kampagne für bis zu vier Spieler.

Den offiziellen Launch-Trailer, der der Apex-DLC anhand von Gameplay-Szenen präsentiert, finden Sie oberhalb dieser Meldung. Hier die wichtigsten Neuerungen im Überblick:

  • 100 km² große Südpazifik-Inselgruppe »Tanoa«

  • neue Syndikats-Fraktion, Sondereinsatzkräfte von NATO & CSAT, pazifische Interventionsarmee

  • 13 neue Waffen, neue Uniformen, Kopfbedeckungen, Rucksäcke, Nachtsichtgeräte, Waffenaufsätze

  • 10 neue Vehikel, darunter die neuen Vehikel-Klassen VTOL, LSV und mehr

  • Online-Koop-Kampagne für 1-4 Spieler mit Drop-in/Drop-out-Support

Update 1.62 ist da

Außerdem hat Bohemia Interactive für alle Besitzer von Arma 3 das ebenfalls sehr umfangreiche Update 1.62 veröffentlicht, das ebenfalls zahlreiche Neuerungen sowie Bugfixes und Optimierungen bereithält. Hier die Patch-Notes:

Changelog

Data

  • Added: Tanoa terrain*

  • Added: More than 600 terrain structures*

  • Added: More than 200 signs, 25 rocks and 100 trees, bushes and clutters*

  • Added: V-44 X Blackfish VTOL*

  • Added: Y-32 Xi'an VTOL*

  • Added: Prowler LSV*

  • Added: Qilin LSV*

  • Added: MQ-12 Falcon Drone*

  • Added: KH-3A Fenghuang Drone*

  • Added: MB 4WD Offroad Car*

  • Added: Caesar TBB Propeller Plane*

  • Added: RHIB Boat*

  • Added: Water Scooter*

  • Added: AKS-74U 5.45 mm Assault Rifle*

  • Added: AKM 7.62 mm Assault Rifle*

  • Added: AK-12 7.62 mm Assault Rifle*

  • Added: LIM-85 5.56 mm Machine Gun*

  • Added: RPG-7 Launcher*

  • Added: PM 9 mm Pistol*

  • Added: SPAR-16/S 5.56 mm Assault Rifles*

  • Added: SPAR-17 7.62 mm Marksman Rifle*

  • Added: CAR-95(-1) 5.8 mm Assault Rifle & Light Support Weapon*

  • Added: Type 115 6.5 mm / .50 cal Assault Rifle*

  • Added: CMR-76 6.5 mm Marksman Rifle*

  • Added: Protector 9 mm Sub-Machine Gun*

  • Added: ERCO Optics*

  • Added: Various new gear items (regular and thermal-masking uniforms, clothes, headgear, backpacks, NVGs (Night Vision Goggles), and more*

  • Added: Apex Protocol 1-4 player co-op campaign*

  • Added: Showcase End Game*

  • Added: End Game 24 Balavu*

  • Added: End Game 16 Moddergat*

* Content requires ownership of the Arma 3 Apex expansion.

  • Added: Zeus Master Tanoa instances

  • Added: 13 Apex Steam Achievements

  • Added: Apex Welcome Screen

  • Added: New and very green "Arma 3 Apex" Main Menu color preset (it has also been made default)

  • Added: Arma 3 Apex splash screen for Apex owners

  • Added: NATO (Pacific) faction

  • Added: CSAT (Pacific) faction

  • Added: Syndikat faction

  • Added: Gendarmerie faction

  • Added: New character appearances (Tanoan and Chinese)

  • Added: New radio protocols (Chinese, French and French-English)

  • Added: 50 miscellaneous props

  • Added: A new default controls preset (Arma 3 Apex)

  • Added: A one-time prompt is now displayed in the Main Menu to suggest using the Arma 3 Apex controls preset

  • Added: Positional ambient sounds for Tanoa

  • Added: A new tab displaying the official servers in the Server Browser

  • Added: New Main Menu terrain scenes for Altis, Stratis and VR (consistent with Tanoa's new approach)

  • Added: 'Suppression' samples were added to radio protocols

  • Added: New sound 3D processor types

  • Added: A new "blockMobileSwitching" parameter to avoid weapon switching on the move for certain animations

  • Added: A new BIS_fnc_isThrowable function (determining if the magazine of a given class name is throwable)

  • Added: Headgear randomization allows usage of a fake headgear "H_FakeHeadgear", which passes some faces to the function in order to randomize it

  • Added: A tooltip to the Field Manual button in the Pause Menu

  • Added: The platform / premium assets are now properly distinguished in the DLC Content Browser

  • Added: New sounds for collisions with the vegetation

  • Added: New footsteps sounds for movement in the sand

  • Added: Geometric occluders to Altis and Stratis objects

  • Added: New sounds for falling trees and palm trees

  • Added: Falling trees soundsets and soundshaders

  • Added: Prototype configuration of a new 3D sound processing type (surround_panner)

  • Added: Positional ambient sounds for forests and sea

  • Added: New sounds for metal constructions, rock debris for ruins and ancient locations

  • Added: New sound effects related to wind

  • Tweaked: The Main Menu was overhauled

  • Tweaked: Environmental Audio was enhanced (ambient configuration, positional ambient sounds)

  • Tweaked: The Revive feature was overhauled

  • Tweaked: Radways and Path LODs of various buildings were improved

  • Tweaked: Rain and thunder sound effects

  • Tweaked: The DLC icons in the Main Menu now have a full color on-hover effect

  • Tweaked: The 2D editor is now hidden (it can still be accessed by pressing the CTRL+O keys in the Editor Menu, but is considered deprecated and unsupported)

  • Tweaked: All game menus were moved from the bottom left to the center

  • Tweaked: The multiplayer game type names were overhauled:"Seize" and "Defend" were removedAll Zeus game modes ("ZDM", "ZCTF", "ZCoop", "ZSC", "ZCTI", "ZTDM", "ZRPG", "ZGM", "ZvZ" and "ZvP") were replaced by a single mode "Zeus"Added: New "EndGame", "Support", "KOTH", "LastMan" and "Survive" game modesUsing any of the removed modes will list the scenario as "Undefined"

  • Tweaked: The autocannon fire mode of the AH-99 Blackfoot and the Mi-48 Kajman helicopters was changed to 5-round bursts

  • Tweaked: Several multiplayer displays

  • Tweaked: APCs can now use auto-lead / zeroing on target while engaging with their cannons

  • Tweaked: The AAA radars are now more balanced

  • Tweaked: Heavy caliber projectile impact was improved

  • Tweaked: Respawn markers for Civilian and Independent sides can now also be named "respawn_civ" and"respawn_guer" (these are backwards compatible)

  • Tweaked: The BIS_fnc_getRespawnMarkersfunction was optimized

  • Tweaked: All End Game scenarios now use respawn classes instead of the Virtual Arsenal

  • Tweaked: The tile textures for deep sea in the map preview were improved

  • Tweaked: The headgear randomization now considers all private headgears (scope < 1) as fake (results in a removed headgear and randomized facewear similar to H_FakeHeadgear)

  • Tweaked: Most respawn classes in official End Game scenarios are now limited

  • Tweaked: World scenes are now using the unified BIS_fnc_initWorldScene function to initialize

  • Tweaked: Weapon tail sounds were improved

  • Tweaked: Sounds for vehicle collisions were improved

  • Tweaked: Visibility of various character movement states (in relation to recent AI detection improvements)

  • Tweaked: Tasks distribution in multiplayer was improved

  • Tweaked: AI is now less able to detect explosives while driving a vehicle

  • Tweaked: The BIS_fnc_taskState was optimized to prevent problems with non-existing tasks on Dedicated Servers

  • Tweaked: AI detection of weapon firing is now better

  • Tweaked: Sounds of footsteps were improved (volume based on animations, different sounds for forests, tweaks)

  • Fixed: Bullet collision geometry for reed

  • Fixed: Transition animations (e.g. prone transitions to crouch and stand, sitting and ladder animations) could be used for weapon switching on the move

  • Fixed: Weapon switching on the move could cause incorrect behavior for cutscenes and vehicle crew animations

  • Fixed: Player could bypass the initial countdown in End Game by respawning (in cases when the respawn time was shorter than the countdown)

  • Fixed: It was possible to respawn in a vehicle with its simulation disabled

  • Fixed: Characters were forced to go prone when opening an inventory while moving unarmed

  • Fixed: Animation freezes when limping into swimming state

  • Fixed: The AI could get stuck in a FFV animation

  • Fixed: Characters would stop and slide when transitioning from an unarmed jog to an unarmed walk

  • Fixed: Characters would go prone when switching from an unarmed jog to an unarmed walk while turning

  • Fixed: AI units were displayed in the Entities list regardless of the settings in the Virtual Spectator

  • Fixed: The BIS_fnc_kbTell function would produce errors in a non-scheduled environment

  • Fixed: Detection of the water surface in particle effects was incorrect

  • Fixed: Deleted tasks would still preserve some data (e.g. in campaign HUBs)

  • Fixed: Creating a new user profile would not initialize custom colors when a Welcome Screen was shown after returning back to the Main Menu

  • Fixed: The Retrieve Intel text was not localized for End Game clients which had a different language than the server

Eden Editor

  • Added: An area widget (allowing to rotate and resize triggers and marker areas by dragging their corners)

  • Added: A new 'Loiter Altitude' waypoint attribute

  • Added: Preview pictures for flags

Engine

  • Added: Vehicle-in-Vehicle Transport

  • Added: Support for the Tobii EyeX Controller

  • Added: Dissolve LOD blending of models

  • Added: First game integration of Arma 3 Units in the profile options

  • Added: Support for multiple vision modes for goggles

  • Added: A new drawingInMapserver.cfg parameter to toggle the Line Drawing on Dedicated Servers

  • Added: A new nearTerrainObjects script command (it's an unsorted version of the nearestTerrainObjectscommand - provides a third bool parameter into the input array)

  • Added: Large object lists (optimization)

  • Added: New #maxPing, #maxPacketLoss and #maxDesync commands for server administrators

  • Added: Ability to enableAI / disableAI"PATH", which stops the AI's movement but not the target alignment

  • Added: A new #disconnectTimeout command for server administrators, and maxPing, maxPacketLoss andmaxDesync support in server.cfg

  • Added: A new addPlayerScores script command

  • Added: New ctrlOpenVideo, ctrlPlayVideo, ctrlCloseVideo and ctrlPauseVideo script commands

  • Added: New #exec unban and #exec clearbans commands for administrators of Dedicated Servers

  • Added: Support for explosives being detonated by multiple players

  • Added: Authors of markers / drawn lines can now be displayed

  • Added: Extended information when the setStatValue function fails

  • Added: A new ctrlVideo script command

  • Added: A new getContainerMaxLoad script command

  • Added: A new mapDrawingBrightnessModifier config parameter for adjusting the brightness of the 2D map textures

  • Added: Multiplayer synchronization for assigned team functionality

  • Added: A new pixelGridNoUIScale script command (returning the grid size based on screen resolution and core configs [uiScaleFactor, uiScaleMaxGrids])

  • Added: A new pixelGridBase script command (returning the grid size based on screen resolution only)

  • Added: A new kickClientsOnSlowNetwork parameter for the server.cfg (enabled by default), documentation:https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/160288-arma-3-stable-server-160-performance-binary-feedback/page-77?p=3035423#entry3035423

  • Added: 'No spam' versions of some of the RPT logs

  • Added: A new forcedMap script command

  • Added: The server browser now contains a button minimizing the game and switching focus to the Launcher

  • Added: Scenario tag "Tanoa" for Steam Workshop

  • Added: DLC tag "Apex" for Steam Workshop

  • Added: New unitAimPosition and unitAimPositionVisual script commands

  • Added: A new unload waypoint for the Vehicle in Vehicle Transport

  • Added: A new Map mission Event Handler (open / close)

  • Tweaked: The analytics settings were reset to recover from a previous glitch. Use the Launcher Options to review these settings (more in an upcoming SITREP).

  • Tweaked: Turrets on airplanes are now more properly supported

  • Tweaked: Default video options

  • Tweaked: Improved depth priming for distant vegetation

  • Tweaked: Damage source handling improvements (extended Event Handlers, optimizing damage handling functions)

  • Tweaked: The tvSetPictureColorRight script command was renamed to tvSetPictureRightColor

  • Tweaked: The DLC icons in the Showcases menu are now more properly drawn

  • Tweaked: Various terrain performance optimizations

  • Tweaked: The Chat and Voice-Over-Net icons now change their colors according to the channel's color

  • Tweaked: Performance optimizations for terrain drawing at night

  • Tweaked: Commanding AI to hold fire now stops also suppression

  • Tweaked: The setUnitLoadout script command is now better supported in multiplayer (containers stored in other containers - e.g. a vest in a backpack)

  • Tweaked: The co-pilots have been trained to control VTOLs

  • Tweaked: Airplanes are now less prone to fly backwards

  • Tweaked: The logging of players kicked or banned from a Dedicated Server was improved

  • Tweaked: The uiScaleFactor and uiScaleMaxGrids have been respectively changed from 8 and 28 to 4 and 60

  • Tweaked: The AI suppression was increased during a bailout from damaged or immobilized vehicles

  • Tweaked: The setUserActionTexts script command functionality was extended (it now allows multiple 3D texts to be displayed at once)

  • Tweaked: The folder size for screenshots is now limited to 250 MB (can be set in a user's profile)

  • Tweaked: The addAction command's functionality was extended

  • Tweaked: The CommandModeChanged Event Handler was extended

  • Tweaked: Server command #mission now supports an optional difficulty parameter. If not set, difficulty remains unchanged.

  • Tweaked: Mines can now be detonated by players even after they respawn

  • Tweaked: The AI visibility at nights was optimized

  • Tweaked: The vectoring and auto-hover actions are now separated for VTOLs

  • Tweaked: The selectWeaponTurret command now works also with a muzzle name

  • Tweaked: The flyingHeightASL command now works also for loitering airplanes

  • Tweaked: The AI visibility in fog was decreased

  • Tweaked: Several improvements to AI airplane piloting (including the VTOLs)

  • Tweaked: Interaction pointer for 3D tasks assignment for Tasks Overhaul

  • Tweaked: The 2D Editor link was removed from the Host Server screen

  • Tweaked: Commander can now order switching weapons even to FFV passengers

  • Tweaked: The default sensitivity curves for eye tracking were improved

  • Tweaked: Turned out tank commanders can now select and cancel targets for their gunners

  • Fixed: It was not possible to use UGLs when deployed

  • Fixed: The onVideoStopped Event Handler would fire even after a video had stopped playing

  • Fixed: The groupIconSelectable script command would not reset between scenarios

  • Fixed: In-game video is now properly stopped instead of being hidden

  • Fixed: A glow post-process was present when saving the game in some cases

  • Fixed: Downloading a scenario on a hosted server would get stuck (https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/143930-general-discussion-dev-branch/?p=3026786)

  • Fixed: APCs would ignore the 'Suppression' command

  • Fixed: The 'Suppression' command was not working correctly for the FFV positions

  • Fixed: User profiles could not always be deleted (connected to the Unicode standard)

  • Fixed: The Pause Menu would not display a correct difficulty when playing more scenarios with different difficulties on a Dedicated Server

  • Fixed: Potential crash in animation playback tech

  • Fixed: The task tooltip width was based on the longer of two lines

  • Fixed: The gunner of a vehicle now receives score points instead of the effective commander (provided the gunner is a human player)

  • Fixed: The HandleDamage Event Handler was not working correctly

  • Fixed: Crash when deleting entities in Zeus

  • Fixed: The closeOnMissionEnd parameter would close also a mission's briefing screen

  • Fixed: Crash when loading joysticks (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T117139)

  • Fixed: Some characters from the UTF-16 set were not supported when used as a path to mods

  • Fixed: Switching from a launcher while being turned out from a vehicle was not working

  • Fixed: AI would refuse to suppress a target over a small obstacle (https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/189479-ai-suppress-command/page-4#entry3031228)

  • Fixed: Incorrect action mappings would cause a spam in the RPT file

  • Fixed: AI divers were told not to throw grenades underwater (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T117176)

  • Fixed: Tasks were not saved correctly when resuming a scenario after closing the game

  • Fixed: The TeamSwitch mission Even Handler was not working in singleplayer

  • Fixed: It was not possible to assign tasks in 3D while controlling a UAV

  • Fixed: There was no dust particle effect for landed VTOLs

  • Fixed: The dust simulation for stationary airplanes was incorrect

  • Fixed: Server command #mission would reset the server difficulty to Regular

  • Fixed: The forces applied to destroyed planes were incorrect

  • Fixed: An action placed in 3D would reflect the movement of the crosshair

  • Fixed: Characters would switch to a primary weapon when their sidearm got replaced

  • Fixed: The head tracking zoom had incorrect sensitivity (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T117550)

  • Fixed: The difficulty script command would return an incorrect value when playing more than one scenario consecutively on the same Dedicated Server

  • Fixed: Opening the score table would open the Pause Menu as well in some cases

  • Fixed: Saving a game could affect the current difficulty

  • Fixed: Crash when using the selectWeaponTurret command with an incorrect turret path

  • Fixed: Crash in Zeus

  • Fixed: The 'disembark' command was behaving incorrectly for large vehicles

  • Fixed: A delayed vehicle explosion would add score to the effective commander of the shooting vehicle

  • Fixed: The built-in DLCs in the Server Browser names weren't localized

  • Fixed: Explosion damage of vehicles was inconsistent in multiplayer

  • Fixed: The kill score was handled incorrectly for renegades and heavily damaged vehicles

  • Fixed: Map markers were disabled on servers by default in some cases (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T117215)

  • Fixed: Crash when ordering AI to unload cargo vehicles

  • Fixed: Multiple AI characters were trying to get into the same vehicle turret position in some cases

  • Fixed: Incorrect weapon handling during weapon switching in some cases

  • Fixed: Potential crash connected to role assignment in multiplayer

  • Fixed: Vehicles were not audible after loading a savegame or switching window focus (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T80726, https://feedback.bistudio.com/T118395)

  • Fixed: Markers were not visible for other players in multiplayer (due to the default channel being unexpected)

  • Fixed: Characters would switch to their rifles when a sidearm was replaced in their inventories

  • Fixed: Opening the map would cancel weapon deployment

  • Fixed: Crash when loading OGG and LIP files at the same time

  • Fixed: The action "NVGoggles" would turn the night vision instantly off after turning on

  • Fixed: The 'Next target' action would not work correctly for turned out vehicle commanders

  • Fixed: The repair and heal icons were displayed also to players without medkits or toolkits

  • Fixed: VTOLs would always take off facing North regardless of their waypoint direction

  • Fixed: Incorrect visualization of some combo keys (Right Ctrl) in the control options

  • Fixed: Crash when importing a scenario containing a non-existent asset class name

  • Fixed: Some waypoints had an incorrect on-screen name

  • Fixed: kbTell conversations would not work correctly on Dedicated Servers

Eden Editor

  • Added: Web links are now supported in buttons

  • Fixed: Changing an Activation parameter for triggers would have no effect (https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/188714-eden-editor-bugs/page-6#entry3024236)

  • Fixed: Dragging a scroll bar of an entity would drag also the entity itself

  • Fixed: The selected scenario would not be refreshed when searching by text

  • Fixed: Crash when dragging an entity in the Object Type list in the Entity attributes

  • Fixed: Modules imported from a 2D scenario had 0 azimut set (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T116862)

  • Fixed: Placing a leader to a vehicle was not handled correctly

  • Fixed: Changing the loadout of a character previously edited in Arsenal would not work

  • Fixed: Changing marker position via attributes would not work properly (https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/188714-eden-editor-bugs/page-7#entry3031043)

  • Fixed: Previewing a scenario in multiplayer would force Regular difficulty

  • Fixed: Autonomous weapons could be grouped with other entities

  • Fixed: Vehicles would miss their license plate numbers when spawned via Eden Editor (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T117241)

  • Fixed: Crash when copying objects in layers between different scenarios

  • Fixed: Toggling foliage in the Eden Editor could cause incorrect behavior of the foliage outside of the Editor

Launcher

  • Added: New Dashboard page

  • Added: Support for Arma 3 Units on Dashboard and in the server browser

  • Added: Apex visual theme

  • Added: New game types to server browser

  • Added: An option to open mods that are linked to the Steam cache

  • Added: Virtual mod folders are created in the Steam mods storage folder for each Steam mod

  • Added: Arma 3 Apex Content Licensing handling

  • Added: Starting Launcher with a "-connect" parameter will force a pop up of the Join Server dialog

  • Added: Starting game with steam://connect/ip:port (where port is Steam port, e.g. 2303) will open the Join Server dialog

  • Added: Starting game from Steam invitation or Steam server browser will open the Join Server dialog

  • Added: Starting Launcher with a "-skipserverbrowser" parameter will disable the Join Server dialog

  • Added: Localization changes for the Apex update

  • Tweaked: The speed of loading a profile was increased

  • Tweaked: Server mod matching with the mods in the local library was improved

  • Tweaked: All URL encoded mission names are decoded when displayed

  • Tweaked: The map name capitalization is unified (map names are converted to a title case when displayed)

  • Tweaked: Compatibility of game types with older servers was improved

  • Tweaked: Servers without a game type set now show a dash instead of the "Unidentified" game type

  • Fixed: Crash on Launcher start-up

  • Fixed: Sorting order of the official servers was incorrect

  • Fixed: Server mods were listed in the incorrect order

  • Fixed: Server mod matching for servers with their signature verification disabled and not requesting identical mods

  • Fixed: Mods required by a server with signature verification disabled would be duplicated in the Optional section

  • Fixed: Difficulty or AI level names were not displayed if a server forced a custom difficulty

  • Fixed: The server refresh progress bar disappeared too early

  • Fixed: A second instance of Launcher was launched when expanding an existing instance from the system tray

  • Fixed: A version number was reported incorrectly in the Options Menu when a zero was part of a build number

Server

  • Updated: Stand-alone Windows Dedicated Server (1.62)

  • Updated: Stand-alone Linux Dedicated Server (1.62)

ARMA 3 - Screenshots aus der Apex-Erweiterung