Arma 3 Takes On Aliens With Contact DLC

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Arma 3 Contact Bohemia Interactive

Arma 3's latest spin-off, Arma 3 Contact, takes the shooter into the world of science fiction. This DLC also offers a new sandbox terrain along with new weapons, gear, and vehicles, among many other additions.

Key features include:

  • Singleplayer campaign “First Contact”
    • You are a member of a NATO training deployment to a remote region of Livonia, presented with a mysterious event that will forever change the face of human history.
  • 163 km2 Livonia terrain
    • A temperate summer environment set in a partly abandoned militarized region of the (fictional) Eastern European country of Livonia.
  • 2 Factions
    • Livonian Defense Force and Russian Spetsnaz, who are equipped with their own gear, and made complete with reskinned variants of existing Arma 3 assets, new character faces, and Polish or Russian radio protocols.
  • 5 Weapons
    • Promet Assault Rifle
    • RPK-12 Light Machine Gun
    • AKU-12 Carbine
    • Mk14 Classic Hunting Rifle
    • Kozlice Shotgun
    • The weapons come with various attachments and camo paints.
  • 2 Vehicles
    • ED-1 Mini UGV (a small electric tracked robot with a modular chassis and swivel arm that comes in both a Science and Demining variant)
    • Tractor.
  • Gear
    • CBRN clothing
    • masks and backpacks
    • Spectrum Device
    • radio backpack
    • blindfold
    • tin foil hat.
  • Multiplayer Scenarios
    • Additional Zeus Game Master, Combat Patrol, and Warlords scenarios for the new Livonia terrain.
  • Free Bonus Content
    • NATO woodland camouflage, civilian clothing, 100+ decorative props and terrain objects, and more. These will be made available for free to all owners of Arma 3.
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Arma 3 Contact Screenshot Photo: Bohemia Interactive

Arma 3 Contact Project Lead, Joris-Jan van‘t Land shared in a press statement the question of if we are alone in the universe, and that he believes we are not. He added that the idea "of intelligent life visiting Earth from outer space has fascinated me since childhood, and combining that with the military authenticity of Arma 3 always seemed like it would make for a very cool and unique experience."

He revealed that in the team's last project, the Laws of War DLC, managed to come up with different gameplay elements that players enjoyed, so they knew this time they had to really go for it. He said that he is "personally very grateful for the opportunity to explore this theme, and I want to thank all Arma 3 players for their support and making it possible for this dream to come true."

Arma 3 Contact is set for release on July and will be distributed as an Arma 3 DLC on Steam. Pre-purchase is available on both Steam and the Bohemia Store for $24.99.

New players can opt to go for the Arma 3 Contact Edition which bundles the Arma 3 base game and Contact expansion at a much lower price than when the two games are bought separately. Offered as well is the Arma 3 Contact Collector’s Edition, which includes a Deluxe Edition of the base game, Contact expansion, plus more than five unique collector’s items that include, among others, a rugged field case, topographic map, two-way radio transceivers, and tin foil hats.

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