ARMA 3 Open Beta is Now Live

ARMA 3 Open Beta Now available for purchase!

Bohemia Interactive has opened the beta to their newest game ARMA 3. Downloads are readily available for $19.99 on their official website and on Steam.

The game is a followup to the insanely popular 2009 hit ARMA 2. The title has seen millions of downloads, both paid and free, and has spawned multiple mods, most famously DayZ.

ARMA 3 Beta will be bringing new features to players in the 20 km² island of Stratis to explore. Rugged terrain, expansive forests, and military bases will make their return as a staple of ARMA gameplay.

New types of aircraft, watercraft, trucks, and tanks will be available to play over the new terrain. You can also customize load outs and pick new gear and weapons as you approach conflict in different ways.

You can play through 8 brand new showcase missions on the Island or run through the competitive firing drills to hone your skills.

If you don't feel like playing alone, squad based gameplay will is back in full force and you can team up with friends and strangers 4 co-operative multiplayer scenarios.

The in game engine has been revamped, which means smoother animations, better graphics, clearer sound, and improved physics. The scenario editor is back so people can create new and bigger mods. With such an active community, it will not be surprising to see some incredible mods over the coming months.

The specs to run the game are not incredible, but they still require some power behind them: 

Minimal:Recommended:
 
OS: Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7 SP1 (Apple OS not supported) OS: Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7 SP1 (Apple OS not supported)
Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz/AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz 512MB Processor: Intel Core i5-2300/AMD Phenom II X4 940 1GB
Memory: 2 GB RAM Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT/ATI Radeon HD 3830/Intel HD Graphics 4000 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560/AMD Radeon HD 7750
Hard Drive: 15 GB free HDD space Hard Drive: 25 GB free HDD space
Audio: DirectX® compatible on-board Audio: DirectX® compatible soundcard

So, if you are interested, go sign up for the paid beta!

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Published Jun. 26th 2013

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