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Where can I buy (a boxed version of) Arma 3?

You can purchase Arma 3 or the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition from Steam or Store.bistudio.com. There is also a boxed retail version available in the following countries:

  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Taiwan
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Russia
  • All of the former Soviet Union
  • Greece
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Cyprus

If you are planning to buy a digital version of Arma 3, please purchase ONLY from Steam or Store.bistudio.com to avoid fraudulent vendors.

How do I receive the digital extras that came with my Digital Deluxe Edition?

The digital extras, such as the soundtrack, maps and tactical guide, will be downloaded to your Steam installation directory for Arma 3, in the Bonus sub-folder.

example path:

\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3

This is the same for people who bought Arma 3 from Store.bistudio.com, directly on Steam, or selected Deluxe retail editions. Note: further tracks may be added to the soundtrack together with the campaign episodes.

What are the system requirements for Arma 3?
Please visit our system requirements overview for the minimal and recommended specifications.
Is Steam required to play Arma 3?
Yes. Even with the boxed version of Arma 3, you will still run the game via Steam. The game will activate at least once and update itself to the latest available version.
Which languages are supported in Arma 3?

Arma 3 supports the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Korean*
  • Japanese*
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Czech
  • Brazilian Portuguese

* Please note that these languages are exclusive to the boxed version in the corresponding region.

I’m new to Arma 3. What should I expect?
Arma 3 is a combined arms military game set in a massive military sandbox. The game features the Mediterranean island of Altis (270 km²) and Stratis (20 km²), singleplayer showcase missions, faction showcases, firing drill challenges, multiplayer scenarios, more than 20 vehicles and 40 weapons, a powerful scenario editor with Steam Workshop integration, and modding support. The singleplayer campaign will be released after launch across 3 episodes, made available as FREE DLC to everyone who owns Arma 3. The key features are also listed here, and a complete overview of the playable and sandbox content can be found here. If you are new to Arma 3, we also recommend you to check out our Community Guide video series, which covers some of the basics in Arma 3.
How do I know if Arma 3 received a game update?
We will communicate large new updates on our social channels, via Steam announcements and on dev.arma3.com. All updates will automatically download and install via Steam.
Where can I report errors or game bugs?
We have set up a dedicated Feedback Tracker where you can report errors and game bugs. Our forums are designed for reaching out to other players. Also, be sure to keep track of our Dev Hub page for all the latest development intel.
Is there a demo for Arma 3 available?
There’s currently not yet a demo available for Arma 3, but there are plans for a demo in the future.
Where do I go for customer support?
Please contact our customer support staff at . For issues related to Steam services and purchases, please contact Steam support.

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When will the campaign be released?
The campaign will be made available as FREE DLC episodes to everyone who owns Arma 3. The first episode (Survive) is scheduled for release within 4 weeks after launch on September 12. Episodes 2 (Adapt) and 3 (Win) will be released in the months thereafter.
I have already participated in the Arma 3 Beta. What is new?
The release package contains the huge Altis island, 4 new singleplayer showcase missions, 3 new singleplayer faction showcases, 6 new singleplayer challenges, 5 new multiplayer scenarios, new factions, weapons & vehicles. It also includes all Alpha and Beta content. This is just the beginning however. We see this as the proper start of the Arma 3 platform. Both us and you will hopefully expand and enhance it for years to come. The campaign will be made available for free after release.
I bought the Arma 3 Alpha/Beta. How do I get access to the final retail game?
The Arma 3 Beta on Steam will automatically update to the final Arma 3 game. We do still recommend a clean install and/or using the Steam client to verify data integrity. If you are using non-SSD storage, defragmenting this storage can be beneficial as well.
What is the difference between the Alpha, Beta, and this release?
The Arma 3 Alpha and Beta were work-in-progress, and were released to help us refine, improve and optimize Arma 3 before its official release. In other words, Arma 3 has been finished. However, we will still provide post-launch support, and you can still report errors and game bugs to the Feedback Tracker.
Can I take screenshots or make videos of Arma 3?
Yes, the same restrictions apply as to other full games (and our previous games) with regards to copyrights. We encourage you to share with others how great Arma 3 looks. Steam even has in-build functionality to do this.
I want to host a multiplayer server. What do I do?
For a standard (listen) server, go to the Multiplayer menu. Select New to create a new server on either LAN or the Internet. Select the desired scenario and server parameters and confirm. Arma 3 also supports Dedicated Servers for greater performance. Visit the Community Wiki for details.
How many players can join a server in Arma 3?
This depends on the scenario that is selected. While there are no technical hard-limits, reasonable maximum player counts depend on the server hardware and available bandwidth. Typical scenarios cater from 2 to 64 players.
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