To have a good time its group of greater than 4 million gamers, Bohemia Interactive launched a curious new infographic for its hit navy simulation recreation, Arma 3. It reveals that the original mod for the recreation that might change into PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is among the hottest fan-made mods of all time, and the solely standalone recreation mode to make it into the prime 5.
To have a good time the milestone, the original Arma 3 might be free-to-play all weekend on Steam. The promotion begins at 1 p.m. ET right now, April 26, and ends 1 p.m. ET on April 30.
Arma 3 was first launched in 2013, conspicuously with out a single-player marketing campaign. But that marketing campaign was later added in, together with a bunch of different items of downloadable content material. The most up-to-date, titled Tanks, provides a number of new armored autos to the fleet and provides inside areas to older tanks for the first time.
According to Bohemia Interactive, gamers have spent greater than 600 million hours in-game because it launched, with a peak concurrent playerbase of greater than 56,000. The common participant has logged greater than 150 hours. Of its eight for-pay DLC packs, greater than 6 million have been offered. The best-selling piece of DLC? The tongue-in-cheek Arma 3 Karts, an elaborate April Fool’s joke which added go-karts to the recreation.
But Arma 3 is, like the Arma merchandise that got here earlier than it, is extra of a platform than a real first-person shooter recreation. The group that surrounds it spends most of its time creating and enjoying mods, the most well-known of that are DayZ and PlayerUnknown’s Battle Royale, which each started as mods for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead and have been later ported over to Arma 3.
The hottest Steam Workshop gadgets of all time, based on the developer, are as follows:
- RHS: The product of the group at Red Hammer Studios that has been making mods for the Arma collection since 2003. The 9 GB assortment contains weapons and different property for trendy Russian and American armed forces.
- Enhanced Movement: Adds extra motion choices to the recreation, together with the capability to leap and work together with autos and gamers in methods not supported by the base recreation.
- CBA_A3: A form of hodgepodge of many alternative community-generated micro-mods which are options in and of themselves or allow different mods to some extent.
- PlayerUnknown’s Battle Royale: The original mod, created by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, who would go on to make PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The mod is nonetheless supported, and Greene instructed Polygon finally yr’s E3 that he personally pays to maintain the devoted servers on-line.
- CUP Terrains — Maps: An enormous assortment of traditional geotypical maps from earlier video games in the Arma collection, in addition to fully fan-made creations. They embrace Chernarus, the setting for the original DayZ, in addition to group favorites corresponding to Takistan, Sahrani and Utes.
For extra on the Arma 3 group, see our characteristic story on Shack Tactical, a clan that this yr celebrated its 12th yr enjoying the Arma collection on a weekly foundation.