ArmA III Apex Out Now12 Jul 2016 0
The highly anticipated ArmA 3 expansion, Apex, has released today - and there was much rejoicing.
It brings with it a new 100 km² map set in the South Pacific called Tanoa, along with: 13 weapons, 10 vehicles, new armed forces, and a co-op campaign. Here is an expanded list of the key features of this add-on:
- New Terrain
The 100 km2 South Pacific island archipelago Tanoa, with varied locations ranging from rainforest jungles, cities, shanty towns, a sugar cane factory, a mine, an industrial port, a volcano , and more.
- New Armed Forces
A new faction of local Tanoan criminals and ex-paramilitaries called Syndikat, NATO & CSAT special forces, Pacific expeditionary units, and the Gendarmerie local law enforcement agency.
- 13 New Weapons
A mix of classic and modern firearms, thermal-masking uniforms and headgear, backpacks, NVGs, and a weapon optic.
- 10 New Vehicles
New vehicle classes: VTOL aircraft and Light Strike Vehicles – and more new vehicles such as the UCAV drones, RHIB, 4WD Offroad Car, Propeller Plane, and Water Scooter.
- Co-op Campaign
Take on the role of a NATO CTRG special operator in the 1-4 player "Apex Protocol" co-op campaign. Connected to the events in the original ArmA 3 "The East Wind" campaign, the co-op campaign consists of 7 highly replayable missions, featuring a drop-in/drop-out multiplayer structure, and the difficulty scales up or down based on the number of players.
- Additional Apex Content
A selection of existing ArmA 3 weapons and vehicles repainted in a South Pacific camo pattern, new character appearances: Tanoan and Chinese, new radio protocols: French, French-English, and Chinese, new environment assets and props for content creators, a Tanoa Zeus Game Master scenario, 3 new End Game scenarios, 13 new Steam Achievements, and the Arma 3 Apex official soundtrack.
The expansion also comes with some general updates to the game itself, such as vehicle-in-vehicle transport, a major audio-visual overhaul, spectator mode, and many more quality of life improvements.
We've got our very own Alex 'One-Man-Army' Connolly checking out the new expansion, and we'll get you his impressions as soon as possible. In the meantime, here's the official launch trailer to get you pumped: