Developed with the help of the Arma 3 community, all proceeds will go to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to help thousands of people affected by warfare worldwide.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – February 23, 2021 - Bohemia Interactive is pleased to announce the release of the Art of War charity DLC for Arma 3. The DLC is available on Steam and features a walk-in museum with art made by the community, as well as premium content for USD $1.99 to help raise funds for the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC). Those who wish to donate more can choose a higher price (USD $4.99 or USD $9.99), with all of Bohemia’s proceeds (after tax) donated directly to the ICRC.
To support the release of the Art of War DLC, the Arma 3 base game and all of its other premium downloadable content are currently on sale on Steam, with discounts ranging between 50-75%. This time-limited offer will end on March 1.
The Art of War DLC features an in-game art exhibition of community artwork under the theme "International Humanitarian Law in future conflict" which was submitted as part of Arma 3 Art of War contest. With Art of War, both organizations hope to raise a sizable monetary contribution to the ICRC's humanitarian efforts as well as spread awareness about International Humanitarian Law. To help shine a light on the topic, the DLC’s premium package adds a special single-player combat scenario-focused around the topics of protecting cultural property in war zones and autonomous warfare.
Additionally, the premium DLC features new game assets such as a formal suit, a parade uniform, a new backpack, and various t-shirts, alongside several props related to art galleries and memorials. These items provide unique opportunities for Arma 3 roleplaying and user-generated content. The DLC release is complemented by a set of extra Arma 3 Steam Achievements for players to unlock.
Arma 3 Art of War DLC - Key Features
The purchase of the Arma 3 Art of War Charity Pack adds the following premium content in addition to the DLC free content which is available to all Arma 3 players.
- Showcase Cultural Property – Experience International Humanitarian Law in action and help protect a valuable work of art in a new single-player scenario.
- Formal Suit – Don several color combination outfits for the sharpest of dressers.
- Parade Uniform – Equip faction-specific dress wear for formal military occasions.
- Parade Cap – Wear matching faction-specific headgear.
- Civilian Backpack – Carry a range of sports and everyday backpacks.
- Showcase Art of War – Visit an exhibition on war and art, featuring impressive
- and award-winning community artwork.
- Art t-Shirts – Show off new casual-themed clothing featuring a variety of designs.
- Art Gallery Objects – Place frames and canvases in several shapes and sizes, set up your easel, or create your very own in-game dioramas.
- Memorial Objects – Use coffins, photo portraits, folded flags, and more to pay
Bohemia Interactive and the ICRC have been collaborating on several projects such as the Arma Laws of War DLC and the Make Arma Not War modding contest. Sales of Arma 3 Laws of War also resulted in a donation of USD $176,667 by Bohemia Interactive to support the ICRC's aid work.
“We value the longstanding partnership with Bohemia Interactive and the support from the larger gaming community in helping raise funds for the ICRC and convey the importance of international humanitarian law. Such a contribution will help us in our humanitarian work to aid people around the world suffering from conflicts,” said Marek Resich from the Resource Mobilization division at the ICRC.
Released in 2013, Arma 3 remains highly popular to this day, with a 90% positive user rating on Steam (based on 130,000+ reviews), 80,000+ Steam Workshop items, 100,000+ registered community groups (units), and an average playtime per user of 150+ hours. Half a million people still play the game every month. This year, Bohemia Interactive plans on publishing new Arma 3 projects made by third-party developers as part of its Creator DLC initiative.
The Art of War DLC will eventually become free to all owners of Arma 3 once the initial fundraising period wraps up towards the end of 2021.
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Korneel van 't Land
About the ICRC
We help people around the world affected by armed conflict and other violence, doing everything we can to protect their lives and dignity and to relieve their suffering, often with our Red Cross and Red Crescent partners. We also seek to prevent hardship by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and championing universal humanitarian principles.
Visit www.icrc.org for more information.
About Arma 3
Arma 3 is the latest installment in Bohemia Interactive's acclaimed Arma series and offers a truly authentic combat experience in a massive military sandbox. Set across richly detailed large-scale terrains, the game features a diverse range of single-player and multiplayer content, complemented by a wide variety of weapons, gear, equipment, vehicles, and different factions. An in-game scenario editor enables players to create their own scenarios. These can be shared and installed via the Arma 3 Steam Workshop, alongside player-created addons and total conversions. Arma 3 is available for Windows PC and has sold over 6.5 million copies and 11.5 million DLC packs to date. Visit www.arma3.com for more information.
About Bohemia Interactive
Our story began with our first game, Arma: Cold War Assault, released back in 2001. Developed by just a handful of people, this PC-exclusive title became a massive success. It sold well over a million copies, received numerous industry awards, and was praised by critics and players alike. Since then, we've grown from a ragtag bunch of garage devs to an international family of over 350 professionals – working on Arma 3, DayZ, Ylands, Vigor, Mini DayZ 2, the Enfusion engine, and various other projects. Our ambition: to make games that act as platforms for people to explore, create, and connect. Visit www.bohemia.net for more information.