The first single-player DLC for Arma 3, called Survive, will release on October 31st, just in time for Halloween.
The free campaign episode is part of a trilogy of episodes, which will have players following a NATO soldier serving on the Aegean islands of Altis and Stratis.
“Our first campaign episode, ‘Survive’, introduces players to Ben Kerry, a regular soldier who’s part of a NATO peacekeeping mission in the Mediterranean,” says Arma 3 creative director Jay Crowe.
“Following a couple of years of uneasy cease-fire, this US-led deployment is now in the process of a staged drawdown. The vacuum left by withdrawing forces is being rapidly filled by the opposing CSAT faction, creating the conditions for, one might say, a flashpoint.”
Survive will also bring forth many new tools to help in user generated content, including new weapons, animations, 3D objects and scripted modules. The second and third episodes will likewise feature additional content, such as new vehicles.
Arma 3 was released last month on the 12th in the form of standard and digital deluxe. The digital deluxe package, priced at $64.99 instead of $59.99, includes digital maps, a tactical guide and the soundtrack. It also gives you a free copy of Arma: Cold War Assault.