Bohemia Interactive is pleased to announce the release of update 1.63 for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead (changelog).
Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent Czech development studio, is delighted to announce the release of Arma2: Complete Collection, finally available as one complete package fans new and old alike can experience all that Arma2 has to offer.
Perfect choice for all new DayZ devotees! All Arma 2 games and DLCs combined in a neat package for one great price – this is Arma 2: Complete Collection.
Everything you need for the DayZ Mod* and more. Built upon over 10 years’ experience, the collection thrusts gamers into the heart of the most realistic military combat simulation ever developed, featuring cutting edge technology and vast, detailed environments and authentically modeled units, weapons and vehicles. For one price you receive 6 campaigns and countless single player and multiplayer scenarios spread across hundreds of square kilometers of Chernarus and Takistan maps.
*DayZ Mod requires Arma 2 and Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead to run, plus Arma 2: Private Military Company to display all textures in the highest quality – all are included in Arma 2: Complete Collection
Until it becomes elsewhere, you can purchase at: https://store.bistudio.com/arma2-complete-collection
Armacopters – With the release of update 1.06 (codenamed Downtown), Bohemia Interactive has rearmed its latest game Take On Helicopters. Aside a large number of fixes, improvements and optimizations to the core engine, the new Downtown update also implements a major new free DLC called Take On Helicopters: Rearmed. This DLC offers a convenient way for people owning titles suchs as Arma 2, Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, Arma 2: Combined Operations to get that content into Take On Helicopters.
Take On Helicopters Project Lead Joris-Jan van ‘t Land about the Rearmed initiative:
“When we initially developed Take On Helicopters, its focus was on civilian flight. We still believe in this non-combat gameplay, but of course our studio’s origins lie in military gaming. By using some clever ways of merging installed products, without the player having to tweak manual settings, it is now possible to combine the two worlds. Take On Helicopters gets an incredible amount of new content, while many of the improvements are applied to it as well. I love flying a helicopter over Chernarus, bathed in improved lighting and covered by the beautiful clouds. Takistan is a more detailed part of South Asia and the ideal playground for combined arms desert operations.”
Additionally, a number of fixes and improvements to the core technology, which had recently been applied to other Bohemia Interactive games via the Operation Arrowhead beta patch program, have been ported across to Take On Helicopters – resulting in a significant performance boost when flying over densely populated areas such as Seattle Downtown, plus increased stability in the multiplayer code.
Last but not least, aspiring pilots might like to know that the price of Take On Helicopters, and the Take On Helicopters: Hinds DLC, has been significantly reduced. It means people can now start flying for up to 37% less than the original price.
To apply the Downtown update (including the free Rearmed DLC), players can download the installer from the updates section on the game’s official website. The Steam version of Take On Helicopters will be updated automatically.
So you bought a non-Steam version of ArmA II? Installing the alpha version of DayZ is no easy task, as it is an alpha. This guide should help those who bought through Retail, Bohemia Interactive’s store, or GOG.com (the version this guide is based on).
To be clear, DayZ mod requires ArmA II: Combined Operations which contains ArmA II and the expansion pack, ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead. You could also use ArmA 2 Free + Operation Arrowhead to play DayZ, but it isn’t recommended (via DayZ Wiki)
I’ll be covering the GOG.com version of the game, but it will apply to the other Non-Steam Versions of ArmA II to help get DayZ installed.
Bohemia Interactive is known for its military first-person shooters deeply rooted in simulation. There is no shortage of that in ArmA II: Combined Operations which includes the base game plus Operation Arrowhead expansion. The game isn’t so much about a story, but rather than the experience.
Bohemia Interactive confirms that the highly successful ArmA2 mod Day Z is now being developed as a standalone PC exclusive title. A brief announcement has been posted by Dean Hall, lead developer of the project on his tumblr: http://dayzdev.tumblr.com
For anyone wishing to meet with Dean Hall during Gamescom to discuss this news and any other DayZ/Arma3/Bohemia topics there are a limited amount of meeting slots available, if you haven’t made contact for a booking please do so as soon as possible.
To learn more about DayZ, visit the official site (when it’s not broken): www.dayzgame.com