Arma 3 beta updated with Steam Workshop support

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 16 August 2013 01:39 GMT

The last major update to Arma 3 before its official launch has added Steam Workshop support. Plus, here’s a couple of new screenshots of Bohemia Interactive’s flagship shooter.

Bohemia hopes Steam Workshop integration will make it easier and more convenient to share user-generated content, which has been a highlight of the series to date; DayZ began as an Arma 2 mod, for example

Arma 3 ships with an in-game scenario editor for both single- and multiplayer mods, which supports both quick mission creation and more complicated creations.

“Even though we are dedicated to support the traditional ways of sharing content, used by many of the popular community portals – in the fast and easy to use world of app stores, streaming services and real-time feeds, we felt that sharing user content could be improved,” Bohemia’s Jiří Zlatohlávek said.

“What we see in the Workshop is a faster and easier way both for the creators to get their work out there to players and for the players to find and try it while providing feedback and encouragement, where it’s needed the most.”

The update also adds a pile of fixes and improvements; check the full patch notes for more.

Arma 3 releases in full on September 12. The single-player campaign won’t drop until after launch, but the full version does have content not included in the beta. A fancy special edition is available.

You can still pre-order Arma 3 and get into the beta now, for $45.

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