Argana, 2036. Welcome to the sprawling landscapes and punishing heat of the fictional Sefrou-Ramal province. Conflicts between rival tribes are flaring up, government forces are losing control, and an AAN war correspondent has been kidnapped. Civil war looms once again.
Become a private military contractor and be deployed to the desert dunes of Argana. This new addition to Arma 3 takes you to a hot conflict zone, brings back Arma's iconic ION PMC faction, and introduces new vehicle variants, weapons, clothing, gear, as well as singleplayer and multiplayer scenarios.
HOW TO LAUNCH
Arma 3 Creator DLC: Western Sahara is optional to install and load. To play Arma 3 with this DLC enabled, please visit the DLC section in the Arma 3 Launcher, make sure Western Sahara is owned and loaded, then launch the game by clicking the PLAY button.
Located in the northeast of Argana, the mineral rich province of Sefrou-Ramal has been a hotspot of unrest for many years due to rival tribes, underfunded peacekeeping forces, and a foreign military presence. Characterized by flowing sand dunes and desert architecture, this 100km² terrain is composed of completely new assets, as well as upgraded structures and objects from Arma 2 and Arma 3, making it as beautiful as it is mesmerizing.
Western Sahara features the UNA peacekeepers, the Sefrawi Freedom and Independence Army, Tura tribe insurgents, desert NATO forces, and the return of private military contractors ION Services.
To accompany these new factions, a wide number of headgear, uniform, and combat fatigue variants, as well as new civilian clothes has been added, and will allow you to blend in perfectly with the hot and dusty environment.
4 New Weapons & 1 Static Weapon
Repel enemy forces with the powerful Israeli IMIL GALAT automatic rifle and its modernized South African licensed variant, the Velko R4. Pick up the battle-tested Belgian SLR rifle and the modern XMS bullpup rifle in all of its model and texture variants. And don't forget the exceptionally remastered Arma 2 asset, the ZU-23 anti-air gun.
9 Vehicle Variants
New and impressive variants of existing Arma 3 vehicles make their way into the Western Sahara: The Marshall lineup has been expanded by a Command Vehicle, 60mm Mortar, and an Anti-Tank Guided Missiles setup. The classic Zamak rolls through the blistering terrain in a new flatbed, cargo, and anti-air variant. The Offroad comes equipped with a desert- and makeshift armor-kit, and the Russian PO-30 Orca helicopter has been outfitted with modern, lightweight armor plates against incoming small arms fire.
Western Sahara features a selection of new gear that includes a gun drone with a modular weapon attachment system, a portable ballistic shield which can be easily deployed whenever necessary, and a variety of masks like dust goggles, a military-style headset, a ballistic mask, and more.
Open-World Scenario: “Extraction”
AAN war correspondent Michael Sully has been kidnapped by insurgents and is believed to be held captive somewhere in Sefrou-Ramal. Your mission as an ION operator is to search for intel and clues and bring him back to safety. This brand new open-world scenario developed exclusively for the Western Sahara Creator DLC offers dynamically randomized contracts during the day and night and can be played in both singleplayer and multiplayer co-op with up to 4 players.
Multiplayer Mode: “King of the Dunes”
An original spin by developer Rotators Collective on the popular community-made sector control multiplayer game mode “King of the Hill” by Sa-Matra.
Multiplayer Mode: “Last Stand”
Defend against waves of enemies and fight for your life against overwhelming odds in this new co-op game mode. Conserve your ammo and pick your targets carefully while working closely with a team of up to 4 people.
Showcase: “ION Weapon Systems”
Use the ION Weapon Systems VR training environment to test gear in various scenarios and prepare ION operatives for deployment.
2 Time Trial Races
Going crazy from the heat? Need to blow off some steam? Then get your motor running and race across the Sefrawi sand dunes in the Vrana-Redstone Dune Rally.
Rounding out Western Sahara’s immersive desert experience is a painstakingly crafted set of additional items including a digital camera, dromedary camel, refugee tents, and various new structures and props.
COMPATIBILITY DATA FOR NON-OWNERS
People who do not own the Western Sahara DLC are able to download and install the DLC's optional data via the Arma 3 Steam Workshop:
Subscribing to this Workshop item makes it possible for potential buyers to try out many of the DLC's assets prior to purchasing. It also enables non-owners to join multiplayer servers that make use of DLC content. Be aware that access to the DLC's terrain and campaign remains exclusive to owners of the DLC. Restrictions to the use of non-owned content also apply.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPERS
This DLC is published by Bohemia Interactive and developed by the Rotators Collective - a small group of like-minded developers loosely assembled from all around Europe with over 10 years of experience in making mods for a wide variety of games, including the top-rated Arma 3 mini-campaigns Callsign Minotaur and Dunes. The Western Sahara DLC has been specifically designed to expand on Arma 3's 2035 near-future setting.