Arma 3 releases new Contact Expansion

Today the new Contact expansion released for Arma 3. Arma, usually a very detailed, realistic military simulation, doesn’t really fit to aliens and sci-fi settings. But with Contact, this seems to change, at least for one very large expansion.

the promise of Contact

Well, as the name implies, Contact is about making first Contact. As the website describes it:

As Specialist Aiden Rudwell, you are a NATO drone operator taking part in a military training exercise on Livonia. When a massive alien vessel enters the atmosphere, you are sent on a reconnaissance mission to investigate the extraterrestrial presence.

Snippet taken from the official press release about Arma 3: Contact

The full list of content is as follows:

  • Singleplayer campaign – “First Contact” (military science fiction)
  • 163 km2 Livonia terrain
  • 2 Factions – Livonian Defense Force and Russian Spetsnaz
  • 5 Weapons – Promet Assault Rifle, RPK-12 Light Machine Gun, AKU-12 Carbine, Mk14 Classic Hunting Rifle, Kozlice Shotgun
  • 2 Vehicles – ED-1 Mini UGV (multiple variants) and Tractor
  • Gear – CBRN clothing, masks and backpacks, Spectrum Device, radio backpack, blindfold, and tin foil hat
  • Multiplayer Scenarios – Livonia Zeus Game Master, Combat Patrol, and Warlords
  • Free Bonus Content – NATO woodland camouflage, civilian clothing, 100+ decorative props and terrain objects, and more

The Expansion releases today on Steam for 24.99€ with a 10% release offer, costing you right now only 22.49€. You could also go even higher with the incredible Arma 3 Contact Collector’s edition from the Bohemia Interactive store for merely 159€.

The collector’s edition includes base game of Arma 3, the Contact expansion with all listed above features and additionally:

  • Rugged field case – This durable hard shell case with foam lining is sure to help keep your tools, instruments, and other valuables safe when you’re out in the field. 41x34x18cm (41x38x18cm with handle extended).
  • Two-way radio transceiver (2x)* – Ensure you stay in “contact” during reconnaissance missions with two trusty walkie-talkies.
  • Steel storage container – Avoid electromagnetic fields interfering with your trinkets with this portable makeshift Faraday cage, which also looks great on display. 19x14x4cm.
  • Livonia topographic map – Prone to getting lost? Not anymore! This 1:25000 map of Livonia will keep you properly oriented should you find yourself turned around. 12x18cm (folded), 72x54cm (unfolded).
  • Poster – An A2-size poster featuring the key artwork from Arma 3 Contact. Perfect decoration for your hideaway.
  • Logo sticker (2x) – Decorate your belongings with two Contact logo color variants.
  • Tin foil hat (2x) – Make sure your thoughts remain your own with the tried-and-tested method of mind control protection. Conspiracy theories not included.

Can’t say many collector’s editions come with a tin foil hat against alien waves. 🙂

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