FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Tac-Ops Dev-Branch Staging, Ports Beta Update
Yesterday we published the Arma 3 Tac-Ops Mission Pack to Dev-Branch and we're now starting to collect feedback. Our plan is to publish a Release Candidate later this week. Internally, data lock has been applied, which means all data changes are now carefully evaluated and packed manually to ensure a stable build. There's still a good amount of work to be done, but we can't wait to apply the last layers of polish and officially release Tac-Ops into the wild!
With the Tac-Ops Mission Pack now available on Dev-Branch, let's briefly discuss what it is and when you can expect its official release. Tac-Ops delivers three military operations (spread across seven missions) that aim to provide a true combat experience in an unrestricted war zone. The main branch a.k.a. the official release date is set to November 30. In the meantime, we look forward to your feedback, and feel free to share it with us directly via this dedicated forums thread. As with everything on Dev-Branch, we're still aiming to improve the experience based on the reactions and observations from our community.
By the way, as some of you already noticed, all players will be allowed to use premium assets (such as Marksmen and Apex weapons) inside these operations, even if they don't own the respective DLC or expansion. Outside of the operations, standard content licensing applies. Aside from that, not yet available on Dev-Branch are the After Action Report (AAR) videos. Presented by one of our military consultants, British Army veteran Ash, you'll have the opportunity to re-visit the operations in short videos of around 7-8 minutes. In these videos, Ash will share his recommendations on how to best tackle the missions, and hopefully inspire you to have another go and try out a different approach. Currently we're looking to add the AAR videos to Dev-Branch closer to the full release on November 30. Until then, you can still grab the Package with a 10% pre-order discount. Those who purchased the DLC Bundle 2 (or own the no longer available Supporter Edition) should already own Tac-Ops on Steam.