FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: 1.90 RC-Branch, SITREP Frequency, Community Radar
With 2018 done and dusted, we're ready for another splendid year of Arma 3. In this first SITREP of 2019, we'll discuss some of the changes to our future Situation Reports, take a look at some of the community content that emerged over the past few weeks, and talk a little bit about the planned 1.90 update.
There are some exciting things on the horizon for Arma 3 in 2019. Although a large part of the original Arma 3 development team is now working on Bohemia's new Enfusion engine, which means we'll not be introducing any major new gameplay features, we do have quite some new content lined up. For example, our developers in Bohemia's Amsterdam office are collaborating with our people in the Czech Republic and Thailand on a fairly unusual yet sizeable Arma 3 DLC. This is progressing very nicely, and it'll bring various bigger and smaller assets to the wider Arma 3 sandbox, alongside several top secret components. Apart from that, we're also happy to report some good progress on the first third-party DLC. We're not ready yet to share any specifics on all of this just yet, but please stand by for the official announcements later in the year.
Moving forward, our SITREPs (Situation Reports) will be posted monthly (instead of bi-weekly). In addition we'll be introducing a new monthly news item called the Community Radar (#COMRAD). As a result, our SITREPs should again focus primarily on the status of development, whereas the Community Radar will enable us to spotlight more amazing things that are happening in the Arma 3 community.
We're currently establishing the exact format of the Community Radar. It will most likely be structured into five main categories: Art, Development, Videos, Livestreams, and Events - and the first edition should be posted in two weeks. So, if there's something you'd like to see featured, we advise you to share your content on one of the following forum links; Art, Development, Videos, or on Twitter by tagging @Arma3official or #Arma3. Overall, the intention is to include a broad array of content and contributors.
Besides our plans for the Community Radar, we recently also posted our first ever "Community Profile" of the one and only thebuckfastwine. The Community Profiles are meant to be a series of mini-interviews with some of our amazing community members. These will give you a personal insight into their backgrounds and how they experience the game.
A little over a week ago, we've deployed a small security update to Arma 3's main branch. This involved an update of the BattlEye client. If you want to know more, you can check out the SECREP, read the BattlEye FAQ, or contact BattlEye directly if you have any questions.
We've prepared a few Warlords tips for you. So if you're curious about some of the things you might not know about the Warlords MP game mode, make sure you check out our Twitter.