SPOTREP #00065

reported by Vojtěch Kovařič on March 29, 2017

FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Hotfix 1.68 (GPU Selection, Crash Fixes, Audio Fixes)
SIZE: ~66 MB / ~25 MB (depends on Apex ownership)


  • Consider using the Steam client option to verify the integrity of the local game cache to avoid corrupted data after downloading this update.
  • Consider defragmenting your HDD after downloading large updates.
  • Updating a deeply moddable game and its platform is not without risks. We use various methods to communicate upcoming changes to our awesome modding community, such as via the Dev Hub. We also co-operate directly on troubleshooting, and we offer an opportunity to test updates via our Release Candidate tests. Modders, server administrators and other members of the community do their best to prepare for updates and to address issues post-release as quickly as possible. Please be mindful of some interruptions (especially in the first hours / days after a release) while we all work to improve the game together.
  • A Legacy Build Steam branch is available for advanced users. It contains the previous significant main branch version (1.66). It can be used to compare specific changes between major releases. The access code for this branch is: Arma3Legacy166
  • This update does not apply to the experimental Linux and Mac port betas at time of writing. We hope to be updating those as soon as possible.
  • You can find the servers in the Steam library (switch the filter to "Tools") - "Arma 3 Server" (based on your OS, it will download the Windows or Linux version).
    • Administrators can also use the command-line SteamCMD utility. The app ID is to be 233780.
    • NVIDIA GameWorks™ Technology provided under license from NVIDIA Corporation. Copyright © 2002-2017 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA® and PhysX® are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation and are used under license.
  • In case of problems, please check the Bohemia Interactive support F.A.Q., Arma 3 F.A.Q., BattlEye F.A.Q., or Launcher troubleshooting guide.
  • You can help us to further improve the game by posting your feedback on the Feedback Tracker.



The East Wind (potential spoilers)


  • Tweaked: The game will now override incorrectly configured hardware drivers to use the high-performance GPU in hybrid GPU systems (e.g. laptops)


  • Fixed: There was a different behavior of the ceil script command on 64-bit game executables


  • Tweaked: Launcher now has a more robust way to ensure that only one instance of it is running


  • Updated: Stand-alone Windows Dedicated Server (1.68)
  • Updated: Stand-alone Linux Dedicated Server (1.68)
    • Known issue: Steam client modifies the steam_appid.txt file incorrectly. In case of issues, verify its content is: 107410
    • Known issue: Sometimes the add-ons are loaded from the wrong installation (e.g. main game)
    • Try adding -mod=curator;kart;heli;mark;expansion;dlcbundle to your arma3server.exe shortcut
  • Fixed: CallExtensions were not being loaded on Linux Dedicated Servers
  • Fixed: Crash connected to weapon ammo recognition
  • Fixed: Headless Client crash