Arm yourself and dive into World War II combat scenarios on your Arma 3 server, that transports you and your mates to the thick of action in Normandy. Live through these monumental clashes with a degree of realism exclusive to Arma 3. With the Spearhead 1944 DLC, step into the boots of a soldier, joining forces with your teammates to free Normandy from its captors. Are you geared up for battle? Explore the new DLC and missions outlined below for a thrilling summary of the update and all the incredible new content it offers!
How to Dive into the Creator Arma 3 DLC
To begin playing the Spearhead 1944 DLC, you’ll need to have it installed. To play Arma 3 with the new DLC, simply access the DLC section in the Arma 3 Launcher and ensure that you have the “Spearhead 1944” DLC installed. In addition, you’ll need to have the DLC installed on a game server by following our how to install Arma 3 mods guide. Then, join your Arma 3 server to begin the exciting action ahead!
A Vast New Battlefield
Discover Normandy – A Sprawling 150 km² Landscape
Gear up to explore a realistic 1:2 scale recreation of Normandy, the backdrop of Operation Cobra, a 1944 mission led by the US with the objective of penetrating beyond the established beachhead. Engage yourself in a complex network of hedges, rivers, orchards, and fortifications. Within this environment, World War II is vividly realized, delivering highly engaging gameplay and enthralling conflicts!
New Arma 3 DLC Factions, Civilians, Weapons, and More
In addition to the expansive new map, the Spearhead 1944 Arma 3 DLC brings new factions, weaponry, uniforms, backpacks, and a plethora of additional features. Prepare for a staggering array of 30 new weapons, 200 variations of uniforms, 60 vests, 70 backpack types, 150 styles of headgear, and beyond. Are you ready to step into the fray as part of the US 2nd Armored Division, a soldier of the Wehrmacht, or a warrior of the French army?
31 New Vehicle Variants
- M16 Half-Track
- M3 Half-Track (Transport, Medical, Ammo, Fuel, Repair)
- M3A1 Half-Track
- M10 Tank Destroyer
- M18 Hellcat
- M4 Sherman (including M4 and M4A1 variants)
- M4A1-T34 Calliope Sherman
- M4A1 76(W) Sherman
- P-47D Thunderbolt (M8 rockets, 500/1000lbs bombs with optional delay, and 100lb White Phosphor Bomb)
- Sd. Kfz. 250/1 Half Track
- Sd. Kfz. 305 Blitz (Transport, Ambulance, Ammo, Anti Air, Fuel, Repair)
- PzKpfw III Ausf J/L/M/N
- Pzkpfw IV Ausf G
- Pzkpfw VI Ausf H1
- Sd. Kfz. 164 Nashorn
- FW 190 F-8 (20 and 13 mm MG’s, SC-50 Bomb with optional impact delays, NC-50 Smoke Bomb)
Arma 3 DLC Multiplayer Campaign
Take part in Operation Cobra on your Arma 3 DLC server with up to 24 players, participating in the iconic campaign with the 2nd Armored Division. In this endeavor, you'll aim to alter the trajectory of history, revisiting Western Europe in July 1944 alongside your allies. The challenges you'll face include:
- 7 fully voiced immersive missions.
- Animated briefings for each mission provide clear objectives and context.
- Plan strategies together, and explore different approaches for high replay value.
- Try out various roles: tank crews, engineers, flamethrower troopers, medics, and many more.
Single Player Adventure
Dive into a solo player expedition mode, where you'll familiarize yourself with the narratives and gear of both the German and American forces during Operation Cobra. Alternatively, align yourself with the French Resistance and undertake a solo mission or form a squad with up to 4 friends.
ARMA 3 Custom Game Modes
- Zeus – Create your own missions and play your way. Utilize pre-made cooperative scenarios for German and American troops.
- Combat Patrol – the Spearhead version with faction selection, new objectives, customizable mission parameters, and automatic support for World War II mods.
- Escape – the Spearhead version with faction selection, higher difficulty, and automatic support for World War II mods.
- Warlords – the Spearhead version with faction selection, additional customization through mission parameters, and automatic support for World War II mods.
Enhancements in Gameplay with the Creator DLC Spearhead 1944
- Advanced Revive System: This is an improvement over Arma 3's existing revive system, featuring full AI compatibility. It includes capabilities like pulling injured comrades to safety, halting bleeding, and numerous customization possibilities.
- Morale Mechanism: This system emulates troop morale, causing AI to retreat, abandon their arms, or capitulate. You can capture prisoners for vital data about enemy forces and their locations.
- Indirect Fire Aid: This feature enables both players and AI to call for diverse types of assistance such as mortar fire, heavy artillery, and air support via radio or directly from adjacent tanks.
- Authentic Vehicle Damage: Enjoy an authentic experience with bullet ricochets, armor penetration, and ammunition rack explosions, complemented by improved effects and the demolition of individual vehicle parts.
- Enhanced Reloading Animations: Ground forces weapons feature various reloading animations, which depend on whether the magazine is partially or fully depleted.
- Hip Fire Mechanism and Obstacle Avoidance: Get a real feel of the weightiness of heavy or long weapons, like machine guns, in close-quarters combat. Typically, machine guns are held at hip level but can be shoulder-fired without support, impacting accuracy during continuous fire. Longer firearms will be raised or lowered when nearing objects or walls, promoting the use of compact weapons in confined spaces and discouraging excessive use of hefty, unsupported weapons.
- Amplified Sound Environment: Engrossing and authentic bullet sounds with ricochet effects and heavy impacts to intensify your gameplay. Enable the “Environment – War Sounds” module for a deeper battlefield immersion. Hear genuine Doppler-effect aircraft noises, derived from actual recordings, as they roar overhead.
- New Weapon Attachments: The inclusion of bayonets and an array of rifle grenades augment the player’s armory, providing fresh alternatives for anti-tank warfare, illumination, camouflage, and transitions between close and distant combat.
- Flamethrowers: The debut of flamethrowers presents a unique and potent means to execute destructive attacks and dominate the battlefield in various methods.
- Towing and Pushing of Anti-Tank Cannons: Players can either tow anti-tank cannons with vehicles or physically push them, allowing for quick and effective positioning in the battlefield.
Venture into the New Arma 3 DLC on your own server
With your mission briefing in hand, you're primed for action in the latest Arma 3 DLC, Spearhead 1944! Will you venture into the newest map, test out new vehicles, or perhaps try a fresh game mode? Regardless of your path into battle, you're equipped to tackle any challenge on your own Arma 3 server with friends!