The free Arma 3 Malden DLC is now available to everyone. The new content has been automatically added to the Steam Library for Arma 3 owners. The centrepiece is an updated and re-imagined version of the iconic island of Malden which was the setting of the first Arma game.
Initially titled ‘Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis’, the first Arma game was originally released 16 years ago on June 22nd, 2001. Now Malden returns with 62 square kilometres and new terrain. That includes 15 towns and villages, plus other points of interest like an airfield, bunkers and a radio station.
You’ll also get to explore a goat farm, orchards and vineyards, and natural landscapes include a fjord and desert. The free Arma 3 Malden DLC does stay close to the original game by keeping all the original location names and placements. So if you played Arma in 2001 and remember where to find a petrol station, you’ll be able to find it in the same place now.
The new content also includes new structures and buildings which can be used by content creators in Arma 3. And there are also two new survivial multiplayer scenarios, ‘Escape from Malden’ and ‘Escape from Tanoa’. Plus it has orchestral versions of the classic Arma Cold War Assault and Arma 3 main theme songs if you’re an owner of the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition, Arma 3 Extended Edition, Arma 3 Apex Edition, Arma 3 Special Edition, and Arma 3 Supporter Edition.
And if that’s not enough, the free Arma 3 Malden DLC also ties into the release of new free standalone tactical shooter Argo, which takes place on the same island. As a crossover, Arma 3 will now feature a variation of the Argo co-op sandbox mode, taking on AI in an open world setting, and supporting up to 12 players teaming up.
Finally, there’s also a sale on for Arma 3 via Steam and the Bohemia Interactive store.