Bohemia Interactive has released the first chapter of Arma 3's campaign as free DLC.
Titled 'Survive', it sees players stepping into the boots of Ben Kerry, a soldier on a NATO peacekeeping mission in the Mediterranean.
"Following a couple of years of uneasy cease-fire, this US-led deployment is now in the process of a staged drawdown," says Arma 3 creative director Jay Crowe. "The vacuum left by withdrawing forces is being rapidly filled by the opposing CSAT faction, creating the conditions for, one might say, a flashpoint."
The DLC not only introduces the game's campaign component but also "more building blocks for the platform - new weapons, animations, 3D objects, scripted modules - each designed to grant content creators even greater freedom to create and share their own content", according to Crowe.
In August, Bohemia announced that Arma 3 would launch in September without its single player campaign, which is set to be released across three free DLC episodes.