In celebration of Arma 3’s ‘Alpha anniversary’ (the Arma 3 Alpha was released on March 5th 2013), Bohemia Interactive has deployed a brand new M2A4 Slammer UP (Urban Purpose) tank variant (screenshot attached). Players have access to the Slammer UP after downloading today’s automatic update for Arma 3 on Steam.
The M2A4 Slammer UP is the urban purpose variant of the M2A1 Slammer. Compared to the base version, it features heavier armor with reinforced rear of the tank and a remote-controlled turret. This weight increase had to be compensated somewhere, which is why the M2A4 is fitted with a less powerful 105mm cannon – compared to 120mm of the base Slammer.
Arma 3 pioneered Steam’s Early Access form of development with the release of the Arma 3 Alpha one year ago. Working closely together with the community, Arma 3 also became one of the first Early Access games to celebrate its official release. Building further upon the game’s solid foundation, Bohemia Interactive is still actively developing new improvements, features and content – among which Arma 3’s final campaign episode and the Arma 3 Zeus DLC. The studio has also launched a €500,000 modding competition.
For more information about Arma 3, please visit the official website at www.arma3.com and follow Arma 3 on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The complete changelog of the new update (1.12) can be found here.