ARMA 3 originally released in 2013 - that's five years ago, which might make some of us feel a tad old. Regardless, the developers, Bohemia Interactive, keep pumping the game with new content quite often, thus revitalising its grasp over the hardcore milsim niche.
ARMA 3 Warlords is the latest new game mode added to the mix, and it's a real boon if you're a sucker for highly-organised boots-on-the-ground sort of thing. This new ARMA 3 multiplayer mode serves as a bit of a remix of classic ARMA gameplay, and seems quite intriguing indeed.
ARMA 3 multiplayer modes have always come front-and-centre in the milsim community, but Warlords may well be the most interesting mode of play Bohemia have released so far. This mode has players join either the NATO or the CSAT forces who then attempt to take hold of an island by establishing a chain of linked sectors they've overtaken from AI-controlled forces.
Once either faction has a solid enough foothold for them to engage in large-scale operations, it's time for them to begin chipping away at the other faction, until the better-organised one comes out on top! Warlords is, then, a combination of PvE and PvP gameplay that offers the very best of ARMA 3 on a silver platter.
Alongside Warlords, ARMA 3's Update 1.86 also introduces the ADR-97 weapons pack, originally released as Steam Workshop mod, and which adds the fan-favourite Belgian P90-ish firearms to the mix. The Warlords update is available completely free of charge, while ARMA 3 itself is available via Steam for €34,99.