Arma 3

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Arma 3
Arma 3 cover
Bohemia Interactive
macOS (OS X) Virtual Programming[1]
Linux Virtual Programming[1]
Bohemia Interactive
Real Virtuality 4
Release dates
Windows September 12, 2013
macOS (OS X) Early access[1]
Linux Early access[1]
Arma: Cold War Assault 2001
Arma: Armed Assault 2006
Arma 2 2009
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead 2010
Arma Tactics 2013
Arma 3 2013

General information

Port Report: Arma 3 Alpha
Bohemia Interactive Forums
Startup Parameters
Armaholic Community Forums
Feedback Tracker
Steam Community Discussions
Performance Guide


All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -skipIntro -noSplash command line arguments[2]

Skip launcher[edit]

Use the -noLauncher -useBE command line arguments[3][4][5]


If you skip the launcher, workshop content wont update or download.

Game data[edit]

Game options
Game options

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Arma 3
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.local/share/bohemiainteractive/arma3/GameDocuments/Arma 3
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Arma 3\Saved
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.local/share/bohemiainteractive/arma3/GameDocuments/Arma 3/Saved
Steam Workshop mission files are also stored in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Arma 3 - Other Profiles\<user-id>\Saved\steam

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General video settings
General video settings
Display settings
Display settings
Antialising and Postprocesses settings
Antialising and Postprocesses settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use ArmA FOV Changer
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA (Standard to Ultra), FXAA (Standard to Ultra), CMAA, FSAA (2x, 4x and 8x) and SSAA/downscaling via Sampling Quality
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.
Range finding by using certain scopes like the PSO scope might not be accurate anymore when playing on a non-default FOV.

Input settings[edit]

Mouse settings
Mouse settings

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music, Radio communications, VoIP
Surround sound
Up to 7.1
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Arma3 Fix (W.I.P).
TriDef 3D
Devices Native Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP (outbound) 2303
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Issues fixed[edit]

Forcing correct monitor[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Arma3.cfg.
  3. Find forcedAdapterId and change the value to 0 for your primary monitor, 1 for secondary, etc.
Specific parameter for linux users only[citation needed]

You can also use --eon_force_display=x command line argument on linux builds, where x is your monitor ID. Under steam, set command line like this : %command% --eon_force_display=0

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
OpenGL 4.1 Only Linux
64-bit executable
Can be forced with the -win64 command line argument[6]


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer BattlEye

Command line arguments[edit]

See list of available command line entries for Arma 3

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
Intel Core i5-2300
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB 20 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 3830
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Intel HD Graphics 4000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
AMD Radeon HD 7750
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Experimental Ports | Arma 3
  2. Arma 3 Startup Parameters - Bohemia Interactive Community
  3. Crappy ARMA 3 steam launcher (solved) :: Arma 3 General Discussions
  4. Arma 3 Launcher - Bohemia Interactive Community
  5. BattlEye service implementation - ARMA 3 - DEVELOPMENT BRANCH - Bohemia Interactive Forums
  6. Arma 3 Launcher - Bohemia Interactive Community