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Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Update 1.63

Bohemia Interactive is pleased to announce the release of update 1.63 for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead (changelog).

Besides the numerous fixes and optimizations which were introduced during the 1.63 beta program which covered almost a 2 year period for this iteration of the engine, the update focuses on the transition of the multiplayer from GameSpy matchmaking to Steam.

Activate non-Steam versions of Arma 2 on Steam

Attention: People who have a non-Steam version of Arma 2, and/or the Arma 2 expansions and DLC, can now activate their product key(s) on Steam. Please note that all future updates for the game will be delivered through Steam only. For more information about activating a product on Steam, please click here.

Arma 2 Free retiring from active duty. Arma 2 Franchise 75% off.

Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent Czech development studio, announces today the planned discontinuation of Arma 2 Free.

On Tuesday 22nd April 2014, nearly 3 years after its first announcement, Bohemia Interactive will be closing the Arma 2 Free servers and discontinuing its availability, Bohemia Interactive wish to thank the many thousands of gamers for their interest in Arma 2 Free and look forward to new projects in the future.

Live DayZombievent with Dean Hall and Ivan Buchta

The creator of DayZ Dean Hall and a couple of Arma 3 developers led by Ivan Buchta have invited a few gaming journalists for a zombie hunt and to share some beans and soda in the Chernarussian countryside today i.e. Thursday, June 28 @ 9 AM PST (noon EST, and 4 PM GMT). Watch this live DayZombievent below or follow this link.

Sound Czech

A while back, residential Sound Designers Ondřej Matějka and Jan Dušek were sent to record the sounds from the home-produced Aero L-159 Alca light subsonic aircraft and the new CZ 805 BREN A1 assault and modular rifle. As both will be making their debut in the upcoming Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC, we took it as a chauvinistic opportunity to scavenge through our imagery archives and bring up some memorable moments!

New recon photos acquired

We are receiving alarming yet unclear reports directly from the battlefield. Unfortunately the specific area of interest is covered by a very thick FOG OF WAR blocking our optical sensors. Unknown forces are on the move; their origin and strength are unclear.

WARNING: present recon photos are inaccurate; we’re waiting for better weather conditions to get an exact report.

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Arma 2 Tech Enters World War II

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Iron Front Liberation 1944: Arma 2 Tech enters World War II

Prague, Czech Republic May 18th - Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent Czech development studio, is pleased to announce, in cooperation with AWAR and X1Software, the release of Iron Front Liberation 1944, a brand new tactical shooter based on the Arma 2 engine.

Arma 2: Firing Range Augmented Reality

Prague, Czech Republic, Friday 4 May 2012 – Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent Czech development studio, is delighted to announce a massive update to the IOS and Android game Arma 2: Firing Range.

Augmented Reality: A stunning revolution in mobile gaming technology, Augmented Reality brings exciting new aspects to Arma 2 Firing Range, no longer is your view restricted to what you see on your screen, now Augmented Reality explodes the reality out of your screen into the world around you!


Άγιος Ευστράτιος – After broadcasting the Stratis teaser earlier this month, Bohemia Interactive has now confirmed an additional island in Arma 3. Situated in the North Aegean and stretching over 19 square kilometres, Stratis adds geographical variety and expands the game’s massive military sandbox. The reveal is supported by a fresh web update, trailer, screenshots and info on the Community Alpha.

Carrier Command’s Play & Contribute Beta goes live!

Sea trial – Just a few days after its announcement, Bohemia Interactive’s Play & Contribute Beta for Carrier Command: Gaea Mission has sailed out into the open water. Starting today, those who are joining in will be supporting the game’s development, while experiencing the unique ‘command-and-battle’ gameplay firsthand.

P&C Beta for Carrier Command: Gaea Mission

Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday 3 April 2012

Float-out - Bohemia Interactive has announced a Play & Contribute Beta for their upcoming sci-fi game: Carrier Command: Gaea Mission. By participating, people will be able to make first contact and assist in the game's development process.

Take On Helicopters: Hinds strikes stores!

Lock on target – Bohemia Interactive has launched Take On Helicopters: Hinds - the first official DLC for Take On Helicopters. Bringing in a variety of helicopter gun-and-gameplay, Take On Helicopters: Hinds enlists players to become the pilot of the most iconic helicopter gunship ever: the Hind.

Arma 2: Firing Range for all Android devices

Arma 2: Firing Range

Bohemia Interactive has opened up the Android Market with the release of Arma 2: Firing Range for all Android devices. Arma 2: Firing Range is the ultimate firing range simulation, utilizing accurate high-polygon weapon models used in the award winning Arma 2 tactical shooter videogame. The game was already available for Android Tegra devices, but now it is available for all devices running Android 2.2 or higher.

New major update for entire ARMA 2 product range released

Prague, Czech Republic December 22nd - Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent Czech development studio, is delighted to announce that just before Santa’s sleigh glides across the rooftops of good boys and girls the world over, our own Christmas present surprise is a new mega update encompassing the whole range of Arma II, Operation Arrowhead & their DLC.


Prague, Czech Republic, 13 December 2011 - In collaboration with Bohemia Interactive, Idea Games has besieged the App Store with the release of Arma 2: Firing Range on iOS. Arma 2: Firing Range is the ultimate firing range simulation, utilizing accurate high-polygon weapon models used in the award winning Arma 2 tactical shooter videogame.


We are pleased to announce that Arma X: Anniversary Edition is now available. Customers, who bought Arma 2, Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead or Arma 2: Combined Operations (or Arma 2 and Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead) on or, can buy an upgrade version of Arma X: Anniversary Edition with a discount (20% for Arma 2/OA, 40% for Combined Operations).

Arma 2 FREE announced!

Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent game development studio, is pleased to announce the Arma 2: Free - a free-to-play multiplayer version of critically acclaimed mil-sim, Arma 2.

Arma 2: Reinforcements arrived

We’re pleased to announce the release of a standalone expansion pack Arma 2: Reinforcements in the UK and Czech Republic. The latest expansion in this military simulator series hit the shelves on Friday 1st of April.

Click here to learn more about Arma 2: Reinforcements

Arma 2 Update 1.09 reporting for duty!

As a continuous support to our titles, dedicated community and customers, we are pleased to announce the release of the new update version 1.09 to Arma 2, which will improve the gaming experience of the titles from our military simulator line up!


We’re pleased to announce the release of a standalone expansion pack Arma 2: Reinforcements

ReinforcementsArma 2: Reinforcements brings two independent factions – British Armed Forces and Private Military Company – onto one DVD. Play it separately in a non-linear campaign or join friends in multiplayer battles with up to 50 players and hundreds of AI units. Find out the sequential dramatic events of Takistan, originally described in Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

Deploy a mechanized division of British Armed Forces to reinforce coalition troops battling a large-scale outbreak of guerilla insurgency, or join Private Military Company, recently contracted, to protect a UN weapons inspection team in Takistan.

Arma 2: OA Update 1.57

We are pleased to announce the release of new update to improve Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead's gaming-experience and deliver an early gift to all A2:PMC fans - 4 extra singleplayer missions!

Website Updated!

We have updated the website with new downloadable media. Click here to download recently added Arma 2: Private Military Company  icons and wallpapers! You can also check out the hires screenshots or get a taste of the abandoned wasteland-style military weapons test range environment, built upon brand new models and textures.


Arma 2: Private Military Company Released!

We are pleased to announce the continued reinforcement of the Takistan mission - with the deployment of Private Military Company providing the security for a UN investigation team as they seek to piece together information regarding Takistan's abandoned nuclear weapons programme! Next in the line-up of military simulators, Arma 2: Private Military Company - a huge downloadable addon for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, released this summer - deploys today.


Update 1.56 To Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Released!

As a continuous support to our titles, dedicated community and customers, we are pleased to announce the release of the new update version 1.56 to Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, which will improve the gaming experience of the titles from our military simulator line up!


Arma 2: British Armed Forces Update 1.01 Hotfix

We would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by BAF patch 1.01, which, temporarily prevented you, our loyal community members, from playing with BAF installed on BAF Lite servers. To get your game working correctly once again, and better, you need only download the last BAF patch again and run it.

You need to do this if you are getting error messages about wrong signature of one of our files. Otherwise, you have the latest data and need not take any notice of this incident, which we endeavour to ensure will not happened again.

Arma 2 Titles Enlarged By New Pack Of Patches!


As a continuous support of its titles, dedicated community and customers, we are pleased to announce the release of 3 new patches which will improve the gaming experience of the titles from our military simulator line up!

Amongst the variety of tweaks and fixes detailed in the attached change-log files, these patches also bring a number of engine improvements, such as: stability and functionality fixes and improvements, various visual optimisations, AI behaviour improvements, new scripting commands and event-handlers, new grenade launcher optics in Arma 2: BAF, doubled texture and sound quality for BAF-Lite and much, much more.

Editor Tutorial Video Released

A brand new video - presenting the powerful Mission Editor feature is ready for immediate analysis!

Create a dynamic mission across two tutorials of growing complexity.  Unlock the massive potential of Arma 2 by learning how to confidently use the editor: from the basic tools at your disposal to more advanced editing and scripting techniques. The sophisticated Mission Editor offers an intuitive, unobtrusive interface, enabling you to create completely customisable missions, scenarios - even campaigns - very quickly, and in only a few simple steps.

Click here to download sample script files for Arma 2 Mission Editor Tutorial movie

Arma 2: British Armed Forces Released!

We are pleased to announce the continued reinforcement of NATO forces in the Green Sea region - with the deployement of British Armed Forces to Takistan and neighbouring Karzeghistan! Next in the line-up of military simulators, Arma 2: British Armed Forces - a huge downloadable addon for the recently released Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead - deploys today.

Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Update 1.54 released!

arma2oa-baf-box-smallWe are pleased to announce the release of Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead patch v. 1.54. Among the variety of tweaks and fixes detailed in the attached readme file, this patch brings a number of specific new features, such as: a taste of British Armed Forces units, vehicles and weapons; compatibility with the forthcoming add-on, Arma 2: British Armed Forces; various improvements and fixes alongside engine upgrades with the extension of the Engineer's role and the ability for players to effectively operate and command artillery and mortar units.

Learn more and download Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Update 1.54 on Game Updates page.

Shapur Crisis Escalates!

Karzeghistan - particularly the Sharig Plateau and Shapur e-Dalanper provinces - is not high upon the international agenda; yet the lives of thoudsands of Karzegh nationals have been affected and their stories remain unheard. In our interview, we discuss the untold misery that has blighted the lives of those living around the volatile Takistani borderlands.

ARMA 2: British Armed Forces - Jamal Interview

Arma 2: BAF Launch Trailer Released!

Next in the line-up of military simulators, this huge add-on for the recently released Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead deploys on August 26th and delivers a new campaign, numerous single missions and a brand new faction, expanding upon the already epic collection offered up by Arma 2's MilSim sandbox.

ARMA 2: British Armed Forces

New Intelligence Report From Takistan!

Unconfirmed reports from the disputed Sharig Plateau region of Kazhegistan have implicated Takistani insurgents in raids upon British patrols. Her Majesty's Armed Forces repulsed several attacks and drove the groups south, where they have regrouped in the Shapur e-Dalanper area.

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Arma 2 Homepage Updated With Fresh Intel!

The Arma 2 homepage has been updated with the latest detailed, comprehensive Intel. A complete report on Takistan, its history, environment and industrial situation accompanied with pictorial references, is now available for immediate analysis.

Takistan Under Construction

Attention Arma 2 recruits! Just as 'an army marches on its stomach', our web pages require proper sustenance too. We are busy cooking up some fresh new content, which we hope to serve up very soon! We sincerely apologise for the wait, and trust that you will keep a healthy appetite for the most authentic mil-sim available!

Under Construction

Operation Arrowhead Is A Go; Enlist Now!

Today marks the hotly-anticipated release of Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, the massive new standalone expansion to the award-winning original Arma 2, available now both as digital download and PC DVD box in many stores.


Proud winner of the PC Gamer (US) 'Editor's Choice Award', Operation Arrowhead (A2OA) has quickly garnered a positive reception from industry-leading critics and gamers alike; be sure to check out all the latest news and reviews at Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead reviews page.

Players will enlist into various roles within the US Army - basic infantryman through to special operatives; combat pilots to heavy armor - supported by cutting-edge military equipment, such as thermal imaging, remotely-controlled UAVs and the very latest weapons and vehicles. Get a taste of the hottest military-simulator to date now at the official Arma 2 Youtube channel!

Head on over to the Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Features page for extra info, or find your favorite game store in the Attack! page to experience the definitive combat simulation today!

ARMA 2 Update 1.07 released

The official update for ARMA 2 from 1.05 to 1.07 (including the Steam version, note that Verify file cache and autoupdate will not work properly until the full 1.07 is also out directly on Steam). This free update is sponsored by Sprocket, the online store where you can buy Arma 2 and other games directly from the developers.

Download the update file in Game Updates download page.

Arma 2 Website Update

Fresh Intel about Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead has just been declassified! Learn more about each of the 4 factions and explore the large amount of models, vehicles and weapons which are available in this highly anticipated standalone expansion pack to the best military simulator of 2009; Arma 2.

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Takistan Army Deployed!

Bohemia Interactive introduces the Army of Takistan, the second faction in the forthcoming standalone expansion pack, Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

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Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Is Gold

Award-winning independent development studio Bohemia Interactive has announced that Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead - the eagerly-anticipated massive standalone expansion pack for Arma 2 - has gone gold, with the final master disc sent for manufacturing.

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Death From Above Seen On Video

New footage emerges for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead; Thermal Imaging, UAVs and Hand Weapon Tutorial demonstrates some of the unique new features in Arma 2‘s upcoming standalone expansion pack.


ARMA 2 Operation Arrowhead - Alliance Forces Deploy

The first instalment in the series of ingame videos, introduces the factions in ARMA 2 Operation Arrowhead, forthcoming standalone expansion pack to ARMA 2.

To avoid any misunderstanding - the helicopter without pilot really exists :)
It's not a bug - it's one of the UAVs and player will have the possibility to use them in game.

Community Awards 2009 winner announcement!

The final stage of this year’s annual “Bohemia Interactive Community Awards” is over. We received many, many votes and very positive feedback, not only from our dedicated community, but also from the public as a whole. 


The second annual Bohemia Interactive Community Awards was a huge success with 500 nomination votes and a total of nearly 5,000 votes through all categories. So without further ado, here are the winners!

ARMA 2 Update 1.05 released


New update 1.05 for ARMA 2 has been released! Among the list of tweaks and fixes detailed below, this update brings a number of new features such as a new attack helicopter AH-64 Apache, created with stunning detail, and an exclusive mini-campaign expanding on one of the seven unique endings of the original ARMA 2.

To download the ARMA 2 update visit the Game Updates page.

ARMA 2 Eagle Wing mini campaign teaser video

Teaser video introducing free additional game content available in ARMA 2 patch 1.05 has been released!

The video introduces the bonus campaign „Eagle Wing„ featuring the new AH-64 Apache attack helicopter. The „Eagle Wing mini-campaign expands upon one of the seven unique endings of the original ARMA 2 over two extensive new missions: It's the year 2012, the war in Chernarus has overgrown into a conflict between the USA and the Russian Federation. The player finds themselves caught in the middle of an escalating conflict. As a pilot of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, the player's task seems easy - to get behind enemy lines and attack. However the situation is about to change rapidly...

Amongst other things the 1.05 patch features new ingame model - AH-64 Apache, mini-campaign "Eagle Wing" and new warfare mode "When Diplomacy Fails" - all completely for free! You can download the movie in full HD quality at Movies Page or check some screenshots at the Gallery Page here.

Bohemia Interactive Community Awards 2009

All of us at Bohemia Interactive are delighted to announce that our annual Community Awards are returning to pay respects to the talented members of our community. The 2009 Community Awards introduces a new category of "Best User Created Video" and covers both ARMA: Armed Assault and ARMA 2.

The first stage is to submit your nominations from which we will create a list of finalists, to submit your finalist nominations please head over to the voting form now.

ARMA II Patch 1.03 released!

Bohemia Interactive continues to improve the ARMA II gaming experience.

As a continuous commitment to its dedicated fans, Bohemia Interactive releases new patch for ARMA II.

The patch 1.03 will solve and improve/balance the following in-game issues:

ARMA 2 Developer´s Diary - No.2 Mission Editor

Jan Prazak, Bohemia's PR manager explains the basic workings of the ARMA II mission editor in this, the second in the series of dev. diaries introducing the fantastic features and infinite possibilities of the sandbox military simulator hit of this year. Check out the video and learn how you can create your own missions or even whole campaigns which you can share with your friends online!

Small bonus for our fans

ARMA 2 website update

Although the game has now been released, we're still updating the website from time to time to provide useful Intel, not only for new visitors, but also for our community.

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This time, a small bonus for fans of our game has been released on a handful of desktop wallpapers and user avatars in an ARMA 2 theme.

Please, visit the Extras page.

ARMA 2 Developer´s Diary - No.1 Basic Controls

As part of a continuous commitment to ARMA IIs dedicated fan community, Bohemia Interactive has created a series of developer diaries to be published online, starting July 1st. Jan Prazak Bohemias PR manager explains the basic controls of ARMA II, shown using comprehensive video footage captured ingame.

ARMA II Demo Released!


The eagerly anticipated demo for the sandbox PC military shooter smash hit of 2009, ARMA II, is released and available for all who want to visit the republic of Chernarus and enjoy all of the fantastic features of this monumental war simulator. Do you want to fight eye to eye with enemies on the lush, open battlefield, do you want to take advantage by strafing enemy position in aircraft, do you want to crush enemy lines in a tank? Then download the demo and get a taste of what it takes to be a soldier in a modern warfare conflict!

ARMA II Flash Game!

A short introduction to the beginning of the ARMA II story is now available for all dedicated fans that are eager to explore the world of the Post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus.

Play the ARMA II flash game and win the free download!

Chernarus revealed!

Latest update provides a unique opportunity to explore the world of the post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus, which is the setting of this highly anticipated military simulator.


Hit & run - weapons and vehicles declassified!

Following on from the Weapons page declassification last week, the latest piece of Intel brings an in-depth look at the vehicles featured in ARMA 2.


An assortment of over 50 unique vehicle types are present in different versions, both military and civilian, with varying armament and/or camouflage resulting in more than 120 total vehicles.


Check out everything from the most advanced technology used by the USMC, or armed forces of the Russian Federation, to an old Cold-War era vehicle used by the local government forces or insurgents.

ARMA II - Long live Mother Russia!

Coming next in the series - Russian armed forces, which consist of highly experienced, professional soldiers, equipped with modern weaponry and technology.


Join us and explore the drills, equipment and enormous offensive potential of one of the most powerful armies on Earth. Is such a limitless power the final deciding factor for a small country chained to the threat of an upcoming civil war?


Watch the movie...

ARMA 2: Live from Chernarus

The second of our video series introducing the factions and equipment of ARMA II declassified!


This time gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of the civilians of Chernarus, as they try to go on with their normal daily routines, whilst surrounded every day by the fear and uncertainty of a country chained to the threat of a coming civil war.


This short news report reveals the tense and fearful atmosphere in Chernogorsk city after a terrorist attack shatters the sleepy, idyllic atmosphere of Chernarus´ countryside.

Watch the video...

ARMA 2: Official Secrets Act - Revoked

Enlist for duty at and get fresh Intel straight after its declassification!

news-USMC will be updated with fresh news on a weekly basis, from now up to the time of release. Regular updates about ARMA2 factions, weapons and vehicles will be accompanied by a series of visual references. Read the first declassified information right here!


Full HD ingame trailer declassified!

Eagerly awaited, full HD, ARMA2 ingame trailer finally declassified! As part of our continued commitment to the loyal ARMA fans, we wanted to ensure that this "developer's cut" trailer provided a detailed look at the game’s weapons, vehicles and the incredible environments in the troubled setting of war-ravaged Chernarus.


Read more for download mirrors and streaming video links

ARMA 2 gets plenty of attention at GC2008!

Following on from an extremely busy GC2008 in Leipzig there are now a number of features online about the progress of our next game ARMA 2, these features are in the form of previews, written interviews and even video interviews, please visit our ARMA 2 preview page and find out what people are saying about ARMA 2.


GC2008 was very successful for us and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who visited, there were numerous media visitors as well as members of the community and it was very rewarding to see so much interest in our next project. Website launched!

The new ARMA2 website is live! Check out the collection of new ArmA 2 info, then bookmark this site marine!


We'll be updating it regularly with a constant stream of propaganda, intel and in-depth looks at the technology and features that make ArmA 2 unique. Don't miss out!