Arma 3’s tricky Tac-Ops mission pack is out now


Arma 3’s new single-player mission pack, Tac-Ops, popped into existence last week, introducing three presumably very serious missions to the straight-faced military sandbox. They’re tricky, says developer Bohemia Interactive, and you’ll need brush up on your shooting, tactical positioning and adaptability. You should also learn some army phrases, but mostly because they’re fun to shout. Take a look at the trailer.

Within the missions you’ll be able to pick up or ignore optional objectives that will apparently affect the operation, and you’ll get to jump into a bunch of different armed forces. Once you’re done, you can watch after action report videos that contain insights about the missions from the game’s military consultant.

It looks like there isn’t much new here aside from the missions, which has ruffled some feathers judging by some of the Steam reviews. Arma 3’s official missions have been a bit of a mixed bag. Last year’s Apex expanded the game with a whole new island and lots of new military hardware, and that was great, but the campaign that came with it was utterly forgettable.

Still, you can get these new missions for less than a fiver. Arma 3: Tac-Ops is out now on Steam for £4.49/$5.99/€4.99. It’s also part of the Arma 3 DLC bundle 2. That’ll set you back £19.99/$24.99/€22.99 and includes Jets, Laws of War, Tac-Ops and the upcoming Tanks DLC.


  1. Alien says:

    ARMA has become sooo arcady…

    • Cederic says:

      Oh, nice. I might have to give it a look then.

      Arma 2 was just horrible. All I remember of it is incessant headbob and a control scheme that made Falcon 4.0 feel simple – just for the infantry. Life is too short..

      • KastaRules says:

        You can decrease and even disable the (extremely) annoying head bob.

      • Turin Turambar says:

        I think the joke is that ‘tac-ops’ sounds like ‘coin-op’, as in arcade machines.

  2. audiox says:

    As always, if you want to try out the wonders of Arma3 multiplayer in an organized but forgiving fashion your friends at still provide two weekly sessions for everybody who wants to drop by.

    Folk ARPS came about as a merger between (unsurprisingly) Folk and the Arma Rock Paper Shotgun community pretty much exactly 5 years ago! Actually, our anniversary is in four days!
    Thanks to everybody who’s been around and played with us over the years!