In this thread we'll try to describe updates happening in the Development branch of Arma 3.
This changelog is not complete, nor confirmed to be working as advertised. Again, Development branch does not pass internal QA before publication. Stick with main branch if you do not want to deal with the (big) potential issues and frequent data transfers.
Feel free to discuss the updates to this branch in the relevant thread.
Cross-joining default and Development branch disabled in MP
Ifrit config class names changed to O_Ifrit_F and similar
Various artwork fixes and tweaks in materials, textures and passenger animations
Active Development branch is now indicated in the main menu
Showcase: Helicopters - little optimization and conversation timings
Various other showcase fixes
Multiple crash opportunities fixed
First tests of shadow improvements
EXE rev. 142576 (game)
EXE rev. 142576 (launcher)
Size: ~1.5 GB (depends on Apex ownership)
Specific feedback threads have been opened for various sub-topics:
In order to enjoy the full experience of the new mini-campaign, we recommend to wait for the final release. To those who are less patient, we thank you for participating in testing!
Please be considerate when discussing the mini-campaign and use spoiler warnings whenever appropriate - thanks!
Steam DLC ownership may not fully work during the first hours / days of DLC Dev-Branch staging and pre-orders. We’ll resolve any issues together with Steam as soon as possible.
Added: Laws of War DLC*
Added: International Development & Aid Project faction (IDAP)
Added: IDAP Vehicles (reskins)
Added: IDAP Cap (variants)
Added: Aid Worker Clothes (variants)
Added: Van (Transport, Cargo, Ambulance variants - 20+ liveries)*
Added: Utility Drone (Cargo, Medical variants)*
Added: Corresponding UAV bags
Added: Demining Drone*
Added: APERS Mine Dispenser*
Added: Training Mine*
Added: Cluster Bombs (3 factions - see Pylon settings of aircraft)
Added: Unexploded Ordnance (3 factions x 4 triggers)
Added: Safety Vest (variants)*
Added: Multi-Pocket Vest (variants)*
Added: Identification Vest (variants)*
Added: EOD Vest (variants)*
Added: Messenger Bag (variants)*
Added: Leg Strap Bag (variants)*
Added: Wireless Earpiece*
Added: Ear Protectors (variants)*
Added: Hard Hat (variants)*
Added: Safari Hat (variants)*
Added: Head Bandage (variants)*
Added: Basic Helmet (variants)*
Added: Press Helmet (variants)*
Added: Respirator (variants)*
Added: Safety Goggles*
Added: Construction Coveralls
Added: Paramedic Outfit*
Added: IDAP Objects
Added: Tent Objects
Added: Humanitarian Aid Objects
Added: Medical Objects
Added: Furniture Objects
Added: “Remnants of War” mini-campaign**
Added: Various campaign-related special character compositions
Added: Showcase IDAP
Added: Showcase Laws of War
Added: TT11: Downhill Rumble
Added: TT12: Jungle Fever ** ***
Added: TT13: Turbulence
Added: TT14: Life in Danger ** ***
Added: TT15: Off Road Excavation ** ***
Added: IDAP map marker set
Added: IDAP Orange UI color preset
Added: International Humanitarian Law Field Manual entries
Added: Scripted Leaflets feature
Added: 7 new Steam Achievements
Added: Main Menu tile for the Malden terrain
Tweaked: Tactical Ping icon and sound
Tweaked: The Darter SFX are now using some of the improvements developed for the new Utility Drone
* Restrictions apply for those who don’t own Arma 3 Laws of War DLC.
** Content requires ownership of Arma 3 Laws of War DLC.
*** Content requires ownership of Arma 3 Apex.
No engine changes today