In this thread we'll post announcements about Release Candidates (RC) of future main branch updates. That includes the opening of the RC-Branch ahead of an update, possible change logs between RC updates and details on (multiplayer) stress tests. This thread itself will remain closed to allow for a clear overview of announcements, please feel free to discuss this branch here.
RC testing of Update 1.78 has started concluded.
Steam branch access code: Arma3Update178RC
Arma 3: ~7.4 GB / Arma 3 Server ~1.1 GB (depends on Apex ownership)
Areas of focus (pseudo-changelog):
Added: Tac-Ops Mission Pack*
Added: 3 Singleplayer Military Operations
Added: HoldKey Function
Added: Basic Civilian Behavior module
Added: Animated Briefing Framework
Added: Official Soundtrack
Added: Gendarmerie Van liveries**
Added: Basic Helmet (Black)**
Added: Live orchestra recordings (Flashpoint, Malden) available in game for scenario designers
Tweaked: Apex Expansion data are now decrypted and downloaded to all users (Content Licensing applies)
Tweaked: BattlEye traffic moved to a separate game port (2306)
Added: Picture-in-Picture occluders
Tweaked: PhysX libraries were updated
Tweaked: Driving of tracked vehicles was overhauled
Fixed: Particle rendering was behaving incorrectly
Added: Script error warnings for enumerated values
* Content requires ownership of Arma 3 Tac-Ops Mission Pack.
** Restrictions apply to those who don't own Arma 3 Laws of War DLC.