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So, 13 new weapons 10 new vehicles, a new faction, countless headgear, vest and uniform varieties whether or not they are retextured and 1 new island. Do you guys feel cheated on now? I hope not, this is great! Sucks because I am on holiday for another week or so away from my rig...

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about viper team helmet :

<Original>Next generation combined helmet developed in China for special military operatives. Shields physical heat and renders the soldier invisible to Thermal Imaging if used with compatible uniform. This helmet combines a protective function with the functionality other soldiers seek via additional equipment, such as night vision.</Original>

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"The Type 115 is a modern multi weapon. It consists of two separate weapons combined into a single unit: a lower semi auto rifle chambered to fire .50 rounds and an upper automatic/semi auto rifle chambered in 6.5 mm. The gun can be modified by attachments to fulfill various roles in battle. Its versatility turns every soldier into a universal threat against both infantry and armored targets"

perhaps something like this? 

http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/large_1x_/public/sf_zh-05.jpg?itok=cSNF6HBr

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 I bought a version of Arma 3 Supporter Edition, I get APEX free ?

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Excuse me if you've alrady freaked out about this but:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkQ_mYtWEAAqQiM.jpg

ZOMG! MANDIBLES! BALACLAVAS! CRAZY NODs! HK416s! *melt*

 

EDIT: I'm farily sure supporter edition people get it free. I Don't mind paying for it, more money towards a company who actually gives a s*** about their players and fans

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 I bought a version of Arma 3 Supporter Edition, I get APEX free ?

Yes

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Looks like most the information is there now for us. And looking very interesting.

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Yes

I installed version for developers,  island not available  me and requires purchase.

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I installed version for developers,  island not available  me and requires purchase.

If you read a few posts here, you will notice that a lot of us are in that case.

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I installed version for developers,  island not available  me and requires purchase.

its a bug, they said that it will get fixed soon

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I am so excited for vehicle in vehicle transport, it is going to be epic! We can finally do those awesome extractions with  the dinghys, yknow driving a dinghy right into the cargo hold of a chinook and extracting!

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Been looking through the XML posted here earlier -- it's a little unorganised, but I think I extracted anything of relevance below. Lots of exciting new features to be added :)

 

Vehicles:
 
 
The KH-3A Fenghuang is an unmanned aerial drone based on a Chinese design. The UAV adopts the unusual canard layout and is propelled by a pusher engine. This multipurpose drone is equipped with modern tracking and tracing systems, countermeasures and also carries four air-to-ground laser guided missiles.
 
Personal watercraft (PWC) of the sit-down type. This small-hulled craft driven by a jet-propulsion system offers seats for 3 people and is easy to mount or dismount on the water thanks to the open stern construction. The powerful engine and great maneuverability makes this craft truly fun to ride. And of course it is a small and useful water transport vehicle for military use as well.
 
This autonomous/remotely controlled helicopter drone is mainly used as close air support and thanks to the unmanned construction can be deployed in the most dangerous zones. The Falcon is equipped with a laser designator and can therefore handle surveillance, reconnaissance and target designation tasks. Its greatest strength, however, lies in armament. It carries two rocket pods, each with 12 unguided rockets and six Scalpel air-to-ground missiles. The MQ-12 Falcon can also use countermeasures for self-defense.
 
Developed as a 21st century replacement for aging C-130 based gunships and transport aircraft. Its third-generation tilt-rotor VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) technology allows this long endurance aircraft to conveniently utilize a wide range of airfields and runways which greatly improves the military logistics. It also provides unparalleled maneuverability in its heavily armed gunship variant which has the unique ability to perform either pylon turns or merely hover in place during the ground attack. The huge internal storage allows for transportation of vehicles up to the size and weight of the AMV-7 Marshall APC in the vehicle transport variant or up to 32 fully armed soldiers with supplies in the infantry transport variant. The storage space of the gunship variant is fully occupied by automated weapon stations and carried ammunition.
 
By far the largest CSAT joint development project to date was long troubled by the conflicting requirements of the participating armies who demanded an aircraft with VTOL capabilities. The planned budget was vastly exceeded several times and development was years behind schedule. The program eventually became one of the most expensive in military procurement history and despite a great deal of information remains classified and is often compared to the older F-35 program. The final solution was based upon the most promising prototype designed in Xi'an which was able to meet most of the requirements with satisfactory results. High running and maintenance costs remains a huge issue that plagues the reputation of the otherwise extremely progressive aircraft with many unique features and top-notch bleeding-edge technologies.
 
The MB 4WD is a modern four-wheel drive off-road vehicle with a distinctive construction, which could be tracked up to World War II. The vehicle was produced in the US and exists in a number of different editions. Thanks to the powerful engine, durable chassis and great maneuverability, this vehicle can handle all levels of difficult terrains from dry deserts to humid jungles or artic wastelands.
 
An agile (maximum speed 160 km/h) light protected vehicle for 5-6 soldiers – depending on the configuration. The Qilin offers safe and fast operating speeds with superior levels of mobility and maneuverability. It is highly adaptable to severe, rugged and restrictive terrains while providing off-road, cross-country mobility under all types of weather conditions. The vehicle was produced in China with Russian cooperation, so some minor influence from Ifrit MRAP can be seen in Qilin’s design. The Qilin is a highly customizable platform which can be fitted according to the mission. CSAT Pacific forces primarily use the unarmed variant and the armed variant fitted with a 6.5 mm minigun.
 
Caesar BTT is a single-engine, fixed-gear, low-wing general aviation aircraft built from composite materials. The Caesar BTT is one of the fastest fixed-gear, single-engined piston aircraft, reaching a speed of 235 knots (435 km/h) true air speed at 25,000 feet (7,600 m). It is used by civilians and smaller shipping companies all around the world.
 
The Prowler is a light strike vehicle (LSV) which means it is agile and lightly armored. It uses speed, maneuverability and off-road mobility to avoid major threats. Another benefit is that the Prowler is light enough to be transported by medium helicopters such as UH-80 Ghost Hawk. This is in contrast to the heavy MRAP vehicles which are harder to transport to the battlefield. Two configurations of Prowler exist. The armed variant of Prowler is equipped with two machine guns. The front seated position carries a .338 SPMG medium machine gun. The top turret is equipped with a .50 cal heavy machine gun. With this arsenal, Prowler is ideal for quick hit and run missions. The unarmed variant is stripped of all guns, but the back part of the vehicle is open and there are reserve seats for two additional soldiers.
 
The rigid-hulled inflatable boat, (RHIB) is a light-weight but high-performance and high-capacity boat constructed with a solid, shaped hull and flexible tubes at the gunwale. The boat can fit 7 passengers and a driver. RHIB can be used for multiple tasks. It can be a simple transport boat with some countries deploying them for coast guarding. This is in contrast to criminals on Tanoa who uses RHIBs as a fast and small smuggling boat.
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Factions:
 
 
Gendarmerie
CTRG
NATO
Paramilitary
Bandit
Syndikat
CSAT
Viper team
 
 
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Features
Targeting Improvements
commanding visualizations, crew communication, weapon systems and indicators, virtual targeting pods
Weapon Switching
on-the-move, mappable actions, action menu streamlining
updated 2D and 3D visualization, improved diary UX, better map interaction
useful presets, consolidated options, explanatory texts and images
Vehicle-in-vehicle Transport
Environmental Audio
extended ambient configuration, positional ambient sounds
overhauled lighting configuration, water reflections, fog improvements
Path Following
more intelligent, precise and responsive AI vehicle driving capabilities
Props
Tanoa environment decorations and special field equipment
CSAT Pacific Forces
suitably camouflaged assets for the primary armed forces
CSAT Special Forces
operators equipped with modern weaponry, thermal-masking camouflage, new Night Vision Goggles, and other unique gear
Gendarmerie Faction
the local Tanoa law enforcement agency
Syndikat Faction: a criminal organisation composed of armed thugs and ex-paramilitaries
Gear: new clothes, uniforms, backpacks, headgear, NVGs, and more
Weapons: AKS-74U 5.45 mm Assault Rifle, AKM 7.62 mm Assault Rifle, AK-12 7.62 mm Assault Rifle, RPG-7 Launcher, PM 9 mm Pistol, SPAR-16/S/17 Assault Rifles, CAR-95 5.8 mm Assault Rifle, CAR-95-1 5.8 mm Light Support Weapon, LIM-85 5.56 mm Light Machine Gun, Type 115 6.5 mm / .50 cal Assault Rifle, Protector 9 mm Sub-Machine Gun, CMR-76 6.5 mm Designated Marksman Rifle, ERCO Optics
Vehicles: V-44 X Blackfish VTOL, Y-32 Xi'an VTOL, Prowler LSV, Qilin LSV, KH-3A Fenghuang Drone, MQ-12 Falcon Drone, Caesar BTT Propellor Airplane, MB 4WD Offroad Car, RHIB Boat, Water Scooter
Apex Protocol: a 1-4 player co-op campaign with ties to "The East Wind"
 
Much like our previous DLC releases, this expansion features a premium content pack and is supported by a free platform update. Having purchased Arma 3 Apex, you gain unrestricted access to a new terrain packed with new objects, 10 new vehicles, 13 new weapons, a new campaign and . You will also be supporting the continued development of the Arma 3 platform. On behalf of our team and every player out there, we would like to thank you for this! Those who have not quite yet made the call to enlist, can try out the premium vehicles, weapons and character gear in the Virtual Arsenal. So, what exactly has been added in the Arma 3 Apex?
 
The time has come to deploy on a tour of duty to a brand new war zone with the release of <t color='%1'>Arma 3 Apex</t>. We are proud to present a major milestone for the game and the platform it is built upon. Representing the pinnacle of over 15 years of development, we hope you will enjoy one of the most meaningful gaming experiences on a PC!
 
The open reflex ERCO sight is the ideal sighting solution for rifles and carbines and is designed with standard rail mounts in mind. Features medium range optics and a close range collimator to achieve maximal effectivity in combat as an operator. Recommended for all CTRG and NATO forces.
 
Next generation combined helmet developed in China for special military operatives. Shields physical heat and renders the soldier invisible to Thermal Imaging if used with compatible uniform. This helmet combines a protective function with the functionality other soldiers seek via additional equipment, such as night vision.
 
Next generation uniform developed in China to give the operator an edge in combat thanks to its shielding of body heat. If combined with a compatible helmet, the soldier becomes virtually undetectable for thermal imaging technology. Also features basic protection as opposed to usual uniforms but loses some capacity as a result.
 
New generation protective headgear designed originally for the U.S. Army by an external company. It is a modular helmet system designed to give soldier an edge in combat making him stealthy for Thermal Imaging technology when combined with the TI shielding uniform. Mainly used by special forces.
 
Thermal Imaging shielding uniform developed for the U.S. Army by an external company. If combined with a compatible helmet, the soldier is virtually invisible for TI technology
 
Coordinate your movement and actions with your squad. Use the Squad Radar, Line Drawing, improved Voice-Over-Network communications and other improvements to play as a cohesive unit.
 
Form your group on-the-fly, name it as you wish, promote or kick out your teammates and share the same tasks in the multiplayer modes that support it.
 
A combination of clothes and fatigues used by local organized thugs on Tanoa and the surrounding islands. They usually have at least part of the military fatigues and add green and brown colors to be usable also as camouflage if they need to fight.
 
Ghillie suit variant for tropical environment used by NATO forces/Ghillie suit variant for tropical environment used by CSAT forces.
 
Tropical camouflage pattern uniform used by CSAT forces. Features warm green and beige colors to fit in jungle environment.
 
Sporting clothes commonly worn on Tanoa and the surrounding islands. Comfortable, yet durable clothes usually used for sports.
 
A combination of clothes used by local criminals on Tanoa and the surrounding islands. They usually use functional civilian clothes due to low resources and/or connections to obtain better equipment.
 
The PM is a Russian semi-automatic pistol. It became the Soviet Union's standard military and police side arm in 1951 and has been broadly used ever since in post-Soviet countries and places where black market reached from those countries. It is based on the German wartime design utilizing the 9x18 mm cartridge designed by B.V. Semin in 1946. For simplicity and economy, the PM was of straight blowback operation, with the 9x18 mm cartridge being the most powerful cartridge it could safely and practically fire. German wartime forces had rejected this pistol design some years before because of its poor accuracy. Although the nominal calibre was 9.0 mm, the actual bullet was 9.22 mm in diameter, since caliber in Russia is measured between the grooves and not the lands of the rifling. Being shorter and wider, the 9 mm cartridge is thus incompatible with pistols chambered for 9x19 mm cartridges and vice-versa.
 
The SPAR-17 designated marksman rifle is in many ways similar to the SPAR-16. The main difference is the chambering to 7.62 mm which also means a longer, thicker barrel and more weight. Thanks to the more powerful ammunition, the SPAR-17 is most suitable for ranges from 600 to 800 meters. The rifle offers a single and full auto mode and is, like the SPAR-16, compatible with a large number of accessories.
 
The SPAR-16 is a standard issue assault rifle of CTRG units in Pacific, chambered for 5.56 mm ammunition. The gun is a reliable rifle compatible with a large number of accessories. Multiple variants of this rifle exist, each suitable for a different role. The SPAR-16 GL is equipped with an underslung grenade launcher, the SPAR-16S with its thicker barrel and drum magazine works as a light support weapon.
 
A bullpup style assault rifle used by CSAT Pacific forces. It works as a common platform for different weapon types: a standard rifle, GL variant with attached grenade launcher and a light support version with a longer barrel and drum magazine. The CAR-95 uses polymer materials in its construction and fires 5.8x42 mm small-caliber, high-velocity bullets.
 
The AKS-74U was created as an answer for the Soviet need for a fully automatic carbine. The gun is basically a shortened AK-74, which enabled significant production savings. Like the AK-74, this variant is also chambered in 5.45x39 mm, but its compact dimensions make it intended for special forces, vehicle crews, police patrols, etc. However, the lower muzzle velocity makes the AKS-74U effective up to only around 400 meters..
 
The AKM gas operated assault rifle with a rotating bolt is a modernized version of the old AK-47. Despite the later introduction of the AK-74, it has remained in use in many countries all over the world with more than 10 million units built. Its improvements over the AK-47 made mass manufacturing simpler, but also decreased the weight and increased accuracy of the weapon. At the same time, the gun's exceptional wear and corrosion resistance has been preserved.
 
The AK-12 is a modern assault rifle designed to replace the legendary AK-74 as general issue for the Russian Army. The weapon introduces many improvements over its predecessors: better recoil control, versions suitable for various ammunition, compatibility with several underslung grenade launchers, accessory rails, or better ergonomics. This particular version is chambered in 7.62x39 mm, and thus suited for longer-distance engagements.
 
The Type 115 is a modern multi weapon. It consists of two separate weapons combined into a single unit: a lower semi auto rifle chambered to fire .50 rounds and an upper automatic/semi auto rifle chambered in 6.5 mm. The gun can be modified by attachments to fulfill various roles in battle. Its versatility turns every soldier into a universal threat against both infantry and armored targets.
 
Designated marksman rifle of an Eastern origin. It is a gas operated, semiautomatic rifle of a bullpup construction. The housing is made from polymer. The rifle is chambered in 6.5 mm and therefore is most suited to ranges from 500 to 700 meters. The CMR-76 is missing both the sides and the bottom rails but is by default equipped with a bipod.
 
The RPG-7 is a portable, reusable, unguided, shoulder-launched, anti-tank, rocket-propelled grenade launcher. The ruggedness, simplicity, low cost and effectiveness of the RPG-7 has made it the most widely used anti-armor weapon in the world. Currently, around 40 countries use the weapon and it is manufactured in several variants by nine countries. It is popular with irregular and guerrilla forces. The RPG has been used in almost all conflicts across all continents since the mid-1960s, from the Vietnam War to the early recent conflicts in the Pacific area.
 
The light infantry machine gun 85 is an iteration of a special purpose weapon. Combining a high fire-rate and relatively easy maintenance with high reliability, it was adopted by several armies around the world. It features standard accessory rails and 200-round box 5.56x45 mm magazines. Its weight is 7.1 kilograms which is less than its predecessors.
 
A lightweight, air-cooled, selective fire, delayed blowback operated submachine gun with a roller-delayed bolt. The compact size, accuracy and high rate of fire of the Protector are highly regarded and the gun is used in many variants by numerous military, law enforcement, intelligence and security organizations all around the world.
 
 
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The mining and heavy ship industry have already devastated many areas of the Tanoan paradise archipelago.
During the hottest summers, there are many occurrences of native men missing in the jungle.
Local tribes claim that huge reptilian creatures can be encountered at the foot of the volcano.
The native people have turned many parts of the wild jungle into fertile fields and plantations.
Around the Tanoa archipelago, the native people worship a god of fertility and festivity called Darkon.
The name of the archipelago comes from the Fijian word tanoa which means a bowl (the main island resembles a large bowl).
Once upon a time, there was a living, fire-breathing volcano...
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I'm not seeing anything in that list about a new civilian faction. I'd assume they'd have locals from the region and it's just not 'a noteworthy' enough feature to get listed.

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What the fuck where's the UAZ?

Can't wait for everything to be unlocked in dev branch :D

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I'm not seeing anything in that list about a new civilian faction. I'd assume they'd have locals from the region and it's just not 'a noteworthy' enough feature to get listed.

 

There's a bunch of new civilian uniforms, tanoan faces and a unit category called Civilians (Tanoa).

 

Also, there's only one INDFOR faction: Syndikat (which is composed of bandits and ex-paramilitaries)

OPFOR gets a Jungle CSAT faction (possibly the chinese).

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There's a bunch of new civilian uniforms, tanoan faces and a unit category called Civilians (Tanoa).

 

Also, there's only one INDFOR faction: Syndikat (which is composed of bandits and ex-paramilitaries)

OPFOR gets a Jungle CSAT faction (possibly the chinese).

Noice!

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Anyone got any info regarding the APEX not found bug, and when it may be resolved?

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They are working on it. "shouldn't be one moment" Probably out in tomorrow's branch or by the end of the day. It's valve's problem, not theirs

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There's a bunch of new civilian uniforms, tanoan faces and a unit category called Civilians (Tanoa).

 

Also, there's only one INDFOR faction: Syndikat (which is composed of bandits and ex-paramilitaries)

OPFOR gets a Jungle CSAT faction (possibly the chinese).

That is such great news! Thank you for clearing that up!

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Hehe, Robert you couldn't resist to make a new Avatar   :D  By reading posts here, it looks like lot's of new stuff, me like it. Well guys and gals, if you have access to dev of Apex, don't be shy and give us some screenshots of Apex stuff. 

Looks like tomorrow we can expect the fix for that access problem.

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