ArmA 3's Apex DLC (alternately called Apex Expansion) adds several new factions, weapons, vehicles, clothing, gear, a co-op campaign and a new terrain in the form of the fictional South Pacific island of Tanoa. It was released on July 11th, 2016.


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« Enlist for active duty with Arma 3 Apex and be deployed to a brand new warzone. With its distinct geographical features, the South Pacific island archipelago of Tanoa introduces fresh opportunities for all types of combat operations. Engage in Arma 3’s tactical gameplay, where movement, shooting, and teamwork truly matter, and make use of new vehicles, weapons and gear to overcome the challenges of a hostile foreign terrain. The Apex expansion represents the pinnacle of over 15 years of Arma development. Enjoy one of the most meaningful gaming experiences on PC; feel the adrenaline-rush of a hard-earned victory, discover a continuously evolving platform packed with official and player-created content, and join one of thousands Arma community groups to meet new people from across the world. Authentic, open, and diverse – this is the PC’s premier military game at its finest. Welcome to Arma 3 Apex!
Official DLC Description

Apex is the first major expansion pack for ArmA 3 and contains a brand new multiplayer-based Apex Protocol campaign that continues the story of The East Wind campaign.

It was also released with a set of new radio protocols in French, French-English, and Mandarin Chinese, along with a suite of Tanoan faces, and a Tanoa-based multiplayer Zeus Game Master scenario. Six new factions have also been introduced; conventional Pacific NATO/CSAT forces, CTRG/Viper special operations forces, Syndikat rebels, and the Gendarmerie.

In addition to the premium content, a selection of existing weapons, attachments, and vehicles have also been re-textured to suit the jungle environment.

Old Man Update

Released on April 14th, 2020, the Old Man free update includes a static turret version of the M2 heavy machine gun, several character items and clothing/headwear, alternate textures for existing vehicles, along with the Old Man mini-campaign/scenario itself.

Old Man is an open-world scenario in which players take control of a retired French Foreign Legionnaire as they investigate the mysterious cause behind the outbreak of a super-strain of malaria on the Horizon Islands.

With the exception of the Old Man mini-campaign/scenario, all other assets are available free of charge to both DLC and non-owners. They are included as part of the platform update, though the scenario itself requires the Tanoa terrain to play (and therefore, ownership of the expansion).


(*) Denotes free content included as part of the Old Man update.






  • NATO
    • SPAR-16 5.56×45mm assault rifle series
    • SPAR-17 7.62×51mm battle rifle
  • CSAT
    • CAR-95 5.8×42mm bullpup assault rifle series
    • CMR-76 6.5×39mm bullpup designated marksman rifle
    • Type 115 6.5×39mm/.50 BW bullpup assault rifle
  • AAF
    • M2 12.7×99mm heavy machine gun*
  • FIA
    • M2 12.7×99mm heavy machine gun*
  • LDF
    • M2 12.7×99mm heavy machine gun*
  • Syndikat
    • AKS-74U 5.45×39mm carbine
    • AKM 7.62×39mm assault rifle
    • AK-12 7.62×39mm assault rifle
    • LIM-85 5.56×45mm light machine gun
    • RPG-7 rocket launcher
    • PM 9×21mm handgun
    • M2 12.7×99mm heavy machine gun*


  • NATO



Old Man



  • An early beta version of Old Man was previously available to download on the Steam Workshop for testing. It is still available on the Workshop but has since been deprecated.

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