Intended for weapon stabilisation purposes, bipods can be rested onto any flat surface once unfolded.
As long as the surface beneath the bipod is considered to be a hard object (i.e. rocks, fences, etc.) the bipod can be unfolded and rested upon. If necessary, even backpack rucks can be laid onto the ground as an improvised surface.
Bipods will drastically reduce (not remove) muzzle rise caused by the weapon's recoil. Bipods can be fitted onto most primary weapons, though they must have a compatible underbarrel slot to mount one. Certain weapons also feature integrated bipods that form a part of the weapon's chassis.
Several caveats do apply to their usage, however. Bipods cannot be rested onto non-hard surfaces, and have a limited rotation arc depending on the object it's being rested onto (usually between 30°-70° depending on the angle). Attempting to move will also automatically unfold the bipod. Lastly, the length of a bipod's legs cannot be adjusted and are always fixed to a specific height regardless of surface.
NOTE: All bipods inflict the same amount of inertia penalty regardless of faction. There is also no difference in terms of the amount of recoil they reduce.
The NATO bipod is available in up to four different camouflage/paint finishes:
- Black: All-black matte paint finish. Used by the LDF.
- Khaki: Bright tropic green paint finish. Used by Pacific NATO forces.
- MTP: Unique variant painted in the MTP camouflage pattern.
- Sand: Beige sand paint finish. Used by Mediterranean NATO forces.
The CSAT bipod is available five camouflage/paint varieties:
- Black: All-black matte paint finish. Used by Pacific CSAT forces and Viper operatives in tropical environments.
- Hex: Coyote brown paint finish. Used by Mediterranean CSAT forces and Viper operatives in arid environments.
- Tan: Tan paint finish.
- Arid: Desert camouflage pattern.
- Lush: Woodland camouflage pattern. Used by Russian Spetsnaz operatives.
The AAF bipod is only available in two varieties:
- Black: All-black matte paint finish. Used by the AAF, Altian government Loyalists, FIA guerillas, Syndikat insurgents, the L'Ensemble movement and the Tanoan Gendarmerie.
- Olive: Darkened olive green paint finish. Used by the AAF in limited numbers.
These weapons all feature integrated bipods - either regular folding bipods or grippods. They do not support being fitted with bipod-type attachments as they lack compatible underbarrel rails:
- CAR-95-1 5.8 mm bullpup light support weapon
- CMR-76 6.5 mm bullpup marksman rifle
- GM6 Lynx 12.7 mm bullpup anti-materiel rifle
- LIM-85 5.56 mm light machine gun
- M320 LRR .408 sniper rifle
- RPK-12 7.62 mm light support weapon
- Zafir 7.62 mm light machine gun
- Unfold your bipod onto any suitable solid surface.
- Can be earned in the Virtual Arsenal, the editor or singleplayer/multiplayer scenarios.
- Although they are marked as DLC content, all bipods were included as part of Marksmen's free platform update and can be used regardless of whether players own the DLC or not.
- Prior to the release of the Marksmen DLC, bipods were fixed onto weapon models and merely served as cosmetic additions.
- Bipods are exclusively designed for human use. AI units will not deploy bipods even if they happen to be resting their primary weapon above a flat surface.
- Despite the naming used by the Hex variant of the CSAT bipod, it is not actually camouflaged with CSAT's Arid Hexacam pattern.
- The Khaki variant of the NATO bipod was not included until the release of the Apex DLC.
|Weapon attachments of ArmA 3|
|Collimators||ACO • MRD • Yorris J2|
|Holographic sights||Mk17 Holosight|
|Riflescopes||ARCO • ERCO • MRCO • PMS • RCO|
|Sniper scopes||AMS • DMS • Kahlia • LRPS • MOS|
|Thermal/Night vision||TWS (MG) • Nightstalker • NVS|
|Aiming devices||IR laser pointer|
|Muzzle||SIMCOM Adapter • Sound Suppressor (5.56 mm, 5.7 mm, 5.8 mm, 6.5 mm, Stealth, 7.62 mm, .338, 9 mm, 9.3 mm, .45 ACP)|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|
Marksmen DLC | Apex DLC | Contact DLC