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Western Sahara is a premium DLC made for ArmA 3's Creator DLC programme. It was released on November 18th, 2021.


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« Argana, 2036. Welcome to the sprawling landscapes and punishing heat of the fictional Sefrou-Ramal province. Conflicts between rival tribes are flaring up, government forces are losing control, and an AAN war correspondent has been kidnapped. Civil war looms once again.

Become a private military contractor and be deployed to the desert dunes of Argana. This new addition to Arma 3 takes you to a hot conflict zone, brings back Arma's iconic ION PMC faction, and introduces new vehicle variants, weapons, clothing, gear, as well as singleplayer and multiplayer scenarios.
Official DLC Description

Set within the Armaverse, the Western Sahara Creator DLC has players step into the shoes of a private military contractor deployed to the mineral-rich Sefrou-Ramal region in the African nation of Argana, to rescue a captured news journalist.

New and improved variants of existing vehicles in ArmA 3 itself are bundled with the DLC: namely, the Marshall IFV, which has been granted modular capabilities to expand its roles, along with the Zamak truck, which has been enhanced with optional anti-aircraft guns and ViVT-capable models. Both the Offroad pickup and the PO-30 Orca helicopter have also been outfitted with up-armour packages designed to increase their survivability.

Additionally, five new factions - some based on existing factions from the Armaverse, along with a slew of handheld firearms, a static gun turret, and new unmanned vehicles in the form of a modular drone capable of being outfitted with different kinds of weaponry, are included in the DLC. Lastly, this is all accompanied by a wide selection of (both new and retextured) personal gear and vehicular assets that are camouflaged to suit the arid environment of Sefrou-Ramal.

All proceeds made from the sale of Western Sahara are shared between the developers of the DLC (Rotators Collective, the creators), the publisher (Bohemia Interactive), and the digital distributor (Valve).

NOTE: The content in WS is completely optional to acquire. Unlike inhouse DLCs developed and released by Bohemia Interactive, content is only downloaded if the user purchases the DLC.

Optionally, players are able to download a trial version from the Workshop which is intended for multiplayer compatibility purposes. The terrains and campaign are not fully accessible however, and vehicles still cannot be driven or commanded outside of the editor without purchasing the DLC.






Main article: Western Sahara Vehicles
Vehicles of Western Sahara
Wheeled AMV-7 Marshall (ATGM, CV, Mortar) • Offroad UPZamak ZU-23-2
Rotor-wing AP-5 BustardPO-30 Orca UP
(Parenthesis) denote variants.


Main article: Western Sahara Weapons
Weapons of Western Sahara
Assault rifles Galat ARM 7.62 mmSLR 7.62 mm (GL) • Velko R4 5.56 mmXMS 5.56 mm (SG, GL)
Squad automatic weapons XMS SW 5.56 mm
Static ZU-23-2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.


Wearable uniforms in Western Sahara
Bandit RagsCombat Fatigues (UNA) • Commoner Clothes (Jacket, Nomad, Villager) • Contractor OutfitTanker Coveralls
(Parenthesis) denote variants.


Wearable hats in Western Sahara
Military HeadsetTaqiyahTurban (Loose, Open, Simple)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.


Wearable helmets in Western Sahara
Level I Crew Helmet [Soft]
Level II Basic Helmet (Goggles) • Old Helmet
Level III Crew Helmet
Level V Ballistic Mask
(Parenthesis) denote variants.


Facewear in Western Sahara
BalaclavaDust GogglesMilitary Headset




  • Western Sahara is the first Creator DLC to feature a setting that takes place within ArmA 3's mid-2030s era. It is also the first Creator DLC to add a desert terrain to ArmA 3 (albeit only in a semi-official capacity).

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See also

DLC (ArmA 3)
Premium Main KartsHelicoptersMarksmenApexJetsLaws of WarTac-OpsTanksContact
Creator Global Mobilization - Cold War GermanyS.O.G. Prairie FireCSLA Iron CurtainWestern Sahara
Free ZeusMaldenArt of War
Official Addon ADR-97 Weapon Pack*
Entries are listed in order of release from left (oldest) to right (newest)
* deprecated/incorporated as official content.