If you’ve been following Arma 3 over the past couple years, you know Bohemia Interactive has been injecting some non-shooty material into the franchise. Laws of War, which launched in 2017, shifted gears to focus on humanitarian aid organizations operating in warzones. Now, Arma 3 has added another weird wrinkle: humanity’s first contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life.
Contact is out now, and it adds a brand new campaign centered on a trainee drone operator sent to an exercise in Eastern Europe. Plans change substantially when an alien vessel enters Earth’s atmosphere, and suddenly you’re a member of the vanguard force selected to investigate.
It’s not clear – at least to me, yet – what Arma 3’s Contact DLC expects you to do when it comes to “contacting” the aliens. You do get some new weapons with this pack, which leads me to believe there’s your usual Arma bullet exchange involved. But you also have access to a tracked ground drone equipped with a bendable armature. Hello, aliens. Meet our friend Gary, the robot. No, he doesn’t know anything about a raid on Area 51.
Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/arma-3/contact-launch