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Arma 2 patch 1.62 attacks AI bugs and multiplayer stability issues

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"Prague, Czech Republic, 24th July 2012" could be the superimposed green text that introduces a covert ops scene in any spy thriller, but today it just prefaces a press release from Bohemia Interactive. Arma 2's latest patch is now available, (opens in new tab) and Bohemia promises "a lot of fixes to multiplayer, which -- aside for the large scale military battles -- will also make zombie hunts much less prone to crashes and should improve server stability."

Here are the bullet points:

  • Multiplayer optimizations, security and server improvements
  • Overall stability was improved with numerous tweaks and fixes
  • Added new video options (Post-Process Anti-Aliasing, Alpha To Coverage)
  • Additional AI improvements and numerous bug fixes
  • Resolved issues with several training missions
  • Added a lot of new script commands for content makers

I've copied the hulking changelog to Pastebin (opens in new tab) , and Bohemia has listed a bunch of download mirrors (opens in new tab) . Note that you can not roll back versions after installing this update, so you may want to back up your files to avoid having to reinstall if anything breaks.

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.