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Arma 3 is free to play for the weekend

If you're the sort of shooter fan who looks upon a game like Day of Infamy as too casual to bother with even when it's free, you'll be happy to know that Arma 3, Bohemia Interactive's realistic modern combat FPS, is also free to play this weekend on Steam

The freebie actually started a few hours ago, and will run until 10 am PT/1 pm ET on April 30. It includes the full base game, with all "vanilla" weapons and vehicles, plus the Scenario Editor, all multiplayer modes, and the Bootcamp Prologue and The East Wind single-player campaigns.   

Arma 3 is also on sale for 66 percent off, cutting it to $14/£10/€12 for the base game or $24/£15/€20 for the Apex Edition. Most of the DLC is marked down as well, including the civilian-themed Laws of War, which recently raised $177,000 for the Red Cross. 

Bohemia also released a new Arma 3 infographic today revealing that war may be hell, but it's also pretty popular. 

As lead news writer during ‘merican hours, Andy covers the day-to-day events that keep PC gaming so interesting, exciting, and occasionally maddening. He’s fond of RPGs, FPSs, dungeons, Myst, and the glorious irony of his parents buying him a TRS-80 instead of an Atari so he wouldn't end up wasting his life on videogames.