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Arma 3's free Zeus multiplayer DLC released

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In ancient Greece, Zeus was a pretty powerful guy: dispensing justice, lightning bolts, and an army of offspring conceived under pretty perverse circumstances. In modern Greece—albeit the fictional modern Greece of Arma 3—Zeus also has some powers. Only in this instance they extend to tanks, soldiers and inconveniently placed bollards. The soldier sim's free Zeus multiplayer DLC is now available, giving would-be gods the chance to GM an Arma operation.

I love the concept of this. One player is the overlord of a multiplayer mission, placing hazards, moving enemies, and creating an on-the-fly dynamic scenario for the ground troops to deal with. It provides a distinctly human element of unpredictability, which should make for plenty of exciting encounters.

As well as the blank canvas of "Game Master" mode, an all-seeing Zeus can also be present in co-op, team deathmatch and Sector Control modes, as well as in player-created scenarios from the Steam Workshop.

For owners of Arma 3, Zeus has been automatically added through Steam. To see the mode in action, check out the Bohemia livestream below.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.