Last night, on the PC Gamer ArmA server...

last night in arma

Good men died on our ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead server ("The War Walrus," as we like to call it) last night. Brave, strong, 15-year-old men died. But they did it nobly: we were on a morning raid to rescue four members of the press (in our imagination, courageous game writers captured by the enemy). Along the way, we shot down a helicopter with light machine guns. Here's how it went down.

We're having a ball on our 64-person server. If you're not already one of the 34,000 members of our Steam community group , you're missing out on weekly Team Fortress 2 events, ArmA 2 sessions, and free candy.

En route to rescuing hostages on ArmA 2's "Sharpur" industrial map, an enemy Mi-8 appeared overhead. Our response: loot PKM machine guns off our enemies' hides, and let loose enough red and green tracer fire to make Star Wars jealous.

PC Gamer intern Mike Quach had a closer perspective on the flyswatting, which he captured in the video below. Skip to 1:29.

On Saturday, we were the recipient of anti-air fire--my bit of close air support turned into an infantry stand-off after AA clipped the tail rotor of my AH-64 Apache. We ejected directly over the area of operations. Utilizing whatever civilian vehicles they could hijack, enemy reinforcements arrived in a passenger bus.

Evan Lahti
Global Editor-in-Chief

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.