Arma Reforger revealed in recent leak


DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive is expected to deliver a new iteration of its Arma series of military tactical shooters, but we get a surprise reveal a few days early thanks to a leak posted on Reddit.

The Gaming Leaks and Rumors subreddit (via Eurogamer) now hosts a “Brand Guide” for something called Arma Reforger. It’s not the expected Arma 4, but rather a new cross-platform title designed to “introduce Arma to a new (console-oriented) audience”. It will be powered by Bohemia Interactive’s new Enfusion engine, and it will also be used to “test new technologies and design decisions to form the basis of Arma 4”.


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Along with the new engine and new console-oriented format (which will likely be more friendly to controller players), Arma Reforger will also serve as a platform to test new modding tools and a new development cycle that relies more on the community feedback. Bohemia will also use Reforge to rebrand their social media and secure additional funding for future Arma development. It is expected to release on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X first | S before heading to PlayStation “in the future”.

As for the game itself, Arma Reforger is still a tactical military shooter with competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes. The focus is still on infantry combat, but there will be six vehicles for players to augment their forces. There are also 15 weapons, two types of grenades, and 13 “dedicated combat roles”, including communications and battlefield logistics.

Reforging will be set in an alternate year 1989 where the Cold War never ended. American and Soviet forces are engaged in a fierce battle for control of the strategic (and fictitious) island of Everon in the North Atlantic. Despite being an island in the Atlantic, Everon is very much like rural Europe with low hills, quiet streams and pine forests.

Bohemia’s marketing material says it plans to sell Arma Reforger at a “premium” price, with no microtransactions or DLC, but plans to include “basic in-game monetization in the future.”

And what about Arma 4? The Bohemia brand’s guide didn’t say much, but it did confirm that Arma 4 will use the same Enfusion engine, but won’t “deliver the full range…immediately upon release.” Looks like Bohemia is planning to introduce Arma 4 as an early access title.

We are likely to know about Tuesday, May 17 at 1 p.m. ET. This is when Bohemia will host a live announcement regarding Arma’s future. With Battlefield 2042 essentially dead on arrival, there’s plenty of room for Arma to rush in and gobble up all those military shooter fans, and we’ll be watching closely to see what Bohemia has come up with.

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