Arma 3 Battle Royale Mod celebrates its 5th anniversary

We are honored to announce that @arma3official #BattleRoyale mod is celebrating its 5th Anniversary. What originally began as a mod to the Arma 2 DayZ mod, moved to the newer Arma 3 platform and was released on the 26th of February, 2014. Developed by Brendan "PLAYERUNKNOWN" Greene and a dedicated group of developers, supported by many Twitch streamers and their communities, A3BR became somewhat of a hit that was viewed on Twitch regularly by thousands of viewers.

After receiving attention for the popularity of the Battle Royale game mode, PLAYERUNKNOWN also worked as a consultant for the Sony Online Entertainment's (later Daybreak Game Company) H1Z1's Battle Royale game mode. In March 2016 PLAYERUNKNOWN moved to South Korea to work for Bluehole, Inc. A year later PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was released and became a runaway hit, breaking sales and player count records on Steam.

Today the Battle Royale game concept has been incorporated into many other games, including the hit games Fortnite Battle Royale and the more recent Apex Legends. Over the past 5 years, many lesser known BR titles have been released and have already died, but A3BR continues to draw a diehard audience looking for the original game mode. Despite all the competition, none of the commercial BR titles quite catch the Arma 3 Battle Royale experience. Many of the community A3BR features and gameplay mechanics are still superior compared to other BR titles, and despite some well-known issues, the Arma 3 platform still enables a gameplay experience that other titles can't offer.

While the A3BR player numbers have dropped significantly from the heyday of the mod, we still have a devoted audience and there are still quite a few games played during weekends and community organized events. To join, you need Arma 3 and the mods -- installation and configuration instructions are in our FAQ:

For anything else, our Discord server is