[Game website] Bohemia Interactive, developer of the Arma series of games, recently revealed their plans for their new tactical first-person multiplayer shooter, Argo. Launching worldwide on June 22 for free to everyone on Steam, Argo features a variety of multiplayer game modes, a weapon and gear unlock system, leaderboards, a scenario editor, and more.
In Argo, players take on the role of mercenaries, who are contracted by two rival factions, and deployed to the island of Malden, a re-imagination of the classic terrain featured in Bohemia Interactive’s very first Arma game (originally released as Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis*). Here players need to fight over the remnants of a crashed space station in a 5 vs 5 match.
At the end of each match, players are awarded experience points based on their performance, which can be used to unlock new weapons, weapon attachments, and gear. In addition to competitive game modes, Argo features a new cooperative game mode named Combat Patrol. This mode enables up to 10 players to team up and fight against AI in an open-world setting.
Due to its randomized objectives and procedural generation of enemy forces, combined with Malden’s 62 km² sandbox terrain, each session of Combat Patrol presents new challenges. To round out the package, Argo also includes a trimmed down version of the 3D Scenario Editor found in Arma 3, which makes it possible to create your own scenarios in just a few simple steps.
Argo will not feature micro-transactions or require any other form of payment to play the game. However, those who wish to support its development will have the opportunity to purchase the completely optional Argo Supporter’s Pack. As the development team’s way of saying thanks, the Supporter’s Pack comes with a few special rewards:
1. 14 exclusive animations for the MVP screen at the end of each match
2. A bundle of 22 unique apparel items
3. The ability to use vehicles in the 3D Scenario Editor
4. Access to premium Argo Supporter servers
5. Names of supporters will be highlighted on the leaderboards