ArmA 2 Patch 1.62 Released

For those that do not know, we have been waiting for the new ArmA 2 patch to come out. The time is now, so all the beta patches are over for now. We have been testing the ArmA patch with DayZ for about a month now (2 months or more for me, I adopted it and enjoyed it before it was required).

With this new patch we get ammo counters, increased security and script support. Expect hot fixes down the line though, there always is. If you have been playing DayZ these changes are nothing new, they are incremental and have mostly been very positive for ArmA and DayZ.

This new final patch is actually cross-compatable with the last beta patch which looks to be 95248. What this means is that you should be able to play right now if you or your server has either the last beta, or the final 1.62 patch installed.

Download ArmA 2 Patch 1.62 here

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DayZ Map Guide App

I have been using this app for quite a while now on my Kindle Fire (running Android 4.0 a.k.a. ICS). The app is just a map, and an image of the control scheme which is pretty nice. Version 1.5 has recently been released with some improvements including more of the “isometric” city maps for some of the smaller bigger towns (the cities are already included).  One thing to beware of is that the military tents don’t really show up, but you can still tell where they are if you know where to look. The isometric maps are still being worked on, so I think we will see them updated in this app in the future.

This app also has a button to show you the control layout. I never really use it, but it might be handy for new players. I tend to change my key bindings around a bit so my layout is different anyway. The map itself works really well and uses pinch to zoom. The hard to read in-game map is not used but the normal map (the one you can buy here from BIS) has thankfully been implemented. I have pretty bad eyesight and the small type is hard to read on a phone or even tablet.


Free download link on the next page.

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Dslyecxi’s ArmA2 Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures Guide

Dslyecxi is a long-time veteran of the ArmA series. He also happens to be buds with Rocket and the rest of BIS so you know he knows his stuff. This guide is designed for ArmA 2 specifically, but 99% of the info in the guide can be used for DayZ. Everyone from solo players to bandits to groups can benefit form reading and following this guide.

The guide is perfect for FPS noobs, DayZ pros, and everyone in between.

Read it. Know it. Live it.

Dslyecxi’s ArmA2 Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures Guide