There are 3 groups BLUFOR, OPFOR and Independent. Blufor and Opfor are against each other and work as teams. As independent you can ally with somebody withing the indie group or you can fight against everyone, your choice. Your goal is to capture all the teritories. Except PVP there are also missions, where you can get money and guns.
Epoch mod is a hardcore survival mod with a rich crafting system. It is much more focused on survival then for example Exile (you can even hunt animals and go fishing). This mod is also open-source so its must for us :). The survival part is very important because from the beginning the dangers of Epoch are trying to kill almost instantly after spawn. There is several different enemies like exploding and toxic weird creatures, bandints with qudcopter drones, poisonous snakes ... Loot is rare and if you find guns you mostly find only few bullets. If you find mags, they are mostly half empty. Vehicles are even more rare. This was a short overview of what to expect, so now download the needed mods and start the game :)
Here is the mod overview from Epoch's official site Epoch is set just two years after a massive world wide extinction. The exact cause is unknown and the only people left are clones with no memory of the past. Documents found in the world tell a us that before the mass extinction event, The largest technology corporation had made great breakthroughs. This technology changed the world in many ways and is thought to be the cause of the extinction. Those that remain are left with remnants of a once technological society. Try to survive, build, or explore your way through the harsh dynamic environment.
Compared to vanilla Arma there are some additional character attributes to keep an eye on:
Body temperature | Hunger | Thirst | Energy | Wet | Soiled | Imunity | Toxicity | Stamina | Crypto | Blood Pressure | Oxygen | Bleeding
Basic key binding
Space is used for interaction with the world, keep that in mind.
Looting/Gutting: Space -> Examine
(Un)Locking cars (needed if you found a new car): Space -> (Un)Lock
Holster weapon: H
Gun switching: 1, 2, 3
Main page: http://epochmod.com/
The mission server does not require any mods, but you can use some optional mods to improve your gaming experience with additional weapons, attachments, effects and sounds.
Supported mods are:
CBA_A3 - Community Based Addons
Tao foldmap - a small map, that is not fullscreen. Turn it on by Shift + M.
JSRS sound mod (! might cause lagging during gunfire and explosions !) - improved sounds for more immersive gameplay.
AdvancedRappelling (server side) - rappel down from helicopters.
AdvancedUrbanRappelling (server side) - rappel down from buildings.
LSDNVG - fullscreen night vision (added on request of our community member :) )
SMA - additional weapons and scopes.
CBA (Armaholics) 1 MB
LSDNVG (Armaholics) 1 MB
Required Mods for Epoch
Mod packs (contains all mods) - might be faster than official links because it is stored on Google Drive
ModPack2 (Arma Enhanced Movement, Epoch mod, Bornholm map) on GoogleDrive 3.4 GB after extraction
ModPack3 (CUP Terrains) on GoogleDrive 12.8 GB after extraction
Enable the mods through the game or put this into your Arma 3 launch options(dont forget to remove/replace space characters):
-mod="@JSRS4APEX\;@tao_foldmap_a3\;@SMA V2.7\;@lsd_nvg\;@Arma Enhanced Movement\;@CUP_Terrains_Complete-1.2.0\;@Epoch\;@CBA_A3\;@Bornholm\;"