The Arma Reforger Experimental is a separate application for both Steam and Xbox. It maintains a build of experimental content and features for owners of Arma Reforger.
Ahead of the main application updates, we prepare the build on this separate public application for testing. This testing period may vary, but the goals are as follows:
To allow frequent and flexible updates to test our work publicly.
To discover potential issues in the varied player base and receive early feedback. This is complementary to our in-house testing by the various QA teams.
To validate ideas, try out concepts, experiment with technologies or content, and gather player feedback on it all.
To allow mod teams and other custom content creators to prepare for changes and adapt their works if necessary.
As with Steam, you might have noticed the change in its name, in contrast to the original Release Candidate proposal. However, we believe this terminology helps everyone to better understand its purpose and intended goals for the title. Another benefit of two separate Steam applications, there's no need to switch between branches that would normally involve re-downloading data. Its primary purpose is to allow users an advanced look at features in which to test. Your feedback is vastly important to these builds, and as always, we appreciate your assistance!
Reminder, since Experimental is now released on both Steam and Xbox, crossplay is now available.
The Experimental build may still contain issues that we look to address during the testing period.
Features and content are still considered provisional and are not guaranteed to be added or adjusted for the main release build.
Multiplayer is only compatible with other users of experimental. However, we cannot guarantee what experience or issues players may face while using it.
Mods or other custom content may not be compatible with experimental.
Frequent updates may occur until the full release, so consider your bandwidth.
This build is not 100% representative of a final main release build.
Opt into the Experimental build in your Steam client:
Go to your Steam application.
Select Arma Reforger Experimental in your games list.
Let it download and launch once complete.
To ensure a valid build, consider verifying the integrity of the local game cache using the Steam client.
Opt into the Experimental build in Xbox
Go to Xbox Store
Type Arma into your search and you should see Arma Reforger Experimental
Select Arma Reforger Experimental
Let it download and launch once complete
The best place to report issues is our Feedback Tracker (how-to guide).
Please mark your exact version number and usage of the experimental build clearly.
Please also try to replicate the issue in an un-modded build.
Please prioritize reports on issues new to the experimental build (not present in the main release build).
The experimental build can also be discussed in this forum's discussion thread.
Thank you kindly for your help with making Arma Reforger a better game!