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How to Add DLC to your Arma 3 Server

Arma 3 is a great game, but after a long time, you may want to add new content to your server. This can be done by adding DLC!

A DLC is an addition to your game that implements new quests, items, and much more. You can find them and buy them on Steam here.

NOTE ⚠: The DLC will need to first be set up on your client, then on the server.

🔌 How to Add DLC to Your Client 🔌

You can add DLCs right from your launcher if you've already purchased them on Steam:

Start the Arma 3 launcher and click on DLC.


Enable any of the DCLs you want by checking the box.

Enable DLC

🕹️ How to Add DLC to Your Server 🕹️

After you set up the DLCs on your client, you will need to load them on the server, as shown below:

Log in to your game server panel here, click on your Arma 3 instance, then click on Manage.


Click on Configuration, then on SteamCMD and Updates.

SteamCMD and Updates

Find the Server Branch section and change it to Creator DLC Build. The changes will be automatically saved once the branch is changed.

Server Branch

Click on Configuration, then on Arma Server Settings.

Arma Server Settings

Find the Load Mods section. Add the following in the text box, depending on which DLC you want to load:

gm - Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany
vn - S.O.G. Prairie Fire
csla - CSLA Iron Curtain
ws - Western Sahara
spe - Spearhead 1944

The changes will be automatically saved when you modify the text box.

NOTE ⚠: If you have multiple DLC loaded, you just need to add a semicolon (;) between them (Example: gm;vt).

Load Mods

Go back, click on Status, then on Update. After the server gets updated, the DLC will be downloaded as well, so you can now hit Start.


NOTE ⚠: You can check the game server panel console for the status of the update.

Now you've loaded the DLC on your server, so you can join and play!

If you find any issues, contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.

❕ Useful Links ❕

- Getting Started - How to Access Your Arma 3 Server and Control Panel
- How To Open a Support Ticket
- How to Use the Crypto Payment Method

Updated on: 09/01/2023

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