Getting Started Guide (Arma 3)
This Getting Started Guide for ArmA 3 provides basic guidance on getting started with ArmA 3 at United Operations. It covers the proper synchronization to our modpack using Arma3Sync, how to connect to our servers, and the important things you need to know for your first play session at UO as well as further reading.
Before you start playing ArmA 3 with us you'll need to acquire a few prerequisites: Teamspeak 3 for in-game and out-of-game communication and a forum account, you will also need to link your Teamspeak profile with your forum account. For a walkthrough on installing and setting up our prerequisites see:
Addon Synchronization - Steam Workshop
Before you can successfully connect to our ArmA 3 servers you need to download our modpack. If you do not already have any of our mods at all this can take a considerable amount of time as the mods you need to download are considerable in size. If you have played elsewhere with mods before coming to play with us there is a likelyhood you already have some of our mods, in that event we will simply re-use those mods and the download time will be smaller.
Please launch the game at least once normally, through Steam, to ensure that all updates are processed fully. Do this before you continue with this guide or attempt to install any mods, and after all updates to ArmA 3.
Optional - Bypassing BattlEye
There are times the primary game server will temporarily disable BattlEye and this will be announced in the forum. To connect to the primary server without BattlEye, just leave the "Launcher Options" as per section above.
- Use "arma3.exe" instead of "arma3battleye.exe"
- Leave "Additional Parameters" empty
Connecting to the Server - General Info
In most cases you can directly join our server with Play withSix, you do this simply by clicking the JOIN button. or with Arma 3 Sync by selecting the Primary server in the bottom bar and clicking Start Game. If this, for whatever reason, does not work or you have a LAUNCH/Start Game button instead follow the instructions below to find and connect to our server.
In order to manually connect to our servers you will first need to obtain our server password, for most servers this is the same as our Teamspeak 3 password, however, in the event this is not working you can find the passwords as well as IP addresses and rules for all our servers at this link: .
Once you have the password simple start ArmA 3, navigate to the Multiplayer server browser, click the button labeled "Remote" in the bottom right-hand corner and enter the following information into the corresponding boxes:
- IP: arma3.unitedoperations.net
- Port: 2402
Then click OK. This should yield a single result, our Primary server, in the server browser; simple double-click this result and enter the password you received earlier to connect. Once you have connected to our server please ensure you join the correct game channel on Teamspeak, failure to be on Teamspeak will result in you being kicked, not necessarily with any warning.
If the event you cannot find our server using the above method please contact a Regular on our Teamspeak for assistance.
Your First ArmA 3 Session
When you first connect to our server you will be presented with the slotting screen. Here at UO we allow the mission commander to select which slots he wishes to play his mission with; at the start of a mission one player will choose to command a mission then he will call which slots are available to be picked, once these slots have been called you will be permitted to start taking any of these slots, for your first few games at UO please restrict yourself to an infantry team-member and steer clear of high-value assets like aircraft and leaderships slots as these often require a lot more skill and experience and can potentially ruin the game for everyone if misused. If a game is already in process choose a slot in a squad that already has a leader.
It will likely take a few games for you learn the ropes of how we play here at United Operations, however, as long as you don't break any of our rules and abide by the United Operations Charter you should be fine. Simply let your fireteam leader know you are new and most of the time they will be very happy to help you out.
Having issues installing our modpack? Hop on over to our forums, we'll be happy to help you out.