Arma 3’s April Fools joke turned DLC, Arma 3 Karts has been used to support the Czech Red Cross. Bohemia Interactive will donate a million Czech koruna to the charity from sales of the DLC. That’s around £30,000 or $50,000.
Arma 3 Karts was a gag that became reality thanks to the community’s reaction to this year’s April Fools trailer. It was also an opportunity for Bohemia to test out a new DLC model, where premium DLC will also come with features for everyone; the studio doesn’t want to leave anyone out.
“Alongside helping us to evaluate Arma 3’s new approach to DLC, with the backing of our community, Arma 3 Karts has managed to raise money for a great cause”, said Jay Crowe, Creative Director on Arma 3. “A big thanks to our players, both for their support and their valuable feedback, which we’ll use to refine our implementation. Overall, we’re positive about the preliminary results and responses, which seems to benefit Arma 3 players and help sustain Arma 3 development.”
Since it’s a fun, little diversion instead of more simulated military shenanigans, Arma 3 Karts is appropriately cheap. It’ll only set you back £1.19/$1.99, or you can get it in a bundle with with two future pieces of DLC.