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Ylands Enhances Exploration Mode With a new Update Launched Today

The update brings a host of new goodies and improvements including letting players travel to and explore countless different islands

Bohemia Interactive has launched a new update for Ylands' Exploration DLC that brings exciting new features for players. “We reworked and revamped the Exploration experience from the ground up, offering a truly engaging and exciting adventure, in the veins and spirit of what we originally envisioned for Exploration many moons ago." - Marton Magyar, Ylands Marketing Manager.

Players can now travel to and explore countless different islands, in different biomes on their trusty ships, linked to their person for the first time ever - creating a new bond between players and their vessels.

And this is just the beginning! This update is but the first stepping stone for an amazing Exploration experience - over the coming months, we will keep updating Exploration until it is as good as we can make it and the community is happy with it.

Of course, we have packed this update with some other goodies, improvements and fixes as well - read on to find out more!

Update 1.5 - Enhanced Exploration - major features

  • Exploration update first phase: the beginnings of the new and improved Explore experience is here; players can now use the brand-new world map to sail to different biomes, where they can explore (and exploit) procedurally generated islands. Ships will now be tied to players so they can use their favorite vessel to explore the high seas.

  • Native Indigenous Items: a whole slew of new assets for both players and creators!

  • Custom bitmaps in the Editor: creators will now have the option to import their very own bitmaps into the game, opening up a brand-new dimension of customization options.

  • Shooting weapon improvements: made major improvements to how bows / crossbows & grenades are handled within the game; make sure you try them out!

  • ....and hundreds of fixes, improvements to every aspect of the game

For more detailed information about the changes and additions, head over to our forums - we would love to hear what you think of the new Exploration.

About Bohemia Interactive

Our story began with our first game, Arma: Cold War Assault, released back in 2001. Developed by just a handful of people, this PC-exclusive title became a massive success. It sold well over a million copies, received numerous industry awards, and was praised by critics and players alike. Since then, we've grown from a ragtag bunch of garage devs to an international family of over 400 professionals – working on major games like Arma 3, DayZ, Ylands, Vigor, and various other projects. Our ambition: to make games that act as platforms for people to explore, create, and connect. More information is available at

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