PRESS RELEASE: Insurgency: Sandstorm Receives First Major Content Update

Insurgency: Sandstorm, the smash-hit indie FPS from New World Interactive, receives its first major content update today. This includes the massive addition of a new ‘Arcade’ playlist with rotating game modes, alongside five new weapons, a new firing range for practicing your aim, performance improvements, and a wealth of smaller changes, additions, tweaks, and bug fixes – all featured in the First Content Update Trailer.

We’re also thrilled to announce that over 500,000 copies of Insurgency: Sandstorm have now been sold, already making back the budget of development, marketing, and then some. In celebration, we invite those who haven’t yet picked up a copy to get involved with a first major discount of 20% off on Steam, available until March 5.

The Arcade experience that ships with this new update lays the foundation for adding fresh, new, non-traditional game modes into Insurgency: Sandstorm. Things are beginning with a classic Team Deathmatch mode, which removes faction restrictions on weapons and upgrades, and gives more supply points to make your selections. Rules are simple: Build your ideal loadout and kill enough of the enemy to win the match. New modes will be introduced to Arcade regularly with future updates.

To add some spice to this new kill-focused mode, five new weapons are also being added to Sandstorm in this update. Two new variations of the MP5, the MP5A2 and the MP5A5, are low caliber weapons with good recoil control, perfect for close quarters combat. There are also a pair of new machine guns, the M240B and MG3, offering high-caliber damage and an absurd rate of fire respectively. Finally a new Security handgun, the PF940, features 9mm rounds and a massive high capacity magazine upgrade of 31 rounds.

These new weapons join a rework of flash grenades to be more effective, alongside new cosmetic additions of eyewear, tattoos, a new camouflage pattern, and more. Performance and quality of life improvements, plus bug fixes, are also a major part of the patch. Read all about them over in the community update post on Steam or get the highlights in the First Content Update Trailer.

New World Interactive and Focus Home Interactive are delighted with the response and reception to Insurgency: Sandstorm so far. This update should be seen as a sign of things to come: major, regular, free updates with new content and gameplay improvements. To join in, we invite you to grab the game at the 20% discount on Steam, available until the end of next week.

Insurgency: Sandstorm is out now on PC and will come to consoles later in 2019. Update One is also available now.

About Insurgency: Sandstorm

Taking the original Insurgency formula and evolving it, the millions selling FPS comes enhanced and expanded . Insurgency: Sandstorm is built in UnrealEngine 4 with upgraded graphics, taking the series into a new era. Coming to PC and, for the first time, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ; Insurgency: Sandstorm brings extended gameplay possibilities, improved immersion, and new co-op and versus objective-based game modes. All while retaining the lethal tactical action that made Insurgency the worldwide phenomenon it is today.

Fight across a modern battlefield utilizing gameplay mechanics that blur the lines between reality and shooter – split-second decisions will mean life or death for you and your team. Each weapon has unique ballistic calculations that take into account things like bullet drop and penetration power. Choose to drop magazines for faster reloads in dangerous situations, carefully open doors to keep quiet, or bash doors down with a shoulder charge, and much more.

Participate in large-scale battles in up to 16-versus-16 skirmishes with artillery barrages, helicopter gunships, re-purposed commercial drones, air strikes, and drivable land transport vehicles. Battle across expansive maps with interiors to breach and high-value objectives to control with your team. Each map’s size and play areas are adjusted specifically for each game mode and can also be played in co-op against bots.

Like its predecessor, Insurgency: Sandstorm rewards teamwork and objective play over personal success. Players will also finally see long-awaited features such as character customization, ranked matchmaking, and many more.

  • The 3.6 million selling Military FPS comes enhanced and expanded.
  • Built in Unreal Engine 4, the game takes the series into a new era on PC and, for the first time on Consoles
  • Fight across a modern battlefield utilizing gameplay mechanics that blur the lines between reality and shooter
  • Battle across expansive maps up to 16-versus-16 in online multiplayer, or in co-op against bots
  • Emphasis on strategic teamplay with in-game positional voice chat and a clever use of vehicles and air support
  • Compete in Insurgency: Sandstorm’s ranked modes which rewards teamwork and objective play
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Long time game enthusiast and writer. I have beta tested a lot of Mmorpg's since I was thirteen including Star Wars Galaxies, Lord of the Rings Online, and Star Wars The Old Republic. Currently attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for a degree in Game Art and Technology.

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