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Insurgency: Sandstorm

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Developer: New World Interactive
Release Date: Dec. 12, 2018

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'Insurgency: Sandstorm' (ALL) Free To Play On Steam Until Next Week

by Rainier on March 26, 2020 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT

Insurgency: Sandstorm deploys you into a gritty, visceral combat experience that delivers first-person gunplay as immersive as it gets.

Gear up with an arsenal of diverse firearms before heading into intense team-based action throughout the Middle East. A groundbreaking narrative for the shooter genre, the story of Insurgency: Sandstorm focuses on a female protagonist who is a Yazidi Kurd. Thematically, the game is inspired by real events and people, however this is a fictional story and characters.

Insurgency: Sandstorm brings extended gameplay possibilities, improved immersion, and new 4-playe 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, repurposed 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.

Insurgency: Sandstorm is free to play on Steam now until April 1. Players can also purchase the game at a 50% discount during this period.

This is the perfect time to check out all the new free content added with last week’s massive Update 1.6, including public mod tools and mod.io integration, a new map, two new weapons, new domination layouts and more.

The modding scene has always been central to the Insurgency franchise, and now Insurgency: Sandstorm features mod tools with full mod.io integration to help creators even further. The initial release of mod support allows for the creation of levels, game modes, and mutators, with more capabilities on the way.

Update 1.6 also introduced a free new map, Power Plant, with plenty of tight corners and passages, so you’ll always want a teammate watching your back. Domination mode is now available on five more maps: Refinery, Outskirts, Precinct, Summit, and the new Power Plant. There are new weapons to grab for the Advisor class on both sides of the conflict: the Tavor 7 for Security and ACE 52 for Insurgents. In addition, the update added new cosmetics, stability fixes, balance changes, and more as the team continues support for the game toward its upcoming launch on consoles and beyond.

Key Features:

  • 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, repurposed 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.
  • Light vehicles for transportation and fire support, with new game modes designed for vehicle gameplay.
  • Competitive matchmaking, anti-cheat, and rankings system.

Currently available on PC (Steam), Insurgency: Sandstorm is coming to PS4 and Xbox on August 25, 2020.


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