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Update 1.5 is live! Performance improvements, new Domination mode, and more!

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Update 1.5 is here with performance improvements, changes to the matchmaking system, a new PvP game mode “Domination”, a player reporting system, gameplay adjustments, and more.

Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback with us since our last major update. We’ve made a bunch of improvements to the matchmaking system based on your input. In addition, we’ve further optimized the game and added a new Versus game mode, Domination. Although this mode was originally intended as a sample mode for modders, we decided to include it in 1.5 officially due to how well it performed during testing, its ability to function as a strong onboarding experience for new players, and to respond to the requests we frequently get to permanently reintroduce Team Deathmatch into the game. We’ve made a number of gameplay changes including adjustments to weapon sway and recoil, a slight sprint speed reduction, improved reliability of smoke grenades, and more advanced optional separation of vault...

Patch 1.4.2 and Halloween Event Now Live

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We’re releasing a patch today that includes new limited time Halloween content, gameplay improvements, bug fixes, and more. As stated in our last patch earlier this month, we are still planning to make improvements to the playlist system. Stay tuned here for more, as we will be releasing our third State of Production post soon.

New Halloween Content

  • Limited time Co-op playlist: Task Force 666, Oct. 24th - Nov. 4th
    • We found an old VHS tape of some Australian indie horror film called “Task Force 666” in the basement of our new Calgary office.
    • We watched it. Turns out it was cursed.
    • Our team started getting sick and delirious. Lots of blood.
    • Everyone came to and...

Patch 1.4.1 Now Live

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Given feedback to update 1.4, we’ve decided to make some further changes to the playlist system. We’ve been listening closely to the community’s thoughts and opinions, and we are actively working to iterate on the system in a way that is healthy for the community and its playerbase. Please continue to share with us your feedback, and know that we will be making further changes as necessary as we did with this patch and the hotfixes before it.

It is important for us to understand our playerbase better and learn what experiences our players want the most. Do note that these experimental changes are not set in stone, and we will be closely listening to the community’s feedback. As mentioned earlier, we do welcome constructive feedback to these changes. We just made a new Suggestions/Feedback forum on Steam, and encourage the community to post feedback there. Please read the...

September 20 Hotfix

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We are releasing a hotfix today that improves the playlist system, improves movement animations, fixes improper AI loadouts in Co-op, potentially fixes the Hillside Firefight West crash issue, and makes other changes.

We are aware of the current player population issues with Versus playlists Firefight and Skirmish. We are currently working to address this and we welcome your feedback and suggestions on the Steam forums, official forums, and Reddit.

See the full changelist below:

Critical Fixes
  • Fixed a rare case where a player could potentially spawn under the map if they initially idled after joining a Frontline or Push match and spawns were disabled...

Update 1.4 is live! New snow map, PvP mode, limited time game modes, and more!

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Update 1.4 is here, bringing even more new game mode, level, weapon, and cosmetic content, all of it free for everyone who owns Insurgency: Sandstorm.

Experience a total overhaul to the Play menu with playlist based matchmaking, map and game mode voting, and limited time playlists that feature special game modes with a twist and new update content. Check out new tug-of-war inspired PvP mode Frontline which plays like a two way Push mode match. See our new snow map Hillside, a reimagining of the classic Insurgency map Sinjar with support for all game modes. Play Gunner in a more mobile role with the new Insurgent Galil and Security Galil SAR weapons. Equip new Security Shell jacket and Insurgent Winter jacket cosmetics for the Torso slot.

Full update changelist below:

New Playlist System...

September 5th CTE Patch

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Today we’re patching our Community Test Environment (CTE) to test the content in the upcoming version 1.4 game update. You can try out update 1.4’s new snow map, new game mode, new weapons, new cosmetics, and a brand new playlist system right now on the CTE by going to your Steam Library and downloading “Insurgency: Sandstorm Community Test Environment”.

Please be aware that this is a developer test build of the game and you may encounter unexpected bugs or issues. Content shown in the CTE is not final and may or may not be implemented into the public version. There are no restrictions on recording, streaming, or discussing the CTE, however, it’s important to disclose that any footage or feedback is in relation to the test. The CTE will close at the end of the testing phase. Please see our blog or social media for details. Information on the CTE can be found...

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