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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...

Community Survey - Fall 2019

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We want your feedback on what you want to see happen in Insurgency: Sandstorm. Please take just 15 minutes to fill out our survey here[www.surveymonkey.com] and let us know what new content and changes you would like to see. Our ears and doors are open!

Questions include topics like:

  • New weapons (semi-automatic shotguns, grenade launchers, assault rifles)
  • Match length
  • Weapon sway and suppression
  • “Mutated” custom game modes (Bolt-actions Only, supply point gain by player score, drop live grenades on death, etc.)
  • Community player reporting system
  • Vote kicking players
Check out the link here...

August 30th - 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...

1.3.2 Hotfix Now Live

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Hi all,

Today we are releasing a hotfix to address several critical issues reported by the community, this includes a fix for occasional hit registration issues, players sinking through the floor, and players failing to animate in 3rd person.

We are also in the process of finalizing the next content update and will begin testing on the CTE soon.

Critical Fixes

  • Fixed hit registration issue caused by client bullet IDs being sent incorrectly to the server.
  • Fixed players appearing sink through the map for other players.
  • Fixed issue where player legs would not animate for other players.

Map Fixes
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    • Objective B on Firefight is no longer able to be captured from beneath the objective.
Known Issues
  • Combat goggles glass may be visible through smoke on certain settings.
  • If the same level is loaded twice in a row online, the default Soundscape stops working.
  • On rare cases bots may appear 'invisible' or...

July 30th Hotfix

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We are releasing a hotfix today to address frequent crashing reported by the community on first generation AMD Ryzen CPUs. If you are still experiencing crashing after this hotfix, please try the following:

  • Right click Insurgency: Sandstorm in your Steam library
  • Select “Properties”
  • Navigate to the “Local Files” tab
  • Select “Verify Integrity Of Game Files”
  • Reboot your PC once verification has been completed.
We have also been informed by some AMD users that the AMD 19.5.2 drivers do appear to be working for them. If you are still encountering issues and are an AMD user, you may try using this driver to run the game. Another option is to ensure your GPU drivers are fully updated to the latest version.

If you are still encountering any further crashing on this line of CPUs please be sure to inform us in the following...

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