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Community Update #2: New Game Mode - Hardcore Checkpoint

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Hey everyone, my name is Michael Tsarouhas, I am the lead game designer on Insurgency: Sandstorm. In today’s post we want to talk a little about our upcoming new official cooperative mode Hardcore Checkpoint. We’ll go over our motivation behind creating the mode, the pillars that govern its design, and how we turned traditional Sandstorm gameplay on its head and created something that plays unlike any of our other game modes. We’d also like to take this opportunity to say that you can check out all the content coming in our next update including Hardcore Checkpoint in our Community Testing Environment from May 20th to May 27th. Just go to your Steam Library and look for “Insurgency: Sandstorm Community Test Environment,” which you should own as long as you own Insurgency: Sandstorm.

The idea for Hardcore Checkpoint actually came from our...

Community Update #1: New Map - Outskirts

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Hey everyone, my name is Michael Tsarouhas. I am the lead game designer on Insurgency: Sandstorm. As a part of our effort to steer post-release Sandstorm onto a community-oriented path, we’re going to be releasing community updates like this one which provide an inside look at development and feature upcoming content. Before we begin, please remember to fill out our new survey here[www.surveymonkey.com] and let us know just what content and changes you’d like to see for Insurgency: Sandstorm’s ongoing post-release development.

As mentioned in our recent survey post, one of the things we learned from the results was that players are hungry for new maps. So today, we’d like to take some time to talk about our upcoming new map Outskirts, formerly known by...

The upcoming M82A1 CQ sniper rifle has stopping power to spare!

New Post-Release Content Survey Now Open!

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Please see our second post-release content survey here[www.surveymonkey.com] and give us your feedback on where to take new content and make changes to Sandstorm!

Last week we released the results of our last survey and showed off some of the new content we have in store, like new maps Outskirts and Ministry. Now that we’ve had a thorough look at all the data, it’s time for a follow up survey to help further determine the direction of Sandstorm’s post-release journey. If you missed the first survey, don’t worry, now’s your chance to let your voice be heard!

In this new survey we’ve narrowed our focus a bit. Questions include which new features, cosmetic categories, game modes, weapon upgrades, community management, and general balance improvements you’d...

Boost your FPS

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I found this video tutorial on how to optimize your Sandstorm game. Since i already followed other guides specially on the nvidia settings which i already had i just only replace the engine.ini file with the one i downloaded from the video description which i will leave you the file as an attachment.

I really didn't replace any other file but i did the changes on steam, i also didn't use the launch option that says NOTEXTURESTREAMING since that option is for high end video cards.

So without further due, here is the video:

Insurgency: Sandstorm Survey Results and Community Update

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Hi everyone,

A few weeks ago, we made a blog post previewing some upcoming content and explaining the change in our development philosophy to take a more community driven approach to our post-release content production. Over 9,000 of you took part in our survey, sharing your thoughts on the direction you feel we should take the game. Our team have been analyzing your feedback and would like to thank everyone for taking part in helping shape the future of Sandstorm. Below are some of the results and what players can expect both near and long-term.

We asked you: Where do you think the developers should focus their efforts if you had to choose one?

The results clearly indicated a strong desire for new features and content (44%), followed closely by optimization at (33%). Quality of life improvements (9.5%), gameplay and balance improvements...

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