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Insurgency: Sandstorm is New World Interactive’s new game: a reborn, improved, and expanded sequel to indie multiplayer FPS hit Insurgency, coming September 18 to PC and 2019 to consoles. Thanks to all the positive feedback the game received during the first Pre-order Beta last month, the studio has polished and optimized the game to meet players’ expectation. We are now happy to announce Pre-order Beta Test 2 beginning next week. Meanwhile, experience the intensity of modern combat and check out the positive reception from journalists and players during the previous Pre-order Beta with the Gamescom Trailer. 

 

From August 30 through September 18, players who have pre-ordered Insurgency: Sandstorm on Steam will receive exclusive access to Pre-order Beta 2. New World Interactive will be focusing their work during Beta 2 on bug fixing, and server stability. The studio will also start working on their extensive post-launch support plan with new content coming after the release of the game. As Pre-order Beta 2 will have no NDA and no streaming restrictions, those curious are invited to watch live gameplay on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook throughout up until the release of the game.

 

Eager players can pre-order on Steam now for a 10% discount, reducing the price to €26.99 / £23.39 / $26.99. An additional 10% loyalty discount will be given to fans that own the original Insurgency, bringing the pre-order price down to just $24.99. This additional discount will be offered until the end of 2018, and all pre-orders will receive instant access to any ongoing beta tests as well as future ones. 

 

Insurgency: Sandstorm releases on Windows PC in September 18, with Linux and Mac support coming later, and on PS4 and Xbox One in 2019. Pre-order now on Steam and get bonuses, including exclusive access to the Pre-order Beta.

 

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This game had an interesting hook for its single-player campaign:

 

A sandstorm engulfs the village and fighting erupts. By chance, a hole is blown into the wall and the girls escape. In the confusion of the storm, our protagonist is separated from her sister and friends. She is alone, wandering in the desert.

 

Present day. Our protagonist has enlisted with a rebel faction, fighting against the radical insurgents. They push through battered villages, hitting the insurgents hard. One day, a key piece of information is discovered and our protagonist's world is not what it seems.

 

She breaks free from the security of the main group to embark upon a personal quest. Accompanying her is another female fighter, her best friend who was held captive with her years earlier. Along for the journey are two foreign vigilantes: an American combat veteran of the war in the Middle East, and a French citizen who has never seen combat.

 

 

Once they announced that the single-player campaign was cancelled, my interest in the game went to zero.

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Prepare for Insurgency: Sandstorm’s Open Beta this weekend with the new intense Gameplay Overview Trailer!

 

Insurgency: Sandstorm, the FPS sequel to indie smash-hit Insurgency, brings action-packed, nerve-wracking modern military combat to PC on December 12. Starting on Friday, December 7 and running through the weekend, an open beta period will invite everyone to try the game for free on Steam. To get potential players ready, the new Gameplay Overview Trailer commented by developers breaks down all the ways Insurgency: Sandstorm is unique, from the high lethality gunplay, to an atmospheric minimal HUD, to Commander-Observer tagteams calling in fire support, to the extensive character and weapon customization, to the very design of maps, modes, and even sound.

 

New World Interactive’s lead game designer Michael Tsarouhas narrates the action, explaining every movement, explosion, and pull of the trigger. Across eight minutes of gameplay footage he explains how New World Interactive combined the best of shooter fundamentals with a realistic approach to ballistics, equipment, and other gameplay factors, creating an incredible FPS experience. Everything you see - from weapons to vehicles to maps and modes - will be available in the Open Beta for everyone.

 

New World Interactive are currently putting the finishing touches on a massive update to deploy when the Open Beta starts, representing a big content upgrade on the current Closed Beta offering. This includes the full map pool, character improvements including new voice lines, an optimization pass, and much more.

 

Insurgency: Sandstorm is also available in an ongoing pre-order beta, with thousands of players already playing, testing, and providing feedback on everything from weapon balance to optimization improvements. Updates and patches have been regular, taking community feedback into account as well as providing new content for those players that decided to jump in early. Those who pre-order receive a 10% discount alongside their instant access to the pre-order beta, as well as an exclusive in-game tattoo cosmetic to show their veterancy in the years to come. An additional 10% loyalty discount will be given to fans that own the original Insurgency. This additional discount will be offered until the end of March 2019.

 

Insurgency: Sandstorm releases December 12 on PC. Steam pre-orders are available now and grant instant access to the ongoing beta testing phase. Insurgency: Sandstorm will come to consoles in 2019.

 

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Insurgency: Sandstorm brings the intensity and fury of modern combat to PC today!

 

Insurgency: Sandstorm, the FPS sequel to indie smash-hit Insurgency, brings high intensity, nerve-wracking modern military combat to PC today. Prepare for the fight with the new launch trailer, and then get online at 6pm CET/9am PST for your choice of co-op, PVP or competitive game modes, in large- or small-scale multiplayer matches.

 

Insurgency: Sandstorm is a game of team-based tactics and objective-oriented gameplay complete with player versus player, competitive matchmaking, and co-operative game modes versus AI set in a fictional, contemporary Middle Eastern conflict. Your soldier’s appearance, weapons, attachments, armor, and amount of carried ammo are all up to you. Call in airstrikes, request helicopter support, drive vehicles with mounted weapons, and use a wide range of specialist weaponry from grenades to drones to C-4 explosives. 

 

Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and unprecedented audio design that puts the fear back into the genre. Death comes fast, ammunition must be carefully managed, and the environment must be tactically navigated at every step toward victory.

 

After months of closed beta testing for pre-order players and a successful Open Beta weekend, Insurgency: Sandstorm launches later today better optimized and complete with all launch features. Launch is just the start for Sandstorm, the team’s expansive future updates will include new maps, weapons, cosmetics, mod support, and more, free of charge to avoid splitting the community.

 

Insurgency: Sandstorm is available right now on Steam. A 10% loyalty discount will be given to fans that own the original Insurgency. This additional discount will be offered until the end of March 2019.

 

Insurgency: Sandstorm is out today on PC and will come to consoles in 2019.

 

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