Insurgency: Sandstorm Operation Nightfall Update Now Live

Insurgency: Sandstorm

New World Interactive have released Operation Nightfall, a massive free update to their modern combat FPS, Insurgency: Sandstorm.

The update focuses primarily on the addition of night variants for all of the game’s maps, including the brand new Tideway map. Not only that, but the AI for co-op mode has been revamped for night missions.

The AI will have a harder time finding enemies, and rely more on muzzle flashes and sound to find the players. There’s also a ton of new equipment to go along with these night maps, including flashlights, night vision goggles, and night sights.

The Breacher class has received four new weapons as well, those being the Grease Gun and Honey Badger for Security, and the Sterling and AS Val for Insurgents. The Insurgents also gained a new sidearm, the Welrod pistol. Rounding out the new equipment are a variety of new unlockable cosmetics for both factions.

Finally, this update marks the release of the first round of cosmetic DLC packs. These include the Ghillie Gear Set, the Nightstalker Gear Set, the Red Dark Weapon Skin Set, and the Midnight Blue Weapon Skin Set. Each pack costs $2.99.

You can read more about the update here, and find the update trailer below.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:

Insurgency: Sandstorm is a team-based, tactical FPS based on lethal close quarters combat and objective-oriented multiplayer gameplay. Sequel to the indie breakout FPS Insurgency, Sandstorm is reborn, improved, expanded, and bigger in every way. Experience the intensity of modern combat where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight. Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and HDR audio putting the fear back into the genre.

An intense atmosphere putting the terror into modern combat
Move with speed and caution as you push through the war-torn environments of a fictional contemporary conflict in the Middle East. Death comes fast, ammunition must be carefully managed, and the environment must be tactically navigated at every step toward victory.

Insurgency: refined and expanded
For the first time in an Insurgency game, customize your character to show your veterancy with diverse sets of clothing, uniforms, accessories, and character voices. Coordinate fire support with your team, engage enemies with vehicle mounted machine guns, and go head to head in small scale high speed competitive matches. Wield new weapons and new upgrades to outmaneuver, outflank, and outsmart the enemy.

War at its realest
Continuing Insurgency’s acclaim as the most atmospheric shooter, Sandstorm is built on Unreal 4 to bring its gritty close-quarters combat into a whole new era of realism. Skill is rewarded, and survival is paramount. Feel every bullet, and fear every impact.

Key Features

  • Sequel to the indie breakout FPS Insurgency, now with 5 million units sold. Sandstorm is reborn, improved, expanded, and bigger in every way.
  • Character and weapon customisation to show your battle-hardiness.
  • Unprecedented audio design with positional voice-chat for realistic teamwork, and heart pounding ambient audio to bring you into the battlefield.
  • Peek around corners, tactically breach doorways, use smoke to cover your team’s advance, and call in air support.
  • Battle across expansive maps in up to 16-versus-16 player game modes, or 8 player co-operative against AI, now with machine gun mounted drivable vehicles.
  • Competitive multiplayer features including matchmaking, broadcasting UI, and replays.

Insurgency: Sandstorm is available on Windows PC (via Steam), and launches August 25th on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. If you missed it, you can find our review of the game here.

Image: Steam

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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