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Insurgency: Sandstorm Update 1.9.1 Now Live

Insurgency: Sandstorm

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New World Interactive have released the 1.9.1 update for their multiplayer modern combat FPS, Insurgency: Sandstorm.

The update adds two new weapons, the QBZ-97 and the QTS-11 (pictured above). The update also adds map tweaks, UI improvements, enhanced gameplay stat tracking, and other bug fixes and quality of life upgrades.

Perhaps disappointing to some will be the removal of the Competitive mode. The developers cite lack of players as the main cause, which often led to long queue times. For the next two weeks, the regular limited time playlist will feature a modified version of Competitive Firefight; with the normal classes and supply costs, but keeping faster objective capture and more.

You can read more about the update here, and can find the rundown on the game (via GamersGate) 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 GamersGate, and Steam). If you missed it, you can find our review here.

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