Newsroom News Breaking Comics Tags RSS
News video games 02 March 2019, 18:13

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Good Sales and Big Update for Insurgency Sandstorm

New World Interactive has announced that 500 thousand copies of Insurgency: Sandstorm have been sold. On the occasion, the developers released the first big update for the game, introducing a bunch of novelties and removing numerous issues.

New World Interactive has reasons to celebrate. The creators boasted on Steam that Insurgency: Sandstorm, a tactical shooter released last December, has already found half a million buyers. On this occasion, the creators temporarily lowered the price of their game by 20%, to $23.99. The promotion will last until March 5. More importantly, however, the developers released the first large update for the title along with a trailer (see below).

The update introduces a handful of novelties, starting with five weapons. These are: two variants of the MP5 submachine gun (MP5A2 and MP5A5), the M240B and MG3 machine guns and the PF940 pistol. You can test them together with the rest of your equipment on the Range - a new training map - or check them out in Arcade mode. The latter offers a bit lighter gameplay than the standard game variants. For now only Team deathmatch is available for up to 24 players, but the developers promise to add more modes in the future.

Good Sales and Big Update for Insurgency Sandstorm - picture #1
The first big update came to the game.

The update also includes a number of minor modifications to the game and its operation, including the removal of various bugs. Many will probably be pleased to hear that optimisation has been improved, after it left something to be desired after the release. Full (and long) list of changes can be found in an announcement on Steam.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).


Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm

See/Add Comments