Insurgency: Sandstorm, the smash-hit indie FPS from New World Interactive, receives its first major content update today.

Insurgency: Sandstorm’s first major content update brings arcade mode, five new guns, and celebrates 500,000 players

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Insurgency: Sandstorm, the smash-hit indie FPS from New World Interactive, receives its first major content update today.
This includes the massive addition of a new ‘Arcade’ playlist with
rotating game modes, alongside five new weapons, a new firing range for
practicing your aim, performance improvements, and a wealth of smaller
changes, additions, tweaks, and bug fixes - all featured in the First Content Update Trailer.

We’re also thrilled to announce that over 500,000 copies of Insurgency: Sandstorm have now been sold,
already making back the budget of development, marketing, and then
some. In celebration, we invite those who haven’t yet picked up a copy
to get involved with a first major discount of 20% off on Steam, available until March 5.

The
Arcade experience that ships with this new update lays the foundation
for adding fresh, new, non-traditional game modes into Insurgency:
Sandstorm.
 Things are beginning with a classic Team Deathmatch mode,
which removes faction restrictions on weapons and upgrades, and gives
more supply points to make your selections. Rules are simple: Build your
ideal loadout and kill enough of the enemy to win the match. New modes
will be introduced to Arcade regularly with future updates.

To add some spice to this new kill-focused mode, five new weapons are
also being added to Sandstorm in this update. Two new variations of the
MP5, the MP5A2 and the MP5A5, are low caliber weapons with good recoil
control, perfect for close quarters combat. There are also a pair of new
machine guns, the M240B and MG3, offering high-caliber damage and an
absurd rate of fire respectively. Finally a new Security handgun, the
PF940, features 9mm rounds and a massive high capacity magazine upgrade
of 31 rounds.

These
new weapons join a rework of flash grenades to be more effective,
alongside new cosmetic additions of eyewear, tattoos, a new camouflage
pattern, and more. Performance and quality of life improvements, plus
bug fixes, are also a major part of the patch. Read all about them over
in the community update post on Steam or get the highlights in the First Content Update Trailer.

New World Interactive and Focus Home Interactive are delighted with the response and reception to Insurgency: Sandstorm so far. This update should be seen as a sign of things to come: major, regular, free updates with new content and gameplay improvements. To join in, we invite you to grab the game at the 20% discount on Steam, available until the end of next week.

Insurgency: Sandstorm is out now on PC and will come to consoles later in 2019. Update One is also available now.

About Insurgency: Sandstorm

Taking the original Insurgency formula and evolving it, the millions selling FPS comes enhanced and expanded . Insurgency: Sandstorm is built in UnrealEngine 4 with upgraded graphics, taking the series into a new era. Coming to PC and, for the first time, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ;
Insurgency: Sandstorm brings extended gameplay possibilities, improved
immersion, and new co-op and versus objective-based game modes. All
while retaining the lethal tactical action that made Insurgency the
worldwide phenomenon it is today.

Fight across a modern battlefield utilizing gameplay mechanics that blur the lines between reality and shooter -
split second decisions will mean life or death for you and your team.
Each weapon has unique ballistic calculations that take into account
things like bullet drop and penetration power. Choose to drop magazines
for faster reloads in dangerous situations, carefully open doors to keep
quiet, or bash doors down with a shoulder charge, and much more.

Participate in large-scale battles in up to 16-versus-16 skirmishes with
artillery barrages, helicopter gunships, re-purposed commercial drones,
air strikes, and drivable land transport vehicles. Battle across
expansive maps with interiors to breach and high-value objectives to
control with your team. Each map’s size and play areas are adjusted
specifically for each game mode and can also be played in co-op against
bots.

Like its predecessor, Insurgency: Sandstorm rewards teamwork and objective play over personal success. Players will also finally see long awaited features such as character customization, ranked matchmaking, and many more.

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The 3,6 million selling Military FPS comes enhanced and expanded. 

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Built in Unreal Engine 4, the game takes the series into a new era on PC and, for the first time on Consoles 

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Fight across a modern battlefield utilizing gameplay mechanics that blur the lines between reality and shooter 

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Battle across expansive maps up to 16-versus-16 in online multiplayer, or in co-op against bots 

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Emphasis on strategic teamplay with in-game positional voice chat and a clever use of vehicles and air support 

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Compete in Insurgency: Sandstorm's ranked modes which rewards teamwork and objective play 

About New World Interactive

New World
Interactive is an independent developer and publisher with deeply
grounded roots in game development. Many core team members started as
hobbyists creating the games they wanted to play. This foundation shaped
itself into a unique development process which has led to the creation
of New World's debut title, Insurgency. In the wake of Insurgency's
success in reaching nearly 2 million players, New World plans to
continue creating compelling, disruptive new experiences. 

More information on the website: newworldinteractive.com

About Focus Home Interactive

Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in
Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its
catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have
become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for
download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms,
consoles and PC. The publisher's catalogue will get even richer the
coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Insurgency:
Sandstorm, Necromunda: Underhive Wars, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The
Surge 2, Spintires: MudRunner, Fear the Wolves, GreedFall and many more.

More information on the website: www.focus-home.com

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