Frontline Update Now Available For Insurgency: Sandstorm
Insurgency: Sandstorm is one of those games that I really liked and kept playing for a few months after reviewing it, but eventually drifted away when my group of friends didn’t pick up on it.
The Frontline Update shows me I should maybe get some new friends…
New World Interactive’s focus on squad play, not individual heroics, is really an oddity in today’s shooters and it’s something I miss. The new PVP mode, Frontline, sounds like it’ll test your team’s tactics to the limit, forcing you to keep moving and evaluating a changing battlefield on the fly. Coordinating the balance of attacking versus defending will be key, and I’m curious to see how intense a game gets when two evenly-matched teams are on the battlefield.
Here’s the press release:
Insurgency: Sandstorm – The Frontline Update is Available Now
In the new PvP mode, Frontline, teams must capture all enemy objectives one by one, before destroying the final weapon cache objective to win, whilst at the same time protecting their own objectives. Each match becomes a large-scale, simultaneous attack-and-defend battle, with fire support, vehicles, and teams battling it out for objectives that award respawns for their team.
Hillside is the latest map, a reimagining of the classic Insurgency: Source and Insurgency mod map ‘Sinjar’, this time taking place in a new snow environment. The wide, open spaces for attackers and high elevation positions for defenders is a callback to the classic storm-the-beach D-Day FPS experience of old. Hillside is joined by two Galil LMG-variant assault rifles, a new 3x scope for the QBZ-03, and a batch of winter cosmetics for both Insurgents and Security factions. All this content and much more is playable across all maps and game modes!
The new map and game mode arrive with numerous bug fixes and quality of life changes, including a complete overhaul of the Play menu and official matchmaking, and the introduction of limited time weekly playlists featuring “mutated” game modes with tweaked gameplay with everything from bolt-action rifles only to health stealing. You can find more detailed information on the patch notes here.
New World Interactive and Focus Home Interactive continue to be delighted with the response and community reception to Insurgency: Sandstorm so far. There are many more free content updates planned for the rest of this year and 2020, including modding support, Co-op and PvP game modes, maps, weapons, cosmetics, and more. Take a look at some of what’s due to arrive in the next fewmonths in the recently announced Free Content Roadmap.
Insurgency: Sandstorm is out now on PC.
About Insurgency: Sandstorm
Taking the original Insurgency formula and evolving it, the millions selling FPS comes enhanced and expanded . Insurgency: Sandstorm is built in Unreal Engine 4 with upgraded graphics, taking the series into a new era. On PC, 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.