Insurgency: Sandstorm | Raw PvP Gameplay & Pre-order Beta 1
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Check out the intense new raw gameplay footage for Insurgency: Sandstorm and prepare for the first exclusive Pre-order Beta on August 9!

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Insurgency: Sandstorm is New World Interactive’s new game: a reborn, improved, and expanded sequel to indie multiplayer FPS hit Insurgency, coming September 2018 to PC and 2019 to consoles.

See how close to the action you can get in the new trailer which features raw PVP gameplay from the Closed Technical Alpha. We're also happy to announce Pre-order Beta Test 1 beginning next week.

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From August 9 through August 13, players who have pre-ordered Insurgency: Sandstorm on Steam will receive exclusive access to Pre-order Beta 1. This will be the first official beta test, and the first time the game will be playable at home. We're greatly looking forward to hearing what the wider Insurgency fanbase thinks and will be gathering as much feedback as possible leading up to the second Beta phase closer to the full release in September.

Available in Pre-order Beta 1 will be three maps from the final release build. Each is a complex maze of brutal interiors, deadly sniping lanes, and wide-open battlefields, each uniquely designed to make every moment of every game feel fresh.

Whether your playstyle is run and gun, slow-paced, or more specialized, you’ll find plenty to study and learn across the maps. The four game modes - Firefight, Push, Checkpoint, and Skirmish - each change the accessible part of the map, drastically altering the available strategies.

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Pre-order Beta 2 will begin August 30, just a few weeks before release, and have a further three maps available for play. This will allow players to test the full content of the launch version of the game. New World Interactive will be focusing their work during Beta 2 on bug fixing, server stability, and starting work on their extensive post-launch support plans.

You can pre-order on Steam now for a 10% discount, reducing the price to €26.99 / £23.39 / $26.99. An additional 10% loyalty discount will be given to fans that own the original Insurgency, bringing the pre-order price down to just $24.99. This additional discount will be offered until the end of 2018, and all pre-orders will receive instant access to any ongoing beta tests as well as future ones.

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As Pre-order Beta 1 will have no NDA and no streaming restrictions, those curious are invited to watch live gameplay on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook throughout the long weekend.

Insurgency: Sandstorm releases on Windows PC in September 2018, with Linux and Mac support coming later, and on PS4 and Xbox One in 2019. Pre-order now on Steam and get bonuses, including exclusive access to both Pre-order Betas. Stay tuned for another announcement next week! http://insurgency-sandstorm.com/shop

last edited by Netheos

it's an amazing news but how we gonna live with out the game again between Beta 1 end to the start of Beta 2 (August 13 - August 30).

Don't do this to us again ☹ 😮 😓 😭 😢

just run it till release 🙏🏻 😎 😌 😀

@ THE HYPE IS REAL

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Not reading anything about optimization for the 2nd Beta, so is it fair to assume that a big chunk of optimization will be done for the 1st beta?

If my friends buy Pre-ordered after August 9th, do they have access to Beta 1 ? (Beta 1 = August 9 ~ August 13)
What if my friends buy Pre-ordered on August 13th ? Do they have access to Beta on the last day ?

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@nick-kim said in Insurgency: Sandstorm | Raw PvP Gameplay & Pre-order Beta 1:

If my friends buy Pre-ordered after August 9th, do they have access to Beta 1 ? (Beta 1 = August 9 ~ August 13)
What if my friends buy Pre-ordered on August 13th ? Do they have access to Beta on the last day ?

Yes if you pre-order during the pre-order Beta 1, you get instant access to it.

If the beta is over, obviously you can't access it anymore, although you have access to the next one at the end of August.

Are we be able to host our own servers while on beta?

August 9th can't come soon enough. Will any progress carry over in to the full game?

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@facknrite said in Insurgency: Sandstorm | Raw PvP Gameplay & Pre-order Beta 1:

Are we be able to host our own servers while on beta?

Not in the Beta.

@valdyr said in Insurgency: Sandstorm | Raw PvP Gameplay & Pre-order Beta 1:

August 9th can't come soon enough. Will any progress carry over in to the full game?

No, progression will be reset at the release of the full game.

will the Beta run on your dedicated servers or it's a MM system yet ?

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@voodoo-spirit said in Insurgency: Sandstorm | Raw PvP Gameplay & Pre-order Beta 1:

will the Beta run on your dedicated servers or it's a MM system yet ?

Matchmaking system only.

Server for Brazil, please!!

Is there a list of changes you've done since the closed alpha, or was it just that one update within the week of play testing?

HYPED I just wanna see if I can get over 60 FPS for the first beta lol. Speaking about game performance will the system requirements be announced during the first beta?

Will bots be available in the beta or is it pvp only?

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@somenerdwithagun said in Insurgency: Sandstorm | Raw PvP Gameplay & Pre-order Beta 1:

Will bots be available in the beta or is it pvp only?

All modes will be available in the pre-order Beta 1, including bots. Cheers!

Is there going to be OCEANIC Servers during the beta? How large would you consider the following of Insurgency within that region to be? Is there going to be continued OCE support once released?

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@candichris123 said in Insurgency: Sandstorm | Raw PvP Gameplay & Pre-order Beta 1:

Is there going to be OCEANIC Servers during the beta? How large would you consider the following of Insurgency within that region to be? Is there going to be continued OCE support once released?

Yes, there will be a server in Australia for the pre-order Beta 1. The OCE region will get as much support as the others.

What time does b1 start?
Thx

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