Focus Team

Hi everyone,

We are excited to announce that the first Pre-Order Beta of Insurgency: Sandstorm is now open!

You can jump into the Beta and play right now by pre-ordering the game on Steam at a 10% discount. Owners of the original Insurgency, which now boasts a player population of over five million, will receive an additional 10% loyalty discount, available through the end of the year.

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Pre-Order Beta 1, which is now live, features three maps from the final version of the game, every game mode, character customization, dozens of weapons, and hundreds of loadout options (including explosives, armour, and ammo carriers).

Beta 1 is very much a development build of the game and an on-going work in progress. We use betas as an important tool for gathering player feedback, studying system performance, and balancing the game. As such, it is important to stress that this is not a representation of the release version of Insurgency: Sandstorm. You may encounter, bugs, placeholder content, balance and/or performance issues. - We encourage all participants to use the and forums to report any issues so that our team can continue working on them for Beta 2

Before playing, please check out:

Join us to celebrate the Beta launch with a Dev Q&A and giveaway at 18h00 (CEST) on


There are no NDAs or streaming restrictions on this test, and we're greatly looking forward to getting feedback from all across the gaming community as we work on the launch build. Pre-Order Beta 1 is due to finish on August 13th, so please enjoy the game this long weekend.

A second Pre-Order Beta will run from August 30 up until release on September 18, with access to the full suite of six maps from the launch version of the game.

Insurgency: Sandstorm releases in September on PC, next year on consoles.

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