Watch the Overview Trailer - Open Beta December 7th!
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Insurgency: Sandstorm brings action-packed, nerve-wracking modern military combat on Friday, December 7 and running through the weekend, as an open beta period will invite everyone to try the game for free on Steam.

To get potential players ready, the new Gameplay Overview Trailer, commentated by the developers, breaks down all the ways Insurgency: Sandstorm is unique, from the high lethality gunplay, to an atmospheric minimal HUD, to Commander-Observer tagteams calling in fire support, to the extensive character and weapon customization, to the very design of maps, modes, and even sound.

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New World Interactive’s lead game designer Michael Tsarouhas narrates the action, explaining every movement, explosion, and pull of the trigger. Across eight minutes of gameplay footage he explains how New World Interactive combined the best of shooter fundamentals with a realistic approach to ballistics, equipment, and other gameplay factors, creating an incredible FPS experience. Everything you see - from weapons to vehicles to maps and modes - will be available in the Open Beta for everyone.

We are currently putting the finishing touches on a massive update to deploy when the Open Beta starts, representing a big content upgrade on the current Closed Beta offering. This includes the full map pool, character improvements including new voice lines, an optimization pass, and much more.

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Insurgency: Sandstorm is also available in an ongoing pre-order beta, with thousands of players already playing, testing, and providing feedback on everything from weapon balance to optimization improvements. Updates and patches have been regular, taking community feedback into account as well as providing new content for those players that decided to jump in early.

Those who pre-order receive a 10% discount alongside their instant access to the pre-order beta, as well as an exclusive in-game tattoo cosmetic to show their veterancy in the years to come. An additional 10% loyalty discount will be given to fans that own the original Insurgency. This additional discount will be offered until the end of March 2019.

If you have any questions about Insurgency: Sandstorm for the team, we'll be hosting a Reddit AMA today (Dec 4th) at 12PM EDT. Join us there!

Insurgency: Sandstorm releases December 12th on PC. Steam pre-orders are available now and grant instant access to the ongoing beta testing phase.

last edited by Netheos

The gameplay is highly lethal because of performance.

@whitby said in Watch the Overview Trailer - Open Beta December 7th!:

High lethality gunplay?

https://forums.focus-home.com/post/94574

Statistics disagree.

Check my reply, there's something here that seems odd.

if i download the beta now, do i need to re-download again if the game launches?

@garukno I would imagine just the day one update.. But I’m not a dev.

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As far as I know, this is correct.

@iyagovos
Is there a reason why the menu is hard coded to the keypad plus key? I have always used a layout on the keypad. Plus key brings up menu and does not toggle, have to escape key to get back to game.

@iyagovos
Is there a reason why the scroll wheel doesn't work the same as original Insurgency, I could flick up or down(not worrying how many cliks on wheel) to perform action. Sandstorm treats each click as another send. So u have to single click, SOOOOOOOOOO annoying. PLEEEEEEASE do not screw up game play by ignoring details.

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