Community Manager for Focus Home Interactive.
Are we be able to host our own servers while on beta?
Not in the Beta.
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.
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.
Check out the intense new raw gameplay footage for Insurgency: Sandstorm and prepare for the first exclusive Pre-order Beta on August 9!
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.
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.
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.
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
This week's Closed Beta session will open Friday August 3rd, at 11AM CEST (10AM BST / 12PM MSK/EEST / 5AM EDT / 2AM PDT).
Edit at 10:30AM: We're finalizing the version right now. We'll be slightly late but we're still aiming at this morning to start the Beta - sorry about that!
This Closed Beta will close again next Monday morning, August 6th.
If you haven't received a key, don't worry as we send more regularly. Make sure you're registered for the Beta here to receive your key.
What to expect from the Beta?
We continue to improve the game based on your feedback from the previous Beta session and we're happy to let you play the latest version of the game in development. Our main priority is ironing out the server issues to ensure a smooth experience for all players.
Please find below this week's highlights from the changelog:
- Wolves now stalk the nearest player while patrolling their territory.
- Additional Graphics and Sound settings.
- Vehicles will now stop when you leave them. Other improvements like more correct visualization of colliding with players.
- We've added additional sound effects for things like whiffing a punch and picking up items.
Quick reminder that the this Beta isn't covered by a NDA, meaning you can share videos, images and info about the game this week. Keep in mind that it's a work-in-progress version of the game, and players may encounter bugs or crashes, that may lower the quality of the in-game experience.
We’d love your help in identifying these bugs, so that we can make the Early Access release version of Fear The Wolves the best that it can be.
Please join the Fear The Wolves official Discord to synchronize with the team and other players.
Where can I share feedback?
Please report technical issues and general feedback on this official Forums. Before submitting feedback on the forums please check if there is an existing thread about the topic, or if it is listed in our known issues log.
When providing feedback please try to be as informative as possible, providing information on where and when the issue occurred.
We look forward to seeing you on the servers!
Fear The Wolves Team
Champion Ladder Season 17 of the Cabalvision Official League has now started!
Create your team, sign-up to the Champion Ladder and reach the top of the Ladder for a chance to earn your share of its €950 prize pool!
A few useful links for the Champion Ladder Season 17:
- Champion Ladder Season 17 Rules on PC/Mac, PS4, Xbox One.
- Official Champion Ladder Discord
- Champions' Cup Financial Fair Play Rules
Have fun on the pitch,
Cyanide Studio & Focus Home Interactive