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Insurgency: Sandstorm is a team-based, tactical FPS based on lethal close quarters combat and objective-oriented multiplayer gameplay. Sequel to the indie breakout FPS Insurgency, Sandstorm is reborn, improved, expanded, and bigger in every way. Experience the intensity of modern combat where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight. Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and HDR audio putting the fear back into the genre.

An intense atmosphere putting the terror into modern combat

Move with speed and caution as you push through the war-torn environments of a fictional contemporary conflict in the Middle East. Death comes fast, ammunition must be carefully managed, and the environment must be tactically navigated at every step toward victory.

Insurgency: refined and expanded

For the first time in an Insurgency game, customize your character to show your veterancy with diverse sets of clothing, uniforms, accessories, and character voices. Coordinate fire support with your team, engage enemies with vehicle mounted machine guns, and go head to head in small scale high speed competitive matches. Wield new weapons and new upgrades to outmaneuver, outflank, and outsmart the enemy.

War at its realest

Continuing Insurgency’s acclaim as the most atmospheric shooter, Sandstorm is built on Unreal 4 to bring its gritty close-quarters combat into a whole new era of realism. Skill is rewarded, and survival is paramount. Feel every bullet, and fear every impact.

Key Features

  • Sequel to the indie breakout FPS Insurgency, now with 5 million units sold. Sandstorm is reborn, improved, expanded, and bigger in every way.
  • Character and weapon customisation to show your battle-hardiness.
  • Unprecedented audio design with positional voice-chat for realistic teamwork, and heart pounding ambient audio to bring you into the battlefield.
  • Peek around corners, tactically breach doorways, use smoke to cover your team’s advance, and call in air support.
  • Battle across expansive maps in up to 16-versus-16 player game modes, or 8 player co-operative against AI, now with machine gun mounted drivable vehicles.
  • Competitive multiplayer features including matchmaking, broadcasting UI, and replays.

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2020 Mapping Contest

Developers New World Interactive have announced a mapping contest for their team based tactical FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm, which is now live!

Organised in collaboration with Nvidia, Intel, Epic Games, Focus Home Interactive, Saber Interactive, and mod.io, you have 20 weeks to put together your own map and go in the running for several prizes. You can work solely or in a team on your map and submissions will be uploaded and judged using the mod.io platform.

2020 Mapping Contest Prizes

New World Interactive have a long history with not only running mod contests for their previous games (including Insurgency and Day of Infamy), but supporting modders and promoting their work too.

As a studio with deep roots in the modding scene, we are proud to be launching our first mapping contest for Insurgency: Sandstorm, and New World Interactive’s largest modding contest to date!

Whether you are an experienced level designer or a complete beginner, this contest is open to all ability levels and is the perfect opportunity to download our Mod Editor, learn Unreal Engine and familiarize yourself with level design principles.

Previous modding contests for Insurgency and Day of Infamy, have led to numerous incredible community maps, many of which have gone on to become official in-game content at a later date. With a 20 week contest and our largest ever prize pool, we can’t wait to see what fantastic creations level designers come up with, and wish all entrants the best of luck!

Learn more about the rules for the contest below, on the New World Interactive website and on mod.io. The event was kicked off with a live Stream on Twitch with Epic, which you can check out here.

2020 Mapping Contest Info

Insurgency: Sandstorm Released

Insurgency: Sandstorm Released

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We're excited to announce that Insurgency: Sandstorm's is out now!


YES! Supporting Linux as well as the original did! I am very much looking forward to Sandstorm

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Insurgency was excellent and this will hopefully be too. Devs used to be modders afaik.

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Awesome! I can't wait for this, I love Insurgency!

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