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Create your own map for Insurgency: Sandstorm and win crazy prizes, in the mapping contest now live and in collaboration with mod.io.

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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


Thats a hell of a prize-pool! Best of luck to anyone who enters!

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I'm going to have to boot up Insurgency and start playing it again. It's always been one of my favorite team oriented fps's since its birth in the HL2 modding scene. It's always been pretty hardcore and striving for a "tactics" over "run and gun" approach. Best of luck mappers! I hope to play some of these competition maps in Insurgency!

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