Insurgency: Sandstorm update brings Arcade mode, five new guns


New World Interactive has released the first major update for Insurgency: Sandstorm, which brings a new Arcade mode, five new weapons and more to the first-person shooter.

In addition, publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced that Insurgency: Sandstorm has sold over 500,000 copies. The publisher said: “Insurgency: Sandstorm, the smash-hit indie FPS from New World Interactive, receives its first major content update today. This includes the massive addition of a new ‘Arcade’ playlist with rotating game modes, alongside five new weapons, a new firing range for practicing your aim, performance improvements, and a wealth of smaller changes, additions, tweaks, and bug fixes.”

Focus Home Interactive added some detail regarding the new additions to the game: “The Arcade experience that ships with this new update lays the foundation for adding fresh, new, non-traditional game modes into Insurgency: Sandstorm. Things are beginning with a classic Team Deathmatch mode, which removes faction restrictions on weapons and upgrades, and gives more supply points to make your selections. Rules are simple: Build your ideal loadout and kill enough of the enemy to win the match. New modes will be introduced to Arcade regularly with future updates.

“To add some spice to this new kill-focused mode, five new weapons are also being added to Sandstorm in this update. Two new variations of the MP5, the MP5A2 and the MP5A5, are low caliber weapons with good recoil control, perfect for close quarters combat. There are also a pair of new machine guns, the M240B and MG3, offering high-caliber damage and an absurd rate of fire respectively. Finally a new Security handgun, the PF940, features 9mm rounds and a massive high capacity magazine upgrade of 31 rounds.”

Full details of what the first major update brings to Insurgency: sandstorm can be found in this Steam Community post.

The publisher also promises that Insurgency: Sandstorm: “Will come to consoles later in 2019.” For further information, keep an eye on the game’s website.