Insurgency: Sandstorm – Free Weekend and New Content

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

The brutally unforgiving Insurgency: Sandstorm is having a free weekend on Steam from 20 June 2019 to 24 June 2019. Additionally, the game is receiving another major free update including the reimagined Ministry map, two new assault rifles: The QBZ-O3 and VHS-2, and two new sights: The TAR-21 MARS style red dot (Insurgents) and the MRO “Micro Red Dot” (Security). The new content is releasing later tonight at 10PM BST.

Official Press Release

Insurgency: Sandstorm – New map, mode and weapons set to launch today in time for upcoming Steam Free Weekend

Insurgency: Sandstorm, the smash-hit indie FPS from New World Interactive, is set to receive even more free content this month as players are invited to join the fight in the Steam Free Weekend from June 20th – June 24th. This is the perfect opportunity for newcomers to join the huge community of Insurgency: Sandstorm players, who already enjoy Insurgency’s signature style of immersive, team based, high lethality gameplay.

Today’s monster update includes new weapons, a remake of the classic Insurgency map ‘Ministry’, along with a zombie-inspired arcade mode called Frenzy. Update 1.3 is expected to go live at 3pm MT / 11pm CEST today.

Check out all this and more in the Free Weekend Trailer.

Other additions in today’s update include:

New weapons and attachments:

QBZ-03 Chinese assault rifle and TAR-21 MARS-style red dot optic for Insurgents

VHS-2 Croatian assault rifle and MRO “Micro Red Dot” optic for Security

Ministry – new indoor-focused map (remake of the Insurgency classic)

New World Interactive and Focus Home Interactive continue to be delighted with the response and community reception to Insurgency: Sandstorm so far. This upcoming content follows another large free content update in May which also featured a new map, customization options, a new hardcore cooperative game mode and more. New World Interactive has many more free content updates planned for the rest of this year and 2020, including modding support, game modes, maps, weapons, and more. Take a look at some of what’s due to arrive in the next six months in the recently announced Free Content Roadmap.

Play Insurgency: Sandstorm during the Steam Free Weekend, 10am (PT) Thursday June 20th to 10am Monday June 24th, with all this new content available free to all players. Insurgency: Sandstorm is out now on PC.

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