New World Interactive’s latest title in the works, Insurgency: Sandstorm is on the way in September of 2018 to PC and to consoles in 2019. However, peopel who pre-ordered it on Steam will have exclusive access to the Pre-Order Beta 1. This is the first official beta test and the first time it’s playable at home. New World Interactive is looking forward to feedback from the Insurgency fanbase, and hope to gather as much data as possible leading up to the second Beta phase. The second beta test will begin on August 30th and will have a further three maps available to tackle. This will let players test the full content a few weeks before launch and will be focused around bug fixing and server stability.
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 feels 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 changes the accessible part of the map, drastically altering the available strategies. Insurgency: Sandstorm can be pre-ordered on Steam for 10% off, reducing the cost to 26.99, and an additional 10% loyalty discount will be given to fans who own the original Insurgency. This additional discount will be offered until the end of 2018.
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. Preview codes giving access to the beta are available on request to publications, content creators, and streamers.