New World Interactive (NWI) is excited to announce today that it will be participating in a Free Weekend event on Steam from August 7th until August 11th. The game will be available to play for free all weekend, during which time the game will be available for purchase at a deep discount sale of 50% off, or $7.49.
In anticipation of the event that will bring a substantial amount of attention to the Insurgency franchise, NWI has released a new free DLC for the grit shooter. Titled Hunt, the content update features the thrilling new Hunt cooperative game mode, where players stealthily conduct night raids on Insurgent hideouts.
“We see Insurgency as a constant work in progress. Our utilization of ‘early access’ and our subsequent commitment to releasing free DLC demonstrates this. Since release, we have added five new maps to the game and several new weapons and optics,” recalls Jeremy Blum, Founder and Game Director at NWI.
“In conjunction with these substantial content additions we have worked very closely with our community to refine gameplay mechanics and address legitimate concerns. We are excited to release our stats framework today, which is now collecting data. We will soon unleash our ranking and tier systems to our community, which is something they have been requesting for quite a long time. It is currently in the final stages of testing before release.”
Insurgency uses a rank system that allows players to level up as they gain points in the game, which can be earned most effectively by playing the objective and working with your team. In addition to receiving a rank, players will also get put into one of three different tiers depending on their percentile amongst all Insurgency players around the globe. The top 33% of players are in the ‘Warlord’ (Gold) tier, the middle 33% in the ‘Veteran’ (Silver) tier, and the lower 33% in the ‘Grunt’ (Bronze) tier.
“The addition of stats and ranking will be the first step in bolstering our support for the community over the longer term. We know how much potential we have as a competitive game and are solidifying that foundation one step at a time,” explained Andrew Spearin, Insurgency’s Creative Director.
“Although the game may be considered a ‘finished’ product, we are constantly evolving our vision and looking forward to growing in the years to come. We have ‘next-gen’ and console ambitions. Whether or not we stay on the same engine, we will see, but one thing we know is this is just the beginning,” Blum disclosed.
The Hunt content update released today also includes two new multiplayer maps, six new cooperative maps, updated existing maps, underbarrel grenade & smoke launchers, a new weapon optic, gameplay improvements, server optimizations and much more.
Overview of Hunt content update features:
New Hunt game mode (cooperative) where you must eliminate all enemies and caches in the area. This game mode requires extreme stealth and coordination as you only have one life.
New statistic tracking framework.
New Main Menu with Development News and Steam Friends List.
New multiplayer maps: Panj and Uprising
New cooperative maps: District (Hunt), Heights (Hunt), Ministry (Hunt), Panj (Hunt), Uprising (Hunt) and Contact (Hunt).
Updated multiplayer map: Market.
Added underbarrel grenade and smoke launchers: M-203 for Security and GP-25 for Insurgents.