Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm

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Captain Price Aug 23, 2018 @ 10:47am
Important Beta 2 Info + Live Stream Highlights
Hi everyone,

Here is some important beta info that you may want to know. This was collected from Alex's latest stream last week. Below is some info regarding the beta and at the very bottom is some additional information about the game.


1. When does the beta go live?
The beta will go live on August 30th @ 12PM EST. It's said that the game may release an hour or two before then.

2. How long does the beta last?
The beta will be open till the December 12th, then the game will officially release.

3. Will my stats carry over?
Nope, clean fresh start for beta 2 and for the official release.

4. Optimization & Bugs
Lots of bug fixes / optimization has been implemented since beta 1. Optimization still isn’t complete but improvements have been made.

5. Animations
Animations have been improved and will continue to be improved till release.

6. Do I need to download the game again next month?
Your beta 2 download will be a foundation for the official release next month. Therefore, you won't need to re-download the game from scratch.

7. Three Additional Maps
Beta 2 will include three additional maps, equaling out to 6 maps in total. More will be added later.

8. Can I refund if I don't like the game?
Yes. You may refund the game anytime during the beta period if you wish to. Beta hours do not count towards Steam's Refund Policy. Once it is released though, the refund policy will become active.

10. Providing Feedback
Last but certainly not least, if you have feedback please send it on to the Focus Home Forums. The developers will be searching those forums most frequently for feedback. Please make sure your threads contain as much important info that you can think of. Such as specs, error code, etc.

Forums - http://insurgency-sandstorm.com/feedback

11. Singleplayer
It was just mentioned in today's stream that SP may be added in the future. They're not going to focus on it now but it's something to consider in the future.


----- Other Highlights From Stream -----

1. Console release will come later next year after PC has been finalized and finished.


2. No free weekends planned anytime soon.


3. The game won’t be discounted for quite some time since they are already including discounts in the pre-order.

4. The maps are built to accommodate open ranged areas and close quarters.


5. The NDA is still active and will remain active till NWI says so. With that said, don’t share any in-game experience from the Alpha build.


7. No old maps have been made yet but it is an option for the developers.


8. Custom game servers are in the plans and should be added at a later date.



They'll go live again this Thursday when the second beta is active. If you have further questions, feel free to browse their AMA on Reddit or ask on here / on the Focus Home forums.

If you missed the latest hype trailer for Insurgency Sandstorm, feel free to watch it down below and get your ticket to the hype train :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWzGzNpM66w

Cheers,

- Captain Price
Last edited by Captain Price; Oct 28, 2018 @ 7:03pm
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Osiris_Revenge Aug 29, 2018 @ 12:52am 
I think now it's way more organized and accessible for new people seeking for info about the Beta 2 and in general. GJ mate. i will refer those kind of repetitive questions to this thread.
Last edited by Osiris_Revenge; Aug 29, 2018 @ 12:53am
Kazumi Aug 29, 2018 @ 1:27am 
Super excited for tommorow!
Captain Kush Aug 29, 2018 @ 4:44am 
Great!! another question, will you have servers on south america for this phase?
BlackMilk Aug 29, 2018 @ 7:22am 
The NDA is still active and will remain active till NWI says so. With that said, don’t share any in-game experience from the Alpha build.
I take it this means noone is allowed to stream or record (and upload) Sandstorm video?
Blue_Hime Aug 29, 2018 @ 8:19am 
gun skins !
Maki Nishikino Aug 29, 2018 @ 8:46am 
Originally posted by Winter_Cat:
gun skins !

Why? :maple2:
Osiris_Revenge Aug 29, 2018 @ 9:05am 
Originally posted by BlackMilk:
The NDA is still active and will remain active till NWI says so. With that said, don’t share any in-game experience from the Alpha build.
I take it this means noone is allowed to stream or record (and upload) Sandstorm video?
The NDA is for Closed Technical Alpha recorded content.

Any content from the current Beta 2 build can be captured and shared publicly as Pre-order Beta 2 will have no NDA and no streaming restrictions, those curious are invited to watch live gameplay on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook throughout up until the release of the game.
Last edited by Osiris_Revenge; Aug 29, 2018 @ 9:06am
Friendly Aug 29, 2018 @ 10:15am 
Nice job with this thread, very informative.
BlackMilk Aug 29, 2018 @ 10:17am 
Thanks for clearing that up, Voodoo-Spirit89. Appreciate it. Still considering wether or not I'm pre-ordering (regardless of the streaming thing) but maybe I'll see any of you people in Sandstorm next month!
CorporateHammer Aug 29, 2018 @ 10:43am 
Originally posted by BlackMilk:
Thanks for clearing that up, Voodoo-Spirit89. Appreciate it. Still considering wether or not I'm pre-ordering (regardless of the streaming thing) but maybe I'll see any of you people in Sandstorm next month!

Why wouldn't you? I mean you can play all you want up until release which is the 18th and refund if for whatever reason you don't like it. Most people who didn't like Beta 1 didn't like it due to framerate not because it was a bad game.

I'd say go for it, I had a freakin blast in beta 1 and cannot wait till beta 2 starts.
Blood and Bone Aug 29, 2018 @ 11:20am 
welp, gotta download 20GB again
Lightspeed Aug 29, 2018 @ 11:32am 
looking forward to it, thanks guys!

Autumn_Ashengrove Aug 29, 2018 @ 3:19pm 
Originally posted by BlackMilk:
The NDA is still active and will remain active till NWI says so. With that said, don’t share any in-game experience from the Alpha build.
I take it this means noone is allowed to stream or record (and upload) Sandstorm video?
only the alpha build, this is the beta build
SuperCoolDude Aug 29, 2018 @ 3:50pm 
Have they added the option for voting yet? Voting to kick AFK/cheating/toxic players, restart the round, etc.?

The biggest problem I had with the Alpha and Beta 1 was that if a player was AFK you basically could only wait for the timer to expire, wasting everyones' time.
Last edited by SuperCoolDude; Aug 29, 2018 @ 3:52pm
h13.Bishop Aug 29, 2018 @ 4:03pm 
Open beta or preorder again?
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