Today the smash-hit hardcore FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm celebrates the arrival of the massive Operation: Breakaway content update, available to download now for free. This time, Security forces have gone rogue and joined the Insurgents! Patch 1.8 introduces a new co-op mode, map, weapons, cosmetics, and more. And now’s the perfect time to dive in — Insurgency: Sandstorm is on sale for 50% off on Steam now until October 12.

Operation: Breakaway’s new co-op game mode is Outpost, designed for fast, fun and frenetic defensive action. You’ll start with limited equipment and gain more as you work through waves of increasingly difficult enemies. Losing an objective forces you to retreat to a new area to hold — but be careful: you can only fall back so much before it’s game.

There’s also new weapons and attachments to discover in today’s update. Security forces get the low-recoil AUG A3 assault rifle, while Insurgents have the high-fire rate FAMAS F1. Weapon customization has expanded, too, with six new weapon upgrades, including new underbarrel shotguns and foregrips for all classes.

Last but not least, Insurgency: Sandstorm’s new map — Tell — features a tight style of urban close-quarters combat that’s unique from the game’s other maps. It squeezes everyone together for more fast-paced action, where the new underbarrel shotguns can really come into play. But there’s still plenty of room for multiple flanking routes for more tactical and methodical players.

Today’s update also includes new cosmetics matching the rogue security theme. Enjoy free outfits on each side with rogue cop uniforms for Insurgents and internal affairs officers for Security. In addition, a Breakaway-themed bundle including four paid DLC packs is out now.

Insurgency: Sandstorm is developed by New World Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive. For more information, visit

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