Insurgency: Sandstorm

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Insurgency: Sandstorm
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Developers
New World Interactive
Publishers
Focus Home Interactive
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows December 12, 2018
Reception
Metacritic 78
OpenCritic 79
IGDB 77
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Insurgency
Insurgency: Sandstorm on IGDB
Insurgency: Sandstorm on MobyGames
Insurgency: Sandstorm on Wikipedia
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Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Official forums
Technical FAQ

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Rogue Spec Ops Gear Set
Windows
Urban Digital Weapon Skin Set
Windows
Urban Warden Gear Set
Windows
Desert Hex Weapon Skin Set
Windows
Red Dark Weapon Skin Set
Windows
Midnight Blue Weapon Skin Set
Windows
Nightstalker Gear Set
Windows
Ghillie Gear Set
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename movie files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Insurgency\Content\Movies.
  2. Delete or rename files:
    1. FOCUS_BLUE_MASTER_UE4_OPTIMIZED.mp4
    2. NWI_1088p_60.mp4
    3. UE_Startup_Still_1080_30.mp4

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Insurgency\Saved\Config\WindowsClient\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/581320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Insurgency\Saved\SaveGames\Profile\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/581320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Hud is not centered
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Min. 70°, max. 100°
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA, SMAA T2x, TAA with additional options to enable super sampling up to 2x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separated between three aiming modes: normal, scope and focusing as well are different sensitivity multiplier for 7 different scope levels.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Cannot navigate on some menu items (e.g. matchmaking cancel button, matchmaking preferences...)
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Common setting with mouse.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music and VOiP
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Danish
Dutch
French
Finnish
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Latin American Spanish
Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Not available as of yet.
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Poor performance[edit]

Use -USEALLAVAILABLECORES command line argument[2]
Whilst widely shared,[3] this is potentially a placebo.
Use -NOTEXTURESTREAMING command line argument[2]
This command loads all texures into memory. As such, high VRAM (8 GB) and system memory (16 GB) is recommended.[2] Known to cause heavy stuttering due to constant swapping.

Fix/reduce stuttering[edit]

Disable Hyperthreading in BIOS (known to help with Intel CPUs)[4]
Lower the Texture Streaming Pool Size[5]
Turn down Dynamic Shadow Resolution[5]
Turn down Cascaded Shadow Map Resolution[5]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12* *12 not officially supported but included as part of Unreal engine; use "-dx12" as launch command in Steam shortcut; may cause crashing with certain SLI settings; set Texture Pool Size to Low or High since Off can cause problems with texture loading
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Multiplayer Steamworks
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [6]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4440 (3.10 GHz)
AMD FX-6300 (3.50 GHz)
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7970
DirectX 11 compatible
Other SSD is recommended.
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/581320/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (581320) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References