Insurgency: Sandstorm gets new map and weapons in free Cold Blood update

Tactical first person shooter, Insurgency: Sandstorm, has a meaty new update to close out the year. Operations Cold Blood is free to all players, adding a bundle of new content alongside a fresh selection of cosmetic DLC.

Headlining Insurgency: Sandstorm’s latest Operation we have “Bab”, a winter map that will have security and insurgent forces clash in a maze of mountain paths and alleyways that comprise this new mountainside battleground.

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The Marksman class has been expanded with more weapon choices and attachments. Speaking of attachments, the update adds a new feature allowing players to toggle scopes and sights attached to their guns, making them more adaptable.

Here’s the official breakdown of what to expect from Insurgency’s new content drop via developer New World Interactive:

Cold Blood introduces ‘Bab’ – a brand new winter map. Bab is set in a snowy mountain village built around an ancient citadel. It’s perfect for snipers with long sightlines and an open layout. Tight alleyways and indoor combat mark the areas between them. Bab is a brand new and unique layout, offering players something really different to get stuck into.

On the gun side, the Marksman class now has two new high caliber semi-automatic battle rifles to play with. The M110 SASS on Security, and for Insurgents, an older Army issue and WWII classic, the M1 Garand. As with everything in Sandstorm, they come with a wide selection of attachments and scopes to let every player customise how they wish.

Earlier this year, Insurgency: Sandstorm was expanded via the Operation Nightfall update. This included a new map and weapons as well as night vision equipment and premium skins.

As Insurgency continues to grow, those first person shooter fans on PlayStation and Xbox have been waiting patiently for updates on a console release date. Missing their August 2020 launch, Insurgency: Sandstorm has been delayed on PS4 and Xbox One, though hopefully we’ll have more news on this soon.

Source: Press Release

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