Insurgency Sandstorm update 1.08 deploys game fixes

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Insurgency Sandstorm update 1.08 is now available to download on consoles. You will need to install this latest version of the tactical shooter in order to play online and access online features.


Available for PS4 and Xbox One (as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility) update 1.08 deploys a lengthy list of game fixes.

This is the first console update for Insurgency Sandstorm in 2022. It follows on from December 2021’s free Warlord expansion which introduced a new map (Gap), new mode (Ambush), weapons, upgrades, and cosmetics.

Here is the full change log via developer New World Interactive.

Insurgency Sandstorm Update 1.08 Patch Notes


  • Fixed an issue where the game would freeze at the loading screen when playing the Basic Training.
  • Fixed an issue where the Fire Support: Bomber Drones were not dropping their explosives.
  • Fixed an issue where the weapon firing sound effects would not play while inside a building if the player opened and closed the Loadout Menu.
  • Fixed an issue where players could stack spawn in Ambush mode on the following maps: Farmhouse, Hideout, Ministry, Outskirts, Powerplant, and Refinery.
  • Fixed an issue where colored orbs would appear at the bottom of the screen when playing on Farmhouse.
  • Fixed multiple AI issues:
    • Implemented general improvements to AI tactical movement (avoiding hazards).
    • Fixed an issue where friendly AI would not plant explosives at caches.
    • Fixed an issue where AI would repeatedly lie down and get back up.
    • Fixed issues of AI getting stuck on Hideout, Ministry, Refinery, and Summit.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the weapons list on the Loadout Screen to appear empty at the start of a match.
  • Fixed an issue in Ambush where a new VIP would not spawn if the player selected as the VIP at the start of the round switched factions during the round countdown.
  • Fixed an issue where no ammo boxes would appear in Hardcore Checkpoint.
  • Fixed an issue where the weapon model preview would disappear if it was selected twice in the Loadout Menu.
  • Fixed an issue where the character model would not update and hold the selected weapon in the Loadout Menu.
  • Fixed several Insurgent hair clipping issues with facewear and torso pieces (we have more of these fixes to come in future updates).
  • Fixed a crash that happened when the player accepted a party invite while in the Local Play loading screen.
  • Fixed a crash that happened while playing on Bab and Precinct Checkpoint.


  • The game may crash after attempting to view a replay on PlayStation platforms.
  • The game may crash while playing Basic Training on the PS4.
  • There is an issue with unlocking the Praetorian Bundle on the Xbox.
  • There is a chance that players respawn with the incorrect cosmetics in third person which consequently causes multiple other issues, including: incorrect magazine positioning, broken reload animations, and camera clipping when driving a vehicle.
  • There is an issue where the notification that rewards players the ‘Sporty’ and ‘Big Spender’ cosmetics after a victory on Ambush mode cannot be closed.
  • There are issues with navigation and button mapping while viewing replays.
  • There is an issue where AI may have poor shooting accuracy indoors at times.
  • There is an issue where vaulting can cause the weapon model to disappear.
  • There is an issue in Ambush where some players do not see the VIP spawn with the correct model.
  • There is an issue where the PlayStation and Microsoft stores cannot be opened if the player owns all available gear sets.
  • The interaction prompt for the weapon crate may show incorrectly after restarting the game when using the ‘Modern’ controller layout.

Insurgency Sandstorm is one of the most popular modern military shooters available on PC, last year making its way over to consoles.

Source: New World Interactive

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