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So not only do you get a real glimpse of some tight Insurgency: Sandstorm PvP action (which looks impressive, by the way), but as a pre-order bonus you can also jump into the game's first official beta starting next week. (This footage was taken from a closed technical alpha build.)

Which is even more impressive. Here's some official company lines around what's going on with the sequel to the Indie hit:
From 9th August through 13th August, players who have pre-ordered Insurgency: Sandstorm on Steam will receive exclusive access to Pre-order Beta 1. This will be the first official beta test, and the first time the game will be playable at home. New World Interactive is really looking forward to hearing what the wider Insurgency fanbase thinks and will be gathering as much feedback as possible leading up to the second Beta phase closer to the full release on PC in September.

Three maps from the final release build will be available in Pre-order Beta 1. Each is a complex maze of brutal interiors, deadly sniping lanes, and wide-open battlefields, each uniquely designed to make every moment of every game feel fresh. Whether your playstyle is run and gun, slow-paced, or more specialised, you’ll find plenty to study and learn across the maps. The four game modes - Firefight, Push, Checkpoint, and Skirmish - each change the accessible parts of the map, drastically altering the available strategies.

Pre-order Beta 2 will begin 30th August, just a few weeks before release, and have a further three maps available for play. This will allow players to test the full content of the launch version of the game. New World Interactive will be focusing their work during Beta 2 on bug fixing, server stability, and starting work on their extensive post-launch support plans.

As Pre-order Beta 1 will have no NDA and no streaming restrictions, those curious are invited to watch live gameplay on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook throughout the long weekend. Preview codes giving access to the beta are available on request to publications, content creators, and streamers.
THe game is out on PC in September and will eventually support both Linux and Mac while console versions of the game will arrive in 2019.

Watch the four-minute gameplay video embedded below.




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