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Insurgency: Sandstorm Guide – Some Useful Tips For Newbies

Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm is one of the games that tend to have a large number of experienced players. People who feel the game and like it end up sticking together for a long time. Part of this is that the game is not designed to be replaced by a quick sequel like Call of Duty, but the other reasons are purely related to the quality of the game. 

Managing Supply Points – Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm

Supply points are essentially the main form of in-game currency. Players use them to customize their payload at any given time, however, they are only given a handful of supply points depending on the game settings. Players can have as little as 10 points at the start of the match and only be rewarded with some extra points later if they have a good performance.

Points are used for things like weapons, armor, accessories, and other extra equipment. This means that players will need to be smart about how they apply their offer points. Players should figure out their playstyle and then shape their loading to maximize its effectiveness. For example, some players prefer to ditch the armor and use the points on more grenades or ammo.

Tactical Grenades – Insurgency: Sandstorm

Grenades can be used in a number of different ways. For starters, they can be cooked, over-thrown, or hand-thrown or they can be kept for a long time and then armed. Non-lethal grenades such as flash grenades or smoke grenades are useful for obstructing enemy vision and allowing the player to move on them, however, even enemy bots can use them on the player.

Certain targets have explosives equipped as a way to destroy them, in which case the destruction class will equip them fastest, but a simple RPG or C-4 will suffice. All smokeless or flash explosions can kill the player, so it’s best to be extra careful with all the fragmentation, chemical, teleport, and explosive targets.

Nighttime maps

Insurgency: Sandstorm

The insurgency has quite a few maps set in the dark. Unless the player has night vision, they cannot see what is happening. Furthermore, enemies will always have night vision or a flashlight that they use to detect you. Players don’t automatically spawn with night vision goggles so they’ll need to use supply points to equip them.

There are also a variety of night vision goggles available in Insurgency: Sandstorm, and they are not priced the same across points of supply. Some night vision devices are cheap but have unwanted disadvantages such as a small field of view or too blurry images. Better night vision devices are available, but they cost more which can prevent players from putting other things on their load. 

Spot shooting is recommended as aiming down to the point of view is very slow when equipped with night vision. Combined with the infrared laser (which also costs resupply), the player can fight extremely effectively at night.

Team Play

Insurgency: Sandstorm

Team coordination is very important in Insurgency: Sandstorm. A more cohesive team has a better chance of winning than a random group of uncoordinated players who just manage. In addition to using the headset to talk to other players, there are many emojis and directions to use to help other teammates.

Equipment such as flashbangs and smoke grenades can also be useful to the player’s team. Flashbangs blind and deafen enemy players while smoke grenades can block enemy vision in a certain area, allowing the player’s party to pass safely. The former is best used inside buildings or at targets while smoke grenades are effective over open areas with little cover.