Community Announcements - Mikee

We are livestreaming today, Saturday August 22nd, at 3:00 pm EST showing off the Tactical Rebalance mod, with its creator AndyBroski. You can tune in to the livestream here.

The Tactical Rebalance Mod modifies Insurgency to have a tweaked damage model, varying armor types with visual representation, new auto pistols, new attachments, free aim where the weapon moves independent of your view, and more. AndyBroski went through the ammunition types and tweaked the values for a slightly less lethal but still unforgiving damage model where you'll notice certain armor can stop rounds more easily.

The mod is still in testing phases, so your feedback is welcome. We’ll be playing on a 32 person PvP server, and everyone is welcome to join. You can subscribe to the mod here or just connect to the server and autodownload the necessary files. The server’s IP will be given out in the stream chat.

In the Tactical Rebalance mod, weapons are free to move around the screen while aiming down the sights

As always, I’ll be happy to answer any questions in the stream about Insurgency. And AndyBroski will take your feedback on the Tactical Rebalance mod. ːsecurityː
Community Announcements - Mikee

On September 12th and 13th starting at 12:00 pm EST, the Digital Gaming League will begin its very first 5v5 Firefight World Cup Tournament. Players from all regions are welcome to sign up here. If you do not have a team please feel free to sign up as a free agent here. Signing up as a free agent means you will be assigned to a team by the administrators. This event will determine the world's best Insurgency team!

The DGL would like to welcome back the Oceanic community to its ranks, season to be announced on the main DGL website soon. The DGL’s Europe and North American 5v5 Firefight Seasons will be beginning the week after the World Cup Finals late September or early October. Sign up now on Please add Link or Torix for more info.

Insurgency ANZ is currently holding sign ups for State Champs in Australia and New Zealand. You can join and represent your State/Territory by visiting the event page here. In addition to this, Insurgency ANZ and DGL Oceania are working hard to prepare for Season 4 in Oceania. The new home will be DGL with more info to be released soon. Stay tuned and visit Insurgency ANZ’s official website to find out more.

ESL is hosting its sixteenth 5v5 Firefight Community Cup on August 23rd. Players from all regions are welcome to sign up. Make sure to check out the ESL Community Cup Guide for more information.
And get ready, because the first ESL Community League will be starting this September. Be sure to join the ESL Insurgency Steam Group for all the latest announcements, news, and updates regarding all things ESL Insurgency. If you are new to the game and want to step into the competitive scene, there are pick up games and community gatherings held almost every evening open to all players. New players are welcome. If you're a new player and curious to learn more about pick up games, add PUG admin Karin on Steam and ask. When you think you are ready - grab your teammates and register your account here to create your team and join the official events!
Community Announcements - Mikee
We are livestreaming today, Saturday August 15th, at 3:00 pm EST with Polenar Tactical. You can tune in to the livestream here.

Our guest today will be Žiga Polajnar, cofounder of Polenar Tactical. Polenar Tactical is a European gun channel on YouTube that produces everything from thoughtful weapon instruction to parody and sillyness. It turns out they’re also big time gamers, and love Insurgency for its approach on weapon handling and objective based multiplayer.

We’ll be playing some PvP and chatting about Insurgency. Feel free to join us in the server, the server IP will be given out in the stream chat.

As always, I’ll be happy to answer any questions in the stream about Insurgency. And Žiga will take your questions on shooting guns and things of a tactical nature. ːsecurityː
Community Announcements - Mikee
We are livestreaming today, Saturday August 8th, at 3:00 pm EST with the new Operator mod, a hardcore slow paced tactical shooter total conversion mod for Insurgency. You can tune in to the livestream here.

Our guest today will be the founder of the mod, Mike Smith also known as eXnihilo, who is also one of the developers for Insurgency. eXnihilo has been working with various members of Insurgency’s community to create Operator, a whole new slow paced tactical take on Insurgency. Operator has just entered its Alpha stage, but already has features like unique game modes, unique maps, new weapons, weapon customization to an extreme, new tactical gear, new tactical beards, slowed movement, no friendly teammate indicators, totally redesigned weapon ballistics, and more. Be sure to join the official Operator Steam group to stay up to date on development and give feedback during the mod’s current Alpha stage.

We’ll be playing Operator’s PvP and coop modes in stream. If you’re interested in trying Operator and joining us, head over to the Operator page on the Steam Workshop. Follow the instructions there to install. Keep in mind, you need to download the version off of ModDB as well as subscribe to the Workshop item for updates. Operator is a separately installed mod, and will not conflict with any of your other Workshop items or mods.

As always, I’ll be happy to answer any questions in the stream about Insurgency. And eXnihilo will be more than happy to answer your questions about Operator. ːsecurityː
Community Announcements - Mikee
We are livestreaming today, Saturday August 1st, at 3:00 pm EST on Gypsy’s custom weapon coop server. You can tune in to the livestream here.

Our guest today will be one of the modders from our community, Gypsy, who hosts the Moving 2 Hotel coop server. The server has a plethora of custom content, namely custom weapons like an autoshotgun, a .50 caliber assault rifle, a stubby shotgun, and more. It also has custom character skins, special classes, and some real tough as nails bots.

You can check out the IP in the server group there and in the stream chat. Be sure to join the group for updates, discussion, and feedback on the server.

As always, I’ll be happy to answer any questions in the stream about Insurgency. Gypsy will also be with me to answer any questions and take feedback on the server. ːsecurityː
Community Announcements - Mikee

UPDATE 7/27: We're releasing another hotfix which resolves issues with the grenades, the radio background noise in VOIP, and adds an additional FOV option. You can look at the hotfix changes below:

Hotfix July 27th, 2015 Changelist

  • Fixed overlapping audio options for non-english localizations.
  • Fixed radio background noise and blip playing while the radio filter is disabled.
  • Fixed grenade gravity amount.
  • Added cvar cl_ads_weapon_fov_scale for controlling the size of the weapon while aiming down sights.
  • Fixed pvp_sustained playlist so that it does not force a mapcycle.
  • Updated Polish and Ukrainian localizations.
  • Fixed missing caps on player models in the training mission and Classic Coop.

UPDATE: We've just released a small hotfix that fixes sv_downloadurl, hollow heads in the competitive theater, M249 deploy height, and AKM being incorrectly referred to as a "battle rifle" in the kit menu.

We are releasing an update to the game that adds a new VOIP radio filter, changes to Hardcore and Elite Coop playlists, new animations, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, and more. Full changelist can be found below.

Update July 26th, 2015 Changelist

  • Added a radio filter for ingame VOIP, which can be toggled on and off in Audio Options.
  • Added option to disable HTML MOTDs in game settings, this prevents auto-playing video and audio MOTDs.

Map Changes
  • Heights & Station - Fixed the water causing issues with grenades and molotovs.
  • Market (Checkpoint) - Added cover at first spawn and some adjusted spawns.
  • Tell (Checkpoint) - Clipped problem area and adjusted several spawns.
  • Peak - Fixed an invisible wall in the center area.
  • Verticality - Enabled collisions for all jug props and removed the ones that would block the player.
  • Uprising - Fixed a few potential exploits and other minor bugs.
  • Station - Fixed an invisible wall.
  • Buhriz - Fixed minor graphical issues.
  • Sinjar - Fixed roof exploits and other minor bugs.
  • Market - Fixed player not able to block B Firefight when backing into the doorway.
  • Siege bug fixes:
    • Fixed Security able to access D Push before previous points are captured.
    • Fixed a small hole in the restricted area at the exit of INS Spawn.
    • Moved cache D Push a tad to protect it more from AT4 distance shots.

Gameplay Changes
  • In Hardcore Coop, Insurgent opponents are armed with paramilitary equipment, including heavy armor, AK74 with AP rounds, and incendiary grenades.
  • In Elite Coop, Insurgent opponents are armed with less sophisticated equipment, including AKM, Mosin rifles, MP40’s, and molotov cocktails.
  • Made tweaks to Outpost mode:
    • Cache health now resets on wave start.
    • Implemented VO for AI damaging the cache.
  • Reduced cost of Hollow Point ammunition by two supply.
  • You can now hear other players reload and crawl.
  • Grenade projectiles now deal direct impact damage if they come in contact with an enemy.
  • Reduced the bounciness of grenades.
  • Increased holster animation speed for all primary weapons except the M249, RPK, RPG and AT4.
  • Changed baseball slide animation to a slide on the knees.
  • Added the ability to lean with the RPG, AT4 and Knives.
  • You can now pick up a weapon from the ground if you are carrying the same type of weapon (eg. swapping an AKM for another AKM).
  • Added audio fade out during the death to spectator transition.
  • Leaning to the left while standing no longer exposes your leg so much and your character's head is at the same level as your view in first person.
  • Sliding now keeps you crouched if you used the toggle crouch key.
  • The size of the weapon is now kept consistent regardless of cl_ads_fov_scale setting.

Visual Improvements
  • New first person ready animations for the M16, M4A1 and MK18.
  • C79 optic is more aligned with the center of your screen on the M16/M4 and M14.
  • 7x Scope has been centered and moved closer to the screen on the M14.
  • M249 handle no longer moves during animations.
  • Laser and flashlight attachment on the M4 now mounts on the side instead of underneath so there are no clipping issues with the M203.
  • New third person reload, sprinting, crawling, leaning and firing animations.
  • World model of the M249 has moving parts during the reloads.
  • Bipods now deploy on world models.
  • The Security team’s holstered primaries hang in front of their character, simulating a three-point sling, while longer weapons hang over their shoulder, such as the FAL, L1A1, M14, M40, Mosin, SKS & RPK.
  • Insurgent team’s primary weapons holster on the left shoulder, or on their back when not wearing a backpack.
  • Both teams holster the RPG and AT4 on the right shoulder.
  • Added helmets to most Security team classes in coop.
  • Added helmets to most Insurgents in Hardcore Coop playlist.

UX Improvements
  • Updated Ukrainian and Polish translations (thanks to [UA] Nick919 and Kamil Stankiewicz)
  • Fixed scrolling on Workshop subscriptions list in-game.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed various achievements not properly being triggered.
  • Fixed weapon world model collisions.
  • Weapons are no longer dropped in spawn zones. This was being abused by players suiciding at the start of the round to give their teammates weapons.
  • Fixed exploit used to see through walls with the knife.
  • Fixed bots flashbang responses not triggering properly.
  • Fixed bots in Occupy.
  • Changed Outpost HQ voice over at game start.
  • Fixed an exploit where using the knife could allow you to penetrate walls.
  • Fixed explosion crash for users in 5.1/7.1.
  • Fixed directional audio for proximity squad voices.
  • Local DSP effects are now correctly applied to proximity squad voice.
  • Fixed smoke grenades not always blocking line of sight for AI.
  • Fixed multiple engine exploits (thanks to Nathaniel Theis).
  • Fixed AI rarely talking in cooperative games.
  • Fixed an orientation issue with the M249 muzzle flash. A dirt particle associated with it would be shooting up in the air instead of forward. It was also affecting tracer round effects.

  • Switched over to the ISteamUGC API for managing Workshop content. This allows for addons of any file size and uploaders are no longer bound by a quota.
  • Uploading a map to Workshop no longer modifies the map file. The upload process will still automatically find overviews, loading background and map voting image but will no longer embed them in the BSP.
  • Unified the uploader for VPK addons and maps.
  • Added “Playlist” category to in-game uploader.
  • Theater scripts now load several of the sound scripts rather than having it in the game_sounds_manifest.txt, this allows theater mods to easily override most of the in-game audio.
  • M4 and M16 carry handle model are no longer shared between both weapons. M4 uses the “a_carryhandle_m4” model & the M16 uses the “a_carryhandle_m16” model. They also use their own diffuse textures respectively.
  • Added 3rd person model attachment system that can be used to add bonemerged model to a player model. This can also be used to create fallbacks when a gear item is not equipped (“fallback_for_slot”).
  • New attachment points have been created on player models to determine where they are placed when holstered.
  • Added several input and output events to the ins_rulesproxy entity.
  • Added Start Breakable flag to prop_door_rotating. This allows for L4D2/CSGO style destructible doors.

Thanks! Have fun! ːsecurityː
Community Announcements - Argyll

We are livestreaming today, Saturday July 25th, at 3:00 pm EST in a group stream with Insurgency fans from the tech industry. You can tune in to the livestream here.

Our guests today will be Kyle from the AwesomeSauce Network and Ed Crisler from Sapphire Technology. Both channels are computer hardware as well as gaming focused, and have already heard of Insurgency. While Kyle is a little more familiar, we’ll be showing Ed the ropes, and may be joined by a couple other guests as well. Special thanks to one of our dedicated players and beta testers Cellprocessing for helping us put this whole thing together and for playing with us today. Everyone is welcome to join us ingame, server IPs will be given out in the stream chat.

As always, I’ll be happy to answer any questions in the stream about Insurgency. :security:
Community Announcements - Mikee
We are livestreaming today, Saturday July 18th, at 3:00 pm EST with modmaker and former team member ZenPhire, creator of Bullet Time and other mods which can be found on his BULLET TIME + BRUTAL BOTS server here: You can tune in to the livestream here.

We’ve played a bit of the Bullet Time mod on a couple occasions during different streams. This mod basically adds extra brutal modded bots and a triggerable slow motion power up that the player can use for himself and his team. I’ve been meaning to sit down with ZenPhire for a while to discuss his mods. We’ll also be checking out a Guerilla mod he created which pits Insurgent players with limited loadouts against Security bots, and we’ll talk a little bit about some cool stuff he has planned for the future.

As always, I’ll be happy to answer any questions in the stream about Insurgency. ːsecurityː
Community Announcements - Mikee
We are livestreaming today, Saturday July 11th, at 3:00 pm EST with level designer and artist Drew Fletcher (..oxy..), creator of Gizab. You can tune in here.

Gizab features PvP modes Skirmish, Occupy, Firefight, and Checkpoint for Coop. It has custom models, textures, and soundscape. The layout is mirrored, and features a Mosque (complete with a call to prayer which plays occasionally), underground tunnels, tight alleyways, and more. It’s both visually impressive, with some tight gameplay.

Drew will be joining me on the stream to take us through his map. We’ll talk a bit about the level design process and some of the challenges he faced with such an ambitious project.

As always, I’ll be happy to answer any questions in the stream about Insurgency, and Drew will be happy to take any questions, criticism, or feedback on Gizab. ːsecurityː
Community Announcements - Mikee
We are livestreaming today, Saturday July 4th, at 3:00 pm EST with Gaming Illuminaughty. You can tune in here.

The guys at GamingIlluminaughty did an interview with us at E3. As you can see from the interview, they’re big fans of Insurgency already, so we decided to meet up and do a stream together. You can check out their content on their Youtube pages here and here.

Also, there’s a sale going on now at BundleStars where you can buy Insurgency for just $4.99 at 67% off for the weekend.

As always, I’ll be happy to answer any questions in the stream about Insurgency. ːsecurityː

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