Community Announcements - New World
We are releasing a hotfix for Insurgency today to fix some issues. Those fixes are as follows.

Hotfix Changes
  • Fixed Linux client.
  • Fixed Revolt ambush having the wrong team as attackers.
  • Fixed serverside crash that occurs shortly into a round of Survival.
  • Fixed Outpost mode.
  • Fixed spoon sound when starting to cook a grenade.
  • Fixed lean animations getting stuck on when going prone from a leaning position.
  • Disabled atmospheric bloom by default (mat_superbloom 0).
  • Fixed overview map crash in Ambush.
  • Rolled back player model materials to fix flashlights not affecting them.

Thanks and enjoy! :security:
Community Announcements - New World
We are releasing a patch for Insurgency today that includes the addition of BattlEye anti-cheat, fixes to Ambush mode, Competitive playlist tweaks, and many more improvements and bug fixes.When we introduced BattlEye in Day of Infamy, there were many questions and concerns. If you are looking for more information about BattlEye's implementation, please view this blog post.

UPDATE 2-9-17: We are releasing a hotfix for Insurgency today to fix some issues. You can see those changes here.

Full changelist below:

Gameplay Improvements
  • Added BattlEye anti-cheat to official multiplayer playlists.
  • Restricted areas and spawn zones now appear on the tactical map.
  • Reduced the amount of players required to enable multi-point mode in Ambush from 16 to 10.
  • Increased penetration power of UMP-45 and AKS-74u.
  • Added slight delay before the crawl animation starts when moving while prone. This allows the player to make slight adjustments without the weapon being lowered.
  • Competitive:
    • Removed Ambush and Skirmish from Competitive playlist.
    • Capture time increased to 25 seconds from 20.
    • Games will now last longer (win limit changed from 4 to 6, max rounds from 8 to 11, teams switch every 5 rounds).
    • Reduced the effectiveness of heavy armor against standard 9mm rounds.
    • Revised the costs and availability of many weapons and upgrades.
    • Revised class makeup.
    • Foregrips available to the Security Rifleman (3 supply) and Insurgent Sapper (TOZ, 1 supply).
    • Supply is awarded on player death in addition to touching the spawn zone.
    • Shotgun damage and penetration slightly increased.
    • Fixed error model when the Security Demolitions class has no armor.
    • Fixed Holographic and 1x Red Dot missing from some classes.
Visual Improvements
  • Updated shaders for character and viewmodel arms.
Stability and Performance Improvements
  • Implemented D3D9Ex which results in much lower memory usage on newer versions of Windows and improves alt+tab speed.
  • The theater system now only loads referenced assets to save memory.
  • Fixed audio cache system to properly cache metadata of streamed Ogg files. This should results in less hitching when VO lines are heard for the first time.
  • Player animations are no longer calculated twice per frame.
  • Fixed a sv_pure bypass exploit.
  • Fixed huge jump view punches after coming back from an alt+tab.
  • Fixed incorrect player models in Conquer.
  • Fixed exit impacts for bullet penetration.
  • Fixed a bunch of classes having the incorrect viewmodel hands.
  • Fixed the SKS having no prone transition animations in third person.
  • Fixed mp_maxgames cvar.
  • Added missing night Ambush scenarios to Tactical playlist.
  • Fixed achievement crash.
Map Changes
  • Reverted Market and Revolt Ambush layouts to previous versions due to community feedback.
  • Fixed restricted area exploit in Dry Canal.
  • Fixed ledge exploit on Market.
  • Fixed Drycanal_night being pitch black even with nightvision.
Modding Changes
  • Removed logic_ gamemode entities. The gamerules object now represents the gamemode rather than it being tied to a separate entity. Sourcemod plugins may need to be updated to reflect this change.
  • Raised the model precache limit.
  • Model and WorldGGX shaders from DOI are available to modders.
  • The “allowed_items” block in a player class will now override any team restrictions on those items.
Community Announcements - Argyll
January 22, 2014 is when Insurgency launched out of early access on Steam! Tune in at 12pm EST today with Mikee and Karmakut for our weekly livestream to play some Insurgency and the new Vietnam-themed mod Born to Kill.

We have an exclusive shirt design to commemorate our three year anniversary. This design was previously only available to developers. Available for a limited time only! Check it out on Teespring.

Community Announcements - Mikee

We heard some of you say you liked the hoodie, but wanted a shirt. So here it is! Cheaper too!

International Shipping is available. On sale for 1 week for $24 USD or €22.73 here.
Community Announcements - Mikee

International Shipping is available. On sale for 1 week for $40.00 USD or €37.72 here .
Community Announcements - Mikee

You asked for it, and here it is, our first official Insurgency t-shirt! This shirt is a limited edition and available only until November 14th. Featuring the iconic fist logo and “Insurgency” title on an olive drab high quality American Apparel T-shirt.

International shipping is available. Pick it up for $14.20 USD or €12.79 here.
Community Announcements - Mikee
We are releasing a hotfix today that fixes the Linux version of the game as well as some other issues.

NOTE: Graphics settings will be reset, so please be sure to set your graphics options to your preference after you download the update.

Full changelist below:

  • Resolved Linux client startup crash when the player had too many Workshop mods.
  • Fixed vests not displaying properly on character models after resupplying with a new vest.
  • Fixed C4/IEDs and RPGs/AT4s unintentionally appearing in the official Competitive theater.
Community Announcements - Mikee
We are releasing a patch for Insurgency today that features all new Ambush scenarios, work in progress penetration-based armor, updated character models with equipment representation, competitive changes, and more.

All New Ambush Scenarios

We’ve changed the game rules as well as many layouts for Ambush, the goal being to revive the mode by making it more fun and competitive. The mode now always has a single extraction point, which changes each round. The added and updated scenarios have been added to the official tactical and competitive playlists. Please give us your feedback on the new layouts via our forums, and let us know what you think.

Work in Progress Penetration-Based Armor

We are currently working on penetration-based armor, which has now been introduced to cooperative and competitive modes in the game. When this is enabled, visible armor on characters function like real armor, instead of simply adding extra health points to the character’s chest/stomach area.

When we’ve received enough feedback and have had time to balance the damage model properly, we will introduce the feature to regular multiplayer. In the meantime, modders may enable the penetration based armor via theater files, and it may be tested on the cooperative and competitive playlists.

Updated Characters with Equipment Representation

Top to bottom: Heavy Armor, Light Armor, No Armor
Left to right: No Vest, Chest Rig, Chest Carrier

We have updated the player models in Insurgency so each character visually represents the armor and vest (or lack thereof) he is wearing. They have also been changed and improved visually, in particular the Insurgents and Security VIP. These character changes were necessary to pave the way for penetration-based armor.

Workshop creators please take note, these changes will break any mods with player model replacements. It will not break player retexture mods, however their clothing/look will be shifted around. The Security No Armor model will show up as a vanilla skin because of our changes.

Competitive Changes

We’ve updated the competitive playlist to include the new Ambush mode with all new layouts and implement an all new supply gain economy accompanied with new equipment loadouts and class templates. As rounds progress, players will earn supply, allowing them to use new weapons they might not have had access to at the beginning of the match. Supply is gained each time you capture an objective, or get 5 kills/assists. We have also added Skirmish mode to the playlist.

The new work in progress penetration based armor is also now included in competitive to give greater value to armor and a proper purpose to AP/HP rounds. Once you try it out, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts on how well you feel it works via our forums.

We are currently in the process of setting up anti cheat for the game. It will run for all of the game in comp, PvP, and coop. This is not yet ready to be implemented into the main game experience, but it is something we are currently testing among other things on our beta branch. If you would like to join our developer beta tests, be sure to join our the community group here to get an event notification when we have tests.

Full changelist is below:

Gameplay Improvements
  • Updated Player models.
  • Players models are now visually representative of their armor and gear choices.
  • New work in progress Competitive theater which includes penetration-based armor and supply economy.
  • Updated third person crouch leaning animations and crouch idle positions to line up better with where the first person camera is.
  • Raised Ambush player count needed for 2 active control points to 16 players.
  • When Ambush is in single control point mode, the game will now alternate between the two points rather than randomizing it.
  • New Ambush mode map layouts.
  • Added Ambush and Skirmish mode maps to the Competitive theater.
  • Fixed score reset when mp_restartround is run on the server.
  • Fixed props disappearing in Verticality when shader settings are set to Very High.
  • Fixed SourceTV being unable to join full coop games.
Map Changes
  • Fixed a restricted area that allowed spawn camping in Buhriz Push.
  • Fixed a restricted area in District Push.
  • Fixed an invisible wall in Dry Canal.
  • Fixed miscellaneous issues in various maps.

Have fun, enjoy! ːsecurityː
Community Announcements - Mikee

The Digital Gaming League has been hosting unofficial Insurgency competitive seasons for almost two years now. On August 20th and 21st at 1700 GMT/ 1 PM EST, the DGL invites new players to competitive to participate in this weekend’s Newbloods Tournament. If you are a player without a team and want to join, you can sign up here and show up early to be placed on a team. If you already have a team, register on for the tournament. All participating players should remember to be on the DGL Teamspeak channel - IP: - 30 minutes prior to the competition. Seasons for NA and EU will launch next week. Please go to the DGL website for more info. Pick up games are hosted daily at the DGL Teamspeak channel above as well as If you have any further questions, feel free to add admins Link or Torix for more info.

ESL continues to host monthly Insurgency Community Cups in the New Games section. You can participate in without restrictions, just find a team of five players and you’re good to go. The next Community Cup will be held on the 11th of September. Stay tuned for additional events and full season play in the future. The gamemode is 5v5 Firefight on the ESL Insurgency Theater. If you want to know more about competitive Insurgency in the ESL, follow on Steam, Facebook and Discord.

The Pacific Gaming League (PGL) hosts competitive Insurgency 5v5 Firefight seasons in the Oceania region. They are coming up to the sixth season of play, which teams are able to sign up for now at the Pacific Gaming League website here. The season is planned to go live on the 5th of September. New players are always welcome in the community, and the PGL run regular friendly pick up games (PUGs) with both new and experienced players. If you are from Down Under or a proud Kiwi, sign up and register/join a team for Season 6 of competitive Insurgency in Oceania. And come and say hello to the community via their website, Facebook group, or official PGL TeamSpeak server, by connecting to
Community Announcements - Mikee
We are releasing a small hotfix today that fixes a game exploit as well as some other issues.

Full changelist below:

  • Fixed materials related game exploit.
  • Fixed District coop spawn issue.
  • Restart game (mp_restartgame) now correctly resets all scoreboard stats.
  • Fixed map glitch on Tell.

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