Insurgency: Sandstorm January 5 Patch - Spawn Protection Tweaks and Bug Fixes

Insurgency Sandstorm gets its first major update.
Insurgency Sandstorm gets its first major update. New World Interactive

Insurgency: Sandstorm's latest hotfix went live recently. While the patch is mostly focused on bug fixes and improvements, it does bring some balancing changes as well.

Spawn protection behavior in Domination mode received some tweaks. Its total timer is reduced to 20 seconds, and it will instantly be disabled if an action is performed. The exploit where the player will have spawn protection even after moving or attacking has been addressed.

You can read about the rest of the changes below.

Gameplay Improvements
  • Fixed an exploit allowing players to retain spawn protection after moving or attacking.
  • Adjusted how spawn protection behaves in Domination.
    • Spawn protection will now be disabled immediately upon performing an action in Domination.
    • Spawn protection’s total timer has been reduced to 20 seconds in Domination.
Crashes and Kicks
  • Fixed an issue where the server would crash as an objective was destroyed in the Defusal game mode.
  • Fixed an issue where players were kicked by an Easy Anti-Cheat authentication error.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would attempt to launch in SteamVR resulting in players being stuck on the splash screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the Rogue Spec Ops Gear Set cosmetics were unavailable after they had already been purchased.
  • Fixed an issue where the new Gunner weapons' display names were incorrect.
  • Fixed an issue where the “match searching” window would not display for non-leader party members.
  • Fixed an issue where the in-game store would be empty for some EGS players.
  • Fixed an issue where the Operation: Livewire DLC was not divided into individual sets in the in-game store.

You can read the complete patch notes via Steam. You can also visit our previous article to know more about the Operation Livewire update that went live in November.

Insurgency: Sandstorm was released on PC in 2018. Three years later, the game was also released on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been playing Insurgency: Sandstorm recently? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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