Insurgency: Sandstorm Operation Livewire Brings Supply Crates and Grenade Behavior Changes

Insurgency Sandstorm Operation Livewire Update
Operation Livewire Update Steam

Update 1.13 for Insurgency: Sandstorm, aka Operation Livewire, is now available on all platforms. Aside from new content, this massive patch also brought some noteworthy changes to supply crates in Push and grenade behavior.

Push is a game mode in Insurgency: Sandstorm where the attacking team has to capture four objectives in sequential order to win. Each captured objective will give the team five additional waves and extra time to get to the next point.

That said, supply crates in Push received some changes in the Operation Livewire Update. First, the supply crate near the next spawn zone is made available the moment an objective is captured. Second, the one found in the attackers’ final spawn zone opens when the area becomes active. The supply crate will remain active until the round ends.

And third, to help the defending team keep the attackers at bay, an additional supply crate will spawn near the Weapon Cache when the final objective is active.

The community had been asking for some grenade changes and the good thing is that the developers have delivered in this patch. Now, grenades act more naturally when thrown, and most importantly, grenades now spin in mid-air!

Patch Notes

GAMEPLAY IMPROVEMENTS
  • The smoke effect from the M81 grenade now can’t be removed by an explosion.
  • Resolved an issue where players using the QBZ could scavenge mags from a QTS 11 with the extended magazine upgrade.
  • Vehicles now always spawn when selected from the spawn menu in the Range mode.
  • Fixed an exploit regarding the M1 Garand.
  • Explosive Drones can now fly up while navigating to the target mark.
  • Reduced the cost of Point-Shooting Grip from 4 to 2.
  • Night-Vision Point Shooting is now available in Versus night scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue where players in a party that were kicked from a server could rejoin immediately by re-joining on the same party.
ART and GRAPHICS
  • Resolved an issue where the M4A1 could be missing the carry handle when using Universal Digital skin.
AUDIO/VO
  • Resolved an issue where accepting changes in menu while using a controller would not play the appropriate sound.
  • Added a hover sound to the Create Party button.
  • Resolved an issue where Molotovs extinguished by sprinklers would still play audio.
UI/UX
  • Resolved an issue where radio icons would appear for both living and dead players rather than the talking head icon or skull icon.
  • Resolved an issue where HUD would reappear after match end.
  • Resolved an issue where in-game hints were showing as unbound when using a controller.
  • Resolved an issue where players would still receive the “toggle optic” prompt when using a weapon with both Point Shooting Grip and a toggle-able optic.

The full changelog can be found on Steam.

Insurgency: Sandstorm Operation Livewire is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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