Publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer New World Interactive offer a new
update called Frontline
, their tactical first-person shooter.
has screenshots, details, and full patch notes for the update,
which brings the game to version 1.4. Here's a summary:
Sandstorm, the smash-hit indie FPS from New World Interactive, officially
releases its Frontline update, bringing a host of new features dedicated to
streamlining matchmaking and offering fresh content on a weekly basis. The two
defining features of this update are Frontline, an intense tug-of-war style PvP
mode, and Hillside, a reimagining of the classic Insurgency map ‘Sinjar’.
In the new PvP mode, Frontline, teams must capture all enemy objectives one by
one, before destroying the final weapon cache objective to win, whilst at the
same time protecting their own objectives. Each match becomes a large-scale,
simultaneous attack-and-defend battle, with fire support, vehicles, and teams
battling it out for objectives that award respawns for their team.
Hillside is the latest map, a reimagining of the classic Insurgency: Source and
Insurgency mod map ‘Sinjar’, this time taking place in a new snow environment.
The wide, open spaces for attackers and high elevation positions for defenders
is a callback to the classic storm-the-beach D-Day FPS experience of old.
Hillside is joined by two Galil LMG-variant assault rifles, a new 3x scope for
the QBZ-03, and a batch of winter cosmetics for both Insurgents and Security
factions. All this content and much more is playable across all maps and game
The new map and game mode arrive with numerous bug fixes and quality of life
changes, including a complete overhaul of the Play menu and official
matchmaking, and the introduction of limited time weekly playlists featuring
“mutated” game modes with tweaked gameplay with everything from bolt-action
rifles only to health stealing.