Insurgency is here! Modern Infantry Combat on Valve's Source Engine. Insurgency (INS) is a total conversion of Half-Life 2 focused on tactical gameplay.
Now that development of Insurgency 2.1 is coming to an end, we're getting ready for the launch of our first release candidate of the new version, codename Insurgency 2.1 RC.
Posted by Dr_Spielmann on Jun 27th, 2008
The objective of this release, as most of you will probably know already, is to test it with your help during a few weeks, collecting feedback and suggestions. After those few weeks, we'll tweak the final version with your suggestions and release Insurgency Beta 2.1. Forum threads and feedback questionnaires will be put in place immediately after release in order to better gather all your impressions.
This version has been in development for 6 months. It's primary goal has always been to become the last major release of Insurgency under the previous generation of the Source engine (INS 3.0 will work under the Orange Box engine). This doesn't mean we'll stop supporting it as soon as it's out: on the contrary, minor updates and extra contents that we didn't have time to include in this version are already scheduled and will be released during the summer.
We want INS 2.1 to have a code base solid enough to be enjoyable on public servers and clan matches, and to serve as the basis for Insurgency leagues and championships. This is the reason why we have chosen to deploy it first as a release candidate and not as a beta: we still think that you'll want to tweak the game closer to perfection, so we're giving you the chance to do that.
Many of you have asked about a release date. We're still under the last polish passes and the installers have yet to be built. However, this is only a matter of days. That's it, folks, neither weeks, nor months. We are very happy to say that the last private beta tests have yielded excellent results. The new maps are very playable, they will all be included in the release and, although the final verdict belongs to you, they offer new and exciting gameplay elements that are likely to change the way INS is played. The new shader effects add immersion and atmosphere, the new animation system lets you focus on the game and the tactics, not limiting you with clunky, artificial limitations.
But in any case, we think that the best way to introduce you to Insurgency Beta 2.1 RC is to post the changelog and known issues list. This changelog is not 100% complete or final yet, but we can assure at this stage that, in any case, any variation from this list would be due to some minor additional fixes that might still make it into the RC build.
BETA 2.1 RC Changelog
Other Fixes & Changes
Here you can find the list of known issues for 2.1 RC - hey, work on INS never ends!