Insurgency: Sandstorm is a multiplayer tactical first-person shooter released in 2019 sequel to the original Insurgency game back in 2014 by New World Interactive. Even though Insurgency: Sandstorm had a rough start due to optimization issues and lack of content, it is a very beloved game by the tactical gaming community. This game does a lot of stuff that no other game does, such as incredible attention to detail, mind-blowing sound design, and realistic gameplay. Moreover, the developers have allowed a thriving mods community to develop for Insurgency Sandstorm.
Players will always look for ways to improve their gameplay with a game like this. Thankfully, Insurgency: Sandstorm has a dedicated community and continues to develop high-quality content for the game constantly.
In this article, we will include the best five mods for Insurgency: Sandstorm that every player should try at least once. These mods go from custom maps to complete overhauls of certain aspects of the game.
Overview of The Mods Available for Insurgency: Sandstorm.
This game is very well made and fun on its own, but nothing is perfect, and this game can be a little rough around some corners, especially in the co-op mods. Here, we will cover some of the most popular mods that will improve the quality of life, maps, and gameplay mechanics of the game, mainly focused on the co-op mode.
How To Install Mods on Insurgency: Sandstorm
Unlike other games, installing mods for Insurgency: Sandstorm is very easy as players only need to launch the game and select the server. Any mod being used for that server will be downloaded and installed automatically.
It’s also possible to find more insight about every mod available on this website here.
Top 6 Mods For Insurgency: Sandstorm
This mod is extremely popular among the Insurgency: Sandstorm community and, hands down, the best one. This game is already considered tactical, but this mod makes it even more tactical or, as the community likes to say ‘’Tacticool’’. ISMCmod adds weapons, maps, factions, and new mechanics to the game.
This mod also allows players to make a tactical-double sprint, unlock gear, and other mechanics.
Players who have experienced this mode don’t go back to vanilla, as this is how Insurgency: Sandstorm was meant to be played. ISMCmod simply makes the co-op gameplay more tactical, more varied, and less repetitive.
Find more details about the best of all Insurgency Sandstorm mods, here.
This map makes Insurgency: Sandstorm feel like a real Mil-Sim as it creates a very realistic map of a forest with little cover, long distances between objectives, and tons of enemies. To succeed in a co-op match, players must collaborate to provide cover to their teammates, strategize and execute.
This is one of the most challenging maps for this game, but it’s tons of fun. Find more details about this Insurgency Sandstorm mod here.
We already covered two Insurgency Sandstorm mods that add great content to the game, such as mechanics, guns, customization, maps, etc. But what about the AI? It’s no lie that Insurgency: Sandstorm AI is not the best and needs some polish. AI will constantly mindlessly rush the player, stay in the middle of nowhere, look at enemies and don’t shoot or simply turn into The Terminator.
This mod fixes all of this and improves the AI in Insurgency: Sandstorm by improving their hearing, vision, reaction time, and reactions based on the situation and their stance, accuracy, behavior, and difficulty. Not only this, but this mod adds a morale system that changes their attitude based on the situation. Example: If a friendly AI near them gets killed by a headshot, their morale will decrease.
This mod also improves the pathfinding abilities of the AI by making them better at finding cover, counter-fire support, and movement in general.
The players can fully customize the settings of this Insurgency Sandstorm mod. Find more details here.
This mod completely rebuilt the class system and added tons of content to the game, such as optics, gear, attachments, fire support options, and new weapons—equipment such as a bomb suit and other carriers, etc.
Tactical Armory mods how certain items work in Insurgency Sandstorm, such as the scopes, lasers, and gun lights. Another addition to the game through this mod is training/perks that allow players to have abilities such as:
- Recoil Buffer: Delays recoil for the first shots,
- Hipfire Recenter: Allows the player to fire from the hip, and the aim will be automatically but slowly recenter
- Laser Point Shooting: Allows players to point shots. The laser must be activated to use it.
Also, this mod adds abilities depending on the player’s class.
- Glock 18 Pistol
- M93R Burst Fire Pistol
- M16A1 Assault Rifle
- Colt SMG 635
- Honey Badger Supersonic
This mod is only compatible with co-op and not playable on Versus mode.
Find more details about this mod here.
This Mod is made specifically for fans of the original Shoot House map on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019). This map is a staple of this game and is extremely fun on Insurgency: Sandstorm.
This map works on Versus for the following modes:
- Team Deathmatch
Find more details about this mod here.
Zombies in Insurgency: Sandstorm
This game is already scary, especially when you are alone against several enemies. Now with this mod, you can add zombies to the formula; yes, zombies in Insurgency: Sandstorm.
This mod not only adds different types of monsters, such as zombies, aliens, and other beasts, but it also adds fire support for them, such as a Molotov Mortar, Rocks Mortar, Farts Mortar, and Blood Mortar.
This mod has run into some issues lately, so we highly recommend players visit their official post to get help if needed here.
Final Words about the 6 Best Insurgency Sandstorm Mods
This game is a tactical shooter that any fan of first-person shooter games should try, and it’s great having such a unique and dedicated community that continuously tries to improve the game with more and more content. Hopefully, you will find these Insurgency Sandstorm mods fun.
Feel free to check out our other Insurgency: Sandstorm content, such as our article for the 10 best weapons in Insurgency Sandstorm.
Have Fun and Get Tactical!