Domination & Update 1.5 First Impressions - Insurgency: Sandstorm Patch Review

Yesterday Patch 1.5 dropped on the Community Test Environment (CTE) which included the much-loved Domination Game Mode, changes to gunplay and movement, and tons of performance improvements. I had a chance to play some great matches last night, so I thought I'd drop a quick video on my thoughts and a little mini-review of Domination and the patch overall. After all the talking bits, you can see two complete matches of Domination starting at 6:00, so feel free to skip ahead if you don't want to hear my voice. To summarize, this patch is freaking outstanding. The new game mode is super fun and honestly a great replacement for players who are missing TDM. It features all the fast gunplay, but with an actual objective. The matches are 10-15 minutes in length and the game mode is well known among first person shooter fans, which will really help to bring some players over from games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Battlefield who may want a bit more realism in their FPS. As I speak to in the video, the gunplay and movement changes really tighten things up, as well. I felt that snappy plays and accurate shooting are much more possible now instead of being kind of a crapshoot of weapon sway and recoil like they have been on previous patches. Lastly, the performance improvements are HUGE. The game runs much smoother and some of the tickrate and netcode issues were completely absent during my six games. A lot of people commented similarly on this in-game, so I really think New World has found some great optimizations and fixes. There are some issues with the patch, of course. Most notably, the TDM spawning system needs some work in Domination. There were a lot of weird spawns where I would end up right on top of an enemy capture point, or conversely I would clear a section of the map only to have someone spawn 10 feet behind me. The random spawns are really important to keep the game mode fluid, but I hope they can tweak the positions and spawning algorithm a little to make these moments less common. Have you played Domination yet? What did you think? I'd love to hear down in the comments! Thanks. I've recently started a podcast about hardcore, tactical, & MILSIM games alongside my cohosts Crux and Tactigamer. If you love these kinds of games, please head over and listen to Check Your 6 Podcast at ! Stream is live at 0730 EST / 1330 CEST MWF-Sat @ Twitter: Instagram: Discord: Website: Check Your 6 Podcast at Podcast for Streamers: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm UselessFodder, leader of the FoddSquad, the most inclusive, positive, and curious outfit in space! I was a communicator and space professional in the US Army for 9 years, but after I got out in 2017 I longed for the tight-knit group that I had enjoyed with my brothers and sisters in arms. So I created the FoddSquad as a group that is protective and fiercely loyal. Because when you are conducting operations on the far side of the Moon, you want to know that the men and women to the left and right of you have your back, no matter what. We form up at every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 0730 EST / 1330 CEST and conduct training in Realistic Hardcore First Person Shooters like World War 3, Insurgency: Sandstorm, Escape from Tarkov, Ground Branch, Squad, Arma 3 and more. Brew up some coffee, don your suit, and remember: There is room in the FoddSquad for everyone. If you would like more recruitment information, or just someone to talk to, I can be reached on Twitter or Discord ( #Insurgency #Sandstorm #Domination