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Tactical FPS 'Insurgency' Now Available on Linux In Beta Form, Woohoo

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I have been waiting for Insurgency to come to Linux for over two years, and I'm glad to see the developers start to really make a push for us.

You can only play with people also playing the beta (not many), so you may want to hold off unless you plan to test it and report bugs.

My limited experience so far has been pretty good, in-game it performs very well on the highest settings and seems to be silky smooth. I have seen others have problems with black screens and other issues, so your mileage will vary right now.

The developers are asking for feedback on their forum post here.

About the game
Take to the streets for intense close quarters combat, where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply in this multiplayer and cooperative Source Engine based experience. The follow-up game to the award-winning Source mod, Insurgency is highly competitive and unforgivingly lethal, striking a balance between one-life gameplay and prolonged action.

The game is now available to buy on Steam, and download it, but you must opt into the beta. It's a 4.4GB download, so it's not exactly a very long download either.

I am very, very pleased to see them begin to deliver! I love more tactical FPS games, as I'm not a big fan of super fast paced FPS games, and I imagine I'm not alone.
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RichieEB 22 October 2015 at 9:59 am UTC
Finally ;), though 4 gigs will take like forever for me.
linux_gamer 22 October 2015 at 10:01 am UTC
Waited for that!
pete910 22 October 2015 at 10:11 am UTC
Should run fine on AMD GPU's too been source based.
metro2033fanboy 22 October 2015 at 10:22 am UTC
no Arma3 yet!
BdMdesigN 22 October 2015 at 10:36 am UTC
Downloading now.
Gonza565 22 October 2015 at 11:33 am UTC
whoooo! Been looking forward to this (:
mao_dze_dun 22 October 2015 at 11:37 am UTC
Good news. Congrats to everybody who like tactical FPS games.
OZSeaford 22 October 2015 at 11:59 am UTC
Great, I have actually waited quite a while for that. I held back from buying it until now. Will definitely buy now.
Linas 22 October 2015 at 12:10 pm UTC
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Headlines like this is what I expect to see here. Still gets me off guard, though. Every. Single. Time.
mulletdeath 22 October 2015 at 12:47 pm UTC
I'm actually the opposite-- I don't like "realistic" or "tactical" shooters at all, so I'm guessing this wouldn't be right for me. I would rather play intense twitch shooters where you're a bullet sponge unless you get snipe headshots or dead-on shotgun or rocket launcher hits. I hate dying from one bullet, health that doesn't recover, and similar stupid crap. I've never found any kind of replacement for Gears of War on Linux. I wait patiently for such a thing to exist.

I will say that it's great that we're getting more shooters at all, though.
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