Insurgency Sandstorm is a wonderfully thought first-person FPS shooter. Fans love the fresh maps and possibilities in the video game. Although the video game’s description says that the nature of combat is mostly close, you can also become the pro sniper in Insurgency Sandstorm. There is no limitation in this awesome adrenaline-pumping Insurgency sequel. Two teams: Security and Insurgent Forces, fight for victory with weapons curated specific to their type. In addition to all this, you can also call in fire support. But, you may not know how to do so in a game of Insurgency Sandstorm. Don’t worry as we are here to discuss the same for your ease. Read this article to know.
What is fire support in Insurgency Sandstorm?
Players of Insurgency Sandstorm can avail a feature called fire support when a backup is needed. There are currently ten types of fire support: 5 for the security forces and 5 for the insurgent forces. You avail one depending on which group you belong to. Here is the list of fire support you can call in.
Here are the five kinds of fire support you can call in when you are one of the Security Forces.
- Gunship Support
- Minigun Support
- Autocannon Strafe
- Smoke Artillery
- Explosive Artillery
Here are the five kinds of fire support you can call in when you are one of the Insurgent Forces.
- Chemical Mortars
- IED Drone
- Rocket Barrage
- Smoke Mortars
- Explosive Mortars
How to call in fire support?
First, make sure your team has two players of Commander and Observer class. A commander can call in fire support in the presence of an observer. So, to call in fire support, you have to be a Commander. Select your binoculars by pressing 4 on the keyboard, and make sure you have an Observer near you. If you are an Observer or Commander, locate a meter in the bottom left of the screen: this will show their respective distances from each other. You can call in air support if anyone is behind the line on the meter. If not, you will be able to call in fire support if you are the commander and you have a nearby observer. You can choose the fire support you want by pressing the J key on the keyboard.
Also, keep in mind that after calling in one fire support, there will be a cooldown period before you can order in another. Some like Gunship support and Minigun support can be called in only once. You will hear an announcement saying that the cooldown period is over, and you can then order in another fire support. Also, remember that some support like chemical mortars, explosive artilleries, and mortars can cause damage to enemies as well as friends. So, make sure you communicate well between your teammates before you call in support.