The insurgency game series has gained a large following since its initial release in 2022. While many players are familiar with the game, new players may need some guidance to get started. This article will detail some of the important mechanics in the game and provide tips for beginners to help them succeed.
Modern insurgency tries to create conditions that will destroy the existing government and make an alternative revolutionary government acceptable to the population. Armed violence plays a major role in such operations but is not the only means used. Rumors to discredit the government and its supporters, exacerbation of existing social conflicts and creation of new ones between racial ethnic religious groups, political intrigue and manipulation to induce clashes between class or regional interests, economic disruption and dislocation and any other means likely to destroy the current power base are all employed in an attempt to topple the government.
While the main objective is to overthrow the government, an insurgency also seeks to win hearts and minds among the populace. This differentiates it from another method of overthrowing a government, the coup d'etat. Insurgents expect to outlast the government in a protracted struggle with the support of the local population.
Like other modern tactical shooters, Insurgency allows players to customize their loadouts with various attachments and gear. These are mainly purchased with supply points earned during missions. Depending on the player's playstyle, different combinations of attachments can have a huge impact on effectiveness.