Insurgency: Sandstorm bug where 'everyone in party is the same color' after v1.12 update gets acknowledged, fix in the works

If you like realistic multiplayer tactical shooting games, you must be familiar with Insurgency. Developed by New World Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive, Insurgency: Sandstorm is the sequel to the original 2014 title.

Released in December of 2018, the game runs on Unreal Engine 4. It is set in a fictional region somewhere in the Middle East and has been praised by both players and critics for its realistic gameplay, level and sound design, graphics, and atmosphere.


However, many have criticized the celebrated title for poor optimization and technical glitches such as voice chat not working and freezing and crashing issues on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

That said, many Insurgency: Sandstorm players are now reporting that everyone in the party is the same color after the v1.12 update (1,2,3,4,5). It looks like the game is coloring everyone with the color of the host.

Players are confused since they are unable to see their friends while playing. Restarting the game, verifying files, and reinstalling isn’t helping either.

Here are some reports from Insurgency: Sandstorm players complaining about everyone in the party having the same color.


Any fixes for everyone on the team appearing the same color? After the last update everyone on my team gets set to the “In Party” color. Commanders and Observers too. I’ve messed with EVERY setting imaginable that could effect this. Yesterday my buddies game crashed and when he logged back in his was fixed. Anyone found any solution to this bug?

Is friend and party team colors working for anyone? I am on ps5. With the recent update the friendly colors are different, however I am unable to make my friend a different color from anyone else. There is an option to change it, but all friendlies change to the new color when I change “party” colors. Has anyone been able to get this to work properly?

As it turns out, Insurgency Sandstorm developers have commented on the issue and said they are currently working on a fix. However, there is no timeframe of when the problem will be resolved.

Hey KILO11, we’re aware of the party colour issues and we’re working on them!

We hope they soon find the root cause of the problem and patch it in the coming days. If and when they do, we will be updating this space to let you know so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

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