Insurgency Sandstorm: Best Weapon Loadouts On Xbox

Insurgency: Sandstorm has now arrived as part of the November 2022 Xbox Game Pass lineup, meaning a lot of players are probably in the early stages of getting to grips with this intense first-person shooter on Xbox.

Sandstorm is packed with weapons too, from SMGs and ARs to Marksman Rifles and Bolt Action Snipers, but what are the best weapons for starting out? Here are some of our best weapon loadouts for Insurgency: Sandstorm on console, along with some fundamental tips on building your own starter weapon classes.

Insurgency: Sandstorm Best Weapons - SMG Loadout

Although limited at range, one of the best starter weapons for Insurgency Sandstorm in our opinion is the 'MP7' SMG paired with some recoil-reducing attachments. This is probably the closest you can get to a super low-recoil gun in this game, along with the Vector SMG, which is another solid option.

Insurgency Sandstorm: Best Weapon Loadouts On Xbox 2

Using just two core attachments here (for better accuracy), allows you to carry more equipment as part of your overall class setup. We've opted for light ammo, light armour, and a couple of grenades to send us on our way, along with a sidearm of course.

Insurgency Sandstorm: Best Weapon Loadouts On Xbox 3

Insurgency: Sandstorm Best Weapons - Assault Rifle Loadout

In terms of the best assault rifle loadout in Insurgency: Sandstorm, those of you familiar with modern military shooters will know the M4 is usually a solid option, and the M4A1 within Sandstorm is no different. A jack of all trades, the M4 is a weapon worth starting out with in the AR category.

Insurgency Sandstorm: Best Weapon Loadouts On Xbox 4

Again, we've not completely filled out the weapon attachment options here, in order to carry some nice extras when it comes to equipment. Frag grenades are always a good option - they're very powerful in Sandstorm PvP!


Insurgency: Sandstorm Best Weapons - Sniper Rifle Loadout

When it comes to a Sniper loadout (or Marksman Rifle) in Insurgency: Sandstorm, we reckon the best option is the MK 14 EBR. This is a single fire marksman rifle, rather than a Bolt Action Rifle, so it allows for faster follow-up shots than most other snipers in the game.


We like adding a suppressor here to keep us more hidden when picking players off from sniper perches, and a smoke grenade is a solid option in this build for using to move from one sniper spot to another.


There are some other great weapon options within Sandstorm as well, and the team at New World Interactive has done a solid job over the years at balancing things out. Even so, we hope this beginner's guide helps you build some solid starter classes in Insurgency: Sandstorm on Xbox Game Pass!

Have you tried any of these weapons out yet? Let us know in the comments.