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Ambush is an elimination-based multiplayer game mode featured in Insurgency.


Insurgent (left) and Security (right) VIPs

The escorting team must protect their VIP and successfully get him to the extraction point. The ambushing team must locate and eliminate the VIP, who can be identified by his distinct clothing.

The role of VIP is assigned to a randomly selected player on the escort team. The VIP is usually equipped only with a suppressed pistol, armor, and a chest rig.


  • The extraction points are counted as flags only capturable by the VIP
  • If the escorting team manages to kill the last ambusher and simultaneously extract the VIP, it will count as two rounds won
  • The majority of maps available for Ambush have Security Forces set as the extracting team, with only three maps(Tell, Siege, and Heights) having Security set as the ambushing team.