IS Observer Class Icon

The Observer logo as it appears in Insurgency: Sandstorm.

The Observer is a class featured in the Insurgency series.

This class is available to both factions in Insurgency: Sandstorm.

Insurgency: Sandstorm Edit

IS Observer Class Icon
General information
Available slots2
PrimaryAssault rifles
Battle rifles

"Radio operator who allows a Commander class to call in fire support when in close proximity."
— In-game description

The Observer is a class featured in Insurgency: Sandstorm.

The Observer class has assault rifles and battle rifles as their primary weapon.

The Observer has no access to special equipment, but is a key component to calling in fire support. They be within 10 meters of a Commander for the latter to request fire support.

Note: The calls for fire support are only completed if the Observers complete their voice lines for transmission. Likewise, the Commander must finish their voice line to call support before the Observers begin their voice lines. Essentially, both Commanders and Observers must survive throughout the radio transmissions for Station/Outpost to acknowledge fire support is on the way. Additionally, wounds sustained or heavy suppression from explosives and bullets can disrupt the voice lines, causing Station/Outpost to ask for a repeat of the fire support request. Commanders and Observers will automatically continue to transmit if they are interrupted, although with more irritated voice lines.

Loadout Edit

Slot Fac sec mono Security Forces Fac ins mono Insurgent Forces

COOP only:

COOP only:


COOP only:


COOP only:

COOP only:

Fire Support
Ammo Carrier

Night maps only:

Night maps only:


Default Edit

Playlist Fac sec mono Security Forces Fac ins mono Insurgent Forces


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