The conflict between the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the Brotherhood of Nod originated in the late twentieth century, when a meteor carrying a mysterious substance struck the Tiber river in Italy. It was named Tiberium, which composed of valuable elements. Although Tiberium has proven to be an important source of income when refined, it is fatally toxic, and its contagious spread threatens all life on earth.
GDI was formed in 1985 by the United Nations as an international security force set to combat global terrorism. Conceived as a united peacekeeping military force, GDI depends on the technological sophistication of its weaponry, and the superior training and loyalties of its officers.
At the same time, the Brotherhood of Nod, led by the charismatic Kane, grew to prominence. Working largely in third world countries, wherever there was discontent and unrest, there was Kane. With the promise of a New World Order and bankrolled by the illicit Tiberium research and trade that Kane made famous, Nod began to gain power. A few scattered, disaffected units grew into an army with powerful atomic weaponry, ruthless tactics, and a Tiberian fortune.
Where GDI stands for international stability and the containment of Tiberium's expansive spread, Nod seeks to overthrow the established order and build a world centred on Tiberium research.
Renegade X is a tactical First and Third Person Shooter with Real Time Strategy elements, set in the Command & Conquer universe. It is a high quality award-winning free indie game being created on the Unreal Development Kit. Originally, Renegade X was an Unreal Tournament 3 mod, and the beta won six awards, including "#2 Best Vehicle Set" for the Making Something Unreal Contest, "#3 Best Upcoming Mod" for the Mod of the Year Contest in 2008, and "#2 Best Multiplayer" in 2009's MOTY.
In 2010, Totem Arts made the decision to make Renegade X a standalone game, available to everyone. Since then, the team has released a singleplayer mini-campaign called Operation Black Dawn. Black Dawn was released in January 2012, and it is a demonstration of what's to come. We are currently developing the awaited multiplayer version, which has yet to be released.
Welcome back Renegaders! We're proud to release Renegade X: Open Beta 5.2, and with it some great new additions such as veterancy, an overview map, new launcher with custom map downloader, a respawn menu, new levels, new tech buildings, and a host of bug fixes and balance changes on various maps and game settings. The full status and list of changes can be found at the bottom of this post.
The major feature for this patch is the addition of Veterancy, a long time C&C feature that has been long awaited. During a match you work your way up from the starting rank of Recruit and try to work yourself up to becoming Heroic, a truly terrifying force to be reckoned with. As you attack the enemy and support your team, you will naturally be promoted to higher ranks. These ranks come with a variety of upgrades such as increased damage, rate of fire, movement speed, and much more. This addition should further encourage offensive gameplay and teamwork, as you will find yourself earning veterancy faster during offensive operations than defensive ones.
Another long anticipated feature that has been implemented is an overview map which you can activate by pressing the M key. The overview shows all of your team's positions, as well as a summary of the classes and vehicles currently deployed, upon capturing the new communications center this overview map will also then show the location of all enemy units on the map excluding Stealth Black Hands and Stealth Tanks as these will only show up when unstealthed.
This new feature allows you to respawn into the game as one of the 5 free character classes upon death and joining a server, just use your mouse wheel to scroll through the available options and wait for the countdown timer to spawn you in.
Notable new features to the launcher include:
* Map preview videos instead of images
* "Skip Intro Movies" option has been added
* Custom content downloader (allows for server owners to add custom maps)
* "Verify Game Integrity" and "Reset Game" options in the Settings menu
* Level names are now parsed, rather than using a name translation table
We now have a new tech building! Once captured, the Communications Center reveals the positions of all visible enemies on your compass and the overview map. This structure can be found on Field and may be introduced into other levels in the future.
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