"We have waited centuries for this moment. The rivers will flow with the blood of those who oppose us." - Kane

Renegade X: Black Dawn - January Teaser - Mod DB

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

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.

Feature List

  • Two Unique Factions that differ in weapons, vehicles, and gameplay style
  • 40+ Weapons and Vehicles
  • A Functional Ingame Economy allowing players to manage their own credits, purchase weapons and vehicles, maintain and increase income, and hurdle enemy credit flow.
  • Command & Conquer Mode is the central Renegade X gamemode, which will feature a skirmish pitted between GDI and Nod. Each team will have their own respective bases composed of key structures, and the main objective is to destroy the enemy base while protecting your own
  • A singleplayer mini-campaign, complete with 1-2 hours of gameplay and cinematics. Black Dawn was released in January 2012 and is available for download
  • Capturable Tech Structures allowing teams to buff up their offensive capabilities and economic reserves in multiplayer
  • Superweapons at the disposal of players such as Nuclear Weapons, spaced-based Ion Cannons, and airstrikes.
  • Skirmish Mode, allowing you to play offline with bots that are compatible with C&C-mode
  • And oodles more!

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9 comments by [NE]Fobby[GEN] on Dec 15th, 2014

Hello everyone!

How are you all? We've been busy enjoying our latest release, Beta 3: the most stable and most complete version of Renegade X thus far. Renegade X is a multiplayer Tactical Shooter based on the Command & Conquer universe. It is a standalone indie game that can be downloaded for absolutely free here: Renegade-x.com

But in between playing, we've also been working on a few things. We have been preparing a new version of Renegade X that will feature a few new multiplayer levels, fixes, and some gameplay changes. We will be sharing more details about our upcoming release soon - but you can expect a new version in early 2015.

Indie of the Year awards!

Phase 2 of the Indie of the Year awards has begun! Please vote for Renegade X by clicking "Tactical Shooter" and pressing the "VOTE" button next to Renegade X: Indiedb.com

If you have voted in Phase 1, you can vote again in Phase 2!

Spread the word! It's time to win some awards.

Without further ado, the new Renegade X maps


The original C&C Renegade map is back in a beautiful remake by our very own Robin Nielsen:


A personal favourite, Complex is a rush go-go-go map with no automated defenses:


Kenz has been working on a remake of Canyon. Here's another trip down memory lane:

You can check out Kenz's YouTube channel to check out his progress on Canyon: Youtube.com

That's all for now folks!

Be sure to vote for us, and join us ingame. In fact, I'm going to get some gaming in right now.

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C&C Renegade X Full Official Soundtrack

C&C Renegade X Full Official Soundtrack

Nov 26, 2014 Music 3 comments

The sorted and complete Renegade X Soundtrack, included the original remake of "Command & Conquer"! Reupload due to accidently including the original...

Renegade X: Beta 3

Renegade X: Beta 3

Oct 10, 2014 Full Version 10 comments

This is a full beta multiplayer candidate. Please uninstall all previous versions of Renegade X.

OUTDATED Renegade X - Open Beta 2 (OBSOLETE)

OUTDATED Renegade X - Open Beta 2 (OBSOLETE)

Mar 23, 2014 Full Version 15 comments

This is a full beta multiplayer candidate. Please uninstall Open Beta 1, and download and install this version.

Renegade X - Open Beta (OUTDATED)

Renegade X - Open Beta (OUTDATED)

Feb 25, 2014 Full Version 22 comments

The multiplayer beta for Renegade X. Visit Renegade-X.com

Renegade X: Black Dawn (UDK) - Part 2

Renegade X: Black Dawn (UDK) - Part 2

Jan 30, 2012 Full Version 9 comments

Renegade X: Black Dawn (UDK) - a free indie short singleplayer campaign, available now. Multiplayer not included. Be sure to keep up with Renegade X for...

Renegade X: Black Dawn (UDK) - Part 1

Renegade X: Black Dawn (UDK) - Part 1

Jan 30, 2012 Full Version 12 comments

Renegade X: Black Dawn (UDK) - a free indie short singleplayer campaign, available now. Multiplayer not included. Be sure to keep up with Renegade X for...

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DutchmaX Feb 28 2014, 2:54am says:

i hope at some point. if its not asking to much.will you guys be attempting to make tiberian sun a mode in this game?

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Lt_Albrecht Feb 28 2014, 8:50pm replied:

No. Renegade didn't have a Tiberian Sun mode, so renegade-x isn't planned to.

However, if/once they open up renegade-x for other modders it's possible someone like the folks at blue hell productions might give it a shot seeings as they've been making a tiberian sun mod for the original renegade.

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Dr.Eviltag Feb 27 2014, 8:25pm says:

This is a great free game!!!!! Graphics are nice!!!!!! DirectX 10 at its best!!!! Since I have a Nvidia Graphics card, there is some PhysX and the effects are great!! The gameplay is good, reminds of Battlefield. The only problem I have with this game is that the optimization is horrible!!! Here are my system specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
MSI Nvidia Geforce GT 630 2gb GDDR3 (Overclocked to 900mhz and memory clock overclocked to 650mhz)
AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8ghz processor
4gb DDR2 800mhz ram
Nforce 430
Geforce 6150se integrated graphics

I play this game on 1280x720 , 2xMSAA , Ultra textures, medium settings , and every advanced feature turned "on" ,& my Nvidia Control Panel settings are on max quality , and I am only getting 18-25fps. I played Unreal Tournament 3 which uses the exact same engine, I played the game maxed out on 1280x720 with 4xMSAA and I was getting 30-45fps on average. So in my opinion this game is horribly optimized. I do realize
at the time on this review , the Multiplayer Open Beta was the latest version. Hopefully the developers can get this game better optimized. Overall, game is great just needs to be much better optimized!!!!!!

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Mkilbride Feb 27 2014, 5:17pm says:

Damn you.

You ruined it. Waited so many years.

You put RECOIL in. The original did not have Recoil and I thought that made it more like the RTS it was. Now the recoil...just so blech.

Ah well, for free, one can't complain to much, though there is disappointment.

Also, users die so quickly, from a few shots, while in Renegade they used to slowly wittle their HP bar down, felt like a RTS again.

This feels like generic Gears of War rock em sock em robots.

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Lt_Albrecht Feb 28 2014, 8:45pm replied:

Recoil didn't ruin it, the combination of no recoil and no increase in spread as you fired meant renegade infantry combat was dominated by laserbeams made of bullets. That's no 'RTS feel', even in Tiberian Dawn the minigunners fired in bursts.

Death from explosive weapons like direct tank gun hits feels much harder, but the splash from most tank guns also feels weaker, so it's still a balance and reduces the ability of tanks to 'lock down' areas of space through blindfire into doorways. It doesn't feel quite like renegade, but it wasn't ever going to as much of that 'renegade feel' was actually made up of rather poor gameplay elements people got accustomed to. Some of them are worth preserving or restoring, but many were just quirks of westwood's inexperience with the FPS genre and the rush to actually finish the damn game as it repeatedly had its launch pushed back.

"generic Gears of War rock em sock em robots" sounds like you don't actually know exactly what you don't like and are just complaining it's somehow intangibly 'not right'. If you knew of an FPS you felt it'd moved closer towards you'd have named it, but as-is you're just bellyaching because the idea you had in your head and what you got don't match.

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Dzev Feb 28 2014, 12:37am replied:

Recoil? Sure? there is no recoil, may be bullet spread?
The damage was increased very little and can be subject of balance changes. Just don't play on 64 player servers this is really ruins game balance (when the promised big and open asymmetric maps will be included?).

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Lt_Albrecht Feb 28 2014, 8:46pm replied:

There is a small amount of recoil, it's not very noticeable and unless you're shooting first person at reasonably long range it comes close to being just an aesthetic change.

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Dzev Mar 2 2014, 2:51am replied:

Lol really, only now noticed it... it really do some changes in accuracy.

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modgame Feb 27 2014, 3:57pm says:

I thought that the beta versions were released a long time age, e.g. versions .35, .40, .55. Or is this because you guys started to use UDK and had to start over or something?

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Dzev Feb 27 2014, 3:36pm says:

All servers changed to maximum 40 player slots,64 player servers is totally ruined game balance and gameplay. It is a good change
But it is sad if 64 player servers ruined someone first RenX experience (

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LordOFcNc Feb 27 2014, 4:56am says:

the only problem with the game its without lan :\

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Highest Rated (7 agree) 10/10

Free and graphics are impossible, or at-least that is what these companies are telling us these days. Renegade-X will change this...

Sep 23 2012, 4:17pm by cirex

Lowest Rated (15 agree) 3/10

I played through half of the campaign and suffered through two system lockups which required shutting down my computer via the power button. The graphics were pretty decent... Comparable to games from 2008-2009, but the overall (lack of) brightness makes it difficult to discern any details in their work. It seems pointless to me to put so much effort into environments and then make them so dark that you can't see what you're doing without jacking up the gamma in your video card control panel. AI…

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