The core gameplay of Battle for Dune will be mostly identical to the Command & Conquer mode from Renegade. Players will take on the role as a soldier of one of the three Great Houses: the noble Atreides, the evil Harkonnen, or the insidious Ordos; with the goal of destroying the opposing team's base while protecting their own. Battlefields will be set in variety of locations, from Arrakis, Caladan, Giedi Prime, to Draconis IV.
New game modes are also in development. Horde Mode involves players surviving against hordes of mutant Contaminators. Players will also get the chance to control the Emperor Worm on its path of destruction in its own eponymous mode.