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The Mobile Construction Vehicle or MCV is the primary construction vehicle that can deploy into a construction yard in Tiberium Wars and Kane's Wrath.

The player in nearly every multiplayer game begins with a construction yard deployed from an MCV.

Game unit[]

When unpacked, the MCV allows the player to construct structures and support structures directly from it, also providing 10 power. It is heavily armored and has high health in its deployed form, rivaling that of a superweapons platform. It also provides radar. This building is essential to all combat operations because it builds unit production facilities, base defenses, and technology structures as well as a means of expansion either through the deployment of emissaries, surveyors or explorers support vehicles or by packing up into mobile form and moving out to a fresh Tiberium field, strategic point or both.

When packed, the MCVs are slow and big targets for enemy units. The unit becomes extremely fragile when packed up due to several areas becoming exposed and weakened, notably the legs on the Nod crawler variant and the wheels on the GDI wheeled variant. So be sure to always escort them with other units when moving and deploy as quickly as possible when attacked to prevent a quick kill and begin repairs on the vehicle. The MCV is however superior to its support vehicle and crane counterparts because it has better ground coverage than the support vehicles, better armor than both, provides its own power source and has the ability to build base defenses, advanced vehicle production factories and superweapons whereas cranes cannot. Though this is offset by the high unit cost, susceptibility to capture and lack of airlift capabilities due to their immense weight.

The Scrin equivalent is the Drone Ship, which is basically a flying version of the MCV concept.





When created[]

  • Construction yard, ready to roll!
  • Construction vehicle, ready to roll!

When selected[]

  • Construction!
  • Let's set her up!
  • Let's get working!
  • MCV unit!
  • Yes, we're ready!
  • Yup!

When moving[]

  • Get's her moving!
  • Moving construction!
  • Operation en route!
  • This area clear?
  • That should do it!
  • Rolling!
  • You got it!
  • Easy!
  • That good!


When created[]

  • Nod building everywhere! (unused)
  • The cities of Nod will rise!

When selected[]

  • MCV!
  • We build for the Brotherhood!
  • Find a place worthy of Kane!
  • The foundation must be true!
  • We carry the future!
  • The empire starts here!

When moving[]

  • A better place, perhaps?
  • Ah yes!
  • Indeed!
  • A new place to build!
  • We can try it!
  • Of course!

When retreating[]

  • Brothers, you must protect us!
  • We must be saved!
  • We need help!


See also[]

Join the Global Defense Initiative! Global Defense Initiative Third Tiberium War Arsenal We save lives!
Join the cause of Nod! Brotherhood of Nod Third Tiberium War Arsenal Ascend!