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Renegade X is a tactical first and third person shooter developed by Totem Arts. The aim of the project is to recreate and modernize Westwood Studios' Command & Conquer: Renegade multiplayer experience. Originally envisioned as a remake of the game in Unreal Engine 3, Renegade X has evolved into more of a spiritual successor. Featuring updated gameplay, improved balance, enhanced graphics, intricate strategic depth, and a new approach to map design, Renegade X aims to improve upon the original.

Overview

As in the original Renegade, Renegade X is a tactical shooter with real-time strategy elements. It boasts 64-player servers spread across two unique factions, the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod, each with a different roster containing dozens of infantry classes with unique equipment and vehicles.

Renegade X features multiple game modes, the most popular of which is the "Command & Conquer" mode. One major feature added to the C&C mode is the commander role, in which a player is assigned to be the team's commander. The commander is given control of the team's harvester and has the ability to place waypoints and mark targets to focus on. The commander can also accumulate "Commander Points" to be able to call in support powers on the battlefield.

Black Dawn

Renegade X: Black Dawn is a single-player minicampaign released on January 28, 2012 to showcase the game as it was developed with the Unreal Development Kit.

The campaign takes place shortly after the events of the original Renegade. On a recent trip to the Tiber river, Dr. Mobius and his daughter Sydney were once again kidnapped by the Black Hand. The two were taken to a Nod-fortified island in the Black Sea in an effort to revitalize Project ReGenesis. GDI discovers the base and mounts a rescue operation, codenamed "Operation: Black Dawn". The player takes control of Havoc, who spearheads the GDI assault along with members of the Dead 6, blasts through waves of Nod forces, and rescues the missing scientists.

The campaign features an original character, Captain Angus McFarland, who is a heavy weapons expert hailing from Scotland and is close friends with Gunner and Havoc.[5] McFarland would later be added as a GDI anti-personnel infantry in the Renegade X standalone multiplayer.

Development

Original logo

Totem Arts was formed by Bilal Haj-Bakri ([NE]Fobby[Gen]) and Waqas Iqbal (Havoc89) as a volunteer team in 2006 with the aim of remaking Renegade as a total conversion mod for Unreal Tournament 3. The project was originally titled Renegade 2007.

The mod was publicly released on 30 September 2009 and received multiple awards. After the 0.55 beta, the mod is no longer being developed as a modification for UT3, but as a free standalone game using Unreal Development Kit (UDK). As a result, the 0.55 beta is still available from the site, but no longer supported or patched by the development team.

On 28 January 2012, Totem Arts released a demo called Renegade X: Black Dawn, a short standalone singleplayer game. The multiplayer version was first released on 26 February 2014 as an open beta, with Black Dawn missions excluded.

On 20 June 2020, a new expansion game mode titled Renegade X: Firestorm was announced. The expansion will feature infantry, vehicles, and buildings from the Tiberian Sun era, and players would have been able to seamlessly swap between Renegade X and Firestorm maps via end of round map voting. Firestorm will also feature larger maps, limited base building, and conquest-like gameplay seen in large-scale military shooters such as Battlefield. Originally slated to release in fall 2020, the expansion was delayed to 2021 after reevaluations in gameplay mechanics,[6] before being delayed again to 2022.[7] During the Renegade 20th Anniversary, Totem Arts announced that Firestorm will be a separate, standalone game with an open infantry beta planned for summer 2022.[8]

Gallery

Unreal Tournament 3 mod

Black Dawn

Standalone multiplayer

Videos

Unreal Tournament 3 mod

Black Dawn

Standalone

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Renegade X - Beta 5 Launch!. Renegade X Forums. July 7, 2015.
  2. Renegade X 0.35 Beta Released! Mod DB. September 30, 2009.
  3. Renegade X: Black Dawn (UDK) - Download Today! Mod DB. January 28, 2012.
  4. Renegade X - Download Today!. Indie DB. February 25, 2014.
  5. 10 days till Black Dawn! - Blog 8: Man Kilts!. Renegade X Forums. January 25, 2012.
  6. Firestorm Update - Delayed!, Music, and More. Renegade X Forums. October 15, 2020.
  7. DevTalk #6: Live Q&A.
  8. DevTalk #7: Firestorm Assault.

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