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Black Hand snipers (referred to simply as Black Hand in-game) are the premier infantry of Nod in Command & Conquer: Renegade.


Each sniper wears a form-fitting black jumpsuit and lightweight body armor, which protects the chest area from regular caliber bullets and shrapnel. They are also equipped with full helmets with red visors, containing night vision modules as well as integrated rebreathers.

They are excellent marksmen with their high powered Vervac R-59 sniper rifles. Typically, they support frontline troops from a distance, occupying a vantage point and providing covering fire.

Snipers can also carry other weapons, such as the laser rifle, Vulture shotgun or the simple, but reliable Raptor automatic rifle.



Weak in terms of hit points, the Black Hand are nonetheless dangerous opponents, as they can easily take down any enemy with their rifles, while their dark textures makes them difficult to distinguish from shadows. If discovered, they should be killed rather quickly as their accuracy is second to none the best.


In Command & Conquer mode, the Black Hand sniper serves as Nod's basic long-range anti-infantry unit. Being deadly against all types of infantry, the sniper can also significantly damage lighter vehicles but posed almost no threat to heavy armor.

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Although the entity and preset exists for a sniper equipped with the Ramjet rifle in the editor, such an infantry appears only once in the campaign, on top of the communications center in the penultimate mission, Tomorrow's Technology Today.


See also

  • Deadeye, GDI multiplayer counterpart
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