Epic fantasy adventure meets team-based survival in Rend. Inspired by the fabled universe of Nordic myth, the world of Rend is a harsh domain where the strong ascend as gods. Players choose among three rival factions, combine forces to build their faction’s stronghold, and battle foes and brutal creatures.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Rend is a fully developed game experience, providing players endless hours of challenging and engaging gameplay. That said, Rend has plenty of room to grow, and we will be tirelessly adding content and systems throughout the Early Access period. Early adopters will be a critical voice in deciding the future direction of the game as it evolves.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to be in Early Access for 6-12 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During Early Access, we will be adding tons of content in the form of new creatures, artifact items, player abilities and as of yet undetermined game systems.

We currently have plans to add the following during the Early Access period:

  • New creatures
  • New weapons
  • More artifact weapons
  • Armor dyeing
  • Weapon modifications
  • More base building pieces
  • More siege weapons
  • More cosmetic customization options

This is a rough idea, subject to change as development goes along. Ultimately, our players will be the main driver for determining what comes next.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The following features are in the game today:

  • Base building: defensive structures, crafting stations, decor, and more
  • Shooter combat: compelling third-person shooter gameplay with a large variety of weapons
  • Crafting and research: craft hundreds of items and research new technologies to increase your capabilities
  • Skill system: a broad set of skills that level up and reward players for most activities in the game
  • Talents: customize your character with four unique talent trees as you level up
  • Mounts: venture into the spirit realm to capture mountable companions
  • Artifact weapons: find and collect ultra-powerful artifact weapons to dominate your enemies
  • Base raiding: invade enemy factions' bases to steal resources and ultimately wipe them out
  • AI invasions: defend your base against hordes of AI attackers
  • Win or lose: full support for your faction to win or lose on your chosen server
  • Custom servers: run your own server and customize its ruleset to your liking
  • Survival mechanics: resource harvesting, environmental danger, hunger and thirst

Rend is fully playable from start to finish. While there is plenty of room for additional content and systems, there is nothing missing from the core game experience.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We have not yet determined future pricing updates.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community will be crucial in the continued growth development of Rend. We have tons of great ideas for how we want to see the game evolve, but ultimately the players will determine much of our future direction.”
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7 November

Play Rend's New PvP Game Mode Early



Since Rend’s first public-facing Alpha, the community has been asking for a version of the game that more closely resembles classic survival titles. In tandem with other Early Access roadmap features for Fall-Winter, the team’s been hard at work preparing a factionless game mode for Rend. With internal testing complete, we’re inviting players to participate in an early public test of the game mode on a special Public Test Realm (PTR) server before it goes live. Learn more about the new Classic and Exploration game modes here.

Here’s how to participate in the test:
1. Open Steam and click Library at the top.
2. Right-click on Rend in your Steam Library and click Properties.
3. Click the Betas tab, select “publictest” from the pulldown menu and click Close.
4. Steam should detect the Rend PTR patch and begin downloading it. Restart Steam if it does not.
5. Run the game (should show as “Rend [publictest]” in your Steam Library). Click the Find Server button, then the Filters button. Select Custom from the Game Modes and click Apply, then join the "Public Test" server that appears.

Please note that the PTR server will be updated incrementally. Scheduled downtimes will be announced in the Server Status forum.

The PTR is running in Classic mode which is a PvP environment. Immediately at login, players will notice a number of game features have been significantly updated including a streamlined crafting system, redesigned research spark sources, and more. These changes support factionless (Classic and Exploration) gameplay and some will carry over to the standard mode (Faction War) to improve features as outlined in the roadmap. We’ll release the full patch notes detailing these improvements when this version of the game hits the live servers.

We’re eager for your feedback on Rend’s new Classic game mode so be sure to share your thoughts with us on the forums, Discord, Reddit, and Steam!

https://community.rendgame.com/discussion/2737/test-rends-new-factionless-classic-game-mode
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6 November

Rend Roadmap: Survival Game Modes



Since Rend’s first public-facing Alpha, players have been asking for a version of the game that more closely resembles classic survival titles. In parallel with Rend’s Early Access roadmap features for Fall-Winter, the team has been hard at work preparing a factionless game mode for Rend. We’ve debuted the new PvP mode, Classic, on the Public Test Realm (PTR) and are harvesting player feedback to make it ready for the live servers. Read on to learn more about the new game modes coming to Rend.

REND'S NEW GAME MODES: CLASSIC (PVP) & EXPLORATION (PVE)

We’re excited to introduce two new game modes for Rend that allow for open-ended gameplay without pre-established factions or shielded strongholds: Classic and Exploration. In both modes, players will each begin on their own as a survivor of Ragnarok and be able to weave their own story as they encounter other players, deciding for themselves whether to remain solitary or work collaboratively. Unlike the original game mode, now called Faction War, Ascension through spirit collection will not be a win condition and Reckonings will not occur in Classic and Exploration, promoting uninterrupted experiences on persistent 60-player servers.

In Classic, players will be able to battle for supremacy by sieging each others’ bases, waging PvP wars, capturing Control Points, and collecting player bounties. Exploration will be a purely PvE experience without the ability to attack other players or their bases: play at your own pace without other players intervening. While both modes allow players to band together in clans, all progression (such as research) is per-character and there will be no reputation system. Also, Classic and Exploration will still have harvestable spirits that reward XP and Spirit Residue but Yggdrasil’s spirit totals will remain unchanged. The Faction War game mode will mostly remain the same but will incorporate some of the gameplay improvements introduced with Classic and Exploration.

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Read more at https://www.rendgame.com/news/article/rend-roadmap-survival-game-modes
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About This Game

Epic fantasy adventure meets team-based survival in Rend. Inspired by the fabled universe of Nordic myth, the world of Rend is a harsh domain where the strong ascend as gods. Players must choose among three rival factions, combine forces to build their faction’s stronghold, and battle foes and brutal creatures. Together, they will endure the dangers of Rend’s treacherous landscapes to discover valuable resources and powerful artifacts. With the game’s deep talent trees and skill systems, players have the freedom to choose how they want to play and how they want to fight. When a cycle ends, one faction will be declared the winner… but the end is only the beginning. Victorious players receive rewards they can use in subsequent cycles as they ascend to legendary heights as heroes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, or Windows 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX10 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space

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