Epic fantasy adventure meets competitive survival in Rend. Inspired by the fabled universe of Nordic myth, choose to play among three rival factions in Faction War mode or play solo in Classic and Exploration modes to build your stronghold, tame brutal creatures, and conquer enemy players.
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Mixed (21) - 42% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,127) - 60% of the 1,127 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 31, 2018

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March 9

New Feature: Interactive World Map

This Early Access article highlights an upcoming feature that the Rend community has been asking for since the days of Alpha: an in-game world map. Player feedback has driven the interactive design of this feature, originally only available as a static image on external fansites. Read on for an overview of how the addition of this map is set to change how you play Rend when it arrives in our next major game update!


The initial design for Rend was to place iconic landmarks and clear pathways for a faction to use as common points of reference in relation to the central Yggdrasil tree which often defaulted as a generic “north” for each of the three map triads. Although this tribal knowledge approach was functional, it ended up not being practical as it put the onus squarely on player communication. This also made it difficult for new players to get up to speed within a reasonable window of time. To improve overall player quality-of-life, we determined that adding a more traditional navigational tool in the form of an interactive map was necessary.

A relatively common feature in any number of other games, the world map will be immediately familiar to almost everyone. The map is about the same size as the generic in-game menu and can be pulled up via the Map tab along the top of the in-game menu (it can also have a hotkey assigned to it for quick access). When summoned, it can be zoomed in and out and click-dragged to focus on a specific region. The world’s three faction triads have been divided into 71 sections making for 213 total map areas. Each section needs to be individually explored to reveal it on the map (meaning that navigating to the Conclave Highlands won’t expose the Order and Revenant Highlands).

Markers on revealed sections of the map indicate a variety of landmarks such as your current position, the position of your corpse(s), and any members of your current group as well as Faction Strongholds and Control Points. If the section has been explored, Control Point markers will also show ownership and timers that tick down to when they’re up for grabs again. Custom markers can also be placed by players and shared between group members, useful for indicating points of interest such as obelisks, resource nodes, or threats. The world map is also the new home of the respawn and teleport options instead of the placeholder popup menu.


As this feature has been one of the most common requests from the community, we want our players to have the opportunity to test it out before it hits the live servers. Join us on the Public Test Realm (PTR) server where an advance version of our next game update is currently live and available to play right now! This patch also contains dozens of important bug fixes and gameplay improvements: read all about them with our preliminary patch notes.

Be sure to share your feedback on this new feature with us on Discord and the forums!

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March 7

Patch 9 Available Now on PTR

Patch 9 introduces more than 250 gameplay improvements and bug fixes as well as redesigned Control Points and an all-new interactable world map. A overview of these new features and more can be found in the preliminary patch notes.

With internal testing complete, we’re inviting players to participate in an early public test of Patch 9 on the Public Test Realm (PTR) server before it goes live.

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.
6. Please note that the PTR server is in Faction War mode and will be updated incrementally. Scheduled downtimes will be announced in the Server Status forum.

We’ll release the final patch notes for Patch 9 when this version of the game hits the live servers. We’re eager for your feedback on the many changes that Patch 9 brings so be sure to share your thoughts with us on the forums, Discord, Reddit, and Steam!

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About This Game

Epic fantasy adventure meets competitive 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. Choose to play among three rival factions in Faction War mode or play solo in Classic and Exploration modes to build your stronghold, tame brutal creatures and conquer enemy players. Together, players 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. Players receive metaprogression and rewards through gameplay as they ascend to legendary heights as heroes.

System Requirements

    • 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: DirectX11 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space

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