Rend is a faction-based survival game, pitting groups of players against each other amid hordes of horrific demons in an ongoing epic war. Explore a mysterious and unforgiving fantasy world based on Nordic myth as you race against the clock to achieve victory before you are wiped from existence! Carve a unique niche for yourself with RPG-like talent and skill systems, allowing you to tailor your character to any play style. Expand your technology and knowledge with your faction to unlock new heights of power to wield against your foes. Defend your base against an ever increasing onslaught form the unyielding armies of the Lost, and from enemy player factions. Survival is only the first step, as there can only be one victor. Will you be lost and forgotten, or will you emerge as champions?
Rend Key Features
Three Way Faction Warfare – Engage in a struggle for dominance between three factions: Order, Conclave, and Revenant. You will not survive this war alone, and your faction will be your home in the world of Rend. Together you will build a stronghold to withstand enemy forces and protect your valuable resources and buildings. Only one faction can win this race toward victory, but all may lose.
Play Your Way – Take advantage of deep and engaging talent and skill systems to fully customize your character. Your character will end up with a personalized set of capabilities tailored specifically for you. Find what you love to do and be rewarded for it, no matter your play style.
Defend Your Base – The world is a hostile place, and you will be called upon to defend what is yours. Your home will be protected much of the time, but when the Time of Reckoning strikes, you will be open for attack from the armies of the Lost Ones. Enemy factions may also strike while you are vulnerable, so your guard can never be let down. Just remember, while your base is unprotected, your enemies are also ripe for plunder.
Explore, Craft, and Research – You and your allies will venture forth to explore and collect resource from the world and its dangerous inhabitants. Upgrade your faction’s technology in many different directions as you go, giving you the ability to craft more and more powerful weapons and armor. Uncover the secrets of the spirit world to bind vanquished creatures to you as mountable companions, and unlock powerful magics to bolster your abilities.
Conquer Your Enemies – Hiding deep within the frozen hellscape of the Eternal Wastelands lie the keys to victory. Long sealed tombs contain powerful artifacts you can use to turn the tide of war to your favor. You must gather your allies and prepare for a grueling trip through harsh and unforgiving environments, battling against the world’s most fearsome denizens. Beware of waiting too long, as your coveted treasure may be stolen by enemy factions before you ever arrive. Of course, you can always take it from their cold, dead hands…
- CPU:2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
- RAM:4 GB RAM
- HDD:10 GB Available Space
- Video:DirectX10 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
Rend Arrives to Steam Early Access at the End of July
A firm Rend early access launch date has been officially announced, bringing the faction-based survival sandbox MMO to Steam at the end of July.
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Rend Checks In with an Alpha Test Progress Report
A dev blog details the number of adjustments made and planned for the future of the Rend alpha test, along with a few words on early access.
Rend Begins to Walk its Alpha Roadmap with Control Points
The first update along the Rend alpha roadmap introduces control points to the factional survival sandbox MMO and details what these mean for the game.
Rend Outlines its Survival Mechanics
A new dev blog talks about how Rend survival mechanics will work, including environmental hazards, character needs and a host of other things to consider.
Rend Dates its First Public Alpha Test
Things are ready to ramp up a bit for the factional survival sandbox MMO as players can now sign up to be selected for the first Rend alpha test.
Rend at PAX East 2018: More, But Bigger
Wolfy spends some time with Rend at PAX East, which has made a number of changes and added several things that will make the survival sandbox even bigger.
Rend Shifts Early Access to Make Way for an “Amazing Opportunity”
Details are sparse, but an unforeseen benefactor shifts the Rend early access date to later in the year as additional development is planned.
PAX East 2017: Rend Preview
At this year's PAX East, Wolfy was offered up a Rend preview from some of the devs behind vanilla World of Warcraft, who hope to create a survival sandbox MMO that evolves the subgenre.