Have you ever wanted to use your modding powers for good? Perhaps you’re enthralled by the idea of competing with fellow modders to win an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU and limited edition Chillblast PC case? Well, look no further. As of right now, AMD and Chillblast are working with classic FPS/RTS Battlezone: Combat Commander to allow the game’s significant modding scene unlimited access to 1.6GB of 3D Battlezone assets; their purpose is to incite the creative passions of a 20-year-old community, and to eventually give away some free stuff to one lucky winner.
The assets include remastered models and textures from Battlezone: Combat Commander – the game itself being a remaster of older sibling Battlezone 2 – and will be available at no extra cost until April 22nd, when the competition ends. Battlezone has proudly fostered a modding community since the first game was released in 1998; the new release includes further mod and Steam Workshop support.
The remastered Battlezone 2: Combat Commander was launched on March 1st of this year, receiving strong reviews by those old enough to remember the original Battlezone 2 back in 1999 (and by those who aren’t). Between a fresh coat of paint and a RTS combat system that aged remarkably well, the remastered game has certainly become a bigger hit than publisher Rebellion’s recent attempt at bringing a version of the game to VR on PlayStation.
If you fancy yourself a professional in the art of modding, you can waltz on over to the Battlezone: Combat Commander website here for more information on the competition. The winner will receive a powerful AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600 CPU, as well as a Rebellion Anthology, Combat Commander PC Case (from Chillblast), and a Combat Commander T-Shirt. Places 2nd-5th will receive the CPU and the T-Shirt; the top 10 runners-up will each be sent just the T-Shirt. Make sense? You gotta win, folks.
Battlezone: Combat Commander is available now on Steam and GOG.com, priced at GBP £14.99. The 1.6GB of 3D assets are available right now for aspiring modders – the Modding Competition runs from March 22nd to April 22nd, so get those submissions in now on the B:CC Steam Workshop page.