Proximity C4

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Introduction

Proximity C4 is a type of anti-personnel mine available to the Hotwire and Technician classes in C&C Renegade-X. Mines are primarily used for the defense of each teams' base structures and critical building facilities. Deploy mines at building entrances and choke-points to protect your base and to prevent enemy infantry from easily infiltrating and destroying a building from the inside. A proximity mine will detonate when an enemy player comes into close proximity to it. Each mine when detonated deals damage to the enemy unit through a small explosive charge and will also deal a small amount of radial blast damage to any other enemy infantry caught in the blast radius, so it is advisable to stagger the distance between players when running through mined areas.

Proper Usage

Mines are typically deployed in clusters of 3 per doorway, however there a number of exceptions and custom deployment options for unique buildings such as the Nod Airstrip, Hand of Nod and GDI Barracks. On certain flying maps additional access points and ramps are fitted to buildings which provide additional ways to gain access to a structure which must be taken into consideration and mined appropriately. Each map will have a specific number of mines available for each team to use in order to protect their buildings which is indicated on the lower HUD display in-game. Due to the limited number of mines available to each team, great care must be taken to mine efficiently and effectively using your available mines to provide maximum protection to buildings without exceeding the limit.

Warning: When the mine limit is exceeded, any prior mines that were placed first will disappear and become recycled. Exceeding the mine limit without understanding the consequences will result in leaving buildings exposed to enemy infiltration and attack.

Disarming Mines

Enemy proximity mines can be safely disarmed by either directing and firing the repair gun at each mine or by throwing an EMP Grenade that detonates around the mines. The repair gun is available specifically to the Engineer, Hotwire and Technician classes or through the purchase of an individual Repair Tool available in the item purchase menu from team purchase terminals. The advanced engineer class (Hotwire/Technician) will disarm mines considerably quicker than a normal engineer. Likewise a normal engineer will disarm mines faster than the repair tool. EMP Grenades are to be found within the weapon inventory of specific character including the Laser Chain-gunner, Gunner, Ravshaw and Sydney respectively.

Whatever method you decide to use, be sure to adapt your tactics accordingly.

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