Nuclear Dawn is a hybrid FPS/RTS game taking place in war-torn post-apocalyptic landscapes modelled on modern cities, published by Interwave Studios.

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Is there a difference between a Marksman and Sniper?

The Assault (Marksman) and Stealth (Sniper) classes both use long range rifles that look the same. Are there any differences that make one weapon better than the other or are fire-rate, damage, zoom, ...
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How do I see what kits my team is using?

The "Select Class" menu shows how many people are what class (Assault, Support, etc.), but how do I see, for example, how many Medics or Engineers we have?
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How can I see around my own muzzle flash?

I've been playing Nuclear Dawn as an Exo a lot, for the achievement Armour Feels Good (Spawn as Exo 50 times in a row). I've noticed that nearly every time I engage an enemy, my own muzzle flash ...
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How do you turn a losing game around?

It appears that the mechanics in this game are completely unmerciful to the losers. Once you start to lose your footing (research points, high ground positions, etc.) it seems to lead to a slow and ...
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Are all Empire Power Stations linked?

When practicing some commanding vs bots I ran into the problem of my Relay Towers losing their connection when adding a Power Station further up in the link. This did not seem to affect my power, so ...
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Does killing bots count toward my stats?

If I follow the instructions here to play on my own with a bunch of bots, will this affect my stats? Will kills, deaths, headshots, etc, be added to my numbers like normal?
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What do the numbers by “Global Unlock” mean?

In my "Career" menu, I have some confusing numbers. What's the "166"? I thought that was my experience, but my experience is -414, as denoted by the sad face. Is it all the experience I've ...
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Is it possible to lose experience?

I seem to be doing really really bad, but one thing I've noticed is that experience earned on the battlefield can be put towards little bonuses. What they are, I'm not sure, as I haven't unlocked any ...
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Maximum possible damage to inflict with poison grenade?

I'm trying to figure out if it would be better to throw a poison grenade into a group of enemies vs. a regular grenade. What's the max possible damage a poison grenade can inflict (over the duration ...
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How do the Resources work?

I understand that capturing and holding the points give your Commander more resources, but how much is each node worth? Should I worry about controlling the Tertiary nodes if I can find them or just ...
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How does the Empire's Power Relays work?

The tutorial mentioned that the Empire team's Power Relays operated by Line of Sight. Does that mean that so long as there isn't anything between the two relays, I can make them any distance apart ...
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What are some useful tips for playing the Commander?

I've played RTS games before, but in those you could perfectly control your units and they weren't very needy. On here, the players are more dependent on you and you can only make suggestions really ...
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Is there any bonus for being Commander?

I just started playing and I see people who are way higher level than me. I was wondering if you get a sort of XP bonus for being Commander or if Commanders could get XP easier than soldiers?
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Is there a surrender option?

I was in a horrible match where our Commander left and nobody stepped up for a few minutes, and by then the enemy had Flame Turrets in all of our spawns. IS there any way to just forfeit the match?
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How do the 3-day Guest Passes work?

I want to give a guest pass to my friend so he can roll some Nuclear Dawn with me this weekend, but when should I send it? If I give it to him now (Wednesday), will the 3-day clock start ticking ...
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Does medic grenade hurt my teammates?

I have been playing a medic for a couple of games and I like there P-12 Poison Grenade/U-23 Radiation Grenade, but I have managed to kill my self once or twice by running in to my own grenades deadly ...
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As an engineer, how do I know where I'm needed?

If I want to go around fixing things as an engineer as they're ninja'ed (or whatever the proper ND parlance is), can I see the health of structures on the map somehow? How do I know where I should go ...
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Is there any way to play offline?

I'm not as good at Nuclear Dawn as I'd like. I think I would be better with the strategy element of being commander than with the point-and-shoot part, but I'm scared to attempt playing commander ...
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What actions reward experience?

Some basic actions like kills, assists, healing, damaging buildings and capturing resource points reward XP, but are there other more obscure actions you can do to increase your XP gain and are there ...
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How can I most effectively destroy enemy turrets?

In Nuclear Dawn, the enemy commander can place turrets (rocket or machine-gun) or other various structures to benefit their team. The problem I've run into is: I can't destroy them. I've tried ...
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How does being cloaked affect minimap visibility?

Cloaked stealths are invisible to players (except the assault with his visor down, but that's not the point), but do they appear on the minimap? Does alignment affect it? E.g. can I see allied ...
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How do I be less on fire?

On a few occasions now, I've encountered enemies wielding a gun that shoots fire. Symptoms of being on fire include barbecuing to death. The speed of said barbecuing varies on whether or not you ...
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How do people keep killing me so fast?

I keep getting killed within seconds of contact. Example: x=wall m=me e=enemy x m x x x x xxxxxxxx x e xxxxxxxxxxxxxx x x x m x x xxxxxxxx x e ...
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Is the secondary attack the same as primary?

Some equipment do not have a secondary attack like the engineers blowtorch, but others looks like there is no difference between primary and secondary attack. When using knives as Stealth or medkids, ...
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How do I backstab?

As a Stealth, I cannot seem to successfully backstab anyone in the training mission. I run behind the enemy, I attack with the blades, and he just turns around and murders me! The tutorial says a ...