Developer Westwood Studios
Publisher Electronic Arts
Release Date 07.03.2000 (US) | 16.03.2000 (DE/FR) | 17.03.2000 (UK)
Current Version 2.03
DRM SafeDisc v2 (retail) | Origin DRM (Origin)
Free Download Official distribution | Fan-updated version (recommended)
What is Firestorm?
Firestorm is the official expansion pack for Tiberian Sun, released in March 2000. It follows the events that occur right after the Second Tiberium War, with GDI command claimed by the Southern Cross base after an ion storm cut the link to the Philadelphia station, and Nod licking its wounds and trying to reactivate their AI CABAL, knowing not what secrets it holds.
Firestorm is the first C&C game that has both of its campaigns (9 missions each, no side-missions this time) part of the canon, and occur simultaneously. New units and buildings for both sides have been introduced, as well as modifications to existing ones. New Tiberium life forms known as Floaters have been added, as well as new skirmish/multiplayer maps and the World Domination Tour multiplayer mode, which was only available on the old Westwood Online server, which had players fight for a specific area on the map in GDI and Nod teams, and after a while, the map would reset.
Firestorm changes the Tiberian Sun executable in such a way that it allows players to switch back and forth between the expansion and the base game.
While being the first expansion of this magnitude for the franchise and deepening the Tiberium universe’s lore, Firestorm received some fan criticism for furthering the game’s balance problems.
Names in different languages
- French: Command & Conquer: Soleil de Tiberium – Missions Hydre
- German: Command & Conquer: Teil 3 – Operation: Tiberian Sun – Feuersturm
ESRB: Teen | Mild Language, Realistic Blood, Realistic Violence
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