|Faction||Global Defense Initiative|
|Role||Heavy anti-vehicle infantry|
|Upgrades||Auto Injectors Pack|
Detect stealth (upgrade)
Heal when idle (upgrade)
Call For Transport
The Zone Troopers are capable of destroying enemy vehicles, light infantry and structures with their railguns, but are less effective against armored infantry such as Black Hands. They can jump across cliffs and rivers using their jump jets. Their self-sufficient powered suits, made from the same composite as the Mammoth Tanks, provide full resistance to Tiberium poisoning. They can be upgraded with Scanner Packs to increase squads' vision range, as well as provide them with stealth detection capabilities. Auto Injectors Pack upgrade increases squads hitpoints and gives them ability to automatically heal when idle. However, Zone Troopers lack anti-air weapons, making them very vulnerable against anti-infantry aircraft. Also, they are the GDI's only infantry, along with Jetpack Troopers, that cannot garrison civilian buildings, unlike their more advanced counterparts, the Zone Defenders.
- The original concept art of Zone Armor features a simple helmet instead of the canopy in the final version. This was changed when fans pointed out that this did not make sense given the Tiberium-contaminated environment they were supposed to operate in. The original Zone Trooper design can still be seen in cutscenes.
- The Zone Troopers' railguns have a different model in Tiberium Essence, just like all other railguns.
- In World Builder, you can add single Zone Troopers instead of squads on the map. These single units can garrison civilian buildings.
|Global Defense Initiative Tiberium Essence Arsenal|
Wolverine • Titan • Goliath APC • GDI Harvester • Falcon • GDI Mobile Construction Vehicle • Surveyor • Tempest MLRS • Disruptor • Juggernaut • Mammoth Tank • Mobile EMP Cannon • Mammoth Walker Mk. II • Predator Mk2 • Colossus
Vulcan Tower • RPG Tower • AA Battery • GDI Tiberium Silo • GDI Wall Hub • GDI Gate • Sonic Emitter • Firestorm Shield Generator • Ion Cannon Control Center • GDI Outpost • Foxhole • Support Battle Base • Combat Support Hospital
Sensor Pod Upgrade • Sub-Calibre Rounds • Reactive Armor • Stratofighter Upgrade • Composite Armor Upgrade • Scanner Packs • Auto Injectors Pack • ECM Container • Advanced Fire Control • Railgun Upgrade • Shockwave EMP Warheads • Advanced Turbines