When I bought Battlefront I, I had seen the manual, and was under the impression that it is possible to control squads. In the infantry controls section on page 3, there were three commands for squads. Press "1", squad at ease Press "2", squad move out Press "3", squad follow me In several games, in both galactic campaigns and instant action battles, I tried this, but the AI players paid no attention.
What was that about? Is this a feature they were going to have, but cancelled at the last minute?
The Fun cannot be Halted!
11th October 2005
It should work, it only works within a certain range, and even then it does not always work, just because of bugs etc. It was included in the game, Lucasarts just didnt do a very good job of it.
darth nobodyyeah i never will work for me:(
Same here. Is there be a voice trigger for the thing when you do it? In Republic Commando, when I give a squad command, my character shouts the order, and the other soldiers respond.
GF Pwns Me!
26th November 2005
the squad controls never worked, except one which isn't even the button i specified in the controls menu. maybe the patch will fix this. (yeah right.)
I think I quit 501st
28th September 2005
They never worked in bf1 did they, or at least you couldn't get ppl on your vehicle.... that is a major problem. That's supposed to be the whole point of the game (isn't it?)
16th October 2005
Squad commands in BF worked a hell of a lot better than they do in BFII.
Darth_BurgerSquad commands in BF worked a hell of a lot better than they do in BFII.
Pretty depressing, considering the fact they don't work at all for me in BF.:(
The Internet ends at GF
27th November 2004
In Battlefront II, there is a form of squad control. The button F4 is an all-purpose button. Pressing it does different things, depending on your situation. For example, if you are on foot, pressing it near allies will cause your character to shout, "follow me!" or some similar statement. Troopers won't always obey, but they will usually say, "Okay!" or something like that. I am not sure, but I think you need a rank higher than private to do this, and the number of troopers you can command depends on your rank. Sometimes, troopers will follow you without you ordering to, and you will only hear their confirmation, rather than your character ordering them. If you already have troops following you, then F4 will make your character shout something along the lines of, "Find your own target!" The troopers will stop following you. When you are in a vehicle, F4 has a get in/get out effect, but I don't think that you need rank to do this.
8th January 2006
^^What you said is pretty much correct. The only command i found that worked was F4, which allows you to get troopers to follow you and move out. And yes, the higher the rank, the more soldiers you can lead.