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Orders are instructions used to direct the AI-controlled crew. While the crew will take initiatives on their own, orders help them react in more intelligent ways.


When using the Orders key on a crew member directly, or on their name top-left of the screen, any selected order will be given to them.
If the menu is opened by clicking anywhere else, a list of the crew may be displayed by right-clicking an order; left-clicking on a crew member will issue the order to them. When left-clicking an order directly, the first relevant crew member will be automatically selected.

Holding the Shift key and then using the orders key on certain installations, the radial menu will only display orders relevant to that specific installation; for instance, doing so on a weapon's periscope will display the Operate Weapon order.
Crew members can be dismissed from an order by right-clicking the order, next to their name in the top-left crew display.

  • The Orders radial menu is opened with Middle by default.
  • If an order requires using a specific item, such as a screwdriver to repair a junction box or a Diving Suit to fix leaks in a flooded room, they will first try to find it within the submarine's containers or laying on the floor. If no required items are found or if they are in another crew member's inventory, they won't take it from them and will be unable to complete their order, stating so in the chat.
  • Issuing an order can be done preemptively: for instance, if ordering a crewmember to Fight Intruders when none are in the submarine, they will answer that they can't find any, but will remain assigned to this task and when intruders arrive they will fight them.
  • Up to 3 orders can be saved for quick re-assignment; when giving a new order to a crew member, their previous order will be moved to the right and its icon made smaller; left-clicking one of the previously dismissed orders will issue it again, letting one quickly cycle between orders depending on the situation. Preparing these quickly accessible orders at the beginning of a round may save a lot of time afterwards.

Order Category Emergency.png Emergency

Order Assault Enemy.png Assault Enemy

Ordered AI will board the docked outpost and kill enemies.
Order is disabled when not docked to an abandoned outpost.

Order Extinguish Fires.png Extinguish Fires

Ordered AI will put out fires in order of closest to farthest.

Order Fight Intruders.png Fight Intruders

Ordered AI will fight any intruders inside of the submarine.
Security will prioritize attempting to arrest human targets before killing them.

Order Find Weapon.png Find Weapon

Ordered AI will acquire a Handheld Weapon or Tool, prioritizing items with higher combat effectiveness.
Order is automatically dismissed after AI acquires an item.

Order Heal and Rescue.png Heal and Rescue

Ordered AI will heal non-light injuries with medicine.
If better medicine is not available, AI will use other medicine depending on it's healing effectiveness.

Order Category Movement.png Movement

Order Follow.png Follow

  • Priority: 90
  • Requires: Depends on environment

Ordered AI will follow the crewmember who ordered them.
Order icon becomes discolored when the ordered AI is not following the controlled character.
The followed character will be shown when hovering over the order icon.

Order Prepare for Expedition.png Prepare for Expedition

Ordered AI will acquire diving gear.

Order Return.png Return

  • Priority: 90

Ordered AI will attempt to return to the submarine from outside using level waypoints.

Order Wait.png Wait

  • Priority: 90

Ordered AI will be prevented from idling, therefore forcing them to stand in place.

Order Category Maintenance.png Maintenance

Order Cleanup Items.png Cleanup Items

Ordered AI will store dropped items in their appropriate container if there is room.
If there is no room, they will find a different container or, if none found, drop the item next to its preferred container.

Order Fix Leaks.png Fix Leaks

Ordered AI will seal hull breaches with a Welding Tool, in order from closest to farthest.

Order Subcategory Load Items.png Load Items

  • Priority: 90

Order Recharge battery cells.png Recharge battery cells

Ordered AI will recharge Battery Cells in Charging Docks.

Order Refill oxygen tanks.png Refill oxygen tanks

Ordered AI will refill Oxygen Tanks in the Oxygen Generator.

Order Reload ammo.png Reload ammo

  • Requires: Ammunition Boxes & Empty Loaders

Ordered AI will reload Turret loaders with ammunition.

Order Repair Electrical Systems.png Repair Electrical Systems

Ordered AI will repair electrical devices using a Screwdriver.

Order Repair Mechanical Systems.png Repair Mechanical Systems

Ordered AI will repair mechanical devices using a Wrench.

Order Repair Damaged Systems.png Repair Damaged Systems

Ordered AI will repair mechanical and electrical devices using Screwdrivers and Wrenches.

Order Category Operate.png Operate

Order Subcategory Operate Reactor.png Operate Reactor

Order Power up.png Power up

Ordered AI will turn on the reactor and enable automatic control.

Order Shut down.png Shut down

Ordered AI will power off the reactor.

Order Subcategory Operate Weapons.png Order Operate Chaingun.png Order Operate Coilgun.png Order Operate Pulse Laser.png Order Operate Railgun.png Operate Weapons

Ordered AI will man the selected turret and shoot enemies in its line of sight.
AI will also reload ammunition on their turret's loader when it runs out.

Order Subcategory Steer.png Steer

Order Maintain position.png Maintain position

Ordered AI will set the selected Navigation Terminal to Autopilot - Maintain Position.

Order Navigate back.png Navigate back

Ordered AI will set the selected Navigation Terminal to Autopilot - Navigate Back.

Order Navigate to destination.png Navigate to destination

Ordered AI will set the selected Navigation Terminal to Autopilot - Navigate to Destination.
Note: Autopilot will ignore Ice Spires while an AI is using the navigation terminal.


Order Dismiss.png Dismiss

  • Quick Access
    • Other: Any given Order

Dismisses all orders from the ordered crewmember.
Single orders can be dismissed with Right on the order icon in the crew list.

Order Ignore This.png Ignore This

Selected item will be invisible to AI crewmembers, preventing them from using the item.
Can only be accessed with ⇧ Shift & Middle on any Installation or Item.

Order Unignore This.png Unignore This

The opposite of the previous command, allows AI crew to use the selected item.
Can only be accessed with ⇧ Shift & Middle on any Installation or Item.

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