Before any other cheat command can be used, cheating mode must be enabled. This
is done by typing /cheat in console in singleplayer, or !cheats in multiplayer.
The ingame chat is the console. Open with hitting the `return` or `enter` key.
If you want to enter a command into ingame chat, you must add a / If !cheats fails
to work, makesure ally/spectator chat mode is off (remove the a: or s: prefix)
Entering the command again disables cheat mode.
Code - Effect:
/atm - Gives 1,000 metal and energy to the entering player’s team.
/godmode - When enabled, any player (including spectators) can give commands
to units on any team.
/nocost - Enables/disables building everything for free and near-instantly.
/destroy - Instantly destroys currently selected units.
/team - Switches control to the selected playerteam (multiple playerteams
make up an allyteam, of which there are usually two in a game).
/luarules give - Spawns one of each multiplayer unit and building (sorted by factory)
in the top-left corner.
/give - /give [optional number] [optional team number] [optional coordinates]
*Spawns a given number of units at the location of the mouse cursor (or given coordinates).
*Can also be used to spawn features, e.g. wreckage.
*Unit names are the machine-facing identifiers rather than the human names, e.g. cloakraid
for the Glaive. Unit names can be found on GitHub or in the source of the unit's page on
the wiki. Wrecks and debris of a unit typically have the same name,
but with the _dead or _heap suffix, respectively.
*If no team is specified, will give to the player's current team, or the team currently
*Coordinates are given in the format @xxx, yyy, zzz.
Tips & Tricks:
Greed is good:
Always try to get more metal than you currently have (preferably by claiming mexes),
and always try to spend your metal as fast as you can. This cannot be overstated:
maximize your metal throughput. Make more units, claim more ground, reclaim and mex
Team games are not a few 1v1s strung together.:
You have teammates who can help you in your engagements, and whom you can help in
theirs. This means you don’t have to attack the guy directly in front of you; it’s
often more productive to attack the one in front of the ally next to you.
This increases your strength as per the Square Law, and can allow for combined arms
tactics involving multiple unit types even if either you or your ally have been making
only one or two unit types yourselves.
Energy is a good resource:
Energy should be a very defended building, as they do countless tasks, from overdriving
to powering defenses. You should be building energy steadily as the game progresses,
and linking the energy to as many mexes as safe as you can.
Have some more buildpower:
Use caretakers for your factory needs, so other mobile constructors can make other
things, and as the caretaker has a high nanopower, it is very good for factories on
repeat. This allows you to have spare constructors, so you should make them reclaim,
expand,repair, make defenses,create more powerplants, or, simply help the constructor
Scout the enemy:
Unlike other RTS games, scouting here is very important, as it stops you wasting units
and allows you to prepare for a fight, or kill a small enemy group before they are ready.
Using advanced radar or simple radar is a way of scouting,but sight via units is more
accurate as it doesn’t have radar wobble. Those that cloak (Infiltrator/Flea) are better
as they are invisible and can close up on an enemy base and not be spotted.
Repair your units:
While a unit leaves 40% of its metal cost in wreckage for recycling, a unit that is
still alive and can fight is infinitely better than a dead one. Repair units when they
are damaged, and if the fight is too strong, retreat. There may be honor in sacrifice,
but alive units do more damage in the end.