Command and Conquer: Remastered | How to Attack Move

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Westwood Studios has made a number of changes to its classic RTS in Command and Conquer: Remastered. This includes various graphics improvements, adjustments to the user interfaces, and some AI tweaks among other things. In terms of gameplay, though, players are wondering how to perform an Attack Move. Let’s take a closer look at that.

How to Attack Move in Command and Conquer: Remastered

Command and Conquer Remastered How to Attack Move

To get right down to it, there is no Attack Move command in Command and Conquer: Remastered. There are, however, some other options that may substitute fairly well for that command:

Area Guard (ctrl+alt+click): This command orders your units to defend whichever location you specify. They will not engage with anyone on their way to an area, however, it is easy to execute and is flexible. The original version of the game only allowed you to guard various structures, but the remaster now allows you to select the ground as a valid location.

Area Guard – Manual Command (move units+G): This is just another way of using the Area Guard command. This method requires that you move your units first. Once they are at your preferred place, hit G and Area Guard will activate. The only difference between this and the control+alt+click option is a matter of player comfort and preference.

Red Alert (standard attack+hold Q+click): This sets your units on all-out offense mode. Once you execute a standard attack command, holding down Q while clicking will order your units to continue attacking while they move to wherever you specify. This is not quite the same as Attack Move, but it is worth experimenting with. In terms of simplicity, it might be your best substitute.

You would think that Westwood would have added an Attack Move feature to their remaster since most big-hit RTS games have the command or something else that immediately and simultaneously instructs units to engage with enemies as they travel. Oh well. Instead, we hope that these alternatives help as appropriate replacements!

Written by Andrew Smith