Enemy Field of View in Desperados 3
One of the most important mechanics in Desperados 3 are the cones that float around the enemies you encounter as these represent their individual field of view. Check out our Enemy Field of View guide to find out everything you need to know about this feature.
Field of View Cones
Each enemy in Desperados 3 has their own field of view and this can be checked at any time by hovering over them with the cursor and pressing the right mouse button. When you do this a coloured cone will appear around the enemy which represents that characters field of view, the different colours determines the extent of the view that the character has.Dark Green
If the cone is an unvarying dark green the enemy is calm and is 100% observing the area. You will be spotted if you step onto this area.Light Green
A cone that is a lighter shade of green that is separated by stripes indicates an area that an enemy is unable to fully observe for one reason or another. This could be because there are walls or objects obstructing the view or the enemy is observing the area from a long distance. You can avoid detection in these areas by crouching.Yellow
When a cone is yellow the enemy is agitated and suspects that there is someon nearby, you need to get out of that area immediately otherwise they will trigger the alarm. If the alarm is triggered by an event such as a prison break you can wait in hiding until the cone of the enemy returns to its calm green state.Orange
If you have triggered the alarm the cone of the enemy will be orange and they will immediately start firing at you. Any civilians that are in the vincinity will begin to flee.
Field of View Markers
Another mechanic in Desperados 3 is being able to create a field of view markers that enable you to check if a certain area on the map is within the field of view of enemies. This useful mechanic will enable you to safely determine whether it is safe to explore an area without being detected by the enemy. In order to place a marker you have to move the cursor to the area you want to check and pressing down the right mouse button. A point with an eye icon will then appear along with yellow dashed lines if any enemies are observing the area.
In Desperados 3 not only do you have to worry about being seen by the enemy but you also being heard as this will alert them of your pesence and make them converge towards the sound. When eliminating an enemy make sure you use a weapon or method that is inside the noise radius of the next nearest enemy and if you stun them to render them unconscious the enemy needs to be tied up quickly to prevent them from waking up. Once the enemy is either dead or tied up you should look to hide the body to ensure other enemies do not stumble upon it as this will raise the alarm and the enemy will start flooding the area searching for you.
Check out our Weapons and Skills Guide
to find out what the noise radius is of the different weapons and skills the five playable characters use in Desperados 3.