No one wants the Company to fire them. So, if you hop into co-op in Lethal Company, it’s best to give everyone a role. Crewmates with specific jobs increase their chances of success. You can gather the right scraps, watch each other’s backs, and make quota. All in an effort to keep the Company happy. Whether you have a full crew or not, there’s always a part for each crewmate to play.
Crewmate Roles in Lethal Company
Generally, Lethal Company has a four-person crew with four potential roles:
- Mission Control
- Communications Officer
- Weapons Expert
Each crew member can have a dedicated part to play as long as everyone agrees beforehand. So, prior to starting the mission and leaving the ship, be sure you decide on roles as you must go in with the right equipment based on the individual job.
Mission Control Role
The Mission Control role in Lethal Company can also see you earn the title of the “Laziest Employee.” However, that title is nothing to be ashamed of. Mission Control requires a player to remain on the ship at all times unless you leave to check the time. Your main goal is to relay information to the ground crewmates.
The first thing you should do is learn all the console commands. This will make your job quicker so you can check in on teammates, scan the map for loot, and note where dangerous items are like mines. Additionally, check the monitor for monster movement. Creatures appear as red dots on the monitor, so note how they’re moving. Something still can indicate a Snare Flea, for instance.
You can also toggle certain doors remotely. This can help teammates out of a tricky situation like trapping enemies in a certain room. Another way to help teammates is to use the Teleporter. It can save their lives or simply recover their bodies.
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Communications Officer Role in Lethal Company
Co-op in Lethal Company means little if there’s no communication, which is where the Comm Officer role comes into play. They relay all information from Mission Control, so proper communication is vital. Otherwise, Mission Control can’t effectively do its job. So, whoever has this role needs to listen well to their teammates.
The Comm Officer can help boost communications by placing the Radar Booster. This way, Mission Control can ping when needed. Remember that the Comm Officer will also help their fellow crewmates on the ground concerning monsters, which is why they need some sort of weapon.
Bringing a stun-based weapon instead of a melee one works in the Comm Officer’s favor. It can keep them safe and at a distance from monsters. At the same time, it can help protect other crewmates or set monsters up for the Weapons Expert to handle.
- Radar Booster
- Zap Gun
Weapons Expert Role
Now we’re getting to Lethal Company roles that require some courage. It’s true that anyone can face off with a monster at any point. However, the Weapons Expert is there to protect and defend their team. If you have this role, be sure you know how to handle the individual creatures at any given moment.
Since your job is to protect everyone else, you shouldn’t wander off alone. If you abandon your team for a monster chase, you’re risking their lives, your own life, and the mission. As long as you’re close to the Mule, for instance, you can make sure they bring back the scraps. Sticking with the Comm Officer allows you to stay aware of nearby monsters.
You work well with your crewmates too. If a Snare Flea drops on someone, you can easily wack it off. As we mentioned before, a Comm Officer can stun an enemy long enough for you to kill it. This is perfect if you’re low on health and need some extra support.
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Mule Role in Lethal Company
If the name is anything to go by, then you should know that as a Mule in Lethal Company co-op, you’re required to haul most of the scraps. You won’t carry much off the ship since space (and speed) is key to your role. Stick with the Comm Officer since they can relay messages from Mission Control about loot locations. Also, it pays to learn about the value of each scrap piece so you know what’s more important to carry.
Remember that you can drop off heavier items at the door, stocking up on everything you can before making trips back to the ship. This can also ensure that your crewmates can help out more near the end as long as they don’t have too many items.
Mules must also be prepared to handle the Hive. Coordinate with your team and have one of them serve as the bait to lure the Bees as you rush off with the hive. Of course, the opposite can happen too. Just remember that the bait must remain close to the Bees. There’s potential for death here, so keep that in mind.
To get the most efficiency out of a mission whether you jump into Lethal Company co-op with friends or strangers, it helps to work together. It’ll ensure you earn a solid batch of XP, stay alive, and get the money needed to please the Company.
Lethal Company is available on PC via Steam.