We can’t bear the thought of a hive of insects on Earth, let alone those huge and dangerous insects in Starship Troopers: Terran Command.
If you’re playing Starship Troopers: Terran Command, Slitherine’s new RTS based on the 90s sci-fi movie, you’re probably wondering how to clear a hive. After all, when the bugs are this ferocious, getting rid of them should be a priority.
One of the main goals in Starship Troopers: Terran Command is to clear Arachnid hives off the face of the planet. Along with it being an objective to beat in order to progress in the game, it also halts the flow of bugs swarming towards you. In some cases, these hives can even grow in strength and produce stronger bugs in bigger numbers.
Clearing hives in Starship Troopers: Terran Command is, thankfully, pretty simple. It mainly comes down to killing.
Above a bug hive you will see a number of bug icons that indicate how many waves of insects are left in that hive. You simply have to coax out these bugs until the icons are greyed out. To do this, you’ll need to approach the hive and survive the waves of enemies attacking you.
Once there are no enemies left in the hive, it’s time to destroy it. Right-click on the hive to send one unit to it; you’ll be informed that the hive is empty and ready for assault. That’s it: the Arachnids from that hive are done for good.
Three things to note when clearing hives in Starship Troopers: Terran Command
- Be aware that you can’t assault bug tunnels, even though they have the bug symbol above them. They are attached to a nearby hive and act as a second exit for their waves to spawn.
- If they’re left alone, hives can replenish their numbers. You need to take them out in one go otherwise you’re just wasting manpower.
- Bug lairs and brood lairs are similar to hives in the fact that they spawn enemies. But unlike hives, you don’t need to assault them to destroy them. Simply attacking them by manually targeting them will do the job.